Plastic Surgery Xeomin® ChicagoBefore & AfterVideo Testimonial
XEOMIN® is a prescription medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar frown lines between the eyes in adults. It was approved by the FDA in 2011 for aesthetic treatment of glabellar frown lines.
Facial lines are often caused by continuous expression over the years. Frowning, squinting and smiling are typical facial expressions that cause these lines to develop as the skin ages and loses elasticity. The active ingredient in XEOMIN® is Botulinum Toxin type A. The way it works is by acting on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing the muscular contractions, Xeomin can temporarily reduce frown lines between your eyes.
It is in the same category as Botox and Dysport; the main difference is that it does not have additives. It is possible that the lack of additives in the product could have an advantage of patients being less likely to develop resistance to Xeomin.
During your consultation Dr. Casas will discuss ways to use Xeomin that will reduce wrinkles and help shape brow position. Together you will decide the best way to use Xeomin to achieve your desired result. Dr. Casas will also discuss with you whether your result may be enhanced with skin care products, dermal fillers, or other surgical or non-surgical procedures.
Typically, an injection takes about 10 to 20 minutes of time in the office. It is not necessary to anesthetize the area before injecting and patients can immediately resume normal activities.
Some patients observe visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. In clinical trials, the median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect occurred at 30 days. The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials* but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
To maintain results, treatment is recommended every three to four months.