What is Botox®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
What is Dysport®?
Prescription Dysport® is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas.
A lifetime of facial expressions can take a toll on your appearance. These indications of a full life can form fine lines and wrinkles that make you look and feel older than you are. XEOMIN® is a quick, relatively painless, and effective way to soften the appearance of these wrinkles
Located in Hudson, Massachusetts, Rio Medical is dedicated to providing our patients with treatments that help them reach their ultimate aesthetic goals. Contact us today if you would like to know more about Xeomin or any of our other cosmetic procedures.
What is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® is an aesthetic injectable neuromodulator that is used to temporarily smooth and correct dynamic facial fine lines and wrinkles. It is a fast, effective, and safe treatment that requires absolutely no downtime. It is from the same family of drugs as BOTOX® and Dysport®.
How Does it Work?
Over time, your face develops wrinkle because of repeated and sustained contraction of the facial muscles. Over time, the contraction of your facial muscles causes the skin above them to become looser and less firm. XEOMIN® works by temporarily blocking nerve activity in these muscles, temporarily decreasing their nerve activity.
The effects of this decreased nerve activity on your facial wrinkles usually take about five days to manifest themselves. It usually takes ten days to see the full results of your treatment. The improvements XEOMIN® usually last somewhere between three and six months. Additional injections are required to maintain results.
What Specific Areas can XEOMIN® Treat?
XEOMIN® is most effective in treating dynamic facial wrinkles. This includes wrinkles in the following areas:
- Around the eyes
- On the forehead
- Between the eyebrows
It is particularly effective in these places because the wrinkles there are caused by frequent muscle contraction.
What Makes it Different than BOTOX® and Dysport®?
Although they all function similarly and are comprised of some form of Botulinum Toxin, there are some slight chemical differences between the three. Unlike BOTOX® and Dysport®, XEOMIN® contains absolutely no additives – it is comprised solely of Botulinum Toxin Type A. Because this toxin naturally occurs within the body, there is a decreased chance of your body developing antibodies against it than other neuromodulators.
Am I a Good Candidate for XEOMIN®?
If your wrinkles aren’t severe, and you’re generally in good health, you should be a good candidate for treatment. If you’ve had previous allergic reactions to Dysport or BOTOX®, XEOMIN® injections are not right for you.
You will need to schedule a consultation with a licensed practitioner to confirm for sure that you’re an ideal candidate.
We’d love to help you work towards your cosmetic and aesthetic goals – contact Rio Medical today to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!