If you’re worried about fine lines and wrinkles and live in Long Island or Garden City, New York, Dr. Rokhsar has a solution for you! We are all familiar with Botox, but Xeomin is a newer, more innovative product used to mitigate lines and wrinkles that make us look older. Like Botox, Xeomin is a neuromodulator that uses an innocuous strain of botulinum toxin in order to combat those wrinkles. Dr. Rokhsar is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with daily experience in artistically applying Xeomin, Botox, and fillers to patients.
What makes Xeomin different from either of its competitors is that it is simpler – it is what is known as an “uncomplexed toxin.” Both Botox and Dysport use a protein to stabilize their botulinum toxin ingredient via a strong chemical bond. However small, this protein increases the chance of an allergic reaction to the injectable. It is rare (and most patients get great results from Botox and Dysport), but the body will sometimes see this protein as a foreign substance and generate an immune response. Xeomin, on the other hand, is designed to be “pure,” so that it does not need this extra protein. Because the extra protein is not present, the chances for an allergic reaction are lowered drastically. In other words, Xeomin can get the same great results that you see from Botox but at a lower risk for allergic reactions.
Xeomin1 is designed to work in much the same way as other versions of itself, such as Botox and Dysport (both versions of botulinum toxin). When your muscles are functioning normally, your brain will send those muscles a signal, which then travels through a nerve and triggers the muscle tissue. Xeomin blocks the “triggering” step in this process, allowing the contracted muscle to relax and, therefore, mitigate the associated wrinkle. In this way, Xeomin can not only address current wrinkles but prevent some wrinkles from forming it in the first place. Many of Dr. Rokhsar’s New York Xeomin patients use this product as a “proactive” step in preventing the signs of aging.
Dr. Rokhsar performs Xeomin injections2 in both his New York and Garden City offices, so if you are wondering what this Botox-like injectable can do for you, the best way to find out is to schedule an appointment. Typically, Xeomin is a safe, effective, and fast way to eliminate wrinkles for a more youthful-looking result. For these reasons, this procedure is quite popular with many of Dr. Rokhsar’s NYC area patients. To schedule a consultation and get your transformation started, contact us today.
Xeomin is a cosmetic anti-wrinkle injection. It is used for erasing wrinkles and smoothing skin much like Botox, but its popularity as a preventative treatment has increased. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons are seeing more and more young patients requesting injections of botulinum before wrinkles even develop.
The botulinum neurotoxin is injected into treatment sites and dense liquid passes through the muscles and blocks the nerve pulses that are responsible for telling micro-muscular movements to occur within the face. When the brain sends a signal, it travels through neurotransmitters to the muscle. Simple, unnecessary movements of the face that cause wrinkles can be stopped. It is important to understand that this doesn’t mean patients will not be able to use the muscles in their faces, but it will instead stop some movements that are not necessary to facial expressions.
Xeomin has been FDA approved to treat adults with abnormal head position or neck pain, as well as abnormal spasms of the eyelids. However, it is cosmetically used to reverse signs of aging such as the wrinkles formed between the eyebrows, on the forehead, around the eyes and mouth as a result of frowning, scowling, squinting from the sun, or concentrating on a task such as listening and reading.
Both Xeomin and Botox is a botulinum neurotoxin, a naturally occurring purified toxin which successfully paralyzes facial muscles. The only difference is that Xeomin does not contain any of the additives (proteins) that Botox has, thus making it less likely for the body to have an adverse reaction.
Yes. Because Xeomin uses the same active ingredient as Botox and Dysport3, the products can be considered interchangeable. The dosage may be different, making it important to consult with Dr. Cameron Rokhsar on personal cosmetic goals and treatment history.
Results can be seen within 7 to 10 days following only one session. The effects usually last 3 to 4 months before gradually subsiding; however some treatments could last up to 8 months.
There may be bruising, swelling and slight bleeding at the injection site, however, if this does occur, it is short-lasting. This can happen with any botulinum product such as Botox.
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1 XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) IMPORTANT CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION. Available: https://www.xeomin.com.
2 Xeomin Vial. Available: https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-154593/xeomin-intramuscular/details.
3 AbobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®), OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®), and IncobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®) Neurotoxin Content and Potential Implications for Duration of Response in Patients. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6316182/.