Botox and Xeomin are as miraculous as you’ve heard.
Wrinkle relaxation products are used to improve the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines across the top of the face, and lateral canthus lines (crow’s feet) on the sides of the eyes.
- Smooth the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles (crow's feet, frown lines, forehead lines)
- Non-surgical injectable treatment with little to no downtime
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® are effective facial line and wrinkle treatments for our RejuvenationMD® – Aesthetic Skin Treatment & Wellness Center patients. These injectables both contain botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin that works to smooth wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions and muscle movements. Both FDA-approved injectables are excellent options to soften lines and creases in the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes.
If you struggle with moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, contact us in Bellingham at (360) 685-8408 or Burlington at (360) 982-2620 to see if BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin® is right for you. RejuvenationMD® – Aesthetic Skin Treatment & Wellness Center offers a variety of injectables to our patients in the surrounding areas of Washington State.
The Science Behind Botulinum Toxin in BOTOX® & Xeomin®
The botulinum toxin found in BOTOX® and Xeomin® is naturally found in the environment. In certain small, concentrated amounts, botulinum toxin can be injected into various areas of the face and body to inhibit muscle movement temporarily.
Botulinum toxin disrupts the signals in your nervous system, preventing the release of the chemical acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that sticks to muscle cell receptors, causing muscles to shorten or contract. This process occurs when you frown, squint, smile, and so on, which is why these injectables work so well at addressing wrinkle formation. By preventing these muscles from contracting, BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin® lead to a smoother, youthful look to your skin.
What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic & Xeomin® Do for You?
BOTOX® has been used for medical and cosmetic purposes for decades, going back to 1989 when it was first FDA-approved to treat “strabismus‚” (crossed eyes). The neurotoxin is commonly used to treat migraine headaches, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), urinary incontinence, eyelid spasms, and many other medical conditions. The cosmetic benefits of botulinum toxin were an accidental discovery by researchers in the 1970s. Now, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular injectable across the country, with over 7.4 million treatments in 2018 alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved to treat moderate-to-severe:
- Glabellar lines, also known as “frown lines,” or “11s,” which are the vertical lines between the eyebrows.
- Horizontal forehead lines.
- Canthal lines, also known as “Crow’s Feet,” which are the wrinkles found on the outer corners of your eyes that look similar to a crow’s footprint.
Xeomin® is FDA-approved to treat these cosmetic and medical concerns:
- Glabellar lines
- Blepharospasm (involuntary eyelid spasms)
- Excessive drooling
- Upper limb spasticity
- Cervical dystonia
BOTOX® and Xeomin® are world-renowned injectables that tout “miraculous” results for millions of men and women. However, individual results vary as each patient is unique.
Your BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin® Treatment
There is an art to using facial relaxers such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin®. It’s crucial to inject the right amount in the right place to realize your cosmetic goals. During your initial visit at RejuvenationMD® – Aesthetic Skin Treatment & Wellness Center, we will evaluate your facial features to determine where BOTOX® Cosmetic or Xeomin® will supply the best results. A tiny needle is used to administer the product, and many patients report feeling little to no pain. The injections may feel like a brief pinch.
Your injectable treatment will take less than 30 minutes to complete, and you can return to work and your regular activities within an hour. There’s no recovery time needed. Neurotoxin injectables begin to smooth lines and wrinkles within 24-72 hours of your treatment, though it can take up to two weeks to see the full effect. Results typically last 3-4 months, and maintenance treatments are required, though you may l notice that you need it less often as your skin gets used to being in a more relaxed state.
These botulinum toxin injectables smooth the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles without the need for invasive surgery and a lengthy recovery. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid BOTOX® Cosmetic and Xeomin®, as well as those who have had an allergic reaction to the ingredients.
Schedule Your Injectable Treatment in Burlington or Bellingham
If you’re interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic, Xeomin®, or another injectable, contact us in Burlington at (360) 982-2620 or Bellingham at (360) 685-8408 to schedule your consultation. RejuvenationMD® – Aesthetic Skin Treatment & Wellness Center serves clients in the surrounding areas of Washington State.