The facial expressions you make throughout your lifetime play a large role in the formation of dynamic wrinkles around your face.
Every smile, frown, squint, cringe, sneer, pout, and gasp causes certain muscles in your face to contract. Over time, as your body loses collagen, the skin above these muscles starts to crease more deeply when you emote.
For many people, dynamic wrinkles make them hyperaware of how their skin moves and how it appears when they emote. If this sounds like you, we can help put your mind — and muscles — at ease with Xeomin injections at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Brookings, OR.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about this injectable treatment that’s commonly known as “naked Botox.”
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is a popular injectable neurotoxin treatment that utilizes botulinum toxin type A — the same active ingredient in Botox and Dysport — to smooth out certain dynamic wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance.
How Do Xeomin Injections Work?
Xeomin injections work by gently forcing muscles to relax. When the Xeomin solution is injected into the targeted muscles, the botulinum toxin blocks the muscles from communicating with your brain. As a result, your brain is unable to tell those muscles to contract, and the skin that lies above is allowed to soften and relax.
The end result is a smoother, more refined appearance that allows you to express yourself without pesky wrinkles detracting from the moment.
4 Benefits of Xeomin in Brookings
Curious about what Xeomin can do for you? Below are four of the biggest benefits people experience from Xeomin in Brookings.
1. Xeomin Has No Added Protein
Xeomin is frequently referred to as “naked Botox” because it doesn’t have any extra protein attached to the botulinum toxin, whereas Botox does. Xeomin contains a very pure, double-filtered form of botulinum toxin. As such, your body is much less likely to develop antibodies to neutralize its effects.
This makes Xeomin great for individuals who have developed a resistance to traditional Botox or anyone who is interested in a long-term treatment plan and wants to avoid developing a resistance.
2. Xeomin Injections Target Glabellar Lines
The FDA has approved Xeomin injections to treat glabellar lines, which are vertical creases between the eyebrows. These lines are also known as “frown lines” or “angry 11s” because they can make you seem angry or upset — even when you’re having a great day!
Reducing or eliminating frown lines can make you look more relaxed and refreshed, giving you a brighter and more youthful appearance.
3. Gradual Onset Produces Natural-Looking Results
On average, it takes about three to seven days to start seeing the results of Xeomin and up to 30 days to see the full results. This gradual onset means you don’t look dramatically different from one day to the next. Combined with our precise, expert administration techniques, you can rest easy knowing the results will look natural.
4. Xeomin Can Be Combined with Other Treatments
Although Xeomin is a powerful anti-aging treatment, it can’t solve all of your problems. Luckily, it can be combined with other cosmetic treatments to address many cosmetic concerns at once. For example, if you’re experiencing volume loss in your cheeks or lips, dermal fillers can correct the issue.
We offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments that can be used to complement Xeomin in Brookings, including:
- Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and Radiesse
- Vein treatments
Each of these treatments can be incorporated into a larger treatment plan — with Xeomin at the center — designed to address your unique set of cosmetic concerns.
What Happens During Xeomin Treatment?
The Xeomin treatment process is relatively simple and mirrors the treatment process for most injectable treatments. If you’ve ever had dermal fillers or any kind of injectable treatment, you already know what to expect.
First, we ask you to make a series of expressions so we can watch how your skin creases and folds as you emote. We will locate the ideal injection sites and mark them on your face.
Next, we sterilize the area and make a series of small injections into the muscles. That completes your Xeomin treatment. We will review all the relevant aftercare instructions with you, go over what you should expect, and send you on your way.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
For most people, Xeomin lasts about three months. But it’s important to note that individual results vary, and Xeomin may last for a longer or shorter amount of time for you.
Once the effects of Xeomin start to wear off, we can schedule another session to maintain your smooth and youthful skin. Follow-up sessions are just as simple as the original treatment. Since you are already familiar with the process, it can be somewhat expedited to allow you to resume your normal daily activities in as little as ten minutes.
Find Out If Xeomin Is Right for You
Xeomin is appropriate for most adults who have moderate to severe frown lines and wrinkles. Treatment is not restricted to women, and there’s no right or wrong age to seek out treatment. The main determining factors in whether you’re a good candidate for Xeomin are:
- Your medical history
- Your overall health
- The condition of your skin
- Your expectations
The best way to find out whether Xeomin is right for you is by setting up a consultation at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics in Brookings, OR. We are eager to help you begin your journey toward younger-looking skin. Contact us today to schedule your Xeomin consultation.