In this day and age, wrinkles are optional. Not only do you not have to live with them, but you don’t have to let them affect your confidence. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we offer different forms of cosmetic injectables that can make you look and feel years younger. We are proud to offer Xeomin, an injectable that treats and erases dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the surrounding muscles.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is a neurotoxin in an injectable form that relaxes the muscles in the face as well as different areas in the body to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and treat different conditions. Like Botox, it is a neurotoxin but the difference lies in how it’s formulated. There are no added proteins in its ingredient listing, which makes it a pure and powerful product.
Studies have shown that this unique formulation may prevent the body from building up a tolerance to the ingredients. It is FDA-approved to treat dynamic wrinkles and has helped thousands of different people increase their confidence by erasing wrinkles.
How Does It Work?
Xeomin contains incobotulinumtoxinA, which is a bacterial toxin. The term toxins typically make you think of things that hurt your body but this particular toxin has been through an intense purification process. It’s been refined and its dosage has been carefully determined so that patients can get the best results. This particular injectable treats dynamic wrinkles that form as a result of repetitive expressions and muscular movements over time.
As you age, your skin loses elasticity yet your face keeps moving. Those movements eventually lead to wrinkles because your skin can’t bounce back like it used to. Once these lines and wrinkles form, they are very difficult to treat. That’s where Xeomin comes in.
When injected into different muscles of the face, this injectable works by blocking the messages between the nerve signals and the muscles. Within a few days, your wrinkles begin to fade and as the skin gets a chance to rest from dynamic movements, those dynamic wrinkles begin to fade.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Xeomin works to reduce and in many cases, erase the appearance of dynamic wrinkles that form on the face from repetitive expression. It can smooth the frown lines that form between the eyebrows that take the shape of the number eleven, and it can erase forehead lines, creating a non-surgical brow lift.
It can also rid you of the bunny lines that form on the nose when you squint or smile, the crow’s feet that form at the outer corners of the eyes, and the marionette lines that form around the mouth and below the chin. We can also use this injectable to create a lip flip, treat hyperhidrosis, a condition that involves excessive sweating, and temporarily treat TMJ pain.
Your forehead is front and center. Anything that shows up on your forehead is not easily missed, including lines and wrinkles. It’s easy to feel as though your lines and wrinkles have begun to define you, especially when they appear somewhere as central as your forehead. Xeomin erases these lines and makes you feel younger, makes your skin look smoother, and makes you feel more confident in your appearance.
No longer will you feel self-conscious about those lines whenever you meet someone or walk into a room, but you can step out in confidence knowing that you have finally found an effective solution to rid you of those wrinkles.
The muscles in the forehead also contribute to the development of frown lines. Frown lines make you look older or angrier than you are and can really put a damper on someone’s first impression of you. If your primary concern is frown lines, this injectable will treat them and erase them.
The benefit of this particular injectable, when compared to others of its kind, is that it’s designed to treat your problem area without impacting the way that the rest of your face moves. This creates the most subtle looking and natural results.
Crow’s feet form from dynamic movements like smiling, laughing, and squinting. If your crow’s feet are keeping you from smiling, we can help change that. No other cosmetic treatment creates as much of an impact on crow’s feet as neurotoxins can. By relaxing the muscles around the eyes, this injectable will make your crow’s feet disappear. You’ll be smiling more and won’t have to worry every smile is just deepening those wrinkles.
How Long Do Results Last?
Once injected with Xeomin, your results will last anywhere from three to four months, depending on how long it takes your body to metabolize the ingredients in the injectable. Once the effects wear off, you can schedule a follow-up treatment at our office to avoid any interruption in your results and maintain your smooth, wrinkle-free skin.
Am I a Candidate?
Both men and women can benefit from this treatment. Dynamic wrinkles show no discretion. There’s no set age at which they develop, although some factors do play a part in their formation. Regardless of why you have dynamic wrinkles, this treatment provides you with an effective solution for them. If your confidence has been affected by your dynamic wrinkles, this treatment and the results that accompany it can be life-changing.
While most people do qualify as candidates for this treatment, there are some individuals who are excluded from treatment due to safety precautions. This treatment may not be right for you if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in this injectable
- You have had a negative reaction to a neurotoxin in the past
- You are currently pregnant or nursing
- You are not in good health
- You are trying to treat static wrinkles as opposed to dynamic wrinkles
- You have medical conditions that could interfere with the effectiveness and outcome of your treatment
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
You’ve committed to cosmetic injectables to help meet all of your anti-aging needs, so now what? Your overall treatment is a three-step process. It begins with a consultation, and once we determine that you are a candidate for treatment, we will create a treatment plan and schedule your injection appointment. Then, you’ll spend the time between your appointments focusing on maintaining your results until it’s time for your follow-up treatment.
A consultation is an essential first step in beginning an anti-aging routine with cosmetic injectables. This appointment will be quick, but it is important because it helps us confirm that you are a good candidate for treatment. We will discuss your medical history, your goals, and evaluate your problem areas.
We will also discuss the treatment and provide you with all of the details regarding how the treatment works and what kind of results you can expect so that you are fully prepared walking into your appointment. Once we confirm your candidacy, we will schedule your treatment. Everyone looks forward to this day because they know that once this appointment is complete, the best is yet to come.
Preparing for Your Treatment
There are some steps that you can take before your appointment to make sure your skin is as healthy and as hydrated as possible pre-treatment. Doing so will make sure that you get the best results possible. Before your scheduled treatment, avoid any products designed to exfoliate your skin. Also, postpone any chemical peels or laser treatment appointments that could irritate or inflame your skin. You want your skin to be calm and balanced before your appointment.
Avoid these products and these appointments for two weeks before and after your appointment so that you can get the best results from your injections. Also, you should avoid excess sun exposure and make sure that your skin does not experience a sunburn before your treatment. Always wear high-quality sunscreen even if it’s cloudy. Doing so will protect your skin from premature aging and will help make your results look that much better.
The day of your appointment is exciting because you know that by the end of the day, you’ll be well on your way to wrinkle-free skin. To prepare your skin for your injections, avoid putting on any makeup on your injection sites. Also, if possible, show up to your appointment with clean makeup-free skin.
Once you arrive, one of our experts will clean the areas of the planned injections and apply a topical numbing cream so that you remain completely comfortable during the treatment.
Once the numbing takes effect, an expert injector will administer acts into the preplanned treatment sites. This injectable is fitted with a very fine needle, which helps make the injection process quick and virtually painless. Treatments take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to complete. Once your appointment is complete, you can go about your normal daily activities.
Maintaining Your Results
Your body is responsible for how long your results last, but there are ways to make your results luck not much better. As a general rule of thumb, you should make a habit of avoiding sun exposure. Avoiding the sun completely is not possible, nor is it realistic, but there are some steps you can implement to avoid the harmful effects of the sun.
When you’re outside, wear a hat and sunglasses. The hat should provide you with enough shade coverage to protect your skin from getting burned and keep you from developing more wrinkles.
Invest In Sunscreen
Sunscreen formulations have come along way in recent years, they’re no longer thick white lotions that make you look like a ghost. There are several different companies that have created tinted sunscreens that apply more like a foundation than sunscreen. Applying this type of sunscreen first thing in the morning will make it part of your daily routine so that your skin is always protected, no matter what the weather looks like.
Another way to maintain your results is to schedule your follow-up appointments as soon as you notice a change in your results. This will happen gradually, so you don’t need to worry about a sudden drastic change in your appearance. You’ll know it’s time to schedule your follow-up appointment when you slowly begin to regain muscular movements in your face. Staying consistent with these visits will help you enjoy wrinkle-free skin for the majority of the calendar year.
Begin Your Anti-Aging Routine Today
Fine lines and wrinkles are optional, thanks to injectables like this one. We want to help you look and feel your best and in just a few injections, we can make your dreams a reality. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, and schedule your initial Xeomin consultation to learn more about this injectable and how it can change your life.