Since feeling brave enough to get an actual injection in my face ( with my very patient and understanding husband right there with me holding my hand- or in this case taking a video while I get said injection)– I can say with all confidence that if I had to make a choice between Botox and Xeomin I would go with the XEOMIN. The truth is sometimes applying a cream to a stubborn crease between just won’t cut it and it is time to bring in the big guns aka injectables. So I made an appointment with Scarpidis Aesthetics– took a BIG BREATH, put on my big girl panties, told my husband he had to come with me and film the whole thing and then I DID IT!
Check out my experience in the video below, thanks to the oh so gentle and skillful Dr. Ulysses H. Scarpidis and keep reading to find out why XEOMIN is the best injectable you might not have heard about that NEEDS TO BE ON YOUR RADAR! And I am also thrilled to share the deets on Ulysses Skincare™ the new standard in maintenance and rejuvenation.
What I love about this line is that it is curated by the Dr. to suit the unique skincare needs each of us faces and each patient’s response to the treatment is monitored and adjusted. Learn more ab.out this skincare line which is filled with nearly purely ACTIVE ingredients Ulysses Skincare™
I initially went in to see Dr. Scarpidis for a Xeomin treatment to soften my crows feet, my forehead lines and that pesky wrinkle between my eyebrows, which is known as the glabellar region. And I feel so fortunate that I was able to get some of Dr. Ulysses Scarpidis’ candid answers to some of my questions about how Xeomin and other neuromodulating toxins to smooth out wrinkles.
According to Dr. Scarpidis wrinkles are formed when facial muscles contract causing the overlying skin to fold, and just like paper that is folded repeatedly the skin will eventually have a permanent crease or a wrinkle. It is best to use neuromuscular blockers early before the deep crease or wrinkle is formed. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport all block the nerve impulse to muscles paralyzing them and blocking their ability to contract and thereby smoothing the overlying skin.
So what makes Xeomin so special? It is the same active ingredient as Botox but Botox has a protein inactive ingredient attached to it which can illicit antibody formation. Whereas Xeomin is the naked molecule. Dysport is a different toxin to muscles and may last longer. Botox, Xeomin and Dysport all do the same thing-they block the nerve impulse to the muscles causing a temporary paralysis of the muscle under the skin so the skin will not be wrinkled. The effect lasts about three to four months. Therefore a new treatment must be done to regain the effect.
Frankly I am SOOOOO excited and can’t wait to see the results! What I loved most about my visit with Dr. Scarpidis aside from his oh so gentle way of administering the Xeomin, was that he truly gets that as a woman I am not trying to recapture my youth. Rather my intention is to simply be the best version of myself at 43 years old. I don’t want to ERASE the lines I’ve earned- as those are a huge part of who I am- they tell my story- they are a reminder of all the wonderful years I’ve lived and breathed- I just want to be the best 43 year old I can be. And of course if you too are ready to take the plunge I would recommend getting a consult with Dr. Scarpidis and taking a look at his new line of Ulysses Skincare™ (pictured above!)