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BOTOX® Alternative -- Arlington Heights, IL

Xeomin®: A Simple, Subtle Muscle Relaxer


Are you looking for a simple, easy alternative to BOTOX in Arlington Heights to enhance your smile without altering your teeth? You may not have considered it, but cosmetic injectables are an excellent, cost-effective way to provide a beautiful frame for your grin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around it. At Westgate Dental Care, we also use wrinkle treatment in Arlington Heights to help improve the appearance of gummy smiles, ease chronic migraines, and address TMJ pain, which can improve your day-to-day life. If you’d like to learn more about this treatment and whether it can help you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation! 

Why Choose Westgate Dental Care for Wrinkle Treatment?

  • In-House Savings Plan Available
  • Dentist is a Certified BOTOX® Provider
  • Convenient Appointment Hours

What is Xeomin®?

person receiving a Xeomin® injection in their jaw area

Xeomin is the brand name of pure form of botulinum toxin that doesn’t have any protein additives. Because it is a purified structure, it can prevent antibody resistance, which is what many routine BOTOX patients experience over time. This reduces the achievement of optimal results the more treatments you receive. With Xeomin, this won’t be an issue.

As you age, your muscles will become overworked, causing them to bunch up. When this happens, it creates unwanted wrinkles and fine lines, or even tension and muscle spasms. When injected into certain facial muscles, like ones near the jaw, around the mouth, or at the corners of the eyes, it’s able to relax them and smooth them out. By encouraging the muscles to relax, Xeomin is able to minimize these cosmetic issues, improving the overall appearance and function of your face.

The process of receiving Xeomin injections is relatively simple and fast. At your appointment, your BOTOX dentist in Arlington Heights will discuss the goals that you’d like to achieve with treatment. Then, our team will map out where we plan on placing the injections for optimal results. Each injection only takes a couple of minutes to administer, so treatments typically last no longer than an hour.

Who is a Good Candidate Xeomin®?

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Xeomin can address cosmetic issues as well as functional problems, just like BOTOX can, like chronic migraines caused by TMJ dysfunction. Here are a few facial imperfections or situations that we can address with Xeomin:

  • Pain as a result of TMJ dysfunction
  • Chronic migraines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Gummy smiles
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Smoker’s lines around the lips
  • Smile lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Muscle spasms

The Benefits of Xeomin®

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Xeomin injections present a variety of benefits that patients can enjoy, including:

  • Noticeable results within two weeks.
  • Fast treatment that can be scheduled during lunch breaks, if necessary.
  • Delicate, subtle results that enhance your appearance.
  • Non-surgical procedure that doesn’t involve a recovery period.
  • Results that can last between three and six months.
  • Cost-effective treatment.
  • Purified structure prevents antibody resistance.

If you believe that Xeomin can help you, feel free to reach out to our team today to learn more.

Xeomin® FAQs

What Conditions Does Xeomin® Treat?

As a top-of-the-line treatment option, Xeomin® is a muscle relaxer that can be used to treat issues like wrinkles, fine lines, and TMJ disorder. Not only can it help address problems with facial aesthetics and jaw discomfort, but it can also help people suffering from various conditions like cervical dystonia, upper limb spasticity, and blepharospasm. Since Xeomin® is FDA-approved, you can be sure that this solution is a reliable option for alleviating TMJ issues as well as beautifying your appearance.

How Do I Know If Xeomin® Is Right for Me?

For most adults who are struggling with moderate to severe lines in the glabella (the area of skin between the eyebrows and above the nose), Xeomin® treatment may be incredibly beneficial. Since this solution can also relax the muscles, you might make the most of this medication if you’re suffering from jaw pain. That said, you should NOT undergo Xeomin® treatment if you’re allergic to botulinum toxin along with any of the other ingredients in Xeomin®. If you have a skin infection at the planned injection location, you’ll need to get that addressed before moving forward.

Is Xeomin® Treatment Painful?

Our team typically uses a very small needle to inject Xeomin® into the target areas of your jaw and/or face. While this should only involve a potentially mild amount of discomfort, we will ensure that you’re completely pain-free by administering a local anesthetic (or even an ice pack) to the area beforehand. In this way, you can be sure to undergo the procedure without worrying about pain when receiving the injection(s).

How Is Xeomin® Given and How Long Does It Last?

To receive Xeomin®, our team will inject the solution into the muscles or glands necessary to relieve tension in the jaw or help smooth the skin. Your dentist will determine the specific locations and the dose required in each place. Afterward, you’ll likely start to see the initial effects of Xeomin® within a week and can expect your results to last around 12 to 16 weeks in the majority of cases. Every patient is unique, however, so you’ll need to speak with your dentist about Xeomin® to know more about your specific circumstances.

How Safe Is Xeomin® Treatment?

While Xeomin® uses botulinum toxin type A, which may be harmful in larger amounts, our team only uses a tiny dose to address your cosmetic and/or TMJ issues. Our dentists have special training in administering this solution and will do everything they can to ensure that you’re completely safe. If you do notice any complications or discomforts after receiving injections, make sure to notify our team right away so we can help you.