We are Leaders in Injections and Dermal Fillers in Orange County. Performed by the Top Orange County Injectors – Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeons Dr. Tim Roham and Dr. Ali Roham, Xeomin is a safe and very effective treatment for facial lines and wrinkles.
Xeomin is a new injection similar to Botox and Dysport that relaxes facial muscles on the forehead, thereby reducing and smoothing away frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet wrinkles. Xeomin, like Botox Cosmetic is a protein extracted from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum.
Xeomin works faster than Botox, so if you need to look your best on a weekend, select any weekday and stop by our office to get an injection. Usually you need 3 days to see the results, sometimes you can see the results even in 48 hours! The results last up to 3 months.
Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins, such as Xeomin, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so frown lines are softened. This is a highly purified neurotoxin.
The most commonly injected areas are the forehead to treat the horizontal wrinkles, around the eyes to address crow’s feet, and in between the eyebrows in the area called the glabella to treat the vertical frown lines. Additionally, Xeomin can be used in the treatment of a gummy smile. Xeomin is quite affordable and can provide the refreshed look you want without surgery. It can be used alone or as part of an overall aesthetic plan complementing surgical procedures.
Xeomin treatment works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. Typically, a small amount is injected into the area causing the wrinkles. The active ingredient then works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles. The result is that the underlying facial muscles relax, and the skin begins to smooth. The injections can be performed with a topical anesthetic to maximize your comfort. Most patients report a slight pinching with each injection. The number of injections you need will depend on the extent of your wrinkles.
Treatment usually takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes. Dr. Roham will apply Xeomin into the muscles causing frown lines and wrinkles. Although no anesthesia is required, a topical numbing cream or cold pack may be used to make your treatment more comfortable.
Like Botox, Xeomin treatments are not associated with any downtime, and you can return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. In fact, many of our patients get their treatments on their lunch break before going back to work. Dr. Roham does ask that his patients avoid intense exercise for at least four hours after their treatment. Mild bruising may occur but resolves quickly. You should not massage or rub the injected areas for at least twenty-four hours after the procedure.
The effects of a Xeomin treatment will be seen within 3 days and will last approximately three months, after which time you may choose to repeat the procedure for a more youthful appearance.
During your free initial consultation or before the treatment, Dr. Roham will evaluate your unique needs and desired end results, will explain the procedure in detail and estimate how many units you might need to achieve your goals.