Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repetitive facial movements, which means that virtually everyone will get them at some point. Glabellar lines, also known as brow lines or "11s", are a type of dynamic wrinkle that can become prominent even in your 20s. Many individuals prefer to smooth out these lines for a more youthful look but may not have had great results with some neuromodulator injectables. Xeomin is a cleaner, gentler option for your dynamic wrinkles and may be the optimal choice. At Clareo in Boston, MA, Dr. Michael Tantillo and Dr. Christopher Lee, along with the entire aesthetic team, trust Xeomin as a dynamic choice for dynamic wrinkles.
Xeomin is an FDA-approved injectable neuromodulator made with incobotulinumtoxinA, a type of botulism toxin. This treatment causes nerve endings to bind, which prevents the underlying muscles from contracting and thus from producing dynamic wrinkles. Xeomin is specially formulated and produced using XTRACT technology. This double filtration method removed unnecessary components, including extra proteins, resulting in a highly pure and refined neuromodulator serum.
Xeomin and Botox share the same active ingredient, the neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A. However, their formulations are distinctly different. Xeomin undergoes a double filtration process, resulting in a product with fewer additives and extra proteins. This molecular refinement makes Xeomin a relatively cleaner option for treatment. For patients who may have experienced adverse reactions to Botox, Xeomin offers a promising alternative.
Dynamic wrinkles, created by repetitive facial muscle movements or the natural aging process, pose a unique challenge for treatment. Xeomin offers an effective solution, smoothing and eliminating brow lines for a youthful and natural-looking result. Key features of this treatment include:
Most of our Boston, MA, Xeomin patients want to address glabellar lines for a softer, more youthful appearance, are typically over 25 years old, and may be male or female. Those who have had poor reactions or sensitivity to other botulism toxin-based injectables in the past may still be good candidates for this treatment.
Our expert injectors will examine your facial features and discuss your optimal treatment plan, which could also include other facial rejuvenation procedures if desired, in order to achieve your aesthetic goals. Along with a customized treatment plan, we will also provide instructions on how to prepare for treatment, which may include avoiding sun exposure, alcohol, and certain medications and supplements temporarily.
Our goal is for each patient to enjoy their overall experience, so we will ensure you are comfortable in one of our luxurious treatment rooms. Your provider will then cleanse your skin and apply topical anesthetic cream for maximum comfort. Xeomin is administered to a number of strategic points on the forehead using very fine, medical-grade needles. For most patients, appointments take about 10 to 15 minutes.
If you have never previously been treated with a neuromodulator injectable, we may ask you to wait about 15 to 20 minutes just to ensure there are no adverse reactions. No downtime is required after the treatment, and you will be able to return to regular activities right away. Some patients experience some mild bruising, redness, or tenderness at the injection sites that resolve quickly on their own. Results are typically visible within two to three days and last around three to six months in most patients.
Clareo is home to two premier board-certified Boston plastic surgeons who are dedicated to excellence and innovation in every procedure and every treatment. Dr. Michael Tantillo and Dr. Christopher Lee have both been recognized as RealSelf and Vitals Top Doctors and lead a team of skilled aesthetic medical professionals with a wealth of knowledge and an expert sense of artistry.
Some patients may experience some mild discomfort with the injection, but most find it very tolerable.
This is a low-risk cosmetic procedure, but as with most injectables, there is a change of minor side effects, such as redness or swelling at the injection site. Serious side effects like allergic reactions or infection are possible but are very rare.
For most patients, results with Xeomin last about three to six months, depending on how quickly their body metabolizes the serum.
Yes, we often combine Xeomin with other treatments, such as dermal fillers or skincare, for a comprehensive result.
The cost of Xeomin will depend on how many units are needed to achieve optimal results for each patient.
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