While the effects of aging on the skin are natural, it’s not always a pleasant experience to notice these changes happening, especially when alterations are visible on the face. Over time, skin loses its elasticity and volume resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that generally congregate around the eyes, brows, and mouth. While the development of wrinkles is to be expected, aesthetically these same wrinkles can detract from a more youthful-looking appearance. For some individuals, excessive wrinkles can begin to wear on self-confidence levels. When it’s time to find a solution to reversing the effects of facial skin wrinkles, lines, and folds, patients may want to consider one of the best dermal filler options, Xeomin.
Very similar to Botox and Dysport, Xeomin dermal fillers are a neurotoxin therapy that reduces the overall appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Xeomin is highly successful at targeting the area between the eyes, across the forehead and smile lines that appear next to the mouth. Xeomin is FDA-approved and works to block the signals that run between nerve-endings and muscles in the face to relax and smooth wrinkles. The process of smoothing is designed to achieve a fuller and more youthful appearance overall.
Xeomin dermal filler is administered as an injection in the comfort of an attending physician’s office. A local anesthetic may be used to numb the treatment area prior to injection for a more comfortable experience. Once the areas to be treated are clearly marked, the cosmetic physician will administer Xeomin through a fine-needle at various designated points. In general, the treatment takes less than an hour to complete.
Patients who elect to have Xeomin injections to treat the appearance of wrinkles most commonly report seeing visible results between two and 14 days after treatment has been completed. Successful results last between three and five months before treatment will need to be administered once again. While the procedure itself is extremely time-efficient, recovery is just as quick. Patients who have Xeomin injections can expect to walk out of the doctor’s office after treatment is complete and resume daily activities immediately. Some pain, swelling and redness may be noticeable after the procedure at the site of the injection. Physicians generally recommend patients use over-the-counter painkillers to lessen this discomfort for a day or two after treatment. Additionally, some patients report a minor headache, muscle ache and fatigue after treatment sessions.
As an out-patient procedure, Xeomin injections are considered extremely safe and highly effective at achieving desired results. Patients who choose to have Xeomin injections can avoid risks associated with general anesthesia, long hospital stays and complicated and lengthy recovery periods. It is not recommended that patients under the age of 18 undergo Xeomin treatments. Similarly, this type of treatment is not advisable for patients who have a history of heart, muscle or nerve disorders. Prospective patients who regularly take an allergy or sleep medication will want to be sure this information is disclosed prior to having Xeomin injections administered.
The cost of Xeomin is highly dependent on each patient’s individual situation. Cost can fluctuate depending on how large of an area is being treated and how often a patient will need to return for injections to maintain the desired results. Because Xeomin lasts anywhere from three to five months, patients who choose this route of treatment should be comfortable with a dedicated treatment plan that requires more frequent office visits and associated costs. It’s important for all patients to check with their insurance providers prior to have Xeomin injections administered in order to understand their coverage option that might exist. Patients with underlying medical issues that may benefit long-term from this type of cosmetic procedure may find a portion of the cost of treatment covered under their plan. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is always on-hand to discuss payment and financing options with those patients that do not qualify for insurance coverage.
If Xeomin seems like a potentially great solution for treating fine lines and facial wrinkles, the first step for prospective patients is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Taking a comprehensive approach to patient care, an initial consultation provides the time for both a patient and physician to discuss potential solutions, long-term goals and any questions, concerns or preferences before a treatment plan is ever put into place. Additionally, the initial consultation provides the time Dr. Wright needs to examine a patient’s medical history and determine a customized treatment plan that is both highly safe and successful. Our team believes that every cosmetic procedure comes with emotional and physical change. It’s important to establish open lines of communication on both fronts prior to having a procedure done in order to ensure a successful experience. Find the best dermal filler experience with Laser Lipo and Veins!