Xeomine is an injectable facial rejuvenation treatment used for many of the same purposes as Botox and similar treatments. It can fill the vertical creases that appear over time in between the eyes. The injections also improve the appearance of noticeable frown lines that are common problems as the skin’s elasticity diminishes. Differences between Xeomine, Botox and comparable treatments have to do with Xeomine’s chemical composition.
Like Botox, Xeomine is classified as a Type A botulism substance. Unlike its more well-known counterpart, Xeomine lacks many of the same additives. It does not require refrigeration, which can be a cost-effective advantage. Another benefit to Xeomine’s lack of additives is that it carries fewer chances of the body rejecting it. Certain additives in other facial rejuvenation treatments can cause some patients to have undesired immune responses. Patients with this sensitivity to other injectables often report much better results from Xeomine injections.
How Does it Work?
Injected Xeomine inhibits muscle movement at the injection site, causing relaxed facial lines and a smoother appearance. Nerve signals to these muscles are blocked, which keeps them from contracting and the lines from deepening. The average course of Xeomine injections takes about five to seven days for a patient to see the full effects. Most patients require injections every three to six months on average.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Patients with past sensitivities and immune reactions to other injectables are good candidates for Xeomine. In cases of rejuvenation treatment rejection, the immune system produces antibodies that attack the injection site. Frequent associated problems include pain and swelling.
Xeomine is also a treatment option for a medical condition known as blepharospasm, which is characterized by involuntary contractions of the eyelid muscles. In severe cases, the lid spasms can interfere with normal vision and daily activities. For patients with blepharospasm that does not respond well to other treatments, Xeomine injections can relax the eyelid muscles and reduce the involuntary movement. Candidates for these injections normally need a referral from their physicians to a cosmetic surgeon trained in this type of injection.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The most common side effects of Xeomine are temporary redness and tenderness at the injection site. Some patients may also experience itching but are urged not to scratch at the skin to avoid worse irritation. These effects usually wear off after the first one to two days in most cases. Patients receiving Xeomine injections for blepharospasm may also experience temporary eyelid sagging that usually improves after a couple of days.
What to Expect During a Xeomine Session
The typical injection treatment takes less than an hour for basic cosmetic facial rejuvenation. The number of required injections can vary somewhat from one person to the next. To discuss this option with an experienced and knowledgeable cosmetic surgeon, contact us today to set up your consultation.