Xeomin: Botox Alternative
What is XEOMIN?
Approved by the FDA in July 2011 for treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows), XEOMIN is a BOTOX alternative comprised of the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, as found in BOTOX.
How does XEOMIN Work
Like BOTOX, XEOMIN solution is injected into the muscle at the site of the trouble area. The medication blocks signals from the nerves, resulting in the weakness of the targeted muscle thus forcing the muscle to become smooth and unable to fully contract.
According to the manufacturer of XEOMIN, also the maker of the popular filler Radiesse, results can be noted within a week from injection and last anywhere from three to six months.
The injection should be performed in a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon’s office and typically takes less than an hour to complete. After the procedure, patients may experience mild bleeding, bruising or swelling at the injection site.
XEOMIN vs. BOTOX and Dysport
XEOMIN is distinct from other injectables of its class in that it is void of the additives and proteins found in BOTOX and Dysport. This may allow those who are allergic to BOTOX and Dysport the opportunity to treat their fine lines and wrinkles with pure botulinum toxin type A. Even better, XEOMIN is currently offered at a lower cost than other botulinum injectables.
As with other botulinum injectables, XEOMIN poses the risk of spreading beyond the site of injection and causing paralysis to other muscles. In rare cases this can cause drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing or breathing. This is why you should consider injections by an experienced cosmetic or plastic surgeon in an appropriate plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery office.
Am I a candidate for XEOMIN?
If you are looking for a non-surgical means to reduce wrinkles and fine lines of the face and are between 18 to 65 years old, you may be a candidate for XEOMIN. For more information, call our office at 423-648-4011. Advanced Surgical Concepts is one of the select few cosmetic surgery practices in Chattanooga, Tennessee to offer XEOMIN.
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