Cavallo & Horlick Dermatology

631-732-9090Suffolk - Pt Jefferson Station
1500 Route 112 Bldg 6
Pt. Jefferson Sta., NY 11776

516-921-2294Nassau - Woodbury
169 Froehlich Farm Blvd.
Woodbury, NY 11797

Xeomin Long Island

Xeomin has been recently released, making it the newest treatment available for erasing wrinkles and smoothing skin much like its predecessor, Botox. Xeomin and Botox share the identical active ingredient, botulinum toxin A. Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring purified neurotoxin used to treat muscle spasms, abnormal neck pain, and its most popular use, wrinkles. This neurotoxin enables both Xeomin and Botox to function successfully by paralyzing facial muscles and smoothing out wrinkles. The only difference is that Xeomin does not have any of the additives that Botox contains. Botulinum that is free from complexing proteins is called incobotulinum, giving it the theoretical advantage to decrease the likelihood of a patient developing resistance to treatment. When the body senses a foreign substance, it responds by creating antibodies to attack, but because Xeomin only contains incobotulinum toxin type A, the possibility of an adverse reaction is reduced.

Cosmetic anti-wrinkle injections have recently attracted younger users as a preventative solution. Just as Xeomin has become the youngest botulinum injection available, its anti-wrinkle properties have increased in popularity among younger patients. The trend is gaining momentum as more and more cosmetic dermatologists are seeing younger patients requesting injections of botulinum before wrinkles even develop. Xeomin is a viable competitor against Botox and Dysport, another botulinum based neurotoxin, for eliminating wrinkles and creating natural and effective improvements to the face.

This un-complex version of Botox relies solely on the botulinum toxin to act on the neural pathways that coordinate muscle movements. Botox contains chaperone proteins, which cause it to take effect about five days after injection while Xeomin works as early as three days after the five to ten minute treatment. Diffusion studies have shown that even though Xeomin does not contain Botox’s proteins, it acts just as effectively at staying in the intended injection site.

When the brain is directed to laugh or frown, it sends a signal that travels through a nerve to reach the muscle tissue and trigger a physical corresponding action. Xeomin cuts that line of communication, ultimately preventing the signal from reaching the muscle. When the muscle cannot be triggered to contract, it remains in a relaxed state, which not only addresses wrinkles that have already formed, but also prevents creases from forming in the first place. Patients will stop overusing the muscles that cause repeated facial micro-movements that form undesirable lines along the face overtime; telltale signs of aging. This does not prevent you from making facial expressions, but simply stops your face from making muscle contractions deep within the skin that ultimately cause harder to treat wrinkles.

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