botox is the gold standard

Smooth forehead and “crows feet” wrinkles and fine lines. We can also apply it to release those “neck cords” we get as we age, and even lift the corners of the mouth.

Xeomin is a newer injectable that relaxes facial lines. Xeomin is beautifully
effective like Botox. Sometimes our bodies get used to one injectable — making it less effective — so it’s great to have alternatives.

Botox and Xeomin isn’t just for cosmetic purposes any longer either. It’s great for treating hyperhidrosis too. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating, and not just at the underarms. A few well-placed injections can significantly alleviate this problem.

For any of these treatments, you can expect a pinprick sensation. Some areas, around the lips, are especially sensitive. Rarely is there bruising. Stay upright for several hours, and no exercising heavily for 12 hours (you don’t want the circulation from exercise to disperse the medication).

Minimize aspirin, red wine, and fish oil or vitamin E oil for five days before treatment, to avoid bruising.