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Xeomin (Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer) - New York City, NY

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Dynamic wrinkles form throughout the face after a lifetime of facial muscles contracting to form expressions like smiles, frowns, and more. Xeomin is an injectable wrinkle relaxer that is made from botulinum type A and it minimizes the muscle activity where it is injected. Similar to BOTOX, Xeomin paralyzes the facial muscles that frequently contract and this prevents the resulting lines and wrinkles while also smoothing the area. New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Dana Khuthaila has had great success with Xeomin treatments at her Midtown Manhattan office and her patients enjoy their softer facial appearance and expressions. Xeomin is also approved to treat certain symptoms of nerve disorders, such as uncontrolled blinking and spasms caused by cervical dystonia and some eye muscle conditions.

What to Expect

Xeomin is usually a 10 to 20 minute procedure. The doctor will inject Xeomin directly into the patient’s facial muscles. Injections may be administered to more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated. Patients may be asked to use eye drops, special contact lenses or other devices to protect their eyes during the procedure. No anesthesia is required, but the doctor can use a topical anesthesia or cold pack to prevent or reduce any patient discomfort. 

After the Procedure

Patients may not begin to see results or improvements until 7 days after receiving Xeomin injections. Some patients may experience side effects including neck pain, dry eyes, headache, eyelid swelling or bruising, and pain or redness at the injection site. Results typically last 3 months. Patients should not receive Xeomin injections within 3 months of the last Xeomin treatment. 

Xeomin FAQs

Xeomin or BOTOX?

Xeomin is different from BOTOX because it does not contain any additives, which lessens the chances of patients building antibodies against the medication. Patients should not use Xeomin with other botulinum products. During a consultation, the cosmetic surgeon can determine the best botulinum product for each patient.

FDA Approved?

Yes, Xeomin is an FDA-approved product. Based on two US clinical trials, Xeomin is a safe and effective treatment for adults with cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, facial lines, wrinkles and folds. The US is the 20th country to approve the prescription medication.

Medications and Xeomin?

Medications, such as cold and allergy medication, muscle relaxers, sleeping aids and urinary medications can increase the chance of Xeomin’s side effects.  Patients should notify the cosmetic surgeon if they are currently using any blood thinners or antibiotics.

Missed a Treatment?

Patients should not worry if they missed a Xeomin treatment. Xeomin injections have a temporary effect, and are given months apart. Missing a dose is not harmful to patients.

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Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
30 Minutes - 1 Hour
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Weeks
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