What Is XEOMIN?
XEOMIN is an injectable wrinkle relaxer that's similar to BOTOX because it relaxes the facial muscles with a purified strain of botulinum toxin type A. Although you've made a wide range of facial expressions throughout your youth, you may be starting to see that the lines and wrinkles caused by these expressions no longer disappear after your face relaxes. These lines are called dynamic wrinkles and they are caused when the facial muscle stays contracted from overuse, creating etched lines in the skin overlying the muscles. At Sereno Santé in the San Jose, CA area, we offer several cosmetic services including XEOMIN wrinkle relaxer injections. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Maia Chakerian to learn more about XEOMIN.
Is XEOMIN right for me?
The best candidates for XEOMIN are in good overall health, not pregnant, and not allergic to other botulinum toxin products (including BOTOX and Dysport). XEOMIN can help if you want to improve the look of dynamic wrinkles on your face, like frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead (glabellar lines), Crow's feet in the outer corners of the eyes, and other smile and laugh lines. XEOMIN has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) as a cosmetic wrinkle treatment that can be used safely on most patients. In your initial consultation, Dr. Chakerian will ask many questions, including what allergies you may have, as well as all medications and supplements you're currently taking. You should be honest with Dr. Chakerian to avoid unnecessary complications or side effects.
Our XEOMIN Injection Technique
On the day of your XEOMIN injection, you'll be escorted to a private treatment room where you can relax on an exam table. We'll clean the areas of your face being treated before carefully injecting XEOMIN with a tiny specialized needle. The treatment is fast and does not generally cause much discomfort, so local anesthesia is not necessary but is available upon request. Cold compresses will be applied to the injection sites to stop any minor bleeding before you leave. XEOMIN treatments at Sereno Santé typically take less than 30 minutes from beginning to end and can be completed in our procedure room immediately following your consultation.
What to Expect After XEOMIN
You can leave our facility directly after receiving your XEOMIN injections and return to your daily activities, but you should avoid vigorous exercise for the rest of the day. For a few days following a XEOMIN injection, you may experience inflammation, bruising, or swelling near the injection site(s); this is common, and any visible marks can easily be covered with makeup. You should sleep in a slightly elevated position and may want to apply cold compresses periodically to expedite the recovery process. Most patients notice visible improvements 3 – 4 days after their XEOMIN session, and these results should last about three months. Touch-ups can be scheduled with Dr. Chakerian at Sereno Santé to sustain your results.
Smooth and Relaxed with XEOMIN
Don't let the lines and wrinkles on your face get you down! Relax dynamic facial wrinkles with XEOMIN wrinkle relaxer injectable treatments at Sereno Santé. During a consultation with Dr. Maia Chakerian, you can decide whether XEOMIN is the right treatment for your aesthetic goals. Call our Los Gatos, CA practice today and schedule an appointment to design your unique XEOMIN treatment plan.