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
"I Am Super Happy with This Practice. - I have seen Dr. Chiu for several years and have had both botox and fillers. I had been contemplating a lower lift for some time but held off; first because of the expense and also I thought it might look like I had surgery. I finally talked myself into the surgery and it was well worth the expense. I'm extremely happy with the results; I know he took at least ten years off of my face and neck without any visible signs. I have total confidence in Dr. Chiu and was very glad a friend recommended him. Sara is very accomodating and makes you feel so welcome."- V / RealSelf / May 17, 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
"BLUF: Dr. Chiu is a brilliant surgeon. If you want natural-looking results, he is your doctor! When I was considering rhinoplasty seriously a couple of years ago it took me a while to find a surgeon I could trust and had the right credentials. I went to three surgeons, including Dr. Chiu, and found him to be the best fit. Dr. Chiu is incredibly realistic when it comes to bringing harmony to the face and took the time to explain what would work the best not only aesthetically but also for my overall health. For rhinoplasty, you want to look good but still be able to breathe normally. Rhinoplasty is his speciality and after having this procedure done by Dr. Chiu I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking this procedure. He considered my total facial structure in his renderings to give me an idea what my new nose would look like. Our goal was to take the focus away from my nose; I no longer wanted that feature to be where everyone’s eyes were drawn. Dr. Chiu does his surgeries at Upper St. Clair hospital and only has the best surgical staff working with him. I was well taken care of and was in surgery for approximately four hours. Following surgery, I was released to go home to recover. I was expecting some discomfort the first night; however, my discomfort was not from any pain but from having to sleep upright. I prescribed some pain medication but I never needed it. I suffered from ZERO bruising! Most post-op photos show significant bruising from rhinoplasty, but I did not have a single one. I was swollen, puffy, and a tad stiff for a while following the procedure but experiencing no pain. I was able to return to work less than 7 days following the procedure and very few people were able to tell I had something done due to lack of bruising. It took about one year for the results of the surgery to settle in, and Dr. Chiu did emphasize that would indeed be the case. It has been 13 months at the time of this post, and I couldn’t be happier with my new nose! It fits the rest of my face, I have full functionality (no issues breathing), and you cannot see the small incision at all. Dr. Chiu is incredibly thorough and highly skilled. What I respect most about him and his practice, though, is that he gives you realistic expectations and explains the why/how to his methods. If you are seeking natural and harmonizing results for your looks, Dr. Chiu should absolutely be at the top of your list! I also want to point out that Sara is wonderful! She makes sure you have every piece of information you could possibly need from scheduling, financing, and answers all questions promptly. I am so glad to have chosen to trust Dr. Chiu and Sara with my face! I will be a lifelong customer as I continue through life and the aging process."- E.C. / Google / Mar 21, 2021
"Fantastic surgeon - I couldn’t be happier with my new nose! It fits the rest of my face - When I was considering rhinoplasty seriously a couple of years ago it took me a while to find a surgeon I could trust and had the right credentials. I went to three surgeons, including Dr. Chiu, and found him to be the best fit. Dr. Chiu is incredibly realistic when it comes to bringing harmony to the face and took the time to explain what would work the best not only aesthetically but also..."- O. / RealSelf / Mar 20, 2021
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.