Facial expressions are the result of muscular contractions and overtime can cause wrinkles to the overlaying skin. Lines that are seen only with expressions such as smiling and frowning are called dynamic wrinkles while lines that are present with a neutral expression are called static wrinkles. The use of purified botulinum toxin A (Botox and Xeomin) has been used to prevent these dynamic wrinkles from appearing for over 10 years. It works by relaxing the facial muscles at specific locations and results in a more relaxed and refreshed appearance. There is no down time with this treatment and it is usually completed within a 15-minute office appointment.
Xeomin Cosmetic Procedure
A very small amount of Xeomin Cosmetic is injected into the muscles which cause frown lines, crow’s feet, depressed brows, forehead lines and a downward-turned bottom lip. This results in a blocked nerve impulse to these muscles which causes a weakening and relaxation. Therefore the skin above the relaxed muscles will no longer form dynamic lines with expression. Since the muscles only respond to the areas that are treated, all other facial expressions are preserved in a natural appearance. Xeomin Cosmetic is the preferred choice at our clinic as it is a newer approved pharmaceutical than Botox and has the same effects and results.
Treatment with Xeomin may take up to a week or longer to be in full effect, however results are often seen in the first 2-4 days. Because there is no down time and very few side effects, the use of Botox and Xeomin are desired for both men and women wanting to refresh their facial appearances. Effects last between 3-4 months but with repeated treatments, a longer effect is achieved. More and more clients are using this therapy as a way to prevent the formation of static wrinkles in the future with high levels of success.