Every facial expression we make contributes to the formation of wrinkles and facial lines. This is not something we should stop doing, especially because there are ways to combat it. If you are looking for a way to effectively reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles and frown lines, we have just the thing! Xeomin® can help you achieve a younger look and feel. You don’t have to stop smiling and laughing. These injections can give your face a boost. At Rejuvenate Med Spa, we offer Xeomin injections in Oak Brook, IL. Contact us for more information on this injectable treatment. Read on to see how Xeomin injections can benefit you.
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin®, or incobotulinumtoxinA, is a neuromodulator that is injected into the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead, brows, eyes, and mouth. These facial folds are caused by the constant motion of your muscles. They form over time with facial expressions such as smiling, laughing, frowning, and yawning. Xeomin is FDA-approved to treat glabella or frown lines. You can expect to see results within 3-4 days after the injection. Xeomin results have been known to last up to 3 months before patients need another treatment.
How Does Xeomin Work?
Xeomin injections work by inhibiting the release of chemicals that cause your facial muscles to contract. It is a muscle relaxant for the contracting muscles that are responsible for wrinkles and other facial lines. While Xeomin is an effective wrinkle reducer, it is not a permanent solution. Patients will need to return for another treatment once the effects wear off.
Is Xeomin the Same as Botox®?
Botox is one of the most popular solutions to treat wrinkles and fine lines. Patients are more likely to choose Botox simply because they are more familiar with its track record. Not many people know about Xeomin since it was only recently FDA-approved in 2011 for frown or glabella lines. We are here to spread awareness of the benefits that Xeomin can offer.
Both Xeomin and Botox are brand names for botulinum toxin. However, Xeomin is made up of pure botulinum toxin Type A. This makes Xeomin less likely to cause an allergic reaction. In addition, you stand a lower chance of developing antibodies against it. Antibodies build up a natural resistance to the muscle relaxant, reducing its effectiveness.
While Botox has multiple uses, Xeomin is only FDA-approved for minor wrinkles and frown lines near your forehead. Although Botox is more popular, many healthcare professionals agree that Xeomin is a suitable wrinkle treatment. When you come to us for skin rejuvenation, we can provide sound advice on which wrinkle treatment is best depending on the results you want to achieve.
What You Should Know About Xeomin
Xeomin treatments don’t take much time to administer. Some patients even fit the procedure into their lunch break. You can return to most of your daily activities after your Xeomin session since there is no downtime. Xeomin treatments are minimally invasive and relatively painless. We can apply a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort.
We will provide you with a set of instructions to ensure that you get the best results from the treatment, such as what to avoid. Be sure to follow the guidelines we give you, and feel free to voice your concerns about the treatment.
It is also important to tell us about any pre-existing medical conditions or allergies you may have. We will also ask you about medication, supplements, or other substances that you may use.
Things to Avoid After a Xeomin® Session:
Reclining for at least four hours after your session.
Touching or rubbing the treated area.
Bending forward for at least four hours after your treatment.
Makeup and other cosmetic productions for at least two hours after receiving the Xeomin injections.
The Benefits of Xeomin Injections
With so many injectables on the market, choosing the best one may be overwhelming. It might help to know the benefits that each one can offer. We have compiled a few reasons to consider Xeomin as your wrinkle treatment:
You won’t have to wait long to see the results of your Xeomin injections. You should see a difference in 3-4 days. The treatment only needs to be repeated every 3-4 months, offering long-lasting results of smoother, rejuvenated skin.
While most patients use Xeomin to treat existing wrinkles and frown lines, the treatment can also be used to prevent these effects of aging. You do not need to have wrinkles or frown lines for the treatment to be effective. Catch them before they become visible with preventative Xeomin treatments.
Low Chance of Resistance
Due to Xeomin being purely botulinum Type A, there is a lower chance of antibodies developing to build a resistance to the treatment. This means that the treatments have a higher chance of being effective with continuous use.
Choose Xeomin to Treat Wrinkles and Facial Lines
At Rejuvenate Med Spa, we aim to make patients as comfortable as possible. If you have never used Xeomin or other injectables before, you have nothing to fear. We will answer as many questions as possible to put your mind at ease. We have years of professional experience with administering Xeomin treatments. You can trust us to help you reach your goals and restore that youthful glow to your face. If you are eager to experience the benefits of these treatments, contact us to schedule a consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you!