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In The San Francisco Bay Area

Xeomin® Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD Skin Care and Laser Center, our board-certified dermatologists have expertise in all cosmetic injectable treatments like Xeomin®.

Why would someone want Xeomin® treatments?

Natural aging, repeated facial expressions, and stress causes fine lines and wrinkles across our face. Most commonly, we will see dramatic wrinkles on our forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet, which are the lines around our eyes. Many unwanted wrinkles on the face and neck will show over time, and muscle contractions eventually cause the skin to furrow and fold.

It can be a frustrating experience to continually see yourself in the mirror looking more tired and older than you feel. It’s not just the cellular aging process that will cause the more prominent lines and wrinkles to appear. Other factors may include:

  • Reduction of collagen and elastin
  • Sun damage
  • Repeated muscle contractions and facial expression such as frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows

When we repeatedly form facial expressions, the strong facial muscles contract back and forth which create the prominent lines that show even when your face is resting. These lines make us look older than we actually are. If they aren’t treated, they will become deeper and more noticeable as you age and continue to show facial expressions. 

What is Xeomin®?

Xeomin® is FDA-cleared and can be described as a uniquely purified neurotoxin that blocks the neuromuscular signals that cause these muscle contractions. The targeted muscles relax, and the lines and wrinkles are softened and smoothed out. 

The most common areas that Xeomin® treats are:

  • Forehead
  • Crow’s feet (Eye corner wrinkles)
  • The Glabella (The ‘11’ lines between the eyebrows)

What are expectations with Xeomin® injections?

Our goal at PotozkinMD will never be to produce a frozen face. Rather, your results will be a more natural and refreshed face. Neuromodulators are meant to keep you looking like yourself, but without the lines and wrinkles. We’ve seen firsthand how Xeomin can help restore your confidence.

During your appointment, we will discuss your individual concerns and decide if Xeomin is the right solution for your aesthetic or medical needs. In many cases, a combination of injection treatments will give you your overall desired look.

On average, the procedure time for Xeomin takes about 5-10 minutes with results lasting anywhere from 3-6 months depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the product. Neuromodulators do not have permanent effects. After about 3-6 months, your facial lines will gradually reappear and additional injections will be needed. For best results, we recommend receiving treatment about three times per year.

Treatment requires minimal-to-no downtime, and most people can return to their normal daily activities immediately after.

You’ll start seeing results from Xeomin within a few days, but full results need around a week to set in. The exact dosage varies from person to person as every face has unique anatomy.  To minimize bruising, our office utilizes AccuVein technology to ensure a quick and speedy recovery.

Receiving your Xeomin® treatments from a board-certified dermatologist and experienced cosmetic injector is imperative. Dosage and injection placement are key to achieving natural and optimized results. 

We unfortunately see too many situations where inexperienced injectors will not get the dosage and placement right– resulting in over-frozen areas of the face or unnatural looking brow arches.

Dr. Potozkin and Dr. Ellis are both board-certified dermatologists that have extensive experience with non-invasive cosmetic procedures and neuromodulators. Both have spoken at national meetings and instructed other dermatologists and plastic surgeons on how to correctly use these products. We will always strive to provide our patients with extraordinary care and will walk you through the entire process every step of the way.

Our Philosophy

“Our practice philosophy is simple — to deliver the very best care we can in the very best way we can. To us, that means we make each and every patient feel welcomed from the moment that they walk in the door until they leave the office. It means that we listen to what the patient has to say and address those concerns. It means we give advice and recommend treatments based on our extensive training with leaders in the field, our wealth of personal experience, and our commitment to excellence. For our cosmetic patients, it means working with the patient to achieve results that look natural, not overdone or exaggerated. It means that we always strive to do the right thing for the patient, as we value very highly ethics, honesty, and integrity. It means we stand behind what we do and will do everything in our power to get the best results we can for the patient. It means we carefully select the highest quality staff to represent us and help us carry out these goals. Lastly and most importantly, it means that we treat the patient the way we would want ourselves to be treated, with respect and kindness. Because at the end of the day, without all of our loyal patients, we wouldn’t have a practice.”

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"Dr. Potozkin is an amiable, thoughtful provider.  His expertise is evidenced by his ability to diagnose and determine the appropriate treatment or options to address the issue at hand.  His staff is always welcoming, friendly and helpful which makes for an overall great experience at each visit.  I highly recommend POTOZKIN MD Skincare Center if you are seeking an outstanding specialist and staff."

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be a SkinCeuticals Flagship location?
As a Flagship center, we carry the complete range of SkinCeuticals products and treatments. When you visit our practice, you gain access to proven skincare solutions and personalized guidance from our expert skin care specialists, ensuring that you receive the most effective and suitable treatments based on your unique needs.

What sets SkinCeuticals apart from other skincare brands?SkinCeuticals stands apart through its scientific approach, integrating research from product inception to formulation packaging. Each product undergoes rigorous medical-grade clinical testing, a testament that distinctly differentiates SkinCeuticals from other cosmeceutical brands.How do I determine which SkinCeuticals products are best for my skin type?Leverage the expertise of our skilled skincare specialists at PotozkinMD to assess your unique skin and requirements. They'll seamlessly recommend the ideal SkinCeuticals products tailored specifically for you.Are SkinCeuticals products suitable for sensitive skin?
SkinCeuticals offers advanced skincare solutions designed for sensitive skin. Our skincare specialists can evaluate your skin and recommend products that are meticulously formulated to calm, soothe, and minimize signs of sensitivity, including the appearance of skin redness.

What role do antioxidants play in SkinCeuticals products?
Antioxidants are the foundation of SkinCeuticals products. Each antioxidant serum offers sophisticated environmental protection, backed by clinical evidence that showcases its ability to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and foster a naturally balanced skin tone.

Can I combine multiple SkinCeuticals products in my skincare routine?
Absolutely. Discover your foundational regimen during your consultation with one of our skincare specialists. Our team works with you to develop a customized skincare regimen tailored to your needs and goals.

What benefits can I expect from using SkinCeuticals vitamin C products?
SkinCeuticals’ renowned vitamin C products contain powerful ingredients that have been clinically proven to neutralize free radicals, protect against oxidative stress, and offer visible anti-aging benefits.

Do SkinCeuticals products address specific skincare concerns like aging or pigmentation?
We carry the complete SkinCeuticals line, including glycolic acid formulas available in cleansers, serums, toners, or creams. With an array of products, we can tailor a plan that addresses fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, uneven skin tone and texture, and many other specific skin concerns.

Can SkinCeuticals products be used in conjunction with treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion?
SkinCeuticals products are specially formulated to complement cosmetic procedures, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and injectables, to protect your skin post-treatment and enhance your results.

Are there any precautions I should take while using SkinCeuticals products?
Consulting with one of our skincare specialists before investing in new skincare products is the best precaution you can take to ensure optimal results and compatibility with your unique skin needs.

How long does it typically take to see results from using SkinCeuticals products?
Consistent use is essential to see results from medical-grade skincare products like SkinCeuticals. Many patients see visible improvements within 4-12 weeks, depending on the specific products used and individual skin conditions.

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