Frown lines can start to develop pretty early on in adulthood, and they get deeper with time as you make the muscle movements that cause them frequently. At Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery in the West Loop area of Chicago, Illinois, Jonith Breadon, MD, and the team use Xeomin® to smooth mild-to-moderate frown lines for months. When they reappear, you can get follow-up Xeomin injections. To learn more and find out if you’re a good candidate, call Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery, or schedule an appointment online today.
Xeomin, a neuromodulator injectable, can smooth certain wrinkles and fine lines because of the way it affects your muscles. Specifically, it works by stopping nerve activity in targeted muscles, which can contribute to the formation of some wrinkles even if you don’t feel like you’re consciously moving the muscles.
Xeomin has a pure formula without any unnecessary proteins, so side effects beyond a bit of tenderness at the injection site aren’t likely. It contains botulinum toxin, which counteracts the chemical release causing muscle contractions.
You can’t use Xeomin for just any wrinkle, but it works well for the dynamic wrinkles that come from muscle contractions and facial expressions. The main purpose of Xeomin is to smooth frown lines, which appear between your eyebrows. Having prominent frown lines can make you look upset or confused even if you’re not consciously making a facial expression.
At Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery, a single round of Xeomin injections takes as little as 10 minutes. While your finished results won’t appear right away, you see them within a week of your appointment.
The results of Xeomin last for a while, but they’re not permanent. You can expect the area where your frown lines once were to be smooth for about three months, but the results may last up to six months for some people.
If you’re happy with the way Xeomin makes you look and want to enjoy results for longer than a few months, Dr. Breadon and the team are happy to help you book maintenance treatments at Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery.
You won’t know for sure whether or not you’re a good candidate for Xeomin or if the treatment is the best fit to meet your needs until you come in for a consultation with Dr. Breadon and the team at Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Breadon asks which medications you take, so you should prepare a list. She also asks about your health and medical history to make sure injections with Xeomin won’t compromise your health. Generally, you might be a candidate for Xeomin after you discuss the procedure and its risks and benefits with Dr. Breadon and you:
Most patients tolerate Xeomin well, so there’s a good chance you can get your injections safely. Dr. Breadon answers your questions during a consultation, so you’re well informed before your injections start.
Schedule your Xeomin consultation by phone or online at Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery right away to get rid of frown lines for months at a time.