Cosmetic Dermatology


Purified, Additive-Free Botulinum Injections to Smooth the Appearance of Wrinkles

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Expression wrinkles and other signs of aging that occur on the face are associated with our smallest, habitual facial movements like blinking, squinting, frowning, pursing our lips, and smiling. The skin that’s attached to these facial muscles stretches with each expression, and when it loses elasticity over time due to aging, it can’t easily snap back into position. Deeper wrinkles eventually start to show on the forehead and around the eyes. FDA-approved XEOMIN® at the Dallas area’s Dermatology Office of Dr. Ellen Turner can help.

BOTOX® has long been used to reduce these wrinkles, but the injectable may not work well for all patients because of the accessory proteins it contains. Some people can also develop an antibody resistance to the product after repeated injections, so it won’t be as effective for them. XEOMIN® is an alternative that doesn’t contain additives and may work better for people who want to tame dynamic wrinkles, but find that the most commonly applied option doesn’t quite work for them.

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What is XEOMIN®?

Like other wrinkle relaxers, XEOMIN® contains small doses of botulinum toxin type A as its primary active ingredient. It is used to temporarily relax the muscles that cause facial wrinkles to form in the treatment area. The injectable works by blocking the contractioncausing signals sent from the nerves to the muscles. Since the muscles are unable to contract, wrinkles can no longer form, and the face looks more youthful. Even though all neuromodulators work the same way, they aren’t interchangeable.

The main difference between them is their molecular structure. XEOMIN® only contains one active ingredient: botulinum toxin type A. Other options contain additives that make your body more likely to develop antibodies. This makes XEOMIN® an ideal option for any patient who has developed a resistance to another wrinkle relaxer. In terms of its cosmetic uses, XEOMIN® is FDA-approved to reduce vertical frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines or “11s”). Since it’s a pure form of botulinum toxin type A, it is sometimes called a “naked” or “clean” version of the injectable.

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Am I A Good Candidate for XEOMIN®?

The best neuromodulator injection for you depends on your medical needs and aesthetic goals. If your body has stopped responding to other wrinkle relaxers, you could be considered a good candidate for XEOMIN®, but the only way to find out is by having a consultation with an experienced injector.

XEOMIN® may not be suitable for patients who have a history of allergic reactions to botulinum injections, breathing difficulties, respiratory illnesses, problems with swallowing, or nerve or muscle disorders, or are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Since it contains fewer ingredients, XEOMIN® is less likely to cause allergic reactions.

The XEOMIN® Procedure

Botulinum toxin type A wrinkle relaxer treatments are simple and straightforward. Since XEOMIN® doesn’t contain complexing proteins, it doesn’t have to be refrigerated and is stored at room temperature, making injections more comfortable for patients. We may also be able to use a smaller number of units to achieve the results a patient is hoping for.

Some temporary side effects—such as mild discomfort, redness, bruising, itching, swelling, and bleeding—may occur. No recovery time is necessary, and patients can resume their usual activities right away.

When Will I See Results and How Long Does XEOMIN® Last?

XEOMIN® starts working as soon as it has been injected into the facial muscles, although the results may not be noticeable until five to seven days after injection. Results last for roughly three to four months on average.

Which Other Injectable Treatments Are Available in Dallas?

Dr. Ellen Turner’s Dallas-based dermatology office also offers other non-surgical, injectable anti-aging treatments, including BOTOX® to target expression wrinkles.

Patients may also choose from the hyaluronic acid filler collections such as Juvéderm®, Restylane® Lyft, and RHA®, as well as non-hyaluronic acid biostimulatory fillers including Bellafill for Body, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®. These fillers can be used to add volume to specific areas as a way of reducing wrinkles, restoring fullness that has been lost due to aging, or enhancing contours of the face and body.

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Book an appointment online or call (214) 373-7546 to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Ellen Turner and her team for injectables in our Dallas or Irving locations.

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