Products like Xeomin and dermal fillers can reduce or even eliminate fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging. Best of all, these cosmetic treatments are non-surgical, non-invasive and relatively pain-free. Learning more about the benefits that dermal fillers and Xeomin supply are an important part of determining which option is best for you.
Xeomin for Reducing Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Xeomin is an injectable toxin that is strategically placed in select muscles that handle causing wrinkles and fine lines. This toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles so that they remain in a temporary, relaxed state. It is an effective solution for crow’s feet, frown lines, laugh lines and horizontal wrinkles on the forehead. People often see immediate improvements after Xeomin treatments, but optimal results may take up to three days to appear.
Xeomin injections take mere minutes, do not entail major after-effects and the procedure causes only mild discomfort. Xeomin is not, however, a permanent solution to fine lines and wrinkles and thus, these treatments will need to be repeated every three to six months to maintain the benefits that they provide.
It is important to note that some people experience extended improvements from their Xeomin injections. This is commonly the case after repeat treatments have been received. This may be due to the toxin’s ability to train the muscles to remain relaxed.
There are some dermal fillers currently on the market that can be used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles by bulking up the underlying tissue. Like Xeomin, dermal fillers are injected directly into the target site, but they are not injected into the muscle, nor are they intended to block nerve activity. Once fillers have been injected, providers often lightly massage the treated areas to ensure smooth, seamless results. The improvements provided by dermal fillers are immediate, and there are even some dermal fillers that are capable of producing permanent changes.
Determining Which Option Is Best for You
Although dermal fillers can vary greatly in terms of overall benefits and composition, all dermal fillers have a significantly higher risk of side effects than does Xeomin. Though very rare, some dermal fillers may form hard, lumps beneath the skin that can be either temporary or permanent. There is also the risk of developing a bluish tinge to the skin over areas in which fillers have been applied. Most commonly, however, those who use dermal fillers experience moderate bruising and swelling that abates shortly after the fillers have been injected.
Side effects of Xeomin include mild reactions such as itching and moderate bruising. Talking with your provider will help you learn more about these non-invasive methods for correcting fine lines and wrinkles.
At Las Vegas Laser and Lipo, we’ll work with you to determine the safest and most effective injectable treatments for your needs. Doctor Zimmerman can create a treatment plan that’s right for you. In some cases, we can combine Xeomin and dermal fillers for added results. Contact Las Vegas Laser and Lipo today to schedule your consultation.