Have you been looking for a way to improve lines and wrinkles on your face and make your appearance look more refreshed without aggressive treatments? Xeomin® provides a light and natural-looking solution for frown lines that won’t leave your face feeling frozen or expressionless.
At Proper Eu Medical & Aesthetics Center, we want you to feel your best through our quality and professional services. We offer Xeomin alongside other treatments in Caledonia, MI to help you to be your genuine self and to help you feel beautiful and confident in your body.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is a neuromodulator that is used to treat frown lines, also known as glabellar lines. This treatment is an injectable medication that is similar to other neuromodulators that are on the market. However, Xeomin is a unique product that is not interchangeable with other products such as Botox, and it can provide unique benefits for certain patients and concerns.
How Does Xeomin Work?
Xeomin is made from an ingredient called botulinum toxin type A. When the medication is injected into a muscle, it prevents local neurotransmitters from sending messages to the muscles. As a result, the muscles that are treated with Xeomin temporarily relax.
Because certain lines, such as frown lines, are caused by repetitive muscle contractions that cause the skin to permanently fold over time, relaxing these muscles allows the skin to be more smooth. With Xeomin, you can smile, frown, and squint at the sun without these lines appearing.
What Is Xeomin Used For?
Xeomin is FDA-approved for use on the glabellar lines. However, it can sometimes be used to treat other lines and wrinkles. A consultation with your doctor will help you to determine if Xeomin or another neuromodulator may be better for treating your specific concerns.
Xeomin vs Botox
While Botox is an excellent treatment that can be used to treat a wide variety of concerns, Xeomin has a unique formulation that makes it particularly effective for certain situations.
Xeomin is sometimes called the “naked” injectable because unlike other botulinum toxin type A products, it doesn’t contain any other additives. The formulation only contains the active ingredient which gives it several advantages.
Xeomin can be a good choice for patients who may be allergic to certain additives. It can also be a good product for patients who are concerned about developing antibodies to the treatment. Patients using Xeomin are less likely to become resistant to the treatment due to its pure formulation.
Xeomin is often considered a lighter treatment. Our patients often report enjoying a light and natural-looking result that still effectively smooths away lines and wrinkles.
The Benefits of Xeomin Injections
Provides a Non-Surgical Option
Products such as Xeomin provide patients with a non-surgical option for treating lines and wrinkles and achieving a more youthful appearance. You can look several years younger without having to undergo surgery or invasive procedures.
Can Offer Long-Lasting Results
Xeomin lasts for an average of 3 months, but it can last even longer in some patients. With regular treatments of Xeomin, you may be able to extend results even further as your muscles are retrained. Many people only need 2 or 3 injections each year. This means you can spend less time having treatments performed and more time enjoying the results.
Offers Customizable Treatments
Xeomin injections are customizable treatments. Your doctor can inject more or less product depending on the aesthetic goals that you have for your treatments. Often, patients want lighter injections for their first treatment to see how their wrinkles respond. Additional product can always be injected to increase the results.
What to Expect From Xeomin Treatments
Before Your Treatment
Xeomin is an easy treatment that doesn’t require a lot of preparation. However, we do want to have a consultation with you before your treatment. It’s important for us to know whether you are taking any medications, have any medical conditions, or have had any other neuromodulator or other cosmetic treatments recently.
During Your Treatment
We will use a small syringe to inject the medication into specific points. These points are often marked just before treatment while we have you smile or make other expressions. With each injection, you may feel a pinch. Some patients choose to have topical numbing cream applied to the area 15 to 20 minutes before injections. A specific number of units will be injected in each area and then the treatment will be complete.
After Your Treatment
After your Xeomin injections, it can take several days to see results. Some people can start to see a difference as early as 3 or 4 days, while it may take a week or longer for other people. The peak effects of the treatment often happen at 30 days.
Right after your Xeomin treatments, you may have some mild redness or swelling at the injection sites. This is normal, as is a small amount of bruising. You can always talk to your doctor for more information about what to expect from your Xeomin treatments.
Our Cosmetic Services in Caledonia, MI
At Proper Eu Medical & Aesthetics Center, we believe that cosmetic treatments should be given the same level of care and attention as any other medical procedure. We are focused on patient care by offering treatments that can make you feel like your genuine self while also helping you meet your goals. We would love to schedule a consultation with you so that we can talk about our services and whether they are right for you. You can call us today or you can book an appointment online for Xeomin treatments in Caledonia, MI.