What is Xeomin®?
Like Dysort® and Botox®, Xeomin® is made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Xeomin® works to reduce frown lines between your eyes, crow’s feet, horizontal lines on your forehead, and upper lip lines.
How does Xeomin® work?
The active ingredient in Xeomin® effectively paralyzes the muscles on your face that cause wrinkles to appear. The result is a smoother, lifted appearance. You’ll see results within three to five days of treatment. Xeomin® works well for people who have had allergic reactions to Botox® or have stopped responding to the treatment.
How long does Xeomin® last?
Results usually last between three and six months before the treatment must be repeated.
Your Xeomin® treatment is a personalized procedure. The staff of North Valley Plastic Surgery will be happy to discuss Xeomin® treatment prices with you on an individual basis.
Xeomin vs Botox & Dysport
There really isn’t a big difference in the products. Providers and patients have their favorites for minor reasons but there are not many differences. All three are approved neurotoxins that relax wrinkles. Xeomin is the only one of the three that does not need to be refrigerated before use, which may simplify distribution.
The full effects of Xeomin occur within one week, and the results last from three to six months, making it comparable to Botox in terms of both onset and duration of action. Xeomin should not be used interchangeably with other botulinum products.
All botulinum products must carry a boxed warning, which is the strictest warning the FDA can mandate; Xeomin is no exception. There is a risk that all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area where they were injected to other parts of the body, causing potentially life-threatening swallowing and breathing problems. This was predominantly seen in children treated with Botox off-label for cerebral palsy. These issues have not been reported among people who received botulinum products for cosmetic uses or to treat blepharospasm.
Other risks may include bleeding and bruising at the injection site and allergic reactions such as itching, swelling or shortness of breath. Your doctor should discuss all the potential risks of this procedure with you during your consultation.
When Xeomin is used to treat cervical dystonia, side effects include neck pain, muscle weakness, injection site pain and musculoskeletal pain. When used to treat blepharospasm, the most common side effects of Xeomin were eyelid sagging, dry eye, dry mouth, diarrhea, headache, visual impairment, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and upper respiratory infections.
How I can find out if Xeomin in Arizona is right for me?
Call North Valley Plastic Surgery at 480-991-6877 or visit us at NVPSAZ.com for more information.