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What Is Xeomin & How Does it Work?

In your 20s, the vertical lines that appear between your eyebrows when you frown are dynamic. They are apparent only when you display any emotion. Over time, frown lines become persistent, present even when your face is relaxed.

These glabellar lines or “eleven lines”, indicate that facial aging has begun. When they’re accompanied by crow’s feet, laugh lines, and wrinkles, the thought of getting Botox crosses women’s minds. If this sounds like you, you could consider an alternative: Xeomin. If you’re unsatisfied with the results from Botox, Xeomin may be the one for you.

The active ingredient in Xeomin is Botulinum toxin type A, a potent biological toxin that impairs muscle contraction. When injected into targeted areas of your forehead, it enters nerve cells and reduces muscle contractions, temporarily smoothing your forehead lines.

At Beautifully New, we provide treatments of Xeomin Park Ridge clients trust.

How Long Do Results From Xeomin Last?

You should be able to see results in less than a week after your Xeomin treatment. The maximum effect is usually evident after 30 days. Xeomin is good for three to six months.

What Else Does Xeomin Treat Apart From Frown Lines?

While Xeomin is particularly effective for glabellar wrinkles, it is also used for lip lines, crow’s feet, smile/laugh lines, horizontal forehead lines, and nose lines around the bridge. Your initial consultation with our aesthetic professional will help you understand the best treatment option for you.

Best Candidates for Xeomin

If you’re between 18 and 65 years of age, you’re qualified to get Xeomin. You can have a better idea of the treatment’s suitability during your initial consultation with us. Xeomin is inadvisable for anyone who is allergic to botulinum toxin. If a skin infection exists at the site to be treated, treatment can be postponed until the infection has healed completely and the cosmetic intervention can occur without risk.

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What Does Xeomin Treatment Involve?

On the day of your appointment, our aesthetic professional cleanses the target area and asks you to frown to determine the injection sites. The target areas are marked with a washable pen. You then receive injections using a fine needle. You may feel a slight sting but it fades quickly. Cold packs are placed at treated sites to soothe your skin. The entire procedure takes about ten minutes.

What Are the Potential Side-Effects of Xeomin?

Xeomin has a wide safety margin and side-effects are uncommon. If you experience an allergic reaction such as a rash, redness, itching, or swelling, seek medical help quickly. Other side-effects such as wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness should also be reported immediately.

How Is Xeomin Different from Botox & Dysport?

At their core, all three treatments are the same. Botox and Dysport molecules have thick shells around them, while Xeomin molecules don’t have the shell. For this reason, Xeomin is considered a “pure” formula. It may be better suited if you have severe allergies or sensitivities. Moreover, Xeomin offers natural-looking results: your face doesn’t look frozen and you can still express facially.

It is rare for Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin to trigger reactions. Some patients find that one works faster or looks more natural than the other. The effects are different for different patients because everyone has different concentrations of enzymes in their bodies.

Is There Any Special After-Care Regimen?

Like Botox, Xeomin is a “lunchtime facelift” that you can schedule during your free time on a workday. After your treatment of Xeomin in Park Ridge, you can get back to your daily routine, with minimal downtime. If you need to, you can also cover up the injected areas with light make-up. The only thing to remember is to avoid pressing or rubbing the injected sites right after the treatment.

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