Neuromodulators represent the most widely-used treatment to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. These types of prescription medications go by different trade names. They are all generally connected by their clinically-proven ability to treat the skin between the eyebrows and nose, known as the glabella.
Xeomin is the newest FDA-approved product to contain the active ingredient botulinum toxin-A, a highly purified toxin protein. Dr. Jonith Breadon has experience administering different types of neuromodulators, so she knows the benefits of each product. Her experience also gives patients peace of mind. With a skillful hand, you get natural results. The risk of side effects is minimized.
How botulinum toxin-A works
Xeomin and other botulinum toxin procedures work the same way. Nerves send messages that tell your muscles to contract. These contractions are responsible for facial expressions. Every time you frown or squint, a small groove forms under the skin’s surface. In youthful skin, lines are only seen when you express yourself. Partly due to age-related loss of elasticity and firmness, these dynamic lines stick around even when your face is at rest.
When injected into the muscles that create your frown lines, botulinum toxin-A treatments block the release of the chemicals that signal your muscles to contract. A muscle that doesn’t contract is unable to make an expression and unwanted lines.
Your face will look smooth and youthful, but not frozen and unnatural. Botulinum toxin treatments are very precise. Their effects are limited to the treated muscles. Since the face is made up of dozens of individual muscles, you will still be able to convey natural expressions.
Why Xeomin stands out
Merz uses a proprietary process to manufacture Xeomin. This process creates a highly purified type of botulinum toxin, incobotulinumtoxinA. The molecule is considered to be naked, because it contains no additives unrelated to active treatment. This feature positively distinguishes Xeomin from similar products. There is less risk that your body will perceive Xeomin as a harmful invader and respond by developing antibodies against it. These antibodies can reduce the effectiveness of treatment over time.
Xeomin injections may be completed in as little as 10 minutes. You may see visible results within a week following treatment. Those results may be maintained for three to six months. Xeomin is well-tolerated by patients. The most common side effects include tenderness at the injection, headache, and eye-related complaints such as reduced blinking and dry eye.
Call 855-400-3818 to schedule an appointment at Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery. Dr. Breadon will determine if Xeomin is right for you, and explain what to expect before, during, and after treatment.