One of the neurotoxins that board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Leonard Gray, prefers to use in his San Francisco office is Xeomin. Classified as a neurotoxin, Xeomin is a purified form of a toxin that diminishes the look of lines and wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkling. As the muscles contract, these actions cause lines and wrinkles to form, but Xeomin prevents this from happening for several months. Dr. Gray often uses Xeomin to treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and lines on the forehead for a natural, rejuvenated finish. Dr. Gray commonly uses BOTOX® and Xeomin as he has found that they last the longest with the most satisfying results.
"I had a procedure done over 13 years ago. I still feel and look great! He is sensitive professional and knows what he’s doing. Will go back and refer him to as many people as I know."- J.F. / Google / May 05, 2018
"This review is about Lalena and her very smart assistance. I had Body Tite done by another doctor and was left with 4 noticeable scars. Lalena was the ONLY person who knew how to address these scars. Thank you Lalena for being so smart, kind, and taking the time to listen to my concerns."- E.M. / Yelp / Sep 04, 2020
"This review is about Lalena, the Medical Assistant/aesthetician, and her very smart assistance. I had Body Tite done by another doctor and was left with 4 noticeable scars. Lalena was the ONLY person who knew how to address these scars. Thank you Lalena for being so smart, kind, and taking the time to listen to my concerns."- E.M. / Yelp / Sep 04, 2020
"I don’t even know where to begin. Doing breast augmentation with Dr. Gray is the best decision I have ever made. The confidence I have gained was unimaginable.Dr. Gray is extremely intelligent and goes through all of your options with great detail. He is thorough and takes the time to answer questions. I am 5’5" 120lbs and was a 32A. I wanted big enough boobs so people noticed, but not too big and end up looking top-heavy. Dr. Gray did 475cc (Mentor HP) and now I am a 34D and I am in love with the results!!! The consent was for anywhere from 400cc-500cc and he could not have done a better job at selecting the appropriate size for me. Of course he will go over all of this with you and explain why he leaves wiggle room on the consent. (Like I said, he is extremely intelligent and there’s a reason why he does the things the way he does, just listen to him!) It’s not like he’s just trying to pump you with as much as he can.. My boobs are totally proportionate with the rest of my body and they are the perfect size for me. The facility itself is beautiful. His office, pre-op, OR, and recovery room are all in the same suite, making it convenient and easy. The view from the OR is incredible and relaxing. Dr. Gray offers FREE consultations, unlike most plastic surgeons offices, but I believe it’s because he is so confident in his work that you will feel it too and book your surgery with him. I booked my surgery immediately after my consultation, and my biggest regret is not getting it done sooner!! Thank you so so so so much Dr. Gray and Cherisse!"- D.H. / Yelp / Sep 02, 2020
"I loved my experience with Dr. Gray and his staff, I Highly recommend going here. Doctor Gray is very knowledgeable and will answer any questions or concerns you may have... coming from someone who has major anxiety, the whole staff was understanding and helpful throughout my surgery and recovery process. I will definitely be coming back for any other procedures I am interested in doing. Thanks again Team!"- J.K. / Yelp / Sep 01, 2020
What to Expect
Xeomin is an in-office procedure that is usually performed in less than 30 minutes. Prior to treatment, ink marks will be made to the injection sites on the face, and a fine needle will deliver the product directly into the skin. Xeomin is most effective in treating frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and wrinkles around the chin area. There is no pain during the injection, but numbing creams may be applied to ease any discomfort caused by the injection prick. Mild swelling and redness may appear on the injection area, which usually subsides after a few hours. After a Xeomin treatment, there is no downtime, and most patients may resume normal activities.
Is BOTOX Better?
Xeomin is purely botulinum toxin type A unlike BOTOX– (or Dysport), which has additives. This decreases the chances of the patient’s immunity to the medication. There is also the ease of distribution as Xeomin doesn’t require refrigeration. Other than that, both provide the same effect in treating facial cosmetic issues.
Is This Safe?
In the hands of a well-experienced practitioner, muscle relaxants are safe. The effects are also temporary, so if the patient is dissatisfied with the results, they can be rest assured that these results will not last forever. Xeomin has been proven by the FDA to be safe and effective to use.
Combined With Fillers?
A growing trend nowadays is a “liquid facelift” in which both muscle relaxers and derma fillers are combined in a single treatment. It is a noninvasive way of rejuvenating the facial appearance without surgery. Most patients who prefer this method believe the temporary and safe results outweigh the risks of a surgical procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $15
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location