There are so many types of different wrinkles, there are also so many types of dermal fillers that treat wrinkles. Many of us know the popular dermal filler treatment Botox and Dysport, but there is another Dermal filler that can treat wrinkles and that is Xeomin. Xeomin Vienna is a dermal filler that treats the aging skin. BodySculpture Nova in Vienna, Virginia provides Xeomin, the dermal filler that treats several types of wrinkles.
What kind of wrinkles are there?
There are two categories of facial wrinkles: static and dynamic. Static wrinkles are visible when your face is at rest. Static wrinkles occur during the aging process because of the loss of elastic tissue. Dynamic wrinkles appear when a muscle contracts during facial expression (i.e. smiling, frowning). Dynamic wrinkles are commonly found in areas of facial expression like the forehead (worry lines), between the eye brows (glabellar lines), and around the eyes (crow's feet). *
How does Xeomin treat these wrinkles?
Xeomin Vienna reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles because it paralyzes the underlying muscle causing the wrinkle. When injected directly into the muscle, the purified Botulinum toxin type A prevents the muscle from contracting by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle. Because the muscle cannot contract, the wrinkle cannot form and it gradually diminishes.*
Xeomin is not as effective on static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are better treated surgically or with dermal fillers. Xeomin is commonly used to treat stubborn lines and wrinkles between the brows. However, many physicians use it to cosmetically treat other areas of the face and neck. Botulinum toxin is also commonly used to treat migraines.*
What is the Xeomin Vienna procedure?
Xeommin is injected directly into the muscle causing the dynamic wrinkles. A very small needle is used to minimize discomfort. The injection feels like a small prick with a little stinging. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes. Since the procedure is non-surgical, no recovery time is needed, and patients can return to work or other activities immediately. *
Xeomin enters the nerve endings and blocks the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that ca uses muscles to contract. The paralysis takes 1 to 5 days to occur and peaks in two to four weeks. *
How long do the results last?
Results last from three to six months. The effect gradually wears off, allowing the dynamic wrinkle to return. Thus, follow up treatments are necessary to maintain the desired result. Repeat treatments may lead to improved results as the muscle causing the wrinkles becomes less responsive over time, a process called chemical denervation. *
*Disclaimer: Individual Results will vary