Botox is the name that probably comes to mind when you think of treating facial wrinkles, but you might be surprised to learn that there are several botulinum toxin alternatives available, one of which is Xeomin.

Xeomin is an injectable filler used to treat frown lines. It incorporates the same active ingredient as Botox, botulinum toxin type A, except Xeomin is a slightly purer form of the toxin which is believed to be beneficial to long-term patients in particular.

Xeomin has a variety of aesthetic and medical applications. It can be used to improve the look of:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Laugh lines
  • Frown lines

Beyond aesthetic applications, Xeomin has also been approved by the FDA to treat a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Cervical dystonia (neck spasms)
  • Blepharospasm (eyelid twitch)
  • Limb spasticity
  • Sialorrhea (excessive drooling)

During treatment in Phoenix, Dr. Holy will use a very thin needle to inject Xeomin into the desired area. You may feel a slight pinch, but the procedure typically isn’t considered to be painful. A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment to alleviate discomfort.

As with most botulinum toxin treatments, there’s little to no downtime after receiving a Xeomin injection, with most people returning to their regular activities immediately afterward.

You may experience some slight bruising, swelling and redness near the injection site. These side effects tend to resolve within a couple of days. You may consider avoiding strenuous exercise for a few days following your Xeomin treatment because the increased blood pressure from physical activity can potentially exacerbate bruising.

Results are not immediately visible following the procedure. Optimal results from Xeomin should be seen within approximately seven days after treatment, and the full effects roughly one month later.If you are interested in Xeomin treatment at THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology, contact us at 602-867-7546 or website to schedule a consultation.