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Why do we choose XEOMIN® at VITAFLOW?

Updated: Feb 8

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS


Do you want to look refreshed and decrease the appearance of facial wrinkles & fine lines with natural-looking results? Neuromodulator injections can erase years from your face and boost your confidence!


Our VITAFLOW WELLNESS clients know that we only recommend products that we believe in and use ourselves. We asked Leigh Loganbill RN BSN, the founder of VITAFLOW Wellness to answer some of your most frequently asked questions. Let's dive in.



What is a neuromodulator or neurotoxin and what does it do?


Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated expressions can cause lasting frown lines. Botulinum toxin type-A acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. Neuromodulators are FDA-approved prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions, so frown lines are softened and reduced.



Which product is best for me?


There are several products that can smooth lines currently on the market. Botox ®, Xeomin ®, Dysport® and Jeuveau ®.


All these products have the same active ingredient, take 3-14 days to fully kick in, and typically last 3-4 months. Dysport tends to take effect faster but spreads more. Xeomin is purified and tends to feel less heavy. Botox is best for migraines and joint injections. We are certified providers of several of these products. Ultimately, product choice can come down to personal preference.



Why is Xeomin® VITAFLOW’S product of choice?


Xeomin® is the only product from the list above that is purified. What does that mean? Xeomin® is made through a unique precision manufacturing process called XTRACT Technology™, which uses two filtration steps to isolate the therapeutic component of the molecule and remove the unnecessary proteins that don’t play an active role in treatment.

You only get what is needed for smoother frown lines, neck, and crow’s feet.

Xeomin® is a double-filtered smart toxin with fewer ingredients. Resistance is less likely. It is the only toxin product that does not cause an immune response in the body. Resistance means that over time higher doses are needed to get the same effect, and in some cases, the injection can stop working altogether.


In fact, Xeomin® is the solution of choice for clients who experience resistance to other products.


We also love Xeomin® because the molecule weighs less with the unnecessary proteins removed. Customers get a more comfortable lighter feeling in the face. Fewer people report feeling heavy or frozen, while still seeing reduced wrinkles for a natural-looking result.



What can I expect during treatment?


Treatment typically takes 30 minutes. This will include a complimentary consultation. You can look at before and after pictures and discuss your goals and your dose. An anatomy assessment will be completed and an evaluation with our medical director prior to injection.



How often do I need to get treated?


Results typically last 3-4 months. Most clients maintain their results by getting treated 3-4 times per year. If you have a big event coming up like a wedding for example, please plan your injections 6 weeks in advance.



Price. Is cheaper better?

When considering facial injections, you are not only paying for the medical service, but for the injector’s experience, education, knowledge of anatomy, and for quality product selection to obtain optimal results.


When you stay with the same injector, they can fine-tune your dose according to how your anatomy reacts. They will optimize placement and dosing customized to your individual needs.


We understand. It’s an expensive treatment. It’s tempting to price hunt, hop around and even go to the hottest deal, but cheapest is not always best--especially when it comes to your face. Unfortunately, we are seeing more frequent use of counterfeit products here on the island. Those create an unpredictable safety risk.


You should only find small variations in price among providers. Manufacturers have a uniform cost that providers pay. If the offer is much less than everywhere else, be suspicious. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. You may also want to consider Dose = Duration when making your decision. Some providers may offer smaller, less expensive doses. Those don’t offer the same effects, overall balanced look, or longevity.


Please make sure you are going to a reputable provider, who orders products from an authorized supply company.


For migraine treatment, consult with a neurologist to see if your treatment can be covered by insurance.


How many units will I need?


FDA approval rate is 64 units for frown lines, forehead, and crow’s feet. This will vary according to age, muscle strength, depth of wrinkles, and eyebrow and eyelid anatomy.


What areas can be treated?


“Eleven” frown lines between the eyes, forehead, crow’s feet, eyebrow lift, Masseter (jaw slimming and for headaches from clenching your teeth), chin, frown Lines, gummy smile, lip flip, eye jelly roll, bunny lines platysma (neck).


If you are looking in the mirror and thinking you’d like to have a little boost to look healthier and more confident for an upcoming special event, you need to schedule injections now. It may take 3-14 days for XEOMIN® to effect. At 6 weeks, clients experience a “sweet spot.”


Read full Prescribing Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide from the NIH.

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