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Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is an FDA approved neurotoxin used to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles—much like Botox® and Dysport®. Xeomin is made from a bacterium that blocks nerve activity in the facial muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity. This decrease in muscle activity leads to the smoothing of lines and wrinkles. We’re pleased to offer Xeomin in Austin and Houston at all Westlake Dermatology locations.
Which areas can be treated with Xeomin?
Xeomin is used to treat moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, or glabellar lines; however, Xeomin is also an effective treatment for reducing frown lines (around the mouth) and crow’s feet (around the eyes).
What are the benefits and results of Xeomin?
Ideal candidates for Xeomin are in good general health and want to reduce the visibility of wrinkles that have occurred naturally over time. Some patients start the injections at an earlier age to prevent wrinkles, but it’s always best for patients to discuss with a doctor first to determine if the treatment is ideal for their specific goals.
How does Xeomin work?
Xeomin is injected into the target area to reduce muscle contraction by blocking the signal that is sent by the nerves to the muscle. The temporary reduction in movement allows the skin to relax which leads to smoother and less visible wrinkles. Xeomin treatment sessions typically take 10 to 20 minutes and there is no down time.
Like Botox, the effects of Xeomin occur within seven days of the treatment and typically last about three to four months depending on your skin type and a number of other factors to be discussed with a doctor.
How do I know if Xeomin is right for me?
Everyone is unique. Depending on the individual’s specific goals, Xeomin may or may not be the best treatment for reducing wrinkles. Our highly trained dermatologists and plastic surgeons help each patient find the best treatment for their individual goals.
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- 5 Tips for First-Time Injectable Patients
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