Xeomin Frequently Asked Questions
While you may have been able to smile, frown, laugh, and make other facial expressions without any lasting effects when you were young, you may now be realizing that the facial lines caused by these expressions are remaining even after your face relaxes. These lines are known as dynamic wrinkles, and they are caused by the overuse of the facial muscles that make them stay contracted, creating etched lines in the skin. Xeomin is an injectable wrinkle relaxer treatment that, similar to BOTOX, periodically relaxes the facial muscles with a purified strain of botulinum toxin type A so your dynamic wrinkles appear smoother and softer. At Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL, we provide many aesthetic and dermatology procedures, including Xeomin nonsurgical wrinkle relaxer treatments. Arrange for a consult with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris for more information about Xeomin.
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Kouris and his team! From the moment I spoke with Suzy the receptionist to book my appointment, to consulting with Nurse Sheila and Dr. George about procedure options, I felt comfortable and confident about my decision to move forward with Dr. Kouris. Dr. Kouris took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Kouris is a highly skilled, dedicated and caring physician who strives to do exceptional work in a safe manner. I very much appreciate Dr. Kouris!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 13, 2020
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
Xeomin Procedure Technique
Xeomin can help if you want to improve the look of dynamic wrinkles on the face, like frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines on the forehead, Crow's feet in the outer corners of the eyes, and smile and laugh lines. Xeomin is ideal for those who are in good general health, are not currently pregnant, and have not had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin products (BOTOX or Dysport). Speak with Dr. Kouris during your consultation about your aesthetic goals, current medications, and medical history so he can customize a Xeomin treatment plan that is specific to you.
Xeomin Smooth and Relaxed
Xeomin injections typically last under 30 minutes and can be completed in our procedure room after your consultation. The parts of the face receiving treatment will be cleaned and sterilized before Xeomin is carefully injected with a fine-gauge needle. The procedure is fast, and most patients experience mild or no discomfort so local anesthesia is not necessary but available upon request. Cold compresses and pressure will be applied to the site of the injections to stop any minor bleeding before you leave.
What to Expect with Xeomin®
You can leave our facility immediately after your Xeomin injections to return to your daily activities; however, exercise and other strenuous activities should be skipped for the rest of the day. We may recommend that you sleep in a slightly elevated position and apply cold compresses as needed to expedite recovery and results. After a Xeomin treatment, you may have some redness, swelling, and bruising at the treatment site, but this should heal on its own and can be easily covered up with makeup. Most patients will notice marked improvements 3 – 4 days following their Xeomin treatment, lasting up to three months. Repeat treatments at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can be arranged to optimize your results.
Xeomin Ideal Candidates
How much does Xeomin cost?
The cost of a Xeomin treatment will vary based on the amount required to meet your needs. During your consult, you will discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Kouris so he can create your treatment plan and then estimate your cost. Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and sometimes offers specials on Xeomin and other injectable treatments.
Should I get Xeomin or BOTOX?
BOTOX and Xeomin are wrinkle relaxers that use botulinum toxin. The skilled injectors at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery know the differences between wrinkle treatments so they can decide which will deliver better results for you. In your consult, your injector will ask about your aesthetic goals before deciding if Xeomin or another injectable is the most ideal option.
Should I get Xeomin or fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers, like Xeomin, improve dynamic wrinkles, like the glabellar or frown lines between your eyebrows. A dermal filler treats static wrinkles and adds volume. Talk to your injector about your needs/concerns and wants so they can decide if you need Xeomin, a filler, or both.
Is Xeomin safe?
Xeomin has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) as a cosmetic treatment, which can be used safely on most adults. In your consult, your injector will ask many questions, like whether you have any allergies or take any prescription medications, supplements, or herbs. You should be honest with your answers to avoid unnecessary side effects or complications.
How often should I get Xeomin injections?
Results from Xeomin may be visible for up to 90 days. Every person will metabolize the formula differently, which determines how long their treatment lasts. In your consult, your injector will talk about when you should visit again for another treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $400 - $1,000
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 – 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Aging comes with a few thrilling gifts, including experience and grace, but it sometimes brings along some undesired changes, like lines and wrinkles throughout the face. Release and smooth dynamic facial wrinkles with Xeomin injectable wrinkle relaxer treatments at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL. Schedule a consultation now with George J. Kouris, M.D. to make your custom Xeomin treatment plan.