When it comes to restoring a more youthful look without surgery, many people turn to Botox® and Xeomin®. This cosmetic injection temporarily smooths frown lines and worry lines. At the office of Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., F.A.C.S., Dr. Forgione-Rubino and the team specialize in cosmetic treatments, providing Botox and Xeomin injections in-office for adults in Manchester, Connecticut. To schedule a consultation with a physician who puts your needs first, call the office or book online today.


What is Botox and Xeomin?

Botox is the most well-known neuromuscular agent used to stop muscle movements in the face. There are other equally good or better agents, like Xeomin. When injected in small amounts into specific areas of the body, Botox temporarily stops muscle movement that forms wrinkles.

Botox has many uses, from migraines to excessive sweating. But Dr. Forgione-Rubino uses the injection to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and worry lines. You may also be approved for Botox or Xeomin injections for excessive sweating by your insurance company. Dr. Forgione-Rubino and the team would be happy to help you with the approval process.

The lines that develop over the years from facial movements like squinting, concentrating, or frowning can nearly be eliminated. When you squint or frown, your facial muscles create grooves that fold the skin. As you get older and your skin loses its natural strength and resilience, the repeated folding leads to permanent lines and wrinkles.

Botox and Xeomin stop the muscle movement that folds the skin, giving it time to relax and naturally smooth out.

What happens during Botox and Xeomin injections?

Dr. Forgione-Rubino and the team take a personalized approach to care. When you come in for a cosmetic consultation, they ask detailed questions about your beauty concerns and goals to create your treatment plan and review the details with you.

Botox and Xeomin are in-office cosmetic treatments that take less than 30 minutes. After cleaning your skin with an antibacterial agent, Dr. Forgione-Rubino carefully administers the medication into your muscle.

You may need several injections to get the desired look. However, because the needle is small and the injections are quick, the pain is fleeting.

After your Botox or Xeomin injections, you can resume your usual activities, covering up any red marks with makeup. Dr. Forgione-Rubino recommends you wait at least two hours before doing any strenuous physical activity to prevent bruising.

When can I expect to see results from Botox or Zeomin?

You may begin to see some improvements in your look within a day or two* after your injections. However, it may take up to 7 days* until you see the full results. Botox injections generally last 3-4 months*, while Xeomin injections last up to 3-6 months*.

Dr. Forgione-Rubino and the team recommend you call the office to reschedule your next session once you notice a return in your lines and wrinkles. Having regular Botox or Xeomin injections not only help you maintain your look but also prevent new lines and wrinkles from forming.

Schedule your consultation by calling the office of Laureen Forgione-Rubino, M.D., F.A.C.S., or booking an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary