GLOW by Elena Reitman MD is your medical spa for aesthetic treatments that deliver exceptional results. Led by Ivy League-trained and board-certified physician, Dr. Elena Reitman, our med spa provides transformative aesthetic solutions that can help you achieve the look that can make you feel comfortable and empowered in your own skin. We can enhance your natural beauty while reducing the signs of aging and other stubborn skin conditions through effective non-surgical treatments.
When it comes to dynamic wrinkles, botulinum toxin injections are the best injectable solution to reduce their appearance. While there are plenty of neurotoxin options available, Xeomin is the popular option for patients who want a toxin that’s free of additives. Xeomin is your uniquely pure option that’s processed to remove unnecessary proteins to minimize potential adverse effects and prolong the potency of neurotoxins in your body. Book your online or give us a call today to experience why GLOW by Elena Reitman MD offers treatments unlike any other medical spa in the area.
Xeomin is a botulinum toxin injection that’s used to treat dynamic wrinkles around your face. Neurotoxins can minimize wrinkles because of their effects when injected into the right facial muscles. Neurotoxin injections like Xeomin contain safe amounts of processed botulinum toxin that can block nerve signals that trigger muscle movement.
When your facial muscles move, it also moves the facial skin and causes it to crease. With repeated movement and aging, it can become difficult for your skin to spring back and will start to show lines, folds, and wrinkles as a result of frequent muscle movement. If left untreated, your muscles will continue to fold your skin and deepen these lines. By freezing your facial muscles, we can prevent creasing and reduce the appearance of these lines over time.
Unlike other botulinum toxin injections like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin stands out because of its unique purification process. Other neurotoxins are generally safe to use, but their botulinum toxin includes additional proteins that weren’t filtered. While these proteins aren’t harmful, they can affect the long-term effectiveness of neurotoxin injections in case your body’s antibodies build a resistance to its effects. Xeomin, however, is organically pure and free of these proteins, which can affect how well your body responds to neurotoxin treatments.
On top of the general benefits you can get from botulinum toxin injections, Xeomin provides you with additional benefits that can improve the long-term effectiveness of all neurotoxin treatments. Xeomin’s unique purification system removes all the unnecessary proteins from the botulinum toxin, which can help you experience key benefits such as:
Xeomin offers a pure and safe way of treating dynamic wrinkles. The FDA-approved minimally invasive injection is a less drastic alternative to treating some of the signs of aging. While plastic surgery like facelifts may be an option, invasive procedures come with risks, side effects, and extensive recovery periods. In comparison, botulinum toxin injections can have minor side effects that last for up to two weeks but can allow you to resume most of your day-to-day activities after your injection.
Xeomin is FDA-approved for treating glabellar lines or the vertical lines between your eyebrows. If left untreated, these prominent lines can give your resting face the appearance of looking grouchy or unapproachable. If you want a fast, safe, and effective way of treating these lines, botulinum toxin injections are a good procedure to add to your treatment plan. And if you want an organic version that’s pure of unnecessary proteins, Xeomin may be the right neurotoxin for your treatment.
Before we administer any injections, our patients undergo an initial consultation with Dr. Reitman. This is to see if they’re qualified to receive Xeomin or any other botulinum toxin injection. During your consultation, you’ll get to learn more about Xeomin, what it can or can’t do, if it’s the right treatment option for you, and if you’re a qualified candidate who can receive injections. If you’re not, Dr. Reitman can recommend alternative treatments to address your facial wrinkles.
If you’re a suitable candidate for Xeomin, you can proceed with receiving treatment. Prior to the injection, our staff will apply a numbing cream around the injection sites to minimize the discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Reitman will then administer enough Xeomin into the glabellar muscle between your eyebrows. This whole procedure can take less than half an hour.
It can take up to several days to see visible results. Some minor side effects like bruising, swelling, and pain on the injection sites are common, but these should subside in less than 2 weeks. How long the effects last can vary, but most patients experience it wearing off around 3 to 6 months after treatment. To maintain the effects of your treatment, you’ll need follow-up treatments scheduled around that time.
Xeomin can be used for both medical and cosmetic purposes. For medical procedures, patients have to be at least 2 years old to receive Xeomin for medical purposes like chronic sialorrhea, muscle spasms, cervical dystonia, and blepharospasm.
While patients should be at least 18 years old to receive Xeomin, most patients are older adults who are starting to see fine lines developing between their eyebrows. On the other hand, those who may not be good candidates for Xeomin treatments are those who:
If you’re unsure if you fall under any of these criteria, your best option is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Reitman. She can determine if you’re fit to receive Xeomin or if there are safer alternatives to treat your facial wrinkles.
Dr. Elena Reitman is a board-certified, Ivy League-trained, and internationally known physician who specializes in aesthetic medicine. Together with her team of highly-trained aesthetic providers, she can deliver results that can enhance your natural beauty with every aesthetic treatment. Dr. Reitman has an extensive background in aesthetic medicine and uses the latest techniques and practices in all her injectable treatments.
Our facilities are fully-equipped to help you achieve that life-changing transformation you need to live your best life. Let’s give you a comfortable, quick, and safe injectable aesthetic experience to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines.
A: There are two types of facial wrinkles you can develop. Dynamic wrinkles are those caused by frequent facial muscle movement. Neurotoxins like Xeomin can address these by freezing your muscles. Static wrinkles, on the other hand, are caused by factors like aging, reduced collagen production, gravity, and prolonged UV damage. Xeomin may have an effect on static wrinkles, but these are very minimal and not the most practical solution. If you want to treat both types of wrinkles or other signs of aging, Dr. Reitman can recommend a custom treatment plan that combines Xeomin and dermal fillers or any other alternative treatments.
A: Xeomin is only FDA-approved for aesthetic treatments that focus on moderate to severe frown lines. If you have other dynamic wrinkles you want to address, schedule an initial consultation and Dr. Reitman can recommend other neurotoxin options available.
A: Whenever you get an injection, your body’s immune system triggers inflammation symptoms to fight foreign cells that could infect your body. For most patients that have had neurotoxin injections, you may feel these inflammation symptoms subside with no effect on your treatment. However, there are rare cases wherein your body’s immune system detects the botulinum toxin proteins, recognizes it as a harmful foreign cell, and creates antibodies to neutralize its effects.
If this happens, your immune system will gradually build a tolerance for botulinum toxin. This will require you to receive larger doses to get the same muscle-freezing effects. This can affect your injection’s effectiveness and cost you more as you need more neurotoxins to maintain your frozen muscles.
Minimize the signs of aging by reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. GLOW by Elena Reitman MD provides exceptional care and service to deliver results that bring out your best through convenient and safe neurotoxin injectables. Schedule your initial appointment today to see if you’re a good candidate to start receiving Xeomin injections.