As you age your skin loses elasticity and the creases that may form on your forehead and around your eyes when you’re surprised or curious may make you look and feel older than you really are.
If your fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent you can seek professional help in the form of non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Dr. Dimitry Rabkin at Esthetica MD in Englewood, NJ understands how forehead lines can cut deeply into your confidence and can help you take years off your face with injectables and dermal fillers.
Lines and wrinkles may become visible on your skin as you age, often caused by habitual facial expressions such as frowning or squinting. Sun damage also contributes to the appearance of wrinkles and other fine lines on your face. Dr. Dimitry Rabkin — a highly respected cosmetic physician in Englewood, NJ, right across the Hudson River from Manhattan — may recommend a Xeomin treatment.
Xeomin is a neuromodulator that is injected into facial muscles around the eyes and forehead to reduce frown lines or other signs of aging due to years of muscle movement. A cosmetic treatment using Xeomin helps rejuvenate and refresh your appearance, giving you a more youthful look.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an FDA-approved anti-wrinkle injectable that can be administered by the expert practitioners at Esthetica MD. What makes it stand out among other neuromodulators such as Botox is that Xeomin is purified to remove unnecessary proteins. By utilizing nano-needles for this procedure, Dr. Rabkin makes it as quick and painless as possible to have your Xeomin treatment at our Englewood, NJ office.
When placed properly, Xeomin improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between your brows or those deep lines you’ve developed in your forehead. Frown lines can develop over time due to muscle contractions and loss of elasticity in your skin. Untreated, these lines gradually deepen, giving you a harsh appearance and making you look older than you may prefer to appear.
Xeomin Vs. Botox
In some ways, Xeomin is similar to Botox, but there are some differences between these two anti-wrinkle options. These differences include:
- Xeomin is a pure-form injectable. It has only one ingredient: into botulinum toxin A, a neuromodulator. There are no protective proteins in Xeomin.
- Xeomin doesn’t need to be refrigerated because it has no additives.
- You’re less likely to develop antibodies after a Xeomin injection, compared to other injectable products such as Botox. Antibodies are the weapons your body uses to fight attacks from foreign substances. When your body’s immune system works against the aesthetic injectable, it may not give you the desired results.
- Xeomin works more slowly than Botox, so you may not see results as quickly.
Like Botox, Xeomin works by acting on nerve endings in your facial muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. Reducing the number and intensity of muscular contractions can help to temporarily reduce frown lines between your eyebrows, which is the most common use for Xeomin. Xeomin may also be used to treat other conditions, such as crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles.
What Happens During a Xeomin Treatment?
When you have a Xeomin treatment at Esthetica MD you’re in the hands of a highly trained cosmetic professional. Dr. Rabkin is experienced and knowledgeable in facial anatomy, ensuring that your results look natural, benefitting your overall appearance. A treatment usually takes 20 minutes or less.
Before starting, Dr. Rabkin may use a topical anesthetic to numb the target area. The procedure is tolerable, even for those with sensitive skin. Since there’s no downtime, you’re able to return to your normal daily activities immediately.
As early as three or four days after your Xeomin treatment, you begin to notice a smoother appearance. It may take closer to a week before you see the full results. Your new appearance usually lasts three or more months. If you’re frustrated by creases on your forehead or around your eyes, schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Rabkin at Esthetica MD about how to look younger.