Xeomin is an injectable that is used to address wrinkles and lines in the facial skin, typically around the eyes, forehead, and glabella (frown area). Like BOTOX, Xeomin allows the targetted muscles to temporarily be relaxed and stop contracting in order for the skin on top of the muscles to smooth out and remain tighter during facial expressions. Xeomin can be an effective alternative to BOTOX due to the fact that it has no other additives to it, and is less likely to cause an allergic reaction in patients. Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, recommends Xeomin to patients who are looking for a younger-looking skin with less dynamic wrinkles, lines, and creases. If patients are interested in learning more about how they can achieve more youthful skin, then we invite them to schedule a consult at Today's Cosmetic Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA.
"I’ve had nothing but great experiences at Today’s Cosmetic Surgey. Dr. Chiu and Sara are professional, compassionate, and experts at what they do. I have been getting Juvederm injections in my lips there for almost 2 years. My lips ALWAYS look amazing, natural, and just the right amount of full. I was very nervous when I went in for my first time because there are so many horror stories of lip injections. However, my lips have exceeded my expectations every time and Dr. Chiu is truly an artist. I would recommend him to anyone!"- C.P. / Google / Nov 19, 2017
"Dr. Chiu is gifted, knowledgeable and experienced. I try to refer anyone to him who is considering any cosmetic procedure bc I've seen his results and the results of those who have received services from other professionals. I always think to myself "if only they went to Dr. Chiu." His goal is to keep his patients looking natural and refreshed and I believe he succeeds at this each time!! Sara, his wife, works at his office and is so wonderful and friendly! I will be a life long patient of Dr. Chiu!"- E.H. / Yelp / Jun 29, 2018
"If you want a doctor who will look at you and be honest on what you need but then honest at what you don’t need, this is your guy. He is amazing and a complete professional. I had filler put in my nose 2 times (a year apart) and a little bit in my lips. They look and feel fabulous! I am so happy with the results and I would recommend Dr Chiu to anyone and everyone. His wife, Sara works with him in the office and she is such a sweetheart and a pleasure to deal with. A wonderful comforting environment. Go see Dr Chiu!"- H.F. / Google / May 31, 2018
"Dr. Chiu and Sarah are professionally exceptional! My experience with them both has been excellent, and I have only the utmost gratitude and respect for them."- D.M. / Yelp / May 22, 2018
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Patients seeking Xeomin injections may be good candidates if:
- They are experiencing wrinkles, lines, and creases along their face.
- They are looking for a nonsurgical option to smooth out wrinkles temporarily.
- They have had adverse reactions to BOTOX.
- They are in overall good health.
What to Expect
Xeomin will be administered via a small syringe and tiny needle into the desired areas. The entire process should last around 15-30 minutes. Patients can have a numbing agent administered prior to treatment if they are sensitive to the needle, and discomfort is generally very mild in Dr. Chiu's hands. Once the injections are complete, patients can return to their normal activities right away, except strenuous exercise. Some minor redness and swelling may occur, but these symptoms should subside shortly after.
Patients sometimes report seeing some results right after their initial treatment, though results will typically take a 3-10 days to appear. Results after a Xeomin injection generally last between 3 - 4 months, but it will vary per patient. Patients should schedule follow-up appointments shortly after their results begin to fade in order to maintain their improved complexion.
Plan Your Procedure
Improve Your Complexion
If patients are experiencing wrinkles and other signs of aging, then Xeomin can be an effective option to smooth out their complexion. We invite everyone considering nonsurgical wrinkle treatments to schedule a consult at our Pittsburgh, PA office so they can start their treatments as soon as possible.