Similar to Dysport, Xeomin is an alternative method for facial rejuvenation by injection. Think of BOTOX as a product that was designed to safely introduce botulinum toxin Type A to human skin. When it was developed, additional proteins and compounds were mixed in to assure safe use. Over time, the developers found a safe way to inject the Type A neurotoxin in a “naked” state, or without the extra proteins, considered to be beneficial since it is both “highly purified” and FDA approved.
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject XEOMIN into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, Dr. Gorin may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort. You may begin to see visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after the injection(s), sometimes more, but almost always you will see results in less than a week. The maximum effect, however, typically occurs at around day 30 and your smoothed look will last up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
The end result for facial rejuvenation patients comes down to risk and cost. Studies are varied on the overall effectiveness and safety of Xeomin, which is still too new to be used as often as Dysport or BOTOX.
Xeomin recently attained FDA approval for upper limb spasticity, meaning it is growing more popular among plastic surgery centers in the U.S. For Tualatin Xeomin patients, Dr. Aaron Gorin, MD, FACS can provide effective consultation and schedule the safe, responsible use of this product for your medical and cosmetic needs.
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Gorin Plastic Surgery & Medspa
6464 SW Borland Rd. Suite B1 Tualatin, OR 97062 Driving Directions Phone: 503-692-7222 Fax: 503-692-8914