It is an injectable chemical muscle relaxant that works to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines by blocking muscular nerve signals.
An injection of small amounts of Xeomin into a specific facial muscle blocks its impulse. This weakens the muscle and diminishes unwanted lines. Xeomin has been approved for cosmetic purposes in the United States since April 2010. Currently, Xeomin is used in other countries since 2005.
Typical injection areas are the forehead and around the eyes.
The treatment only takes about ten minutes and you may return to work or normal activities immediately. It requires only a few small injections; and although topical anesthetic is generally not necessary, it can be used if requested. Ice packs are used to decrease any chance of bruising.
You need to refrain from any aerobic activity that day and avoid lying down for 3-4 hours. Typically, Xeomin takes effect in 5-7 days with the maximum effect noted at the two week point. Most patients find they need to repeat their treatments in 3-6 months.
Side effects are generally minimal, temporary, and typically relate to the local injection site. Soreness or mild bruising are not common but may occur around the injection site. A temporary headache is not uncommon after injections in the forehead region. All possible side effects are mild, reversible, self-limiting and ultimately temporary if, in the rare instance, they occur.
You may combine Xeomin with one or a combination of the many types of fillers we offer at Ark-La-Tex Dermatology. This will enhance your results while restoring volume loss.
Our doctors do all of the Xeomin injections on their patients. Only a licensed professional with knowledge, training, and tested skills should be administering Xeomin. The physicians are Board Certified Dermatologists and have extensive training in cosmetic dermatology.
If you are interested in Xeomin please feel free to schedule your consultation at one of our two convenient locations in Shreveport and Bossier City.