Xeomin in Morristown, NJ: Botox Alternative

Botox is a commonly known treatment for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but it isn’t the only option we offer at Zen Aesthetics in Morristown, NJ. Xeomin is an alternative to Botox for those who want quicker results and no protein additives.

Wrinkles and fine lines are an inescapable part of getting older, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. Instead of looking in the mirror and wishing you looked younger, Zen Aesthetics can help you get your youth back. 

Like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin is a non-invasive injectable treatment that relaxes facial muscles in target areas to soften wrinkles and harsh facial lines.

Xeomin is not just a cosmetic treatment, it can also be used to provide relief from certain medical conditions, including chronic migraines and TMJ pain. 

Call Zen Aesthetics in Morristown, NJ  today to learn more about how Xeomin can help you.

Xeomin in Morristown, NJ

Xeomin vs Botox: What is the Difference?

Botox and Xeomin are both non-surgical treatments that temporarily soften and reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by years of facial expressions. The main ingredient in both injectable medications is called botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin that temporarily blocks neuromuscular signals to relax the muscles in that area. 

Xeomin and Botox are very similar in what they treat. However, the most significant difference is that Xeomin is a “naked” form of botulinum toxin, unlike Botox, which contains protein additives. Xeomin is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck, as well as some medical conditions like chronic headaches. 

Xeomin Contains No Additives 

For some patients, the protein additives found in Botox can cause antibody resistance, preventing the botulinum toxin from working to remove wrinkles. Without the added proteins found in Botox, Xeomin is less likely to cause antibody resistance. 

These protein additives slow down the toxin in Botox because they have to be broken down first, so when patients receive Xeomin injections, they see the effects faster. However, due to the lack of these added proteins, patients’ bodies can also sometimes metabolize the drug faster. Both of these issues can result in short-lived effects or no results from the injections at all. 

Xeomin is More Effective at Treating Frown Lines

When Xeomin was first developed in 2010, one of the areas it was used for treating was frown lines, and today it is still an effective treatment for this area. Frown lines form in between your eyebrows. The facial muscles in this area, also known as the glabella, retract and form small vertical lines which can become more and more permanent over time. 

Just like Botox, Xeomin can reduce these lines and wrinkles, giving you a smoother and more pleasant appearance. Xeomin delivers the same results as Botox. However, most individuals find more immediate results from Xeomin because there are no protein additives. 

What Happens at a Xeomin Injection Appointment?

Xeomin injection appointments at Zen Aesthetics in Morristown, NJ are quick and simple—you can be in and out in just 15-20 minutes. Xeomin injections are often referred to as “lunchtime procedures” because they are so simple you can fit them in at whatever time is convenient for you.

First, the doctor will clean your face and consult with you about which areas to target. The injections are then performed with a very small needle, so the pain is minimal. Some patients prefer to use numbing cream or ice before treatment. However, most say that the pain of the injections is very mild.

What are the Results of Xeomin Treatment?

The results of Xeomin vary depending on each person’s metabolism as well as the extent of their wrinkles and fine lines. Patients usually start seeing results within 24 – 48 hours after their treatment, and these will continue to increase over the next few days. Patients can expect a brighter and smoother appearance with a visible reduction in those problem areas.

The FDA has approved Xeomin for treatment of the following areas for wrinkles as well as certain medical conditions. 

Wrinkles Around the Eyes (Crow’s Feet)

Xeomin can reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, which are the small lines that fan off from the corners of your eyes. After years of squinting at the sun, smiling, and laughing, crow’s feet can form, but Xeomin will relax these muscles to smooth out the crow’s feet. 

Wrinkles Between the Eyebrows (Worry Lines)

Over the years, furrowing your brow, whether it be out of concern, confusion, or just in general, can leave you with worry lines. These are the wrinkles that form between your eyebrows and can not only age you but make you look constantly concerned. Xeomin can reduce these lines to give you a more relaxed appearance. 

Along the Forehead (Horizontal Lines)

You may not even realize how often you raise your forehead. The horizontal lines you make can become permanent forehead wrinkles over time. Due to the location of these lines, they are extremely visible when you look in the mirror.

If you worry about how old these lines make you look, Xeomin can reduce them so you feel good about how you look. 

Chronic Migraines

Like Botox, Xeomin is FDA-approved to treat chronic migraines. Many migraines start from a single “trigger point,” such as between the eyebrows or on the sides of the head, and it is possible that a muscle is compressing a nerve in that area. Xeomin can relax this muscle and relieve the pressure that is causing the migraine.

Excessive Underarm Sweating

Excessive underarm sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, is caused by overactive sweat glands under the arms. When Xeomin is injected into this area, it blocks the muscles that normally activate these glands to reduce sweating. 

TMJ Relief

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is a term used to refer to pain and discomfort where the jaw connects to the skull. In some cases relaxing the muscles in this area with Xeomin treatments can relieve that pain. It can also give the jawline a thinner appearance.

Xeomin FAQs

Xeomin injections require zero downtime. They are minimally invasive treatments that allow you to return to all normal activity as soon as you are finished with your appointment—even exercise! After a Xeomin treatment, some patients have minimal swelling and bruising as well as redness at the injection site, but these will go away in a few days.

Within three days, you can expect to see the Xeomin treatment take effect. Xeomin does not have any protein additives that need to be broken down as Botox does, so its effects are visible much more quickly. About 2 weeks after your appointment, the results should be fully developed.

On average, Xeomin can last anywhere from three to six months. The longevity of the treatment will depend on how quickly each patient’s body metabolizes the Xeomin. It is important to note that many patients find the results of their first treatment go away much more quickly than they do after the second treatment.

A Xeomin injection appointment is quick and easy, and many patients report that the pain is mild and tolerable. When you arrive, the doctor will clean your face and determine which areas to target. Then, a very small needle will inject a small amount of Xeomin wherever you need it, and after just 15-20 minutes, you’ll be done. The process is not invasive so you can return to your normal routine as soon as you leave. 

Xeomin appointments in Morristown, NJ only take about 15-20 minutes. This treatment is simple, so as soon as the doctor consults with you about where to inject the Xeomin, we’ll make sure your face is clean and get right to the injections. Xeomin treatments are so quick they can be squeezed into anyone’s busy schedule.

Botox Before & Afters

Our doctors put time and care into each patient. Here are some before and after photos of the work we do at Zen Aesthetics.