What is Xeomin?
Xeomin injections contain botulinum toxin, a purified protein that’s primarily used to treat moderate wrinkles and other lines. Like Botox, this simple injection temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause deep lines. Xeomin injections give your skin a more youthful appearance by addressing the following cosmetic concerns:
- Chin softening
- Lip lengthening
- Marionette lines
- Eyebrow asymmetry
- Upper/lower lip creases
- Brow elevation
- Brow shaping
- Softening facial scars
Though Xeomin isn’t permanent, it can be used as part of an ongoing treatment plan. For permanent cosmetic solutions, explore our various plastic surgery options.
If you want to learn more about Xeomin injections—or schedule a consultation with a Xeomin doctor in the Lehigh Valley—then contact St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Xeomin candidates include adults who want temporary relief from frown lines, crow’s feet, or other cosmetic concerns—especially those that cause lines, wrinkles, and sagging. This non-invasive procedure is an affordable way to temporarily treat (or prevent) signs of aging. Both Xeomin and Botox contain the same active ingredient, but it doesn’t contain additional proteins. As a result, your body may be less likely to have a negative response.
Because it’s relatively new to the market, Xeomin is only FDA-approved for moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows and crow’s feet around your eyes—but your Xeomin provider may use injections to treat other locations on your face.
To determine if Xeomin is right for you, schedule a consultation with a St. Luke’s Xeomin specialist.
Getting Xeomin can positively impact your wellbeing and self-confidence. The following list includes some of the most commonly reported benefits:
- Rejuvenated skin appearance
- Fewer wrinkles
- Softened lines
Xeomin—a new neuromodulator approved for cosmetic use— is a successful way to treat signs of aging, especially on your face. Having Xeomin can dramatically improve your body image, prevent visible signs of aging, and give you a more youthful appearance.
As with all cosmetic procedures, Xeomin has risks. Some of them include the following:
- Swelling at the injection site
- Eyelid drooping
Your Xeomin specialist will review a complete list of risks before getting your consent.
Before the procedure
Before Xeomin at St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, your Xeomin specialist will answer questions you have and address your expectations. Additionally, they may review your overall health–including the following:
- General health
- Risk factors
- Medical conditions
- Drug allergies
- Current medications
- Herbal supplements
- Drug or tobacco use
- Past treatments with injectable fillers
On the day of your Xeomin, your doctor may take photos for your records.
During the procedure
Xeomin for forehead wrinklesForehead wrinkles develop when the frontalis muscle in your forehead repeatedly contracts—an action that occurs when you raise your eyebrows. Xeomin for forehead wrinkles relaxes this muscle, softening forehead wrinkles and preventing future wrinkle lines from developing. To treat forehead wrinkles temporarily, Xeomin is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
Xeomin for crow’s feetCrow’s feet develop when the orbicularis oculi muscle in your eyelids repeatedly contracts—an action that occurs when you close your eyes. Xeomin for crow’s feet relaxes this muscle, softening wrinkles around your eyes and preventing future wrinkle lines from developing. To treat crow’s feet temporarily, Xeomin is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
Xeomin for hooded eyesHooded eyes have various causes, including strong depressor muscles in your forehead—which pull your eyebrows and eyelids down. Xeomin to lift your brow and improve hooded eyes relaxes these depressor muscles, allowing the elevator muscles to naturally raise your eyebrows. To treat hooded eyes temporarily, Xeomin is a non-surgical alternative to a brow lift.
Xeomin for lip linesLip lines develop when the orbicularis oris muscle around your lips repeatedly contracts—an action that occurs when you pucker your lips. Xeomin for lip lines relaxes this muscle, softening lines around your mouth and preventing future lines from developing. This treatment can be combined with other non-surgical cosmetic treatments for enhanced results.
Xeomin for frown linesFrown lines develop when the muscles between your eyes repeatedly contract—an action that occurs when you frown. Xeomin for frown lines relaxes these muscles, softening lines between your eyes and preventing future lines from developing. To treat frown lines temporarily, Xeomin is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
After the procedure
For fine lines and shallow wrinkles, you’ll notice improvements within a week of your injections—sometimes even more quickly than with Botox. For harsher lines and deeper wrinkles, it may take over two weeks to see results.
Because Xeomin is a temporary solution for cosmetic concerns, you’ll need ongoing treatments to maintain your results.
Xeomin injections are minimally invasive, so there is no downtime or recovery period. While there may be bruising and swelling, they should subside within 24 hours–and you should avoid lying down for the first several hours after your treatment.