Botox or Xeomin? It’s Like Choosing Between Fendi and Gucci
May 1, 2018
Dr. Z Teo grinds his teeth at night when he sleeps. It was a concern that he sought to remedy by injecting botulinum toxin type A, widely known as Botox. The neurotoxic protein disables the involuntary and forceful contractions of the muscles that provoke clenched jaws and teeth grinding. It stopped the teeth grinding and worked well for a while until Dr. Z noticed that the intervals between the injections on his jaw were becoming shorter and shorter. The aesthetic surgeon suspected he was developing a resistance that was diminishing the long term effectiveness of the treatment.
Injecting Lines Away
Constant research and development efforts of the Aivee Clinic to provide effective and safe treatments led Dr. Z and Dr. Aivee Teo to Xeomin, an FDA-approved purified aesthetic injectable. The German-manufactured neurotoxin blocks the release of chemicals that cause muscle contractions and effectively soften frown lines. The Teos, who advocate a holistic approach to wellness and beauty, found that Xeomin “temporarily improves moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, particularly those in the forehead, the area between the brows, and at the outer corner of your eyes.”
During the launch of Xeomin at the Aivee Café in the Aivee Institute, Dr. Aivee Teo explained that Xeomin does not contain complex proteins that the body builds a resistance to. “There is less chance that you will be immune to it,” says the board-certified dermatologist who sits as president and medical director of the Aivee Group.
Results in Two Days
Xeomin is manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals in Germany. The injectable is processed to isolate therapeutic components of the molecule. Complex proteins that can cause the body to create neutralizing antibodies are removed to create a highly purified neurotoxin.
When the highly concentrated formulation is injected into the facial muscle, lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced by the second day post treatment. The results last between three to four months. The probability of developing resistance to Xeomin is addressed with the elimination of the complex proteins that do not contribute to the treatment.
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Gucci or Fendi
Besides restoring youthful looks, Xeomin is also effectively delivering positive results to control Dr. Z’s teeth grinding. The CEO of the Aivee Group is sleeping more soundly thanks to Xeomin. He says that both Botox and Xeomin would be available at the Aivee Clinic and the Aivee Institute, to reduce frown lines and crows feet. “It’s like having a choice between Gucci and Fendi,” he quipped.
“We not only offer effective and safe treatments,” Dr. Z explained. “We also make sure that our patients are well-informed before they undergo procedures. We want to be the best possible partners who can recommend products and treatments to help people achieve their beauty goals.” The Aivee Clinic is the first in the country to offer Xeomin. It is exclusively available at The Aivee Clinic.
New Treatments for Contouring and Glowing Skin
The launch of Xeomin was also occasion to present some of the latest additions to the menu of aesthetic treatments of the Aivee Group. Ongoing treatments allowed an observation of the Cristal Cryolipolysis, one of the latest technology in non-invasive body contouring. Cryolipolysis intensely cools localized fat folds with specialized suction probes that freeze fat cells and permanently destroys these.
A patient in another room was undergoing a Salt Resurfacing System, which is touted as a natural solution to achieve glowing skin using Dead Sea Salt. This three-step treatment is designed to restore, replenish and rejuvenate all skin types through natural skin resurfacing and exfoliation.
The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is also now available at the Aivee Institute to fight bacteria and stimulate the release of growth factor stem cells, which promote healing. It involves breathing pure oxygen while reclining in a pressurized chamber set in front of a screen to watch a film if the patient so chooses. Pure oxygen is also known to be a powerful anti-oxidant, as well as a potent anti-aging tool for over-all well-being.