In New Zealand, there are 3 botulinum toxin type A (anti wrinkle injections) products.
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin, made by MERZ pharmaceuticals, is a neurotoxin (just like botox) and is approved for use by the FDA.
Is Xeomin better than Botox?
They both contain the exact same ingredients, however, Xeomin is a purer form of the toxin. Xeomin is the only product approved for use that has no additives which means there is less risk of developing antibodies. If you develop antibodies to other botulinum toxin products it could prevent the anti wrinkle injections from working in the future. Which is why we love XEOMIN.
Ageing’s effect on the skin
There are two types of aging that affect the skin.
The first inherited aging begins in our 20s. The second type is triggered by environmental factors. Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure, however repetitive facial expressions, sleeping positions and diet also play a role.
As a result of these two aging processes gradually lead to a loss of elasticity and volume, contributing to wrinkles such as frown lines (lines between the eyebrows).
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
Deep wrinkles can create an angry, upset or sad appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections work to relax the facial muscles that cause these negative expressions (like the lines between our eyebrows). This results in a rejuvenated more youthful appearance.
More importantly, research indicates the majority of those who undertake cosmetic procedures experience an improvement in self-esteem. However, it is essential that individuals have realistic expectations when choosing to undergo antiwrinkle treatments.
What is the treatment procedure like?
Firstly, anti-wrinkle injections are a relatively quick procedure, that usually requires little recovery time. After the procedure, you can resume all the usual activities. For aftercare advice see below. To ensure maximum comfort I will also discuss pain control options during your consultation.
Is Xeomin®suitable for me?
During the consultation, we will discuss your medical history and any medication you may be taking. Xeomin is not recommended in some circumstances, for example during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Additionally, it is not recommended if you have inflammation or infection at the site of injection, or a generalized disorder of muscle weakness like myasthenia gravis.
Is Xeomin® safe?
Yes, botulinum toxin A anti-wrinkle injections have been used in the cosmetic industry for 20 years. They are classified as a low-risk procedure when performed by a Registered Nurse or Doctor.
How soon can I see results?
This varies between individuals. The effects generally start appearing between days 2-5. Xeomin reaches its full effect at 2 weeks.
How long does the effect of the treatment last?
Individual results vary but in general Xeomin anti-wrinkle injections last about 3 to 6 months.
Pre – Treatment Information
- Do not consume alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment to help reduce your risk of bruising.
- Avoid medications and supplements that may thin the blood including, aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil.
- Avoid intense exercise 24 hours prior to treatment, again to avoid bruising
After Care Advice
- Do not rub the site of injection for 3 days
- Do not lie down for 4 hours after the treatment.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post-procedure
- You can use paracetamol if you have any discomfort post-procedure. Avoid ibuprofen and aspirin.
- No Make-up four hours post procedure
- If you have any concerns contact Sarah for further advice
When to contact the medical emergency services IMMEDIATELY?
*If you develop swallowing difficulties, speech or breathing difficulties
* If you develop an allergic reaction (this can develop with any product). Such a reaction may lead to breathing, swallowing or speaking difficulties, swelling of hands, feet or ankles
* Exaggerated muscle weakness
Botulinum toxin treatments are calculated per unit used. You may require more or less than has been documented here, so please use these as a guideline only. For a definite price please feel free to book in for a free consultation.
Frown Lines (From) $210
Forehead (From) $128
Crows Feet (From) $280
Eyebrow Lift $140
Bunny Lines (Nose) $70
Upper Lip Lines $70
Lip Flip $70
Downward smile lift $70
Jawline definition P.O.A
Jaw/Teeth grinding P.O.A
Facial Slimming P.O.A