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Xeomin® is a form of botulinum toxin type A that can be injected into the muscles just beneath the skin to reduce facial lines and wrinkles. Particularly effective in treating deep frown lines between the eyebrows, Xeomin® has received FDA approval.
Like other types of botulinum treatments, Xeomin® prevents muscles from contracting. However, Xeomin® is different from its predecessors in that it contains no additives, which may decrease a patient’s antibody reaction. If the immune system is not creating antibodies to fight it, the treatment will be much more successful.
Results of Xeomin® treatment are typically evident in one week and last between three and six months.
Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte is an expert injector. He is a board-certified physician in plastic surgery, with almost 30 years of knowing the anatomy, the artistic skills, the talent, and the thousands of patients injected.
This is from a local “cosmetic” clinic run by a doctor who is not residency-trained in plastic surgery. The injections were done by a nurse.This patient was injected with multiple syringes, not to compliment her deficiencies and without any artistic sense, proper selection of filler, or technique.
The patient is kind enough to share her experience and allow us to use her pictures. She was told by the doctor that “This is normal.” No one there knew what to do to correct it or reverse it, nor did they have the materials (which are supposed to be available for an emergency) on hand.
Unfortunately, the law allows physicians to advertise themselves as plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, or even state they are “board-certified,” even if it is a board in emergency medicine, cardiology, or gynecology. There are multiple “fake” boards that do not require a residency — all they need to do is take a course and pay the dues.
Look for credentials. Board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, hospital privileges to do the procedure, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.