Xeomin: A Good Alternative for Botox
Xeomin is a good alternative to Botox that you should try. It’s less expensive and can make you more natural-looking. The treatment also has fewer side effects, so it’s a great choice for those who are at risk of developing botulinum toxin injection syndrome or other serious complications from their treatment.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin or incobotulinumtoxinA is another type of botulinum toxin created by Merz Pharmaceuticals and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe frown lines and other health conditions such as cervical dystonia. Xeomin is usually injected, and it prevents nerve activity in the muscles by blocking a chemical called acetylcholine from getting to the muscles that causes wrinkles.
Unlike other variants of botulinum toxins, Xeomin doesn’t need to be refrigerated before use, which simplifies its distribution. This neurotoxin has no additives that might develop antibodies that can go against Xeomin.
Xeomin has undergone clinical trials to prove its effectiveness, such as multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, and double-bind. There are more than 84,000 patients treated with Xeomin worldwide.
The procedure typically lasts for 10 to 20 minutes, and anesthesia is not required. However, the medical professional might use a cold pack or apply a topical anesthetic to reduce pain or discomfort.
What are the benefits?
Xeomin is less expensive and can be used stand-alone or in combination with other medications. It has fewer side effects than Botox, making it a good choice for those at risk of developing serious complications from their treatment. The treatment makes the patients look younger and alleviates certain health conditions such as eye disorders, migraines, excessive sweating and drooling, and overactive bladder.
What results can you expect?
Xeomin can make your wrinkles go away for a little while. The results of the procedure usually last for about three months. However, the duration of the treatment can vary from person to person. You will not see any immediate results from Xeomin injections, but the full effects of the treatment will be visible after two weeks.
The treatment can give patients confidence and a smoother appearance like many of our satisfied clients at Luminare Aesthetics & Wellness.
What should you do before and after treatment?
Screening is a very important step before getting the treatment. Tell your medical professional about your medical history or if you are allergic to drugs so proper intervention can be administered.
After the procedure, you can ice the injection site for 24 hours and avoid heavy activities for 48 hours. You should also avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area during that period. You may also experience some bruising and swelling, but these symptoms should resolve within a few days. Remember that you can take Tylenol in order to relieve pain.
Always ensure that the injection area is dry and clean. Wear sunscreen when exposed to UV rays. If the side effects persist or become bothersome, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your medical professional.
Who is the treatment for?
Xeomin is for people who want firmer skin by preventing wrinkles and neckbands. The treatment is also for people who seek remedies for various health conditions, including blepharospasm or cervical dystonia. The dose is based on weight for children.
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