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
"Love love love!! My results and experience was amazing and comfortable! I will always go back for any future procedures."- T.M. / Yellowpages / Jul 03, 2018
"Five Stars - I am thrilled with the dr and staff."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 23, 2018
"It was a smooth and realistic procedure. The staff and the doctor were very friendly and helpful. I am very happy with my results and tell all my friends about the doctor and staff. I will defenitly be back for a size up in a few years."- M.T. / Yellowpages / Jun 18, 2018
"Doctor and staff were very helpful and very nice."- M.S. / Healthgrades / Jun 15, 2018
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 $9 per unit and 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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