Patients in the Albany, New York area now have another option besides Botox for facial rejuvenation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Steven Yarinksy, MD, FACS Is among the first to offer XEOMIN injections, an injectable that received FDA approval for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe glabellar lines and frown lines in patients on July 21, 2011. The new facial rejuvenation treatment works much like Botox and can be very effective for masking the signs of aging.
If you have very deep lines and furrows in your forehead or want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the facial area, talk to a Botox specialist about your options. Xeomin is only available at select plastic surgery centers and medical spas at this time, but may be the treatment you need to get rid of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. Look at these Botox before and after photos to see what types of results are achievable with Botox and Botox alternatives.
XEOMIN has been coined the “new Botox” because it blocks nerve activity in the muscles and causes a temporary reduction in muscle activity much like Botox. One of the key differences between Xeomin and Botox is that Xeomin doesn’t need to be refrigerated before use. It can be injected right from the package, and does not have any additives – it is pure botulinum toxin type A. This means that there may be a lower risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin than other neurotoxins and injectables such as Botox and Dysport.
Still, this injectable is not without its risks. The toxin can still spread to areas outside of the area it has been injected into and can cause potentially life-threatening problems. And like Botox, other risks include allergic reactions to the injectable, and swelling or itching at the injection site. Some people also experience some mild bruising and redness at the injection site, but these effects typically subside within a few days.
Xeomin has already been approved for the temporary improvement in the appearance of glabellar lines in 14 countries in the European Union (EU), including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. It is marketed under the brand name BOCOUTURE® overseas. It is proving to be an effective alternative to Botox and may have several outlying benefits.
Take a look at some of these wrinkle treatment before and after photos to see how effective botulinum toxin can be for treating wrinkles and lines. Talk to a Botox doctor in your area to find out if you would be a good candidate for Xeomin, Botox or other wrinkle filler treatments.