Injections of Xeomin create a soft glow on the face as it diminishes facial furrows and wrinkles. Xeomin is a prescription medication that is made from botulinum type A, bacteria that creates botulism, which blocks nerve activity in the muscles and causes a temporary reduction in muscle activity. Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Carlos Mata, discusses with patients at their first consultation the right cosmetic injectable for their skin’s condition. Also, he explains the difference between Xeomin and the other wrinkle relaxer products on the market. Dr. Mata, a.k.a. Dr. Scottsdale, can also use it to treat eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders, such as uncontrolled blinking and spasms.
"I had two procedures done earlier this year by Dr. Mata. The tummy tuck was in January 2016 and following after in February, thigh lift. After working out so many years, it was the excess skin and fat I had removed. For all my future procedures and for friends and family, I definitely recommend Dr. Mata. Growing up with physicians in my family ( my mother was a Pediatrician), he has a wonderful disposition very reminiscent of the days when doctors cared and took all the time you needed to address concerns. Dr. Mata also made sure I was mentally prepared for the procedures and was 100% transparent with what I can expect. It's not a form of weight loss, but body sculpting. He has a very nurturing way about him as well. My healing experience has been the most positive under his care and the care of the staff. You are given written directions and the nurses will answer any questions you have. After the procedures, of course, new clothes feel great in smaller sizes, but it's not seeing the unwanted skin and fat, always getting larger sizes to disguise my trouble spots that brings me happiness. I have no regrets. I highly recommend Dr. Mata and I'm so grateful. My arms are next! :-)"- L.N. / Google / Jul 06, 2016
"Very good experience, was very good with answering all of my questions and making me feel very comfortable."- L.J. / Yellowpages / Feb 01, 2019
"El mejor cirujano. Gracias Dr. !!! 5 ?? The best surgeon. Thank you Dr.!!! 5 ??"- I.C. / Facebook / Jan 30, 2019
"Amazing, procedure was fast and easy. Everything was explained in detail and the results surpassed my expectations!"- M.H. / Healthgrades / Jan 30, 2019
"My husband and I see Dr. Mata for Botox to help with our migraines. I have horrible TMJ with migraines and my husband has migraines so bad he can’t get out of bed some days. He thought Botox was only for aesthetics until I forced him during a horrific migraine to see Dr. Mata. 2 days later the Botox kicked in and he had 4 months of zero pain. He didn’t even get a headache on days he was stressed. He said getting Botox saved him from having to take a bunch of migraine med...s and from missing work. I usually see Dr. Mata more for TMJ pain which is non existent if I keep up on my Botox 3-4 times a year. Not only do I get pain relief from headaches and TMJ but as an added benefit... no wrinkles!! Always nice, and since Dr. Mata isn’t just some neurologist doing Botox for headaches he can inject it so you can raise your brows and look more awake if desired. I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Mata!"- H.R. / Facebook / Jan 30, 2019
What to Expect
Xeomin is an in-office procedure that is usually performed in 10 minutes to 1 hour. Prior to treatment, ink marks will be made to the injection sites on the face, and a fine needle will deliver the product directly into the skin. Xeomin is most effective in treating frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and wrinkles around the chin area. There is no pain during the injection, but numbing creams may be applied to ease any discomfort caused by the injection prick. Mild swelling and redness may appear on the injection area, which usually subsides after a few hours. After a Xeomin treatment, there is no downtime, and most patients may resume normal activities.
Is BOTOX Better?
Xeomin is purely botulinum toxin type A unlike BOTOX® (or Dysport®), which has additives. This decreases the chances of the patient’s immunity to the medication. There is also the ease of distribution as Xeomin doesn’t require refrigeration. Other than that, both provide the same effect in treating facial cosmetic issues.
Is This Safe?
In the hands of a well-experienced practitioner, muscle relaxants are safe. The effects are also temporary, so if the patient is dissatisfied with the results, they can be rest assured that these results will not last forever. Xeomin has been proven by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be safe and effective to use.
Combined With Fillers?
A growing trend nowadays is a “liquid facelift” in which both muscle relaxers and derma fillers are combined in a single treatment. It is a noninvasive way of rejuvenating the facial appearance without surgery. Most patients who prefer this method believe the temporary and safe results outweigh the risks of a surgical procedure.
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