Anti Wrinkle Injections are the most commonly performed medical cosmetic procedure. Since first being described in a Canadian Study in 1992 it has become a “cosmetic global phenomenon”.
WHAT ARE ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS - OR BOTULINUMTOXINA? Botox® is a protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and has been used for treatments in humans since 1980. Botox® relaxes muscles and, in tiny doses, can be used to inject the facial muscles to achieve a relaxed, rejuvenated look by smoothing dynamic lines, wrinkles and folds.
Xeomin® (pronounced ‘ZEE-oh-min’) is a second-generation botulinum toxin and has been used successfully in other countries since 2005. Appmed House is using this purified version and have found it to be a great alternative to Botox®.
Xeomin® is designed to treat lines and wrinkles and, when injected skillfully can produce very natural results that still allow expressive facial movement. Our medical professionals strive for a natural, youthful look for all male and female patients.
HOW DOES IT WORK? Facial wrinkle treatments performed at Appmed House using Xeomin® involve temporarily relaxing select facial muscles, limiting their ability to fully contract and effectively smoothing and reducing the appearance of frown lines. This involves the injections (using a tiny micro needle) of a minuscule amount of IncobotulinumtoxinA (which is an FDA approved botulinum toxin type A). After these injections, all untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to remain unaffected.
Other areas of the face can be treated but all the injections are tiny and produce only a slight, brief, stingy sensation. The whole process may last just a few seconds or minutes depending on the area of the face to be covered. Many of our “needle-phobic” patients have been surprised by how quickly and easily the treatment is performed.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? Following a treatment, normal activities can resume immediately as long as you remain in an upright position and avoid any facial massages.
The results of the Xeomin® injections are not instant. Improvement is gradual and usually begins within 2 to 3 days, with the final result achieved in about a week. In most cases, the treated wrinkles will relax and soften, producing a younger, well-rested appearance. Although the improvement varies with each person, the results may last 3 to 4 months or longer.
You will love the natural-looking results from our experienced professionals. You will see improvement in the lines of the face, from a gentle softening to complete disappearance depending on your desired look. Book Online Now for a FREE consultation to see if BotulinumtoxinA is right for you.
You may have heard the rumor circulating that, when injected enough times with Botox, your body has the ability to become immune to the toxin, rendering its muscle-freezing abilities useless. When your go-to treatment has started to lose its magic touch, rest assured that you have another option in Xeomin. READ MORE HERE>>
Disclaimer - Important information from Merz Aesthetics. Xeomin® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 LD50 Units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines on the forehead in adults. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomin® treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Cautions: Generalised disorders of muscle activity; Infection or inflammation at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin® is right for you. For more information or for a copy of CMI please contact the NZ distributor: NZMS Ltd: 2a Fisher Crescent, Mt Wellington, Auckland, Ph 09 259 4062.