Frown lines can add years to your face and give you an unintentionally stern or worried expression. While they’re a natural part of aging, their presence often doesn’t align with how youthful or energetic you feel on the inside. Xeomin is an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
At Renuva Medspa in Bridgeville, PA, we have evolved since our inception in 2016 to offer a range of services, from permanent cosmetics to advanced medical aesthetics such as injections and medical-grade skin rejuvenation. We’re conveniently situated next to The Beauty Edit, offering Xeomin as part of our comprehensive med spa treatments.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an FDA-approved neuromodulator similar to Botox and Dysport. However, what sets it apart is its “naked” formula, meaning it doesn’t contain any additives or proteins. This makes it a purer form of the botulinum toxin type A which can make it ideal for certain situations. Xeomin is formulated to relax facial muscles and improve the appearance of frown lines and other facial wrinkles.
How Does Xeomin Work?
When you come to Renuva Medspa for a Xeomin treatment, you’re receiving injections that target the nerve endings in specific muscles. The active ingredient in Xeomin interrupts the transmission of nerve signals in the treated areas, effectively reducing muscle activity. As a result, the overlying skin can’t fold and wrinkle as much and can appear smoother, making the frown lines between your eyebrows less prominent.
What Is Xeomin Used For?
Aside from its FDA approval for treating glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows), it can also be used for conditions like chronic TMJ pain and excessive sweating. With Xeomin, we can increase your quality of life with targeted treatments. It is important to have a consultation first to see if this treatment is right for your situation.
What Sets Xeomin Apart?
When considering a neuromodulator for facial treatments, many patients don’t know how to choose between Xeomin vs. Botox or Dysport. While each has its benefits and we use all three for different situations, there are specific aspects that set Xeomin apart.
A Purified Neuromodulator
Unlike other neuromodulators, Xeomin is free from accessory proteins or additives. This makes it a highly purified form of botulinum toxin type A, which can be an advantage for those concerned about the specific ingredients they’re putting into their bodies.
Lower Chance of Product Resistance
Because Xeomin is a purer form of the toxin, it is less likely that your body will develop resistance or antibodies to the treatment. This can be particularly useful for long-term treatment plans, offering a sustainable option for those seeking to maintain their results over time.
Can Produce a Lighter, More Natural-Looking Result
Xeomin stays close to the injection site for precise outcomes. Depending on the injection technique, this can result in a lighter, more natural-looking outcome, providing subtle enhancement without making you appear “frozen” or “overdone.”
Easier to Store and Transport
Another benefit of its purified composition is that Xeomin doesn’t require refrigeration before use, unlike other neuromodulators. This makes it easier for us to store and transport, so the product is always readily available for your treatment sessions.
General Benefits of Xeomin
A Non-Surgical Treatment
Xeomin offers a non-surgical approach to facial enhancement. If you’re hesitant about undergoing a surgical facelift or other more invasive procedures, Xeomin presents an alternative that still delivers visible improvements.
A Fast Lunchtime Treatment
Another advantage is the speed and convenience of the Xeomin treatment. Typically, sessions last no longer than 20 minutes, making it an ideal “lunchtime treatment.” This allows you to get back to your daily activities promptly, without having to set aside significant time for recovery.
Minimal to No Downtime
With Xeomin, you can expect minimal to no downtime post-treatment. Most people experience only mild redness or swelling at the injection site, which usually subsides within a couple of hours. This means you can resume your normal activities almost immediately.
FAQs About Xeomin
The duration of a Xeomin treatment can vary from person to person, but the effects last an average of three months. Factors such as your age, skin type, and the specific area treated can all influence how long the results last.
Most people start to see results within three to four days post-treatment, with full effects usually visible within two weeks. It’s worth noting that the speed at which you’ll see results may also depend on the treated area and the severity of the lines or wrinkles.
Xeomin is best suited for adults who are looking to improve their frown lines without surgery. It’s important to consult with us for a comprehensive evaluation to determine if Xeomin is the right treatment for your specific concerns.
Xeomin injections are generally quick and involve minimal discomfort. We use a fine needle to inject Xeomin into the targeted muscles and can use a topical numbing cream if needed. While you may experience slight pinching during the injection, most people find the treatment to be tolerable without topical anesthetic.
The number of injections you’ll need to treat your concerns depends on several factors, including the severity of the wrinkles or lines you’re treating, the specific area, and your overall treatment goals. During your consultation at our Bridgeville location, we’ll create a tailored treatment plan that outlines the recommended number of injections for optimal results.
Choosing Xeomin as your treatment option can provide you with a more youthful appearance while limiting your downtime. At Renuva Medspa, we’re committed to offering this and other advanced aesthetic solutions to residents of Pittsburgh & Bridgeville, PA. To learn more about how we can use our Xeomin treatments to treat your frown lines or other concerns, call us at (412) 880-2522 or contact us online today.