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 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
"Love the Results! - Had a great experience with Dr. Chiu - he is an extremely talented surgeon and I'm really happy with the results of my surgery. Additionally, the process was a lot easier than I anticipated and I had very little pain."- C.D. / RealSelf / May 01, 2019
"I Had an Amazing Experience - Dr. Chiu is the most gifted plastic surgeon. I chose Dr. Chiu for his excellent reputation, kindness, and calm demeanor. He is one of only two facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons here in Pittsburgh, and he is the single one to whom other doctors refer their most difficult cases. I was a revision case and my face had been full of filler. Dr. Chiu took his time with me. He was able to..."- H. / RealSelf / Mar 04, 2019
"We (twins) got lip fillers from Dr. Chiu and we are extyhappy with how they turned out! They look very natural and smooth just how we wanted. He takes great pride in his work and we would definitely recommend him to anyone we know!!"- S.A. / Google / Feb 01, 2019
"Thumbs-up Lip Filler - I had lip augmentation with Juvederm and the results are fantastic. I'm going to do this for as long as I have lips! Plus, the pain level was so low it was practically non-existent. Before this I had lip augmentation with another doctor and it was very painful, so I was nervous about doing it again. I'm glad I took a chance with Dr. Chiu and highly recommend him to others considering..."- L. / RealSelf / Jan 10, 2019
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.