Cavallo & Horlick Dermatology

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

516-921-2294Nassau - Syosset
575 Underhill Boulevard, Suite 100
Syosset, NY 11791

Xeomin Long Island

Xeomin in Long Island is an injectable treatment available for erasing wrinkles and smoothing skin, much like its predecessor, Botox. 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.

Cosmetic anti-wrinkle injections are quite popular among younger users as a preventative solution. Many younger patients request injections of botulinum before wrinkles even develop.

Xeomin is a quick and convenient treatment option that requires no recovery time or downtime. Many patients choose to come in for this minimally invasive non-surgical treatment during their lunch break.

Which Wrinkles Does Xeomin Correct?

Xeomin is able to correct a variety of fine lines and wrinkles. These include crow’s feet around the eyes, horizontal forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, chin wrinkles, and smoker’s lines around the lips. Xeomin can also address prominent vertical neck bands.

Xeomin is not an ideal option for undereye hollows, moderate and harsh wrinkles around the mouth, or cheek-volume loss. It is best to instead address these age-related issues with the help of the dermal fillers we provide.

How Does Xeomin Work?

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. Over time, patients stop overusing the muscles that cause repeated facial micro-movements that form undesirable lines along the face.

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.

The Differences Between Xeomin and Botox

Xeomin and Botox share an 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.

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.

How Much Does Xeomin Cost?

The price of this injectable treatment varies based on each patient’s unique case. Xeomin’s cost is impacted by the amount of the product required to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals.

Find Out More

To learn more about the benefits of Xeomin in Long Island, contact Cavallo & Horlick Dermatology. Arrange your informative consultation today to get started.

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