Every person comes to a certain moment in his/her life when the question of aging arises. First visible fine lines, pigmentation, loss of volume hint at the approaching aging and are not the best things to see. What to do? While some patiently accept the fact of passing youth, others are not determined to give up on their young and beautiful skin. If you belong to the second category, modern cosmetology has got what to offer you. Among various cosmetic procedures, Xeomin injections are gaining more and more popularity. If you are interested in facial rejuvenation with Xeomin, keep on reading, and we will dwell on the peculiarities of Xeomin injectable remedy, its effects, indications and contraindications, duration of the results, and its comparison to other botulinum injectables like Botox.
Xeomin is a cosmetic remedy in the injectable form produced by Merz Pharmaceuticals. It is the analog of the well-known Botox from Allergan. However, they are not equal or the same, and there are considerable differences between these 2 injectables. We will dwell later on these points.
The active ingredient in Xeomin is a purified and refined botulinum toxin type A that is a natural poison produced by a cluster of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. This toxin has a long and complicated way of research and trials before it started to be used in cosmetology worldwide. It is perhaps one of the most well-studied and tested substances in the world as its inappropriate usage or dining may lead to unexpected and level health- and life-threatening consequences.
However, do not get scared. In the hands of a professional and experienced healthcare provider with a corresponding certificate, botulinum toxin injections of Xeomin are totally safe and will give you the desired results of smooth and young skin.
Xeomin is not the only botulinum toxin product on the cosmetic market. It has to compete with such a world-famous giant like Botox, Azzalure, Dysport, Bocouture, and Vistabex. So, what makes Xeomin so special that thousands of patients and doctors prefer Xeomin over all other remedies? Let’s have a closer look at its benefits.
Like all botulinum toxin products, Xeomin fights age-related facial changes caused by active facial muscles movements (in this article, we will not dwell on therapeutic usage of botulinum toxin). It means that Xeomin can help to eliminate the mimic wrinkles and fine lines and in no way creases created as a result of loss of hyaluronic acid, elastin, and collagen.
Pay attention here to the fact that it smoothes out the wrinkle but does not erase it forever. To understand what we mean at this point, you need to know the principle of facial expressions creases and the way botulinum toxin works.
So, every time we laugh, smile, frown or wrinkle our nose or forehead, the muscles contract, squeezing the skin in the place of their contraction. After multiple repeating and due to the muscle memory, with time, the crease becomes more and more noticeable, and we get the so-called wrinkles. Moreover, with time, the deposits of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin in the derma decrease, so the wrinkles become more and more pronounced until they turn into deep wrinkles difficult to deal with.
One of the ways to stop or at least slow down the process is to minimize and control your facial expressions that are pretty hard to do, especially if you are an emotional person. Another variant is to use Xeomin or Botox injections that will temporarily weaken the sensitivity of the nerve endings at the injection site, relax the muscles, and decrease the tension in the tissues, making the wrinkles disappear from the face.
Xeomin is a neuro relaxant, “paralyzing” the nerve endings. It does not replenish the volume in the derma. That is why it is completely not suitable for smoothing out such deep lines as nasolabial folds. However, these are the tasks it can perfectly cope with:
The good news are that Xeomin is as effective as Botox. The principle of their action is quite the same. Both Botox and Xeomin are introduced subcutaneously, where the molecules of botulinum toxin bind to special proteins on the nerve endings, preventing them from receiving the signals from the brain and contracting the muscles. In such a way, they become insensitive. The injections work gradually. It will take a few days to see the first noticeable result that will last from 3 to 6 months. It is individual and depends on the patient’s organism renewing abilities.
The main difference between Botox and Xeomin is that Xeomin is the so-called “naked Botox”. It means that it contains a pure botulinum toxin refined and purified almost with no impurities of other proteins. How does it benefit Xeomin compared to Botox? Well, it means that with time, the organism does not develop antibodies to the drug or allergic reactions. While Botox may turn less effective after a long-time usage, Xeomin will always perfectly perform its function. So, if you see your Botox injections do not give the desired effects anymore, you can switch to Xeomin.
To be a perfect candidate for injections with Xeomin, you should not have any of the below-mentioned points:
To benefit from injections of Xeomin even more, the doctors recommend following these simple rules:
Sticking to these simple recommendations will not just strengthen the effect of Xeomin but also help you avoid possible side effects of received Xeomin:
Xeomin is a wonderful product for those who want to prolong their beauty for some more time. It is effective, lo9ng-lasting, and safe. Compared to Botox, Xeomin is cheaper but equally effective. Having fewer proteins in its composition, it causes no allergic reactions and remains effective even after a long time of usage what cannot be stated about Botox. Consult with your doctor whether Xeomin or Botox is suitable right for you, and we are pretty sure you will enjoy the results of a smooth face without even a single wrinkle. Time will not have power over you! Do not give aging a single chance with Xeomin!!!