Would it surprise you to learn that the Botox on which you have relied for years is not your only choice for smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles? Depending on your wrinkle-relaxing needs, Botox may not even be the best solution for you. In addition to Botox and its popular competitor, Dysport, Xeomin is also an option for your facial anti-aging needs.
Xeomin, also called incobotulinumtoxinA, is an FDA-approved treatment for some types of fine lines and wrinkles. Our Xeomin providers often use it in the same areas where we would typically use Botox or Dysport, and it creates much the same results. Xeomin blocks nerve signals to the smallest muscles of your face, helping smooth away the many fine lines and wrinkles that form from continual facial expressions over the years.
If you are looking for something different for treating your fine lines and wrinkles, you can get Xeomin and Botox in Beverly Hills at the renowned Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center. Because every person responds differently to aesthetic treatments, Xeomin may work better for you than Botox or other similar minimally invasive options. Therefore, after a thorough consultation with one of our Xeomin providers, you may discover that Xeomin is indeed the best choice for your skincare needs.
Before you begin your Xeomin treatments, you will have a complete consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Xeomin providers. During your consultation, you will experience what we call The Lasky Difference, our comprehensive consultation process where we address all of your unique needs and goals. Your consultation will give you answers to all of your pressing questions, help you feel confident about your ultimate treatment choice and let you determine whether Xeomin is the best treatment option for you. You can expect that your consultation will be completely private, so you can feel safe and comfortable while chatting with your Xeomin provider. We will create an individualized treatment plan just for you, one that includes in-office and at-home options for facial anti-aging and rejuvenation.
At the end of the consultation, you will leave with a full treatment plan, complete with pre-procedure instructions. It’s crucial that you follow these instructions fully to ensure the best results. This includes avoiding alcohol, aspirin, and other blood thinners, as these will increase the likelihood of bruising during your treatment.
Once we determine together that Xeomin is right for you, we will book your first treatment. This treatment is incredibly easy to fit into your daily schedule because it only takes 20 minutes or less once you get started and generally does not require any downtime. If you do opt to have local anesthetic before the procedure, you should plan on another 30 minutes of treatment time to allow the numbing to take effect. However, you will probably find that you do not need local anesthesia to stay comfortable. You will receive several injections of Xeomin throughout each treatment area using a very tiny needle. This allows the muscles to absorb the drug thoroughly to give you the most natural-looking results.
Following your treatment, we will send you home with post-procedure instructions. We will book your follow-up appointment to check on your results as well. It’s important to keep this appointment; this helps us ensure you’re experiencing the expected results of the treatment.
One of the greatest benefits of Xeomin is that, similar to Botox, you will not have a recovery period after the injections. You should be able to go back to your usual activities immediately. In the next few hours, you should treat your injection sites with care, making sure that you do not rub them excessively. However, you may reapply makeup immediately. If you have any redness or swelling, you may want to use a cold compress for a few minutes to help your skin look and feel better. You should start seeing your fine lines and wrinkles begin to smooth out approximately four days after your treatment with the most smoothing occurring after one month. Your results will last three months at minimum and may last for as long as six months. Of course, you will want to schedule regular follow-up treatments in our Beverly Hills medical spa to keep your skin looking smooth and youthful.
Because Xeomin is less well-known than Botox, you most likely have several questions that you want to have answered before you start your treatment. You certainly want to make sure that it will work well for you, that it is a safe treatment, and that it is an appropriate alternative to the incredibly popular Botox injections.
While you will find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions here, you can always ask any other questions that you may have at your consultation with one of our experienced Xeomin providers in our Los Angeles medical spa.
You will receive your Xeomin injections in the muscles just below the surface of your facial skin. The neurotoxin safely stops nerve impulses from affecting these muscles, helping smooth away the fine lines that typically occur when you are making facial expressions.
Xeomin is a temporary wrinkle-reduction treatment for adults. Xeomin is specifically approved for treating frown lines between the eyebrows, which are known as glabellar lines. However, your Xeomin provider can also use it off-label to treat many of the same areas commonly treated by Botox, including crow’s-feet, horizontal forehead wrinkles and other fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face.
Discuss your options with your provider here at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center to get a full understanding of the treatment process.
If you have used Botox in the past, you probably are wondering if Xeomin offers any improvements on this already popular neurotoxin or if it works in exactly the same way, providing the same results.
Even if you have never tried Botox, you should know that Botox and Xeomin both contain the same active drug, which is botulinum toxin A. Not everyone is a good candidate for Botox, however, but would still benefit from Xeomin treatments.
If you have discovered that Botox no longer works for you, it could be that your body has created antibodies that work against the Botox. In this case, Xeomin may be a good alternative for you.
Xeomin has been definitively proven to work through several clinical trials. For example, one trial showed that positive effects from Xeomin lasted for at least four months in a majority of patients and that patient satisfaction was quite high at over 90% even at four months post-treatment.
Bottom line: There is no flat answer as to whether Xeomin is better than Botox. The truth is that it depends on your unique needs and goals. We will determine which of these (or Dysport) is right for you during a personalized consultation.
If you are still wondering whether Xeomin treatments are right for you, you may want to read reviews written by actual patients who have received this treatment in the past. However, you should be aware that some reviews you find online are skewed or were not written by actual Xeomin users. Therefore, you should use discretion in all of your searches. Some trustworthy websites, such as Real Self, do offer honest reviews. You can ask one of our Xeomin providers for more information about honest patient reviews as well as Xeomin before and after pictures of actual patients.
Xeomin works just as well as Botox does, although it may take you four days to see your initial results rather than the three-day results window that is common with Botox. Obviously, it still works quickly to smooth away those lines and wrinkles that could be making you look sad, tired or angry even if you are not feeling that way. Because it merely relaxes the muscles just under your skin, it cannot be used to fill in deep static wrinkles. However, it works particularly well on frown lines between your eyebrows as well as on those pesky lines around your eyes and on your forehead that could be prematurely aging you. Xeomin will soften your expressions, and your results will look completely natural.
Xeomin is considered to be a safe cosmetic drug when used as recommended by the manufacturer. Your Xeomin provider at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center will always approach each treatment with care, ensuring that it is the best and safest option for you. This product is only approved for adults over the age of 18 and should not be used by pregnant women. In addition, you should always tell us if you have recently had Botox treatments or other treatments with neurotoxins to reduce the risk of unwanted drug interactions. Xeomin was FDA-approved in 2009 for cervical dystonia and in 2010 for moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
If you have any of the following conditions, be sure to bring them up to your nurse injector prior to treatment:
As with any drug, Xeomin comes with a list of possible side effects that could bother you after your treatment. However, most patients have only mild side effects that last less than a few hours, such as headaches or swelling at the injection sites. During your consultation, your Xeomin provider will be able to tell you more about other possible adverse reactions, which could include bruising, bleeding, hypersensitivity, or nerve complications. It’s important to note that more severe adverse reactions are very rare and can be prevented by seeing an experienced injector in a reputable practice, such as Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills, CA.
Xeomin is a simpler product when compared to traditional Botox due to its lack of complex proteins. Sometimes, you may hear it called the naked or pure neurotoxin because of its short list of ingredients. Each unit of Xeomin contains incobotulinumtoxinA along with 1 milligram of albumin and 4.7 milligrams of sucrose. Your Xeomin provider will mix it with 0.9% normal saline for reconstitution before administration.
It's easy to see the dramatic difference between the before-and-after photos. After the injections, the lips are fuller and look more sensual. They are smooth and do not appear to be overfilled.
When compared to more invasive procedures designed to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face, you will be pleased to discover that minimally invasive treatments, such as Xeomin, are far more affordable for you than surgical anti-aging treatments are. However, it is difficult to calculate your final cost until after your consultation time. Your treatment price will reflect the number of areas that your Xeomin provider will need to treat as well as the total number of units you will need during your treatment. Because this is a temporary treatment, you will also need to factor in your regular follow-up injections in your overall cost.
Xeomin is often an excellent Botox alternative treatment for treating fine lines and wrinkles. At Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center, we offer incredibly safe and effective treatments through our Xeomin providers to help you feel more confident in your skin even as you age. Here, you will find experienced providers, private consultations and treatment rooms and a welcoming office space so that you can feel comfortable during your consultation and treatment. If you are ready to learn more about Xeomin or want to find out more about whether you are a good candidate for this treatment, book a consultation at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center in Beverly Hills today.