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
"Less is more - We all get it at a certain age — the “L” between the eyebrows, the narrowing of the lips, the wrinkles in the forehead. For me, these are all signs of a life lived — laughing, crying, thinking and aging. But, there is also a time where you start to be asked if you are tired, when you simply aren’t. I feared getting “work” done because I never wanted to erase the signs of life or look unnatura..."- L. / RealSelf / Dec 07, 2017
"I've never had anything but great experiences at Today's Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Chiu is an artist and has never disappointed. I've been getting Juvederm injections in my lips from him for almost 2 years. My lips always look natural, full, and beautiful. I love going to Today's Cosmetic Surgery and I would recommend them to anyone. *I have attached pictures that I took a few hours after a procedure, so they are still a little swollen."- K.P. / Yelp / Nov 27, 2017
"Dr. Chiu and his staff are absolutely the best! I have never been treated with such kindness! In addition, Dr. Chiu will not settle for anything less than perfection. I wanted a rhinoplasty for years, and I am so happy that I waited until I found Dr. Chiu to have it done!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 28, 2017
"Very professional & gentle. He has an amazing eye for aesthetics. His work is more conservative so the result is very natural looking which I like. Sarah is wonderful. I won't trust my face to anyone else."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 24, 2017
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.