Many patients, particularly women, wish that they had a slimmer facial profile and a more streamlined, delicate, or feminine look. At the same time, these patients typically would prefer a minimally invasive procedure over a surgery to avoid excessive downtime and a complicated healing process. Xeomin is often the perfect solution for these patients. In Chicago, IL, Dr. Skura offers Xeomin injections for facial slimming for Art Aesthetica patients.
Xeomin is a neuromodulator injectable. This means that it is in the same category as popular injectables such as Botox or Dysport. The treatment works using botulinum toxin type A, a purified neurotoxin which temporarily and safely paralyzes the muscles where it is injected.
Often, patients have larger or heavier-looking jawlines due to enlarged masseter muscles. These are the muscles that run from the back of the cheek to either side of the lower jaw. The masseter muscles engage when chewing, clenching the jaw, or grinding the teeth. Larger, stronger, and more defined masseter muscles create the appearance of a more prominent jaw. By injecting Xeomin into the masseter muscle, patients can achieve a slimmer appearance in the face. This creates a more delicate or feminine look for many patients. In addition, careful placement of Xeomin for facial slimming may also have the effect of reducing the ability to subconsciously clench the jaw. This means that for some patients, Xeomin injections may both create a slimming effect and reduce bruxism.
Prior to receiving your injections, Dr. Skura will perform a brief and simple consultation to ensure that the treatment is right for you. This includes reviewing your medical history. After determining your candidacy, injections can often take place on the same day.
Xeomin injections can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. As injections are completed so quickly and using a very fine needle, no numbing or anesthesia is required to complete the procedure. Dr. Skura will first thoroughly cleanse the area to prevent any complications and carefully mark the injection sites before administering Xeomin. The total number of injections needed to achieve desired results varies for each patient. Dr. Skura will explain exact expectations during your consultation.
Following your Xeomin injections, no downtime is required. Patients are free to drive themselves home from the procedure and may immediately return to their normal routines if they choose to do so. Some common side effects include tenderness or sensitivity, redness, slight swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Patients are advised not to apply pressure or any products such as makeup to the area for at least 24 hours.
On average, Xeomin results last about six months. This varies for each patient. If you choose, you can receive regular maintenance injections.
To learn more about Xeomin for facial slimming, schedule a consultation with Dr. Skura. She will review your aesthetic goals and recommend your best nonsurgical options. To set up your appointment, contact Art Aesthetica in Chicago, IL.
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