XEOMIN® – Austin Wrinkle Treatment
Xeomin (pronounced zee-oh-min) is a new, FDA-approved cosmetic injectable for use in patients with facial wrinkles. Similar to Botox and Dysport, Xeomin contains neurotoxins that work by relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Unlike its predecessors however, Xeomin does not contain additives, which decreases the likelihood of patients developing antibodies against the product.
Xeomin is approved for the temporary improvement in the appearance of crow’s feet and glabellar lines. Glabellar lines (often referred to as frown lines) are the vertical lines that resemble the number 11 which become visible between the eyebrows when a person frowns.
As we get older, the skin starts to lose elasticity, causing the glabellar lines to become even more pronounced. In some cases, these lines become permanently visible on the individual’s face, making it appear as though they are always frowning or angry, even if they’re completely content and relaxed. Constantly looking disgruntled can obviously have negative repercussions on both a person’s social and professional life.
Xeomin works to soften frown lines by decreasing muscle activity in the area of injection. The treatment inhibits the release of the chemical messenger known as acetylcholine, which is required in order for the muscle to contract. This temporarily relaxing of the muscles that cause wrinkles gives the skin a refreshed, smooth and more youthful appearance.
Xeomin treatments usually take anywhere from 10 – 20 minutes to administer and results are visible as early as 3 – 4 days after treatment. In clinical trials, the typical duration of the effect lasted up to 3 months, however results may last longer depending on the individual patient. To learn more about Austin Xeomin for wrinkle reduction, call Personique On The Spot at (512) 459-6800 to schedule a complimentary consultation.