Botox and Xeomin

What Are Botox and Xeomin?

Botox injections are noted primarily for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. 
Xeomin is an injectable medication that is an alternative to BOTOX injections and is most effective to treat severe frown lines that occur between the eyes.

Many wrinkles are creases formed by the repetitive contraction of a muscle under the skin in that area. Botox® and Xeomin, commonly referred to as a neuromodulator, help achieve a smoother, fresher appearance for the face.

Neuromodulators can be used to address:

  • Horizontal forehead creases
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Vertical neck bands

These neuromodulators, which can be thought of as muscle relaxants, contain a purified protein that acts to soften and skin by restricting facial muscles responsible for creating the wrinkle. Neuromodulators are an extremely safe product with over 20 years of clinical use. Also, neuromodulator injections are the most common cosmetic procedure currently undertaken in the United States for facial enhancement.

The procedure involves injections of small doses of neurotoxin solution. This procedure temporarily blocks nerve receptors in the muscle, thereby preventing lines and wrinkles from forming.

What to Expect During the Procedure

A Botox or Xeomin are highly sought-after cosmetic procedures which seldom result in side effects. The lack of side effects is one of the reasons these types of cosmetic treatments are popular. A session is virtually painless and the treatment is fast. Botox or Xeomin injections can be delivered within 15-20 minutes.

Treatments are performed in an office setting. The treatments are therefore convenient, private, and safe.

What to Expect After the Procedure

If you haven’t ever had Botox, these details will help you know what to expect and how to get the greatest benefit from your treatment.

  • Some people experience minor redness, swelling, or bruising at injection site.
  • Some people also experience a mild headache. These usually resolve naturally within hours.
  • Do not lie down for 2-4 hours afterward.
  • Avoid pressing or manipulating the treated area. Pressure and touching may accidentally move the Botox away from the treated area into areas not meant to receive it.
  • Do facial exercises for an hour afterward. Squinting, frowning, smiling, and other habitual expressions ensure that those muscles remain mobile and responsive.
  • Results typically take a day or two to be visible, and have their peak impact within 1-2 weeks after the session.
  • Botox and Xeomin will wear off gradually over the next 3-4 months.

Additional Advice

Less May Be Better Than More

A good cosmetic enhancement doctor should always advise you to get less Botox or Xeomin than you think you need. We advise that after a treatment, if you think you need more to go back for a follow-up treatment.

Being conservative is always the best practice, especially when you’ve never had the injections before, and you’re not yet sure how Botox or Xeomin will work for you.

Your Commitment

You might be worrying about whether having Botox or Xeomin is a long-term commitment. If you stop having these treatments, in time, your face will likely return to how it looked before.

In some individuals, and it might be the case for you, the look and appearance of wrinkles have actually improved as the facial muscles have been trained to be relaxed. In no case will the lines and wrinkles look worse than before starting Botox or Xeomin treatments.


Communication is key when you’re opting for a Botox or Xeomin procedure. Speak about the areas you wish to treat, as well as what you would like your final look to be.

If you want a very natural look, for example, it’s imperative to convey this in advance.

You can visit the website of vermont Facial Aesthetics to learn more about Botox and Xeomin.

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