WHAT IS XEOMIN®?
There’s a new alternative to Botox® and Dysport® called Xeomin®. Dr. Theocharides offers this treatment for patients with moderate to severe glabellar frown lines (the short vertical lines found between the eyebrows and extending up the central forehead). These unsightly lines can show up in as early as your 20’s and are usually the first kinds of wrinkles that appear. At first, they can only been seen when a person frowns but, over time, they become permanent and appear deeper. The glabellar frown lines are also responsible for making a person appear angry or stern. It is perfectly normal for people to want to “fill in” these lines to return their face to a more relaxed appearance.
Like Botox®, Xeomin® is a botulinum type injectable treatment that is used to relax nerves between the brows that cause frown lines. Xeomin® received FDA approval in July 2011 and was an exciting addition to the cosmetic market for many doctors and patients. Xeomin® has therapeutic uses beyond its cosmetic benefits. It is approved by the FDA for adults to treat blepharospasm (abnormal spasms in the eyelids) and cervical dystonia (which causes abnormal head position and neck pain) in addition to frown lines (glabellar lines), forehead lines and crow’s feet.
Xeomin® is called the “naked toxin” because it lacks complex proteins found in the other brands. Pure botulinum toxin type A is less likely to be rejected by the body, so it is an option for patients who have developed reactions to Botox® or Dysport®. The effects of Xeomin® take place within one week and the results can last up to three to six months. Since Xeomin® leaves out the complex proteins, it’s a good alternative for Dr. Theocharides’ patients who feel Botox® or Dysport® just do not work like they used to.
"I have been going to Dr. T for my BOTOX now for nearly 5 years, he is a perfectionist in the work he does! He takes his time with me, listens and the results are the best! Highly recommended!"- N.M. / Google / Aug 21, 2018
"I have been dealing with Dr. T for a little over a year, and I’m impressed by his kind caring service not to mention that he listens to your concerns and MORE IMPORTANTLY stands behind his work.. He has a professional associate Nadine that is highly responsive to concerns and inquiries as well... All in all a refreshing experience from the ‘ norm’ in the medical industry."- Anonymous / Office Visit / May 28, 2021
"Hi Nadine, Lips look good. Thank you for being so sweet. Please let Dr T. know 💋are good👍🏻 thanks again"- anonymous / Office Visit / May 10, 2021
"I was researching botox for men online when I came across something called “scrotox”. It is apparently becoming an increasing cosmetic thing for men. I suffer from urological conditions and have been experiencing testicular/scrotal discomfort and pain for years and have been miserable. I was curious if doing this cosmetic procedure could also help me with relief of my testicular/scrotal pain. I called a few places and then found Dr. Theocharides and Nadine. I was nervous asking about this at first but then they were so easy to talk to and I felt completely comfortable. Dr. T agreed to do the scrotox on me for cosmetic reasons only. I went and had the scrotox done. It really didn’t take that long and I did not feel any pain at all with the injections. Dr. T was cool to talk with the entire time also and I was not nervous at all. He is actually a really cool and nice person and it was an enjoyable experience. About two weeks after the scrotox procedure I started noticing results and maybe by week 3 I noticed my scrotum was completely relaxed and the best part was that I did not feel my scrotal/testicular pain anymore either. It has been about 2 months now and I’m still pain free. As for appearance my scrotum used to be tight all the time and my testicles were up near my body. They almost never hung freely. Now my scrotum is completely relaxed and testicles hang much lower. So now I am pain free and also enjoying the cosmetic appearance of having low hanging testicles. It has also improved my sex life as well. I am completely satisfied. If you are curious about getting scrotox I highly recommend Dr. T and Nadine. They are a great team. I will definitely be going there for all of my facial botox and scrotox treatments from now on. You will be in good hands if you do too."- CN / Office Visit / Mar 12, 2021
"Very good thank you ??"- G.K. / Healthgrades / Dec 23, 2020
XEOMIN® VS. BOTOX® AND DYSPORT®
All three injectables share a basic makeup, being derived from botulinum toxin A. Xeomin® and related products block the nerve impulses of the injected muscles that cause deep worry lines in the forehead and around the eyes. Xeomin® is unique from other brands because it lacks the complex proteins, making it less likely for your body to develop antibodies against it. Like Botox®, it takes about one week to see the full effects of Xeomin®.* Results last about 3 to 4 months, similar to Botox® and Dysport®.* Xeomin® should not be used interchangeably with other botulinum products.
COMPARING THE PRICE OF XEOMIN® & BOTOX®
The cost of Xeomin® is close to, or slightly less than, that of Botox® Cosmetic. It can be difficult to “ball park” a price because the number of vials needed can vary from one patient to another and from one product to another. Dr. Theocharides will meet with you to determine the best product and treatment plan to achieve your goals.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Do you want to learn more about Xeomin® and how it can help your unsightly frown lines? Dr. T can discuss your options in the comfort of our Howell, NJ cosmetic office. We will discuss all aspects of your care in a private consultation at Beginning’s Aesthetic & Wellness. To learn more, call our office today or request an appointment online.