XEOMIN

XEOMIN

Does your face give away your age? It doesn’t have to.

Maxim Medical now offers the an FDA-approved treatment for wrinkles, Xeomin. Say goodbye to frown lines and creases on your forehead, as well as crow’s feet and smile lines – Xeomin can erase these signs of aging that make you look tired or angry.

Xeomin is a neurotoxin similar to Botox and Dysport. It is injected into the muscles to improve the appearance of wrinkles, smoothing out your skin and even making the wrinkles disappear.

Unlike other injectables, Xeomin is a more purified version, as it does not contain any additives or proteins. Xeomin is an effective treatment for wrinkles in men and women. It’s about time you looked as young as you feel!

XEOMIN Q&A

What is Xeomin?

Xeomin is the FDA-approved prescription neurotoxin that is injected directly into wrinkles. Its active ingredient is a botulinum toxin type A. As a purified neurotoxin that does not contain additives, Xeomin lowers the chance of a negative reaction.

Is Xeomin approved by the FDA?

Yes, it has been approved for use since 2010 for cervical dystonia or blepharospasm, and since 2015 for upper limb spasticity. With more than a million patients, plastic surgeons specializing in skincare have been using it for years to give their patients a more youthful appearance.

How does Xeomin work?

When injected into the muscles, Xeomin blocks the signals from the nerves that cause the muscles to spasm. The muscles stay frozen, as they are kept in a relaxed state. As a result, the skin appears relaxed and smooth.

Can I switch to Xeomin form Botox?

Yes, and many patients have - but make sure that you discuss the switch with your doctor. Note that you cannot switch back and forth between different neurotoxins.

Will Xeomin work for me if Botox and Dysport no longer do?

If Botox and Dysport treatments are not giving you the same results as before, Xeomin may provide a good alternative. If someone is immune to Botox, it is usually not the neurotoxin itself, but the proteins that coat it. Because Xeomin is a purer form without the proteins, it is less likely that the patient will become immune to it.

How long does the procedure take? Is Xeomin painful?

The procedure depends on the depth of the wrinkle, but generally it takes less than 30 minutes. Xeomin injections are performed with a very small needle. Most people do not consider this procedure painful, and report feeling a pinch at the sight of injection that quickly disappears. Topical anesthetics are also an option we can discuss for increasing your comfort level.

How soon will I see an improvement?

Most people see Xeomin results within seven to ten days. The deep wrinkles will be eliminated, and the result is a youthful look of the more relaxed, smoother skin.

How often should I get the Xeomin treatment?

The results usually last about 12 weeks, but they may vary person to person.

What kind of wrinkles can Xeomin treat?

Xeomin can be an effective treatment of the wrinkles for the facial muscles women and men use the most:

  • - Frown lines (vertical forehead wrinkles)
  • - Forehead creases (horizontal forehead wrinkles)
  • - Crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes)
  • - Smile lines (nasolabial folds)

Who should and should not use Xeomin?

Xeomin works well in both men and women. If you are generally in good health and have realistic expectations, you may find Xeomin beneficial. However, you should not use Xeomin if you have an allergy to Botox.

Where do I begin?

Prior to administering Xeomin, Dr. Max – who is an experienced plastic surgeon -- will discuss your medical history with you and perform a quick skin test. Then, we will come up with a plan that best addresses the particular needs of your skin.

What are the Xeomin side effects?

As with all medications, results vary. Is Xeomin safe? It is considered to be so, and it is effective for various skin types. Some experience slight redness or bruising, as well as very mild swelling. And while more serious complications are rare, you should discuss all potential side effects with Dr. Chumak when you sit down to discuss your medical history.

Individual results may vary