Botox® + Xeomin®
Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin are nonsurgical treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Botox® + Xeomin®
Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin® are both botulinum toxin, which is a potent neurotoxin that inhibits release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction.
Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin® are nonsurgical treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prevent the formation of new wrinkles and creases. Injection of small quantities of botulinum toxin into specific muscles causes localized muscle relaxation that smooths the overlying skin and reduces wrinkles. Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin® are injected into the targeted area with a very fine needle. There is very little pain associated with the injections.
Botulinum toxin effects take about two weeks to fully develop and lasts three to four months. To maintain optimal results we recommend follow-up appointments every three to four months.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen at my appointment?
Click here to read our blog post about what happens at a neurotoxin appointment.
How long do Botox® & Xeomin® injections take to start working?
You will start to notice results within four to seven days, with the full benefits visible in two weeks.
How long do the results last?
The results will last three to four months (some experience longer or shorter results), after which time patients will need a repeat appointment to maintain results.
Which lines and wrinkles respond best to neurotoxin treatment?
Dynamic wrinkles (seen during muscle contraction) yield more dramatic results than static wrinkles (visible at rest).
Is this medicine FDA approved?
Botulinum toxin is the only treatment for dynamic wrinkles currently approved by the FDA.
Who cannot receive Botox® & Xeomin®?
Botulinum toxin injection is contraindicated in persons with keloidal scarring, skin infection at the injection site, neuromuscular disorders (e.g., myasthenia gravis), women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, and people who have allergies to other botulinum toxin products.
What are the side effects?
Headaches and minor bruising can occur with Botox® & Xeomin® injections.
How many units of Botox® or Xeomin®
will I need?
These are typical ranges of treatment doses and will depend on your facial features and aesthetic goals.
Forehead, 15-21 units (must also treat Glabellar/“11s” area)
Glabellar/“11s”, 9-24 units
Glabellar complex muscles
Crow’s Feet, 6-18 units
Orbicularis oculi muscles
Jaw Slimming, 20-25 units on each side
Lip flip/Lip Lines, 6 units
Orbicularis oris muscles
"Orange Peel" Dimpled Chin, 3-6 units