Combat frown lines with prescription Xeomin®
Ready to soften those lines in the upper face? Now, in addition to Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®, we're proud to offer another option for wrinkle relaxing. Xeomin is a botulinum toxin formulation similar to Botox Cosmetic and Dysport that provides patients with a more youthful, refreshed look. While Xeomin works a little differently than its more well-known alternatives, it gives patients the results they're looking for and a look they love! Ready to combat those frown lines? Keep reading to learn more about Xeomin at Ultra Smooth Skin.
Xeomin, an Alternative to Botox Cosmetic
Like Botox Cosmetic and Dysport, FDA-approved Xeomin's active ingredient is botulinum toxin, a protein that, when injected directly into the muscle, acts as a localized muscle relaxer. When administered by a licensed injector, Xeomin works by softening existing lines and slowing the emergence of new fine lines and wrinkles.
What to Expect With a Xeomin Treatment at Ultra Smooth Skin
At Ultra Smooth Skin, patient care and safety are our top priorities. With three locations in the Phoenix-area, our patients enjoy convenience and professionalism, combined with the assurance that their treatment results will be top-notch. Lisa Williams, ANP-C, founder of Ultra Smooth Skin, is recognized as a leader in the field of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. In addition to providing patients with excellent aesthetic results, Lisa trains other providers in aesthetic treatments. It's for all of these reasons that our patients come to us again and again for injectables and other aesthetic treatments in the Phoenix area.
The Xeomin Consultation
During a Xeomin consultation, you'll meet with one of our injection specialists. They'll look at your medical history, ask what your aesthetic goals are, and discuss realistic expectations. When your provider decides you're a good candidate for the treatment, they will schedule a time for a session that's tailored to your needs and desires. In the meantime, the specialist will provide you with instructions to follow prior to your appointment to ensure the best results.
The Xeomin Procedure
When you come in for your Xeomin procedure at Ultra Smooth Skin, your aesthetic injection specialist will begin by ensuring your complete comfort. Xeomin needles are very fine, and many patients don't need anesthetic; however, topical numbing is often applied prior to injection to ensure total comfort. Sometimes, all that's needed is ice. When you're comfortable, the specialist will inject Xeomin into the areas of your face or neck that need treatment. After each injection, any excess fluid is wiped away with a gauze pad, and the specialist may apply ice to keep down the swelling and improve your comfort. Most Xeomin sessions don't last longer than half an hour depending on how many areas need to be treated.
There's no downtime after the treatment, so you can return to your regular routine. Your provider will give you instructions on aftercare and schedule you for a follow-up appointment to check on your results.
Xeomin Results and Follow-up Treatments
A bit of bruising, redness or swelling is normal after Xeomin treatments, but this fades within a week. The good news is that you'll be able to see a lessening in the depth of the wrinkles and lines around this time. You'll be scheduled for follow-up appointments within the first two weeks after the treatment. This is to make sure that everything is going as it should. If this is your first Xeomin experience, you may need a touch-up treatment to ensure the desired result.
The improvements given by Xeomin should last between three to six months. At this time, we recommend that you come back in for touch-up treatments to maintain your results. Follow-ups like these often don't require as many injections as the initial treatment, making your appointments shorter and the costs lower.
One tip before you come in for a consultation is to write down any questions you have about Xeomin and other injectable treatments we provide. Our specialists are more than happy to answer any and all questions you have, especially those related to your unique needs and desired outcome. However, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Xeomin to help you get started prior to your first appointment below.
- How does Xeomin work?
- Why should I choose Ultra Smooth Skin for Xeomin?
- How is Xeomin different from Botox and Dysport?
- Who is a good candidate for Xeomin?
- Who shouldn't get Xeomin?
- What areas can be treated with Xeomin?
- Where will my Xeomin treatment be performed?
- Does Xeomin hurt? What are my pain relief options?
- What are the potential side effects of Xeomin?
- How much does Xeomin cost?
- Where can I see Xeomin before and after photos?
How Does Xeomin Work?
Xeomin works by interrupting the action of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. A neurotransmitter is a chemical that sends signals between nerves. In this case, when the neurotransmitter is disrupted by the botulinum toxin, the muscle beneath the wrinkle is relaxed, and the wrinkle smooths out. Even though the muscle is relaxed, you will still be able to make facial expressions. You'll just be able to express yourself without the lines!
Why Should I Choose Ultra Smooth Skin for Xeomin?
Patients choose Ultra Smooth Skin because Lisa Williams, our medical director, is a trained nurse practitioner in facial anti-aging. She has extensive experience in administering Xeomin and other forms of the botulinum toxin at our offices in Scottsdale and Chandler, Arizona. A person who performs Xeomin injections must be well-trained and have a precise knowledge of all the muscles in the face and what they do. Lisa, a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner, is highly skilled and passes along her skills to our specialists at Ultra Smooth Skin.
How Is Xeomin Different From Botox Cosmetic and Dysport?
Xeomin is different from Botox Cosmetic and Dysport in that it does not need refrigeration before it's used and does not have additives. This reduces the protein load in the toxin, which lowers the risk of allergic reactions. It is also specifically approved by the FDA to treat frown lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Xeomin?
A good candidate for Xeomin is an adult who is in reasonably good health and doesn't smoke. Good candidates wish to soften lines and creases in their brow and around their eyes and mouth.
Who Shouldn't Get Xeomin?
Like all prescriptions, Xeomin isn't right for everyone. People who are allergic to Xeomin shouldn't get it, nor should patients who can't stop taking anticoagulants or other blood-thinning medications. Women who are pregnant or nursing should wait until their babies are born or weaned before they receive treatment. If you've received Botox Cosmetic or Dysport and had an allergic reaction, you should not receive Xeomin.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Xeomin?
Lines in the forehead, crow's feet and other lines or wrinkles caused by movement in the face can be treated with FDA-approved Xeomin.
Where Will My Xeomin Treatment Be Performed?
Just like other cosmetic injectables, Xeomin is a non-surgical treatment and does not require a visit to a surgical center or hospital. You'll be treated in one of our three convenient medical spa locations in Scottsdale or Chandler, Arizona. Choose the most convenient location for you to setup a consultation.
Does Xeomin Hurt? What Are My Pain Relief Options?
The needles are so fine that the injections shouldn't be painful, but your skin can be numbed with a topical anesthetic and ice applications. Most patients say that their treatments are relatively comfortable and any minor discomfort is worth the cosmetic results that Xeomin provides.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Xeomin?
Typical side effects are redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness where the toxin was injected. More serious side effects are rare and include allergic reactions such as a swelling throat or tongue, itching and trouble breathing. Serious side effects are most often prevented by seeing an experience injector in a reputable treatment facility.
How Much Does Xeomin Cost?
The cost of Xeomin injections and other injectables vary by location, experience of the providers, and patient needs. During your consultation, our providers will discuss the cost of Xeomin as it pertains to you. Please also check out our monthly specials to see if we're offering special rates on Xeomin and other injectables.
Where Can I See Xeomin Before and After Photos?
Xeomin before and after photos can be seen at the official Xeomin website and elsewhere on the web. We also offer before and after photos for your perusal in our practice. We will also take photographs of you in our office so you can see how well treatment worked for you.