Xeomin New Jersey
Xeomin is the newest addition to the wrinkle reduction family. It is a highly purified molecule that consists of a therapeutic component only, without any extra proteins. Like Dysport, it can be used on men and women as a Botox alternative. It temporarily interferes with muscle activity leading to wrinkle reduction. Like its sisters, it may improve facial appearance and is often used in conjunction with fillers or other spa treatments to restore a more youthful appearance*.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is the last neuromodulators to be FDA approved for cosmetic and non-cosmetic uses. Introduced in 2011, it acts the same way as Botox and Dysport in blocking the nerve receptor, but it is a more purified form of the product. It lacks a certain protein which renders it less antigenic, meaning it may act when Botox or Dysport fail.
How is Xeomin different from Botox?
There are minor differences between Xeomin and Botox. These differences may play an important role in patients who are resistant to Botox. A small percentage of patients show little or no improvement when Botox is injected by a skilled injector. This may be related to the presence of certain proteins on the Botox molecule. The absence of these proteins on the Xeomin molecule may render it effective in these patients.
What is Xeomin Used For?
It works very much like Botox and Dysport. It targets the muscle that causes the contraction leading to a wrinkle, by preventing the uptake of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. It has both cosmetic and non cosmetic uses. It is FDA approved for temporary improvement in glabellar(between the eyebrows) frown lines. It is also approved to treat muscle spasm in the neck and blepharospasm, or abnormal muscular contractions in the muscle surrounding the eye in patients previously treated with Botox*.
What side effects does Xeomin have?
Xeomin treatment is similar to Botox and Dysport in all respects. There are several tiny injections used to target the muscles causing the wrinkle. Side effects are uncommon and most often are associated with headache or swelling*.
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To learn more about Xeomin injections and other rejuvenation treatments, and to find out if you are a good candidate please contact us to schedule a consultation or call our office at 973-912-9120. You may also use our online consultation tool provided on this page.
* = Results may vary