The popularity of Botox has made wrinkle treatment a household phrase. However, Botox isn’t the only neuromodulator on the market that can reduce the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles.
Xeomin, often called “naked Botox,” uses the same active ingredient as Botox, but its purified formula makes it a better option for some patients.
At Simply Radiant in Las Vegas, NV, we make sure that our patients have the best options available for their skin care needs. We offer several treatments, including Xeomin filler, to keep your skin looking smooth and youthful.
What Is Xeomin?
Like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin is a prescription neuromodulator that relies on botulinum toxin A to treat the lines and wrinkles that form through facial expressions. We inject Xeomin into precise facial muscle locations to block nerve signals, which allows the muscles to stop contracting and helps smooth wrinkles.
Xeomin works on dynamic wrinkles that deepen with repeated facial expressions. For example, by blocking the nerves from telling the brow to furrow when you’re concentrating or your eyes to squint while smiling, Xeomin temporarily causes wrinkles to stop forming grooves in the skin.
How Is Xeomin Filler Different?
The most significant difference between Xeomin and its competitors is its unique formula. Botox’s formula contains inactive proteins unnecessary for the drug’s function. In contrast, Xeomin does not contain additives.
The manufacturing process of Xeomin removes accessory proteins through a double filtration technique, creating a more refined version of botulinum toxin A.
Why Choose Xeomin Injections over Alternatives?
As Xeomin, Botox, and Dysport use the same active ingredient, all three popular neuromodulators offer similar benefits. However, each cosmetic injectable has its advantages. Xeomin’s purified formula makes it a preferred choice due to its many benefits.
Xeomin Works When Other Options Don’t
Patients who undergo Botox or Dysport injections for an extended period may eventually find that the later treatments don’t last as long or are less effective than the initial injections were. Typically, the decrease in results from these treatments happens because the body builds up an immunity to the neuromodulator.
At first, larger doses can offer the same results. However, over time, even larger amounts can’t produce the same effects as the initial treatments did.
Since Xeomin doesn’t contain the proteins that lead to desensitization, patients are less likely to build up an immunity to the treatment.
Xeomin Works Quickly
You can expect to see the first results of your Xeomin treatment within three to four days. However, if you’re hoping to speed up the effects of your Xeomin injections, you can exercise the facial muscles that received the treatment.
Incorporating three sets of 40 repetitions of brow furrows or other facial expressions can cause the treatment to take effect up to twice as fast.
Xeomin Is More Accessible
While patients with a milk protein allergy or sensitivity shouldn’t have Dysport treatments, almost anyone can tolerate Xeomin injections. The only patients who shouldn’t use Xeomin are those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Xeomin Filler Can Prevent Future Wrinkles
One of the most exciting aspects of Xeomin is its ability to prevent future wrinkles from developing. When new fine lines form, Xeomin injections reduce muscle contractions, decreasing the movement that causes those lines to deepen.
Most facial lines develop from repetitive movements made through facial expressions. As Xeomin weakens nerve signals and reduces muscle contractions, lines form more slowly, effectively preventing them from emerging.
Xeomin Can Make You Appear Happier
Furrows in your brow appear when you’re angry or concentrating. When those lines deepen and become permanent, you risk having a constant scowl. As Xeomin softens and smooths the lines furrowing your brow, you naturally appear more open and friendlier.
Xeomin Can Actually Make You Happier
While seeing a more youthful façade staring back at you in the mirror may bring a smile, the benefits of botulinum toxin injections go even deeper in lifting your spirits.
Research from the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research shows that patients who stop the movement of the glabellar lines that form between the eyebrows experience an improved mood and less depression.
Since the brain associates engaging the glabellar lines with negative emotions and frowning, stopping the muscle movement results in happier feelings.
Xeomin Is a Quick, Easy Treatment
Xeomin is a minimally invasive treatment. Though many patients are intimidated by the prospect of facial injections, Xeomin is fast and comfortable enough to make local anesthetic unnecessary.
After your initial consultation, you can receive your Xeomin injections in 15 minutes or less and resume your everyday activities immediately.
What Areas Can Xeomin Treat?
Cosmetic Xeomin injections can prevent and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles almost anywhere on the face. The most common treatment areas our patients use Xeomin to treat include:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Lines around the mouth and smoker’s lines
- Glabellar lines, which are also called frown lines, or “elevens”
Xeomin treatments typically last three to four months before you need another round of injections to maintain your results.
Are You a Candidate for Xeomin?
Chances are that you’ll be a good candidate to receive Xeomin injections. The best way to determine whether Xeomin injections are right for you is by visiting the expert team at Simply Radiant in Las Vegas, NV. If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing lines and wrinkles, we can help.
Our experienced providers will discuss your goals and the best treatment to give you the glowing, youthful appearance you desire. Call or schedule an appointment online with us today.