Xeomin and Botox

Xeomin and Botox

Xeomin® /Botox® Cosmetic in Cleveland, OH

Reduce Wrinkles in About a Week With Xeomin® /Botox Cosmetic®

Xeomin® and  Botox® Cosmetic – I am sure you have read many of the tales and misconceptions, some think Xeomin® and Botox® are only for those who are very vain and overly concerned about their looks.  Others think Xeomin ® or Botox® always create an unnatural, paralyzed look.  The fact is, Xeomin® and Botox® are the most used cosmetic treatment of any kind.  More than 4 million treatments were done last year.  Many treated include your friends and neighbors!  To download our FREE brochure, click HERE .

We also do facial fillers! Click here to learn more.

Xeomin® /Botox® Results

The result of Xeomin® and Botox® Cosmetic injection in wrinkled areas around the eyes and forehead is a smoother, relaxed and more youthful appearance.  There is a new product called Xeomin, which produces the same effects as Botox but has less bound proteins and reduces the buildup of resistance.  Ask if Xeomin® or Botox® treatment from our Rocky River med spa might be right for you!

The results with both Xeomin and Botox are excellent.  They are natural looking when used properly by a physician with training and experience.  Dr. Curt Birchall, M.D. is trained in the use of Botox® at the Ageless Aesthetic Institute in his fellowship training with the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.  Dr. Birchall was also trained in the use of Xeomin® Cosmetic at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.  The Internet is filled with tales of bad outcomes and complications but, Botox® complications are rare and most have nothing to do with Botox® itself.  They are mostly caused by the lack of training and skill of the person injecting.

There is More to Consider Than Just Price!

Choose your Xeomin® /Botox® provider based on experience, skill and training - not on price alone!  After all, the results of poor Botox® injection technique, though not permanent, cannot easily be masked or covered with clothing.

Xeomin Before/After

How does Xeomin® and Botox® Cosmetic work?

Botox® therapy was first approved by the FDA for treatment of wrinkles above the nose and between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in 2002. This means Botox has been proven safe and effective when used correctly, for the past 19 years.  Thousands and thousands of patients have found they look younger, less stressed and more rested in as little as seven to ten days after treatment.  The change is gradual and subtle – just like aging, but the results are just the opposite!  The photos above are from the Botox® website.  For more amazing photos click here .

Everyone has unique expressions. We move our facial muscles in a repetitive way and over time those repetitive movements cause wrinkles and fine lines. When you start to experience the signs of aging, Botox® is available to diminish unwanted wrinkles and creases in your face.

Molecules of Xeomin® and Botox® temporarily “block” the signal from the nerve that causes the muscle to move.  Movement returns in 3-4 months.  Botox Cosmetic and Xeomin only affect motor nerves that cause muscle movement, so there is no loss of sensation, numbness, no vision problems or effects on the brain or other kinds of nerves.  After treatment, the muscle then relaxes in 7-12 days.  Then, the overlying skin starts to smooth.

The crinkles and “crow’s feet ” at the corners of the eyes (see below) are from the skin thinning as a result of being creased and folded again and again.

Treatment is targeted only at muscles that cause wrinkles.  A very small amount of Xeomin® /Botox® is injected in and around a muscle that has over-developed from excess use.  Those included are in the forehead and between the eyebrows from scowling or frowning, (called “elevens” because they look like the number 11 has been etched in the skin between the eyebrows just above the nose... see above.)

botox before and after 2

Deeply etched wrinkles and creases gradually fill in with collagen and the skin looks younger.  It takes 4-6 months for deep lines and wrinkles to “fill in.”  Botox does not “fill in” wrinkles in any way.

The most common misconception is that Xeomin & Botox injections are painful.  Unnecessary Fears!  Skillful injection without the use of numbing cream and only a cold pack has little or no pain.  There is seldom any bleeding or bruising, you can return to most activities at once.  No “recovery time” is needed.  The second misconception is an unnatural or “paralyzed” look as a result of treatment.  Dr. Birchall’s technique results in a natural look… rested, less stressed, smooth and youthful, with good motion and expression.

Xeomin Results

Consider Outcome vs Cost

Dr. Birchall’s technique uses less Xeomin®/ Botox® and produces better, longer- lasting results than others.  The total cost of Xeomin/Botox treatment is often times less than “coupon Botox injections” which may cost less per unit, but more units are used with less than thrilling results because of poor or improper technique.  You cannot judge results on a cheaper price per unit.  After all, it is your face we are talking about!  The same holds true with a restaurant where food is prepared by a grill cook versus a gourmet chef.  Cheap Botox treatments  – price isn’t everything when it comes to your results… and looks!

How often is treatment needed?

Typically, 3-4 months of great results are obtained when Dr. Birchall’s post-treatment facial exercise regimen is followed.  The results vary by physical condition and whether the patient smokes.  How often is treatment needed?  It is best to have the treatment again before full motion and wrinkles return.  Thus, each subsequent treatment will last a few weeks to a month longer.

Xeomin® and Botox® Cosmetic Side Effects and Complications

Xeomin® and Botox® complications and side effects from are extremely rare.  There can be eyebrow droop or uneven eyebrows if a tight hat or band is placed on the forehead after treatment.  Injections are not done in patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis.  Pregnant or breast-feeding patients are not treated.

Combined Xeomin® and Botox® injections with laser treatment and fillers.

All three wrinkle-reduction treatments can be used during the same visit: Botox, laser resurfacing and fillers.  As mentioned before, Botox Cosmetic does not fill wrinkles.  So facial fillers such as Belotero®, Restylane® are used under the eyes and in the lower half of the face.  Laser resurfacing is a powerful tool when used in combination with Botox® /Xeomin® Cosmetic therapy. 

Treatments of Other Conditions Than Wrinkles with Xeomin/Botox Cosmetic

Did you know that excess sweating under the arms, hand and feet can be safely reduced with Xeomin® and Botox® ?  The medical term for excess sweating is called hyperhydrosis.  Click here to learn more about hyperhydrosis.  An uneven smile or “gummy” smile in which the upper lip shows too much of the upper gums above the teeth can be corrected.  There are bands that appear under the chin at the front of the neck as we age and posture worsens.  These are called platysma muscle bands and Botox® Cosmetic and Xeomin® work well in this area to reduce or eliminate this tell-tale sign of aging.

Xeomin ® and Botox®  Treatment of Migraines

Xeomin® and Botox® can be used to treat chronic migraines.  If you suffer from multiple migraine headaches per month, contact Dr. Curt Birchall for a free consultation and consider Xeomin®/Botox® therapy for your chronic migraines.  Both Xeomin and Botox has been clinically shown to reduce the incidence and severity of chronic migraines.                                     

Xeomin® & Botox ® cosmetic treatments can be used to improve:

  • Worry lines in your forehead
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Smile lines
  • Crow’s feet

Generally, anyone in good health who has fairly shallow fine lines and wrinkles may be good candidates for Xeomin®& Botox® treatments.

Most patients require re-treatment to remove wrinkles and lines as they begin to reappear, but after each injection the wrinkles return as less severe as the muscles are trained to relax.  The procedure does not require anesthesia and usually takes just a few minutes to perform.  Botox®/Xeomin® treatments can help both men and women rejuvenate and revitalize their appearance.

For more information about Xeomin® and Botox®, please contact our Rocky River, OH office at (216) 503-8517 today.  We proudly serve Rocky River and the surrounding areas!

Botox® is a Trademark of Allergan Pharmaceuticals.  Xeomin® is a Trademark of Merz Aesthetics

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