Neuromodulators have taken the aesthetic world by storm, offering safe and effective options for treating lines, wrinkles and other facial issues. These cosmetic injections work by relaxing targeted muscles temporarily, which can smooth dynamic lines and wrinkles or impact facial features. At Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV, we offer various neuromodulator cosmetic treatments, including Xeomin injections.
Botox is the best-known neuromodulator and the first one approved by the FDA for treatment of frown lines. However, it is not the perfect solution for everyone. Xeomin contains the same active ingredient at Botox, but it is formulated differently. Both are a form of botulinum toxin type A, which can block the nerve signals to muscles to contract, resulting in relaxation and slight paralysis. In Xeomin, the formula is “naked” and does not contain the same proteins as Botox. This is believed to help reduce the chance of antibody resistance, which can occur with Botox.
Benefits of Xeomin Treatments
Xeomin injections were FDA-approved in 2010 to treat frown lines or the “11’s” between the eyebrows. It can also be used to smooth horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic lines on the face. Due to the difference in formulation, Xeomin can be a great alternative to Botox for those who have built up a resistance to Botox.
Like most neuromodulators, Xeomin injections can be performed quickly in an office visit, without the need for downtime or recovery. The effects can take a few days to a week to be noticeable and last about 3-4 months before injections need to be repeated to retain results.
If you want to eliminate frown lines or other dynamic wrinkles that make you look older, sad or angry, Xeomin injections could be your quick and effective solution. To learn more about our cosmetic treatments, contact us at Avance Plastic Surgery Institute in Reno/Tahoe, NV, to schedule your consultation.