Xeomin Treatment in Swansea, IL
What is Xeomin®?
Xeomin works by temporarily stopping muscles from contracting, just like BOTOX. In fact, Xeomin is made from the same botulinum toxin type A. The only difference is that BOTOX is formulated with a few extra proteins, while Xeomin is nothing but the botulinum toxin. The FDA originally approved Xeomin in August 2010 for two conditions: blepharospasm (eyelid spasms) and cervical dystonia (severe contractions of the neck muscles). One year later, the FDA approved Xeomin for the same uses as BOTOX, namely the treatment of glabellar lines, the lines that form between the eyebrows.
What is Xeomin Most Commonly Used For?
Xeomin is commonly used to treat your crow’s feet, eliminate the wrinkles between your eyebrows and soften the wrinkles in your forehead. Other areas we may treat are the chin, neck and “bunny lines” on the nose.
BOTOX and Xeomin® Before & After Photos
Are There Any Side Effects with Xeomin Treatment?
There have been few side effects with either Xeomin. Usually, the minor side effects are slight pain, bruising, and swelling at the injection locations, but these pass in a day or so.
The main side effect with both Xeomin is an injection into an unintended muscle, creating a drooping eyelid, cockeyed eyebrows, and such. But thanks to the training and knowledge of the facial anatomy of Dr. Musick, this is not an issue for his patients.
Recovery from Xeomin Treatment
The important thing after you’ve had Xeomin injections is to not rub the injection sites for 4 hours. Doing so can make the Xeomin migrate to an unintended muscle.
Our initial cosmetic consultations are complimentary. We look forward to discussing your cosmetic options with you!
Does Insurance Cover Xeomin?
No, Xeomin treatments are not covered by insurance. However, we do offer multiple financing plans to our patients. Please let our team know if this is something that would be of interest to you.
How Long Will Xeomin Results Last For?
Results will last for 3 to 6 months.