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Frown Lines Getting You Down? Here’s How Xeomin® Works to Reduce Them

More than 84,000 people worldwide have been treated with Xeomin®. It’s one of the latest cosmetic injectables available on the market.

In fact, the U.S. is the 20th country to approve this drug, and patients are already choosing it over the competition for various reasons. If you haven’t heard about the perks to Xeomin then you’re missing out on one of the top contenders in its industry.

Maybe you’ve never had cosmetic treatment for lines and wrinkles before but are looking at your options. Perhaps you have been using another brand for a while and are noticing the effects aren’t what they used to be.

No matter what your reason for looking for an alternative, we’ve got the ultimate guide! You can learn more about the amazing effects that Xeomin has on crows feet, frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and much more.

Read on to find out why Xeomin is the key to a younger-looking you.

What is Xeomin®?

You may be familiar with botox treatment, where botox injections are used to freeze lines and smooth wrinkles. However, there are alternatives to botox that you may not be familiar with.

Xeomin (pronounced zee-oh-min) is an option worth considering. This FDA-approved medication made by Merz Pharmaceuticals contains a highly purified neurotoxin. It is made through a unique process of removing any excess proteins and isolating the therapeutic aspects of the molecule.

It is made from IncobutulinumtoxinA which is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. This is similar to other drugs in this category like Botox and Dysport. However, Xeomin actually goes through another step of purification that the other two do not.

This results in a product that contains only the core active ingredients. The main notable difference though is on the physician’s end of administering and storing the product.

It is injected, similar to Botox, into the muscles in order to temporarily diminish lines, crows feet, and other facial wrinkles. Xeomin works for both moderate to severe wrinkles such as frown lines between the eyebrows.

It can also be used to prevent muscle spasms such as cervical dystonia, which are painful spasms in the neck or blepharospasms (eyelid spasms).

How Does Xeomin Work?

Over time, the muscles in your face contract due to continuous squinting or frowning. The contraction of your muscles causes your skin to form lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows.

When Xeomin is injected into the muscles, it causes them to temporarily freeze. This, in turn, stops the contraction and helps to smooth out the frown lines, also known as glabellar lines.

Xeomin is not a filler. Meaning it does not fill in frown lines and wrinkles. It will only impact the muscle movement, which can be highly effective for smoothing out facial lines.

Why Choose Injectables?

We all have aspects of ourselves that we consider negative and are constantly at the back of our minds. It’s not vain to want to change them, especially if they are causing you anxiety or self-esteem issues.

The great thing about injectables is they give you an option to remove or diminish these unwanted effects of age. Sometimes it’s to make us look younger, less tired, and fresh. In other cases, we have lines that we feel make us look angry or unapproachable even though that is not our intention.

Injectables are not permanent. If you are unhappy with the results or realize it’s just not for you, then you only have to wait for your body to metabolize the neurotoxin and your face is back to normal.

Using an injectable can be as drastic or subtle as you want. In some cases, no one will even notice that you’ve chosen to receive the treatment. If you want a noticeable difference, you can request that too!

You’ll be amazed at how different you feel after receiving treatment. It’s not just about removing the lines or wrinkles. You’ll discover a new sense of confidence and a boost in your self-esteem.

In fact, you may even wonder why you didn’t go for treatment sooner?

The other great benefit of injectables is that you can actually slow down the aging process by starting early. At a younger age, your lines are not as deep. This means that you won’t need a lot of product to see great results.

Plus, you will continue to require less of the product as you age. This is because Xeomin prevents your muscles from contracting, which is the cause of deepening lines.

What to Expect from Treatment

The great thing about injectables is the procedure takes very little time to complete. You also are unlikely to feel much pain if done correctly. Patients tend to report feeling the equivalent of a bee sting or a pinching sensation.

Your practitioner will first sit down with you and discuss the possible side effects and what to expect with the procedure. They will most likely talk to you about what you want the end results to be like and what your areas of concern are.

If you’ve never received this type of treatment before, then you may imagine leaving with a frozen or unnatural face. But the truth is that a professional will know how much to administer in order to achieve the desired results without making you look permanently surprised or expressionless.

They should also tell you what results are realistic and achievable. So you know what to expect from the final outcome after the procedure.

After this discussion, you can decide if you are ready to go through with the procedure.

If you’re ready, the practitioner will inject Xeomin in the areas that you want to smooth out. This could be your forehead, frown lines, crows feet, etc. This will only take about 10 to 20 minutes.

After the injections are complete they will provide some information about aftercare. They may use a topical anesthetic or ice pack to help reduce your discomfort at the injection site.

How Long Until You See Results?

After receiving the Xeomin treatment, you may see results in as little as three to four days. Some say the results show up faster than other similar products. Typically the full results will be visible after 30 days.

All you have to do is wait for your face to improve and become smoother. You may find that some areas that have been injected remain sore for a few days after. But this will go away in time.

You should not rub or scratch the area post-treatment. Also, avoid applying heat directly to the area. This can actually slow down the binding of Xeomin.

How Long Does Xeomin Last?

According to the manufacturer, the benefits of Xeomin tend to last about three to six months. However, this time can vary significantly depending on the individual. This is a similar timeline to other products, like Botox.

Who Can Get Xeomin?

If you’re wondering if Xeomin is right for you, the good news is most adults are eligible for it. It is not recommended by the manufacturer for anyone under the age of 18 years old.

You should speak to your doctor either way since there are some people who should not receive Xeomin treatment. This is especially true for patients who are allergic to any of its ingredients, as well as other botulinum products such as Botox or Dysport.

Discover Cosmetic Miracles Just for You

Now that you’ve learned everything you need to know about Xeomin, you may be wondering where you can find treatment. Or you could have even more questions about the cosmetic industry and which treatment options are right for your situation.

Not to worry. If you want to know more about alternatives that are more permanent or just want to schedule a consultation with a professional you can trust, then visit our site for more information.

Taking the next step in your personal wellness and state-of-mind is important to us. We want to support you every step of the way so you can experience the amazing and safe results you deserve.

Contact us today to get started on your best self with a free consultation.

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