be_ixf;ym_202201 d_20; ct_50


Best Ways to Treat Wrinkles

The best ways to treat wrinkles are by using gentle treatments to relax the muscles that cause these wrinkles. The overactive muscles of the face can eventually cause deep wrinkles to develop as a result of repetitive movement. By relaxing these muscles, deep wrinkles have a chance to repair themselves and the treated area remains smooth. Xeomin is the another treatment approved by the FDA to treat wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movement. Xeomin blocks the neurotransmitters that signal the muscle activity, in order to improve and prevent the appearance of deep wrinkles on the face.

How Does Xeomin Work?

Xeomin works to treat wrinkles by blocking a neurotransmitter, called acetylcholine, that otherwise stimulates muscle contraction. By blocking excessive muscle contraction, deep wrinkles of the face formed by dynamic activity are prevented. This mechanism also improves the appearance of existing wrinkles on the face and allows the skin to repair itself. The treatment itself is delivered by a short series of very tiny injections, which place Xeomin directly into the facial muscles being treated. This procedure is relatively painless and takes only a few minutes to perform. The results of Xeomin treatment can be appreciated approximately one week after the visit and last for up to four months after a single treatment.

Is Xeomin the Same as Botox?

Xeomin and Botox are similar compounds, which are commonly used to treat the same areas of the face. Both treatments are used to block excessive muscle activity, in order to improve the appearance of wrinkles on the face. The difference is that Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin A) and Botox (onobotulinumtoxin A) are slightly different molecules, though they work in a similar fashion. Xeomin is different from Botox in that it does not contain additives, only the active ingredients. As a result, it is thought that the risk of developing antibodies (which could stop a treatment from working as well) is lessened with Xeomin, when compared to other similar treatments.

Best Time for Xeomin Treatment

The best time for Xeomin treatment is different for every person. Both men and women can benefit from Xeomin treatment of deep wrinkles on the face. It is best to start thinking about Xeomin or other wrinkle treatments when you notice overactivity of specific muscles on the face or wrinkles begin to form at rest. By treating the muscles early, we can prevent deep wrinkles from developing. If deep wrinkles have already developed from excessive muscle movement, Xeomin can still help by relaxing the activity in the area and getting rid of the appearance of wrinkles in that area. The best places for Xeomin treatment are the horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, the crows feet outside the eyes, and the deep vertical wrinkles between the brows.

What to Expect During Xeomin Treatment

Upon arriving for your Xeomin treatment, we will first have a detailed consultation to discuss both your goals of treatment and how we see Xeomin benefiting your appearance. Together we will determine the best areas for treatment, as every patient is unique and Xeomin treatment is tailored to individual needs. A thin layer of numbing cream may then be applied to the treatment area for a few minutes. The treatment itself consists of a short series of very tiny injections; the process is relatively painless and does not require planning for downtime after the visit. The results of Xeomin treatment begin to take effect within a week or so of the visit and can be fully appreciated after two weeks. Xeomin treatment of deep wrinkles on the face lasts for up to four months after a single treatment. Xeomin is one of the best ways to treat wrinkles on the face.

Xeomin Wrinkle Treatment

Xeomin is a treatment used to block muscle overactivity on the face, which can otherwise lead to the development and worsening of deep wrinkles. By blocking a neurotransmitter that stimulates muscles to contract, Xeomin softens muscle activity in the treated area, which allows for treatment and prevention of facial wrinkles. It works very well for treating the forehead, crows feet, and the wrinkles that develop between the eye brows. Xeomin is one of the best ways to treat wrinkles that develop as a result of overactive muscles on the face.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

Back to Top

Learn more about cosmetic treatments

Provide your email to receive more information