In an effort to be beautiful and young, many women resort to the most varied methods. Every year, the procedures for rejuvenation appear more and more: 3D lifting, carboxytherapy, cryolifting, mesotherapy, facial plastic surgery, ELOS rejuvenation and many others. Each such method has its advantages and disadvantages. Let us focus on mesotherapy, namely the introduction of a drug such as Xeomin into the subcutaneous layer. Reviews of this tool can be useful to anyone who decides on this procedure.
What is this tool and how does it work
"Xeomin" is a drug whose basis is botulinum toxin. This substance is botulinum toxin type A. In addition, sucrose and human albumin are also included. How can these substances help in maintaining youth? Botulinum toxin is an organic poison that specifically acts on nerve cells. In nature, this substance produces the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. If this poison enters the human or animal body in large quantities, its effect on the nervous system causes a serious disease - botulism. In small doses, botulinum toxin is used in medicine for the treatment of many diseases associated with nerve fibers.
This substance is a neurotoxin that interacts with membrane proteins and blocks the excitation transmitted through the synapse. In order to understand how “Kseomin” acts, reviews of which can be heard from many, first consider what wrinkles are. We all know that these are folds that occur on the skin as a result of age-related changes or strong and frequent facial movements. Over time, muscle tissue loses its elasticity, skin muscles are getting worse and worse, and wrinkles that could be observed earlier, for example, during a certain emotion, do not disappear and remain on the face, even when a person is relaxed. Thus, injections "Xeomin" relax the overactive muscles involved in the formation of wrinkles. Getting into the subcutaneous layer, botulinum toxin blocks the signals between the muscles and motor nerves, thereby weakening muscle activity. As a result, there is a smoothing of deep and fine wrinkles, and the surface of the skin becomes smooth and even.
There are many similar drugs used in mesotherapy. These include Botox, Dysport, Zentox, Refinex, Lantox and others. All of them are very similar to each other, and the principle of their interaction with the muscles and motor nerves is not much different from that of Xeomin. The difference mainly lies in the country of origin. So, for example, "Botox" produces Ireland, "Dysport" - France, "Zentoks" - USA, "Lantox" - China, "Xeomin" - Germany.
In addition, in different preparations the amount of the ED of the active substance (botulinum toxin type A complex) is different, if in Botox it is 100 ED, then in Dysport it is 300 ED. This is due to many factors. “Xeomin”, for example, is available in the dosage form of a lyophilisate with a dosage of 50 ED and 100 ED. At the same time, there are no complex proteins in the composition of its botulinum toxin, instead of them there is human serum albumin and sucrose, contributing to better adhesion of the toxin molecules to nerve endings. If you ask a question: ““ Kseomin ”or“ Dysport ”- which is better?”, Then you should carefully study the reviews about each of these drugs. Their composition may contain various auxiliary components, which is why you need to pay attention to whether they will not cause an allergic reaction. Let's talk about the most popular of them in more detail.
Beauty shots: “Botox”
“Botox”, reviews of which you can find the most diverse, contains in its composition, in addition to botulinum toxin type A, the human protein is albumin. It is necessary to provide better adhesion between the botulinum toxin and the subcutaneous layer. With the introduction of such a protein, there is a certain risk, since albumin is released only from donor blood. Of course, all donors undergo all the necessary tests before donating blood, but still a foreign protein is a risk. In addition, “Botox”, the reviews of which, as a rule, are positive, affects the muscle fibers for only about three months. After this time, problems return again. Of course, you can do repeated mesotherapy with this preparator, however, this time the result will be short-lived. The thing is that the body produces antibodies to this component, and the higher the dose that is injected, the less (in time) the effect we observe.
Let's talk about “Dysport”
This tool is a good analogue of “Botox” and “Xeomina”. “Dysport” removes small mimic wrinkles in the area of eyes and nose. In addition, this drug is used to treat diseases such as hyperhidrosis. Contraindications to the use of “Dysport” are: individual intolerance, age up to 12 years, pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as diseases such as leukemia, hemophilia. It is very difficult to name the characteristic differences between such similar drugs as “Botox”, “Xeomin”, “Dysport”, because the active substance in them is the same - the same botulinum toxin. But despite this, the difference is still there, and it is due to the fact that there are various additional components in the preparations, and the dosages of the active substance are different.
For example, “Dysport” shows its effect only after some time (a week or two). In addition, the effect of it is longer - about 4 months. Unlike a drug like Kseomin, reviews of Dysport are much more common. This is due to the fact that he appeared much earlier, and most girls have already experienced it for themselves.
How does “Kseomin” differ from analogs?
The drug "Xeomin" does not adversely affect the organism as a whole, since the concentration of botulinum toxin type A in it is small. There is one more very important difference of this product from its analogues. The fact is that “Kseomin” is a fairly new development of the German scientist Jürgent Freivert, which is characterized by the absence of complex proteins in its composition. Since botulin is a poison, its protein interacts very strongly with the human body. At constant and high concentrations, the immune system begins to produce antibodies to this toxin, which means that the body, rejecting it, negates the effect of neurotoxins. In addition, “Kseomin”, the instructions for use of which is attached to each bottle, can be stored at room temperature for 4 years. For comparison: “Botox” and “Dysport” deteriorate at temperatures above +8 ° C.
How to apply "Xeomin"
“Kseomin”, the instructions for use of which will be discussed below, is a drug and is sold only if there is a prescription for it. It is necessary to understand that the use of this tool in the home is impossible, so in each cosmetology salon these drugs are available and are not given out. It is very important to observe certain rules before the procedure: antibiotics and drugs that thin the blood (acetylsalicylic acid, askofen) should not be taken. It is also undesirable to drink alcohol, even in small quantities.
The procedure should be performed by a qualified doctor in a clean, disinfected room with sterile instruments. First of all, the patient is interviewed and surveyed. Without fail, the doctor must ask about the presence of any diseases or allergic reactions. “Kseomin” - shots that need to be done only in certain points, known to the specialist. These places are treated with an antiseptic solution, after which they are marked. People with a low threshold of sensitivity are often asked to anesthetize the injection site with a special ointment, such a procedure is allowed before mesotherapy.
Then a thin syringe with a short needle is injected into the marked places. The procedure takes about 3 minutes. After the injection, you can not rub or scratch the face, in addition, it is undesirable to grimace and check the effect immediately - it will not. At least the first day after the injection, the drug interacts with the subcutaneous tissue and takes certain places there. With strong gestures, the substance may be incorrectly distributed. Most often, mesotherapy is done in the area of the eyes, eyebrows and lips.
It is very important that the injections are given by an experienced specialist. Incorrect dosage or site of administration can lead to negative consequences, such as swelling or skewing of the face.
What do all the girls and women expect from this “wonderful” drug? Of course, getting rid of all wrinkles, and forever. From the point of view of science, this is impossible. And this is explained by the fact that new muscle endings will grow and create new neuromuscular connections, and always will be. The procedure of “injections of youth” can be compared to diving plants. In order for a small sprout not to let a root too long, its middle is cut (toxin is injected). As in the case of nerve endings, the root begins to grow to the sides.
The maximum effect after the procedure of mesotherapy, made with the help of this drug, is 8 months, the minimum - 4. The result after injections of “Xeomin” primarily depends on the personal tolerance of the drug, as well as on the qualifications of the doctor who performed the procedure. Given that this drug does not contain complex proteins, it does not cause a protective reaction in the body.
Terms of care during the rehabilitation period
In order for the result to be the best, strict observance of certain simple rules during the rehabilitation period, which is from 7 to 10 days, is necessary. Consider them in more detail.
First of all, after the injection, you can not bend over and lower your head down - this increases blood flow, which is undesirable. Just as before the procedure, after it you should not take antibiotics, anticoagulants, alcohol for a week. At this time, you should not specifically strain the muscles of the face, actively engage in sports, rub the injection sites, as well as steam in the bath or sunbathe. In order to avoid bruises after the procedure, ice is put on the injection site. “Xeomin”, whose action is directed to the nerve endings, does not affect the brain and can even be used by people who drive vehicles.
“Kseomin”, reviews of which we will consider a little later, like any medical drug, has its own contraindications. As already mentioned at the beginning of the article, the remedy cannot be prickled during pregnancy and lactation. In addition, it is considered impossible to carry out the procedure during the illness of the flu, colds, colds. Fever and headache are also a contraindication to the use of “Xeomin”. If anesthesia was recently performed with a surgical procedure, mesotherapy should also be postponed. Xenomine injections are not too dangerous, but for the procedure, the human body must be completely healthy. Botulinum toxin is a poison that acts only on the place where it was introduced, however, against the background of the disease, the “beauty prick” may not give any result. It is very important that the patient does not have a hernia in the eye area. In this case, botulinum toxin can cause severe swelling. If a person suffers from mental disorders, is ill with hemophilia, or is abusing alcohol and drugs, injections are not recommended for him with a drug like “Xeomin”. Contraindications to the use of this tool, as you can see, concern only a small part of people, so it can be said with confidence that it suits almost everyone.
So, “Kseomin” or “Dysport” - which is better? An unequivocal answer to this question is difficult. It must be understood that he and the other drug can cause complications. It cannot be said that one tool is suitable for everyone, and another can be harmful. Unfortunately, the mesotherapy procedure can cause complications regardless of the preparation used, especially if the injections are given by an unqualified specialist. Of the frequently occurring reactions, based on the feedback from experts, we can single out the following:
- Swelling or bruising at the injection site.
- Sagging of tissues, which manifests itself in the form of puffiness, especially after sleep.
- Asymmetry of the face (for example, the distortion of the eyebrows - one above the other)
- Headaches and dizziness.
- Symptoms that are similar to the symptoms of flu (lacrimation, fever, weakness).
- Pain, burning, itching at the injection site.
Despite the fact that there are quite a few complications after Xyomin, Dysport and Botox injections, negative reactions are quite rare, occurring in approximately 10% of patients.
Reviews about “Xomomine”
First of all, clients of beauty salons note that the drug does not act immediately, but only for 4-5 days. But it is encouraging that the injection “Xeomin” retains its effect for a long time. Of course, most women do not quite like the procedure itself, because, frankly, to confess, who among us is delighted with the injections? A certain part of the people said that the injections by “Xeomin” did not suit them at all. According to them, the first few days they had a strong swelling in the places of injections. In the following days, when the swelling subsided, the wrinkles not only did not disappear, but even became more noticeable. As a rule, the negative is associated with unqualified doctors who give injections. It is very important to require a certificate and a license both for the drug that is injected and for the documents of the staff.
The doctor must have a diploma of education (at least he must be a dermatologist). If a cosmetology center or clinic gives you the slightest doubt, it is better to leave it immediately and find another one that will inspire confidence. The cosmetologist performing the procedure should be sociable. It is imperative to find out from him about the contraindications and side effects that may arise as a result of “beauty shots”.
At various resources, reviews say that “Kseomin” has a positive effect on the condition of the skin, especially in adulthood. According to women who used such services of cosmetologists, he is not always able to smooth deep folds, especially in the forehead, but with fine mimic wrinkles copes quite well. After the injection of "Xeomin" the skin looks taut and elastic.
Many women very often do not know what to choose - “Xeomin” or “Botox”. Of course, the choice is not easy, because one tool has been used for mesotherapy for a long time, and the other is relatively new and not sufficiently studied. Those who take risks and use "Kseomin", the results, if you believe the reviews, are impressive. According to them, they do not regret their choice. Yes, the procedure of mesotherapy, of course, is not pleasant, but it is quite tolerant and justified.