Wrinkle Reduction

What Are Botox And Xeomin?

Botox and Xeomin are injectable wrinkle relaxers and are classified as neuromodulators. Back in the 1950s, scientists discovered that if a tiny amount of botulinum type A was injected into a muscle, it would temporarily stop that muscle from contracting.

Embellish Med Spa uses Xeomin along with Botox. Unlike Botox, Xeomin doesn’t have any unnecessary accessory proteins, providing a purer form of the neuromodulator.

How Do Botox And Xeomin Erase Wrinkles?

Botox and Xeomin work by blocking acetylcholine, the nerve messengers in muscles. When a wrinkle relaxer is injected into a muscle, nerve messages sent from the muscle to the brain are blocked. The brain never receives the message to contract the muscle, so the muscle stays relaxed. This relaxed effect won't show immediately as it takes about five days for the block to fully treat the muscle and then continues to work its magic for around three to four months. 

 

Are Botox Or Xeomin Injections Painful?

Wrinkle relaxers are injected with a small needle, and not to great depth. Most patients equate the feeling to that of a pinprick.

What Are The Risks Involved With Botox Or Xeomin?

The typical side effects after a Botox or Xeomin session are slight redness and possible minimal swelling at the injection sites. Some patients can develop a slight headache for a few hours. All of these issues typically resolve within a day or so.

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​Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Botox Or Xeomin?

It depends on if the wrinkles you’re trying to erase are dynamic wrinkles. If you want to address crow’s feet, the lines between your eyebrows, or forehead lines, then receiving either Xeomin or Botox in Springfield, MO is the answer for you.

However, if you want to do something about those creases and wrinkles on the lower half of your face — smile lines, marionette lines, parentheses lines, barcode lines, and the like — then an injectable wrinkle relaxer may not be the best fit. Those “static” wrinkles form due to sun damage, declining collagen production, personal habits such as smoking, and other factors. Static wrinkles show themselves at all times.

Static wrinkles are the domain of dermal fillers such as Versa or Restalyne. When injected beneath a crease,  a dermal filler will instantly add volume, fill the space, and push the surface skin back upwards. This fills the crease or wrinkle.

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