Smooth Away Lines with “Naked Botox”
Do you want smoother, younger-looking skin? You’ve probably heard of Botox. But did you know there is another injectable that is commonly used to treat fine line and wrinkles? It is called Xeomin. Xeomin is often called “Naked Botox” because of the purity of the product. The injection doesn’t have any protein additives. So, the uniquely purified ingredients can help prevent antibody resistance, which has become a problem with injections that are given over time. So, does this injection still work? Keep reading to find out more about the product that’s been called “Hollywood’s best-kept secret.”
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is used in the forehead, typically between the brows, to soften frown lines. Like Botox, Xeomin is a botulinum toxin type A. Botox and Xeomin work the same as far as blocking the signals from nerves to muscles. By blocking the nerve signals, the face muscles will relax, and the wrinkles will smooth out. Unlike fillers, Xeomin only impacts muscle movement, and has no effect on filling deep wrinkles that have already formed. Xeomin treatment can cost around $300 per session. But the prices can vary depending on the injection site and other fees associated with the treatment.
Beauty Benefits of Xeomin
One of the biggest benefits of Xeomin is that these injections are less likely to cause allergic reactions due to the absence of added fillers. And because of the pure form of the injectable, our bodies are less likely to become resistant to it. That’s good news for repeat customers, because some patients have developed antibodies to other injectables like Botox and Dysport overtime. Here are some ways the “naked injectable” can help with your cosmetic needs:
- Smooths the appearance of wrinkles in between the eyebrows, around the eyes, on the forehead, or around the mouth
- Prevents future wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles and keeping the muscles relaxed
- Noticeable results right away
Xeomin vs. Botox
Xeomin and Botox are used the exact same way, they are just formulated differently. While Xeomin may not be as well-known as other injectable products, it is proving to be an effective option to temporarily reduce wrinkles.
Here are some other differences between the two anti-age injectables:
- Fewer complexing proteins: As we mentioned earlier, the main difference between the two injectables is the “naked” form of botulinum toxin. Xeomin is designed to deliver the toxin without the protein additives that Botox has. This helps prevent possible antibody resistance. So, if you tend to have a lot of allergic reactions to sensitivities, Xeomin might be a good injectable to start with.
- Cost: Xeomin is slightly cheaper than Botox. So, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, Xeomin would be best.
- Easier distribution: Xeomin can be stored at room temperature, in a refrigerator, or in a freezer before using it. Botox must be stored in a refrigerator prior to use. While this doesn’t impact patients, it makes the distribution and preservation much easier for doctors.
Xeomin Before and After
Make sure to schedule your treatment at least two weeks before an event or special occasion. There could be some side effects like bruising or swelling with the injection, so you will want to make sure you give yourself plenty of time to heal. You’ll also want to stop using any retinol products two days before treatment and two days after the treatment is done. Results are not instant, but you will start to see results in a quick three to four days after the treatment is done. And be patient after the injections are done because it could take up to 10 days to see the final results. The treatment will last anywhere from 3-6 months. And like other injectables, you will want to repeat the treatments to maintain maximum results.
What Can I Expect During a Xeomin Treatment?
Before your treatment, your dermatologist will numb the area. Keep in mind, this won’t completely numb you. You may still feel a slight pinch from the needle itself. The number of sticks you will get will depend on the size of the area that is being treated. The entire treatment only takes about 10 minutes.
Xeomin Aftercare and Side Effects
We know it will be hard, but you will have to keep your hands off your face for three hours after the injections. You will also want to avoid applying any heat directly to the skin. Heat can slow down the binding of Xeomin. You will also have to avoid laying down or doing any vigorous activity for four to six hours after the treatment.
Like any medication, there are some side effects that could come after treatment. Here are the most common side effects:
- Drooping eyelids
- Dry eyes
- Visual impairment
- Pain at the injection site
- Dry mouth
- Muscle weakness
- Neck pain
- Puffy eyes
Cosmetic Injections at Winston Salem Dermatology
At Winston Salem Dermatology, we have a motto that we live by – Your Skin, Our Passion. And we mean it! We are the Triad’s preferred dermatology and cosmetic skin enhancement team. We take great pride in providing incredible patient care with great results. And if needles scare you, don’t worry! You’re in excellent hands with us! Dr. Chris Yuengel has been designated as an expert injector by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. So, she will take great care of you during your Xeomin cosmetic injections. Book your Xeomin appointment today! Call (336) 774-8636.