Wrinkles on your face can make you look older than you are. While these lines are natural, and eventually form on everyone, sometimes they develop early because of one’s genetics or lifestyle choices. For those, it can add years to your face. For others, these lines may reflect your physical age but not necessarily how you feel inside. For everyone who wants an improved appearance Xeomin® may be the answer for you.
At New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, PLC, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside offers dermal fillers to help those who want to address signs of aging on their face. These non-invasive injectables, such as Xeomin®, can temporarily erase years from your face for a more youthful complexion.
If you’re interested in learning more about Xeomin® facial filler and if it can help you, call us today at 703-742-8004 to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Gartside happily provides services to those who live in Reston, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia, well as the Washington D.C. area.
What is Xeomin®?
Lines and wrinkles form from repeated facial expressions over a lifetime. As you frown and even squint, the muscles in your forehead contract and cause the skin to crease and fold. Eventually, as you get older, these lines become more permanent, giving the face an aged appearance.
Xeomin® is a FDA-approved non-surgical facial rejuvenation option designed to eliminate moderate to severe lines on your forehead. This prescription medication is injected directly into the muscles, and works by blocking the signals that cause these muscles to contract. The result is a relaxed muscular base that allows skin in between the eyebrows to smooth entirely. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, this relaxation of muscles is accomplished without compromising movement.
Xeomin® is designed to specifically address signs of aging by temporarily erasing:
- Frown lines
- Glabellar lines (creases between the eyebrows)
Candidates for Xeomin®
You may be a good candidate for Xeomin® if you have moderate to severe frown lines in between your eyes. While Xeomin® is highly purified and has been shown to be both safe and effective, some people may experience adverse reactions after injection. To avoid this complication, it’s important to honestly discuss your medical history with Dr. Gartside before committing to this or any other cosmetic treatment.
During your consultation, you should discuss with your doctor:
- Any current medical conditions you have
- If you have a disease that affects the muscular or nervous system
- If you have allergies to any of the medicine’s ingredients
- All current medications you take
- If you’ve experienced side-effects to similar medicines in the past
- If you’ve received a similar treatment within the last four months
Dr. Gartside is a compassionate and experienced female plastic surgeon who takes care to provide each of her patients with the best options. She’ll be happy to discuss your candidacy for this procedure in greater detail during your initial consultation.
It is important to remember that Xeomin® offers short-term results and should not be considered a lasting solution for creases in between the eyes. For results that last longer, surgical treatments such as a forehead lift will be the better option. During your initial consultation, we will cover all of your choices to help ensure you are making the one best suited to meet your desires and needs.
Xeomin® Procedure and Results
The treatment for Xeomin®, just like other facial rejuvenation fillers, is a quick procedure and generally takes only 10-20 minutes to complete. Because this is a non-invasive procedure, no anesthesia is needed and requires only a quick injection to the muscles in the forehead. For those who may experience some minor pain or discomfort from the injection, a topical anesthetic can be used to dull any pain.
Results from Xeomin® treatment can be seen as soon as three to four days. As the treatment continues to work you’ll notice a gradual smoothing of the lines between your brows with noticeable results within about a week. You should see a full smoothing of the lines at about the 30-day mark with results lasting for around three months. Results may vary depending on the individual and the severity of the lines being treated.
Though Xeomin® is FDA-approved and clinically-proven to temporarily eliminate frown and eyebrow lines, side-effects are possible. The most common type of side-effect associated with Xeomin® is a headache but allergic reactions to any or all of its ingredients are also possible. Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
- Localized rash
- Redness and/or swelling in treatment area
- Asthma symptoms
Contact Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Today
Dr. Gartside offers Xeomin® to treat forehead lines and wrinkles to achieve a smoother appearance for those looking to erase signs of aging on the face. At New Image Plastic Surgery Associates, our entire staff is dedicated to helping you reach your cosmetic goals. We’re committed to providing everyone that comes to our office with personalized and effective treatments that produce life-changing results.
If you’d like to schedule your Xeomin® consultation with us, please call 703-742-8004 today. Dr. Gartside serves all of Virginia and the D.C. Metro area with offices in McLean and Reston.