XeominⓇ & Jeuveau™
Lines and wrinkles are hallmarks of advancing age. Nevertheless, it can be extremely frustrating when they arrive, particularly if they cause you to look older than your years. Fortunately, there are now more ways to turn back the clock on the aging process than ever before, with esthetic treatments leading the way to younger, smoother and rejuvenated skin.
Esthetics refers to the application of various minor minimally or non-invasive treatments to the skin in order to improve the appearance. There are lots of different esthetics options, with two of the newest being XeominⓇ and Jeuveau™.
We are delighted to be able to offer both XeominⓇ and Jeuveau™ treatments, carried out by our expert team here at our New York offices.
What is XeominⓇ?
XeominⓇ is the latest neurotoxin treatment to enter the world of esthetics and is rapidly gaining popularity as an alternative to Botox. It has been approved by the FDA for multiple uses, including the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
Neurotoxins work by paralyzing the muscles that they are injected into, smoothing the overlying skin and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Neurotoxins are typically placed into the forehead and the skin around the eyes.
Just like Botox, XeominⓇ is injected directly into the patient’s face in the target area. However, since XeominⓇ is a pure product, it doesn’t have any added proteins that it needs to unravel from before it can bond to the facial muscles and prevent them from contracting. This means that XeominⓇ starts to work a little quicker than Botox, and the effects are usually visible within around 5 days. The optimal result should be reached 10 days after having the XeominⓇ injected and this could last for up to 6 months before further treatment is required.
Since XeominⓇ is an injectable treatment, many patients opt to have a local anesthetic ahead of their treatment. Nevertheless, the procedure is carried out using an ultra-fine needle, ensuring that there is no scarring and many patients don’t feel any pain, even without anesthetic. You may experience a little redness and swell around the injection sites, but this usually disappears within a day or two.
What is Jeuveau™?
Jeuveau™ is another popular injectable treatment that is designed to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and in particular, the glabellar lines. These are the little wrinkles that form between your eyebrows and can make you look much older than you actually are.
Like XeominⓇ, Jeuveau™ is also FDA approved. However, Jeuveau™ uses botulinum toxin type A, aka Botox, to deliver the esthetic results for which it is well known. Again, this works by preventing the facial muscles from contracting, ensuring that the overlying skin cannot wrinkle up an creating a smoother, younger-looking forehead.
The application of Jeuveau™ is the same as other injectables. An ultra-fine needle is used to inject very small amounts of the neurotoxin into the muscle beneath the skin at pre-determined locations. A little topical anesthetic can be used if needed. The entire process usually takes less than an hour and there is no downtime. Red pinprick marks and some localized swelling is fairly normal and should resolve itself within 48 hours. The final result of your treatment should be visible in under a week, and you should be able to sustain this for between 4 and 6 months before more treatment is needed.
If you would like more information on either XeominⓇ or Jeuveau™, or you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss cosmetic surgery, please get in touch with our New York plastic surgery offices today.