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.
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"I have been going to Dr.T for a number of years and each and every experience is meet with professionalism ,compassion and patience both by DrT and his assistance Nadine . They both take their time first listening and fully attentive to your concerns . An explanation of any and all procedures is always performed with empathy . Procedures are performed with perfectionism and patience to their patients needs.. I would highly recommend BEGINNING AESTHETIC to anyone wanting a complete and comfortable and confident that procedures are done with utmost knowledge and individual care ."- S.D. / Google / Jan 11, 2022
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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.