Treat Forehead Lines and Wrinkles in St. Louis
Many of our patients feel like their wrinkles are something to frown about— especially the frown lines that form on their forehead. Many factors contribute to these highly visible signs of aging, with repetitive muscle activity being especially significant. Fortunately, the West County Plastic Surgeons team can relax those wrinkle-forming muscles with XEOMIN® at the St. Louis-based practice.
XEOMIN® is a neuromodulator, similar to BOTOX®. Both injectables make use of Botulinum toxin's unique properties to inhibit muscle contractions for months at a time. Reduced movement means reduced visibility of frown lines—even when the surrounding active facial muscles are working to create a specific expression.
What is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® is a prescription medication intended for adults who want a more youthful appearance, but who are looking for a solution that does not require surgery. It is administered via a few injections to the carefully targeted forehead muscles, made by experienced and specially trained providers who maximize natural-looking results.
The active ingredient in XEOMIN®, botulinum toxin Type A, is highly purified and approved by the FDA for treating moderate to severe frown lines (technically known as glabellar lines).
XEOMIN® is different from other neuromodulators because it lacks the extra proteins found in the other brands. Its formula makes it ideal for women and men who may not get the results they are hoping for from other options, or for those who have used other injectables for some time and no longer enjoy the same degree of effects.
What to Expect from a XEOMIN® Injection Session
The injection session typically takes about 10 to 20 minutes, and no down time is required after.
Patients typically start to see the skin-smoothing results within three to four days, with signs of aging continuing to diminish in the following weeks. The most dramatic improvement is most often visible after roughly a month.
Results can be expected to last about three to four months, though the specific duration varies from person to person. As patients notice muscle activity beginning to return to the area, they can schedule a new XEOMIN® treatment session with the West County Plastic Surgeons team.
Side effects to watch for include injection-related discomfort, swelling, redness, bruising, and itchiness. All of these can be expected to resolve naturally, so any effects that last longer than a few days or are more severe should be brought to a doctor's attention.
Options Beyond XEOMIN®
West County Plastic Surgeons also offers Juvederm® and other dermal fillers for patients who want to add volume to the face to address signs of aging revealed primary due to loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid. In addition to facial contouring, these fillers can smooth out static wrinkles—as opposed to the motion-caused dynamic wrinkles targeted by XEOMIN®.
Discuss the range of options with the West County Plastic Surgeons team to discover which treatment or combination of treatments would best work with your face and goals.
If you have questions or would like to book a consultation with a member of the West County Plastic Surgery team for XEOMIN® in St. Louis, please call (314) 996-8800.
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