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WHAT IS BOTULINUM TOXIN?

Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that helps control muscle spasms. It acts locally by blocking the release of acetylcholine (the neurotransmitter necessary to produce muscle contraction) and produces temporary muscle relaxation.

Botulinum toxin was first used at the medical level to treat blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking) and strabismus (abnormal alignment of the eyes). In aesthetic medicine, it is used to relax the muscles that cause lines or wrinkles. Commonly treated areas of the face include the forehead, between the eyebrows, and the eye area known as "crow’s feet".

WHAT IS XEOMIN?

Xeomin is an intramuscular injection that temporarily improves the appearance of lines or wrinkles. Commonly treated areas of ​​the face include the forehead, frown lines, and corners of the eyes.

Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A, and is currently one of the most effective and widely used anti-wrinkle treatments to restore the smoothness of the skin. When injected, Xeomin relaxes the target muscle and prevents it from contracting, thereby decreasing the appearance of wrinkles.

The treatment can be performed on any area of ​​the body. The most common areas treated with laser hair removal are:

Prior to the procedure, the medical specialist outlines the areas to be treated. Then, with a superfine needle, the specialist injects Xeomin directly into the muscle responsible for the formation of wrinkles.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

The effect lasts approximately 48 to 72 months; after this time a new treatment will be needed. Results are visible between 4 and 6 hours after the procedure.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS TREATED WITH XEOMIN:

Botulinum toxin type A is also used to treat medical conditions such as:

  • Hyperhidrosis: excessive sweating of the underarms, hands, and/or feet. Xeomin is used to decrease the activity of the sweat glands.
  • Blepharospasm: uncontrollable blinking. Xeomin is used to control the involuntary contraction of the eye muscles.
  • Bruxism: teeth grinding. This is an involuntary movement that can occur during the day or at night while asleep. Xeomin is injected into the maxillofacial muscles to relax them and prevent this movement.
  • Migraine episodes: intense headaches. Xeomin is injected into specific areas to help reduce the factors that cause inflammation and triggers these migraines.

KEEP IN MIND!

A small swelling may occur that can last up to seven (7) days after treatment.

During the 24 hours following the procedure, you should avoid:

  • Strong activity
  • Direct sun exposure
  • Alcoholic beverages

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