Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, XEOMIN® is a new product available at Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center that can significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more relaxed and youthful appearance. Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, XEOMIN® injections are non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures that can smooth out signs of aging along the face and neck. Our experienced dermatologists, Dr. Paul Friedman is now offering XEOMIN® to patients who are considering options for effective facial and neck rejuvenation without the long recovery times associated with surgical procedures.
XEOMIN® for Softening Fine Lines and Wrinkles
XEOMIN® can help you diminish the appearance of fine lines along the forehead, and frown lines between the eyebrows. This treatment can also be used to address crow’s feet and wrinkles appearing in a number of areas along the face.
The XEOMIN® solution is composed of a diluted form of botulinum neurotoxin type A, and is injected with a very fine needle into the areas targeted for rejuvenation. A topical numbing agent can be applied to the areas before injection to minimize discomfort. Once injected, XEOMIN® will temporarily prevent muscles in the treatment area from contracting for as long as three months. This muscle contraction is what typically causes wrinkles to appear. Depending on the number of areas being treated, the entire XEOMIN® treatment process can be performed in about 15 minutes or less.
Recovery after XEOMIN®
There is typically no recovery period necessary after XEOMIN® injections, and many patients are often able to resume normal daily activities right after the procedure. You can expect some mild redness around the injection sites, but this should fade quickly and can be covered up with makeup.
You should be able to notice the results of XEOMIN® within a week of the procedure; however, the best results are often seen after two weeks. While the results of XEOMIN® are not permanent, you can keep the effects going with occasional follow-up treatments.
XEOMIN® for Hyperhidrosis
In addition to its effectiveness at rejuvenating signs of facial aging, XEOMIN® can also be used to help patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the armpits. Once injected into the target areas, XEOMIN® works to temporarily block nerve transmitters that activate the process of sweating. The goal is to help patients reduce the amount of sweat they naturally produce under the arms and diminish the self-consciousness that is commonly felt when sweat becomes visible through clothing.