Do you notice lines between your eyebrows whether you’re smiling or frowning? Although they appear regardless of your expression, these are commonly referred to as “frown lines,” and they can naturally become more dramatic as you age.
The good news is that there are treatments, such as Xeomin injections, that can minimize moderate to severe frown lines. These injections are easy to administer and have very little downtime.
What do you need to know about Xeomin? These facts will help you decide whether this treatment may be the right fit for you.
What Are Xeomin Injections?
Many of our patients who want to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles come to us with questions about how Xeomin injections work. Their mechanism isn’t as complicated to understand as you may think. Xeomin is simply a neuromodulator that affects the muscles in the designated treatment area.
Neuromodulators impact the nervous system, blocking the nerve receptors that are found in the targeted muscles. Because those receptors are blocked, the muscle is no longer able to contract and the skin over the top of the muscle can smooth itself.
This minimizes the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive movements like smiling or frowning. When the muscles make the same movement over and over, the skin tends to recall the shape. Eventually, fine lines may start to appear.
Xeomin injections are FDA-approved to target moderate to severe frown lines.
What Makes Xeomin Different?
If you’re interested in minimizing fine lines, you might be wondering which product to go with. There are several FDA-approved treatments on the market today, including:
Xeomin injections are different from Dysport and Botox because of their chemical makeup. The injections contain a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, but they do not contain an accessory protein like those found in Dysport and Botox, which makes Xeomin a purer option.
As a result, many people see results from Xeomin faster than they would from Botox or Dysport.
What to Expect During Treatment
Our process always starts with a consultation to review your medical history and your aesthetic goals. This allows us to determine whether Xeomin injections are the right fit for you or if another type of injectable may be better suited to your needs.
During your consultation, we will also review your treatment plan, including the placement of your injectables.
After your consultation, you will come for your treatment. It’s best if you can arrive with clean, product-free skin, though we will deep clean your skin before beginning. After your skin is prepared, your Xeomin injections will be placed beneath the surface of the skin.
In general, no anesthesia is required during your injections. However, we can apply a topical anesthetic if it makes you more comfortable.
The entire process takes just a few minutes. In less than a half-hour, you can be out the door and on your way back to your day.
After the Treatment
Following your treatment, there is no downtime. You can resume your typical daily activities right away, even if that means going back to the office for your afternoon shift. You can drive yourself to and from your appointment, as well.
This convenience makes it simple to book your appointment without having to let your friends or coworkers know about it. They will see the effects of your treatment a few days later when your frown lines are significantly smoother!
We will also provide recommendations for care after your procedure, customized specifically for you. These take into consideration the placement of your injectables, your skin type, and even your lifestyle so that you can get the results you want from this treatment.
Chances are that you want to know how soon you can see the results of your Xeomin injections following your appointment. Most people will start to see the smoothing effect of Xeomin in the first few days after treatment. Within the first five to six days, you should notice the early effects of your injections.
You will see the maximum effects of your Xeomin injections around day 30.
The results are also long-lasting, and many people see significant smoothing for about three to six months following their treatment. This makes the results easy for you to maintain; you only have to schedule a few follow-up sessions throughout the year.
The length of time that your Xeomin injections will last depends on your unique body chemistry and how quickly it is metabolized. Some people see the smoothing effects last significantly longer than the standard several months.
Once your body metabolizes the full amount of Xeomin in the treatment area, your muscles will once again begin to contract. This causes your wrinkles to start to form once more, necessitating another Xeomin treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
Do you think that Xeomin could be the right solution for your glabellar lines? If so, the first step is to book a consultation with our staff. We can assess your goals and current fine lines or wrinkles to determine whether this treatment is right for you.
From there, we can come up with a customized approach that will give you the results you’re looking for.
Bayside Medspa is ready and waiting to help you achieve more youthful skin with Xeomin. We serve patients in and around Norfolk, VA, as well as those in Hampton and Norfolk.