As I’ve gotten older, my years of being very expressive have finally caught up with me. In my 20’s, those little forehead wrinkles were kind of cute. Now, they’re deep, dark caverns that scream, “Hey, old lady when do your AARP benefits kick in?” But meet my new best friend: Xeomin
What is Xeomin?
Back in 2011, the FDA approved the use of the neurotoxin, Xeomin, to treat facial wrinkles; especially severe frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles and those tell-tell signs of aging, crow’s feet.
How is Xeomin different than Botox?
Unlike Botox, Xeomin has no additives; meaning you have less risk of developing antibodies (i.e. it’ll keep working even after multiple treatments). They call it the “naked” neurotoxin because it contains just one ingredient: Botulinum toxin A. Whereas, Botox also contains human albumin and sodium chloride.
Is Xeomin similar to Botox?
What’s similar between Xeomin and Botox is the that effects from both will last approximately six months. What’s not similar is with Botox it usually takes 2 to 3 weeks to notice initial results, but you’ll have visible results from Xeomin within one week. I was shocked to see a noticeable change within 24 hours! My deep forehead crevices started looking smaller the very next day after my treatment. Plus, I got a bonus eyebrow lift. Take a look at the difference just THREE days after the procedure from these straight-out-of-the-camera pics (i.e. no fancy filters)…
(Pssst….Christie Brinkley is friends with Xeomin, too.)
Are there side effects from Xeomin?
I didn’t have any redness or swelling immediately following the procedure. But about 36 hours afterwards, I noticed a lump had developed between my eyes just above my right eyebrow. It was also tender to the touch. Now, being that this was my first injection of a neurotoxin, I instantly made an appointment with Dr. Google, M.D and started frantically searching the internet with “bumps after botox” to find the cause. Was this a bacterial infection? Was botulism coursing through my veins? Was I going to die?!? At my funeral, would my children be weeping, asking why mommy wanted a smooth forehead instead of living to see them graduate from high school?!?
Nah, I was fine. What I had was something called a “hematoma,” which is simply is a collection of blood underneath the skin. Hematomas go away after a few days.
Another thing I had was minor aching across the forehead. Now, I wouldn’t call it a “headache” because it was more on top of the skin, not below the surface like normal headaches. It really didn’t bother me much, but I wanted to mention it.
Is Xeomin cheaper than Botox?
Because Botox is the most well-known neurotoxin and Xeomin is still trying to get a foothold in the market, the cost is slightly less. But over time I predict the prices will go up, so get on it now and save some cash!
Want to try it out? You could WIN a FREE Xeomin treatment from HerKare (a $500 value)!
To enter, just head over to the ModMomTV Facebook page HERE, watch my very first Xeomin procedure, and comment on the video. One winner will be selected by random drawing. Is it going to be YOU?!?
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