Are There Different Types of Neurotoxin Injections?
Crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines are some of the most challenging signs of aging to manage on your own. Xeomin® is one alternative neurotoxin injection that may work better for some people.
What is Xeomin®?
Xeomin® is the newest addition to the class of injectable neurotoxins. The botulinum toxin type A in Xeomin® is added in its purest form. As a result, fewer Xeomin® may be needed to achieve similar results as other injectable neurotoxins. In some cases, this may mean that Xeomin® injections are more affordable.
Dysport® vs. Xeomin®
Dysport® and Xeomin® contain botulinum toxin type A, but Dysport® also contains other ingredients that affect muscle contractions. Xeomin® may be the better option for people who need very targeted wrinkle reduction in the upper face and neck area. Dysport® treatments typically more product, so you may pay more for Dysport® compared to Xeomin®.
How is Xeomin® Used?
If you have fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes and lips, or on your neck, Xeomin® may be right for you. It is most effective for frown lines between the eyes, also known as “11” lines, but it helps in almost every part of your face and neck.
The injections help with horizontal lines on your forehead and frown lines between your eyes. Xeomin® is also effective for crow’s feet and tiny lines under your eyes. Neck banding, wrinkles, and small creases on your neck can also be effectively treated with Xeomin® injections. Another excellent treatment that we recommend if the Xeomin® lip flip that helps with lipstick lines.
Xeomin® Procedure at La Belle Vie Med Spa
Xeomin® injections take less than 30 minutes. We use a very thin needle, and you feel only a minor amount of discomfort, much like when you get a vaccination. A series of injections in each treatment area ensures that you achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results.
How Long Does Xeomin® Last?
On average, Xeomin® injections last four to six months. Treatments for lines under your eyes may last two to six months. We recommend that you schedule follow-up treatments every four months to maintain the anti-aging benefits.
Side Effects of Xeomin® Injections
Side effects of Xeomin injections are rare. The most common are:
- Tenderness, swelling, and discomfort that last longer than five to seven days
- Numbness around the injection sites