Everything You Need to Know About Xeomin®
If recent skincare trends have taught us anything, it’s that smoother, younger-looking skin is a never-ending quest. While keeping a consistent skincare routine can certainly help, many other factors can interfere with your aesthetic goals. For those with forehead or frown lines, smile lines, or wrinkles, for instance, you can see more noticeable results through simple Xeomin injections. Offered by Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa in Fleming Island, FL, Xeomin has become a popular method of relaxing the facial muscles to soften these lines. As a result, users look brighter and more relaxed.
What is Xeomin?
Cosmetic procedures are becoming more common, with a number of cosmetic professionals turning to injectable options such as BOTOX and Xeomin in Jacksonville, FL. Just like fellow neurotoxin BOTOX, Xeomin is also used to treat dynamic wrinkles, including lines in the forehead, around the eyes, and in between the eyebrows. This facial injectable is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is safe for use in most adults. It works by specifically targeting the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. This results in a natural improvement of the lines and wrinkles in your face.
Xeomin is made from incobotulinumtoxinA, also called botulinum toxin type A. Also found in the popular wrinkle relaxer BOTOX, the botulinum toxin actively works to block muscle activity, preventing them from contracting. While Xeomin can be used to treat conditions related to muscle stiffness and spasms, skincare professionals also use this injectable to reduce the appearance of lines in the face temporarily.
Xeomin vs BOTOX - What’s the Difference?
Some patients in the Jacksonville, FL area may wonder what the difference is between Xeomin and BOTOX. The main difference between these two neurotoxins is in the formulation. Xeomin is a “naked” or pure-form neurotoxin, meaning that it contains only a single ingredient (botulinum toxin A). BOTOX, however, includes various protective proteins or preservatives around the active molecule and must be refrigerated. The benefit of Xeomin’s pure-form over BOTOX means that patients have a lower chance of developing resistance (antibodies) to the injectable that can limit its effects.
Facial movements such as frowning or squinting make your muscles contract, causing the skin to fold. As you age, the skin loses some elasticity, which means the frown lines become more persistent and long-lasting. At Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa in Fleming Island, FL, Xeomin is offered as a cosmetic wrinkle relaxing treatment to treat deep frown lines, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and other skin issues. A consultation with one of the friendly and experienced injectors at our Fleming Island, FL office will help determine the best course of treatment to meet your aesthetic goals. Read on to learn more about what to expect from your consultation and Xeomin injection below.
What to Expect with a Xeomin Injection
An appointment to receive a Xeomin injection takes less than 30 minutes and is performed in a private treatment room after your consultation. Since the injection time is relatively fast, it does not cause significant discomfort, so you do not need local anesthesia unless it is requested.
Following your injection of Xeomin, Jacksonville patients can return to your day as usual, but more intense activities such as running or working out should be avoided until the next day. Some possible side effects include redness, bruising, and swelling, but this is common and can be concealed with makeup products. If you experience any concerning symptoms that do not go away after time, such as headaches, neck pain, or muscle weakness, please reach out to our office as soon as possible.
While the final results may vary, you will generally notice the improvements in your face about 3 – 4 days after the initial injection. Once the Xeomin has come into effect, you will see the difference up to 3 months afterward. Moving forward, Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa can help you schedule touch-ups and follow-up appointments as needed at our spa in Fleming Island, FL.
How to Know if Xeomin is Right For You
Patients with dynamic facial wrinkles such as crow’s feet, worry lines, and deep lines across the forehead should consider Xeomin as an injectable option. Discuss the possibility of using Xeomin with the skilled staff at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa. As experts in facial anatomy, we know how to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and frown lines, so the result is both attractive and natural-looking. We can also address your questions and concerns about Xeomin and other neurotoxin treatments such as BOTOX, along with weighing the benefits and risks.
During your consultation, we will examine your medical history to ensure that Xeomin is safe and effective for you. Please disclose any allergies, current prescription medications, vitamins, and supplements to your injector. If you have received a botulinum toxin product in the last several months, or if you have a medical condition that affects the nerves and muscles, you may not be a candidate at this time. Pregnant or nursing mothers may also need to find an alternative treatment option to Xeomin.
Set Up Your Xeomin Consultation
You may have developed a strict skincare regimen by following advice from experts using top beauty products. When it comes to anti-aging, however, our professionals know that prevention is the best way to achieve a wrinkle-free future.
Whether you are looking for spa services, massages, or injectables, the team at Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa has you covered. Patients in Jacksonville and the Fleming Island, FL, area can turn to our experts to learn more information about Xeomin and other effective skincare treatments to combat the signs of aging. Our facility offers holistic care to heal and relax both the body and mind, so reach out to our friendly office overlooking the Eagle Harbor pond today.