XEOMIN® is a minimally invasive alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic injections that our Philadelphia and New Jersey patients choose to temporarily improve the look of expression lines, including frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow's feet. It is a medicine that is injected into the face to relax the facial muscles responsible for creating the dynamic wrinkles. XEOMIN® is a relatively new treatment for frown lines between the eyebrows and can only be dispensed in a medical practice. It is a purified protein produced by the bacteria, clostridium botulinum. After being injected into a muscle, XEOMIN® blocks nerve impulses, causing the muscle to relax.
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XEOMIN® treatments are administered in units in much the same way that most medications are administered, in milligrams. Each of our XEOMIN® patients receives a customized treatment and dosage. During your consultation, Dr. Timothy M. Greco will determine the amount needed to treat your areas of concern. The key to a successful treatment is to administer enough units to dramatically improve dynamic wrinkles while maintaining a natural expression to the face. Static wrinkles may be improved with the use of dermal fillers.
XEOMIN® usually begins achieving noticeable results within 7 days after treatment. You will return 2 weeks after your initial visit for a follow-up evaluation. At this time, additional units of XEOMIN® may be injected to achieve the desired result.
When XEOMIN® is injected there is an initial minor stinging sensation for a few seconds. Once the injection is complete, there is minimal discomfort.
The most common areas are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and the crow's feet. Dr. Greco is also using XEOMIN® more in the lower face to complement filler injections.
Our XEOMIN® patients see results lasting 4 months, at which time another injection is required. After continued treatments, results may begin to last longer, sometimes up to 6 to 8 months. When a filler is injected into the same region, the filler results last longer since there's less movement in the area due to the relaxation of the muscles.
There are very few restrictions regarding XEOMIN® treatments. Patients who are pregnant or have certain neurological diseases should not be treated. This will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Greco.
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