Do you find yourself noticing your frown lines every time you look in the mirror? Are you concerned by the appearance of crow’s feet around your eyes? Do you have fine lines or wrinkles on your forehead? If this describes you, Xeomin could be the treatment you’ve been waiting for! This injectable neuromodulator can temporarily smooth away lines and wrinkles, restoring youthful skin and eliminating signs of aging. We offer this product, along with a range of other injectables and fillers, at Pure Wellness Therapy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an FDA-approved neuromodulator injectable comprised of incobotulinumtoxinA. Similar to Botox, this product helps temporarily freeze treated muscles to treat signs of aging like glabellar lines, frown lines, and dynamic wrinkles, which become more noticeable with muscle movement. This treatment also contains botulinum toxin, which is the main ingredient in Botox.
However, the unique product formula lacks the proteins found in Botox, which makes it simpler to store and may decrease the likelihood of antibody production in response to ongoing treatment.
This treatment is administered in units with a small, fine needle. It has an easy recovery period and requires zero downtime from your daily routine and favorite activities. Results can begin to appear in just 3-4 days and look completely natural, giving you the confidence you need to live your life to the fullest without worrying about signs of aging.
Which Concerns Can Be Addressed?
This product is carefully formulated to treat specific aging concerns with maximum effectiveness. It specifically targets concerns that appear in the upper half of the face.
There are two main types of wrinkles: static and dynamic. Static wrinkles usually develop due to collagen breakdown in the skin. This side effect of aging can result in fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity, which appear largely the same in spite of muscle movement. In contrast, dynamic wrinkles can develop due to a combination of collagen breakdown and habitual muscle movements.
In the beginning, these wrinkles may not be noticeable when the face is at rest, appearing only when you make an expression. However, they almost always deepen over time and may become permanent.
This treatment can erase dynamic wrinkles by temporarily incapacitating the facial muscles responsible for creating these wrinkles. Once the treatment takes effect, you will be able to make all your normal expressions. However, the treated muscles will remain static, eliminating dynamic wrinkles and keeping your skin soft and smooth.
These small but frustrating lines usually develop vertically in the space between the eyebrows. As the lines deepen, they could make you look like you’re constantly frowning or upset. This injectable helps diminish glabellar lines by relaxing the forehead muscles. Once you have your first treatment, you could say goodbye to glabellar lines within 2 weeks.
Frown lines can develop around the eyebrows, between the eyes, or across the forehead. They usually look like fine lines until you make an expression, at which point they become deeper. Over time, these lines can become visible even when your face is at rest, making you look older than you actually are. Early treatment with an injectable like Xeomin can prevent frown lines from developing further and maintain vibrant, younger-looking skin.
Crow’s feet appear at the outer corners of the eyes and may become more apparent when you laugh or smile. These common signs of aging can be a source of insecurity for many patients. An injectable neuromodulator treatment can target the muscles that cause crow’s feet and smooth the skin. In just a few days, you could feel more confident smiling and expressing your full range of emotions without crow’s feet.
How Much Product Do You Need?
The amount of product recommended for your unique situation will depend on your areas of concern. In general, treating the forehead region requires 10-40 units.
Frown lines and glabella lines may require 10-30 units, and crow’s feet typically need just 10-20 units for effective treatment. During your initial consultation, our professional doctor can recommend the best amount of product to help you create your ideal image.
How Does It Compare to Botox?
Both Botox and Xeomin are viable treatment options and can be used to treat dynamic wrinkles in the skin caused by muscle movement. Final results from both treatments may appear largely the same. However, there are key differences between the two products. The main difference is that Xeomin does not contain any proteins. It is designed to provide only the neuromodulator toxin to the affected area, which results in a purer product formula.
In most cases, this formula does not stimulate the body’s antibody response due to the lack of proteins. This means that the body does not build an immunity to the product over time, helping your treatments remain just as effective 5 years from now as they are after your first appointment.
In addition, this product may deliver results faster than Botox, and results are proven to last slightly longer. If you’re unsure whether Botox or Xeomin is the right product for you, our doctor can elaborate on each product and help you make the best decision for your cosmetic goals.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
If you are a man or woman who wants to correct dynamic wrinkles, you could be a perfect candidate for this treatment! We recommend that anyone seeking treatment be generally healthy and free from any medical or skin conditions that could interact negatively with this product or treatment process.
Most patients who are approved for treatment are 40 or older, but this treatment option is an excellent opportunity for younger patients to prevent the development of lines and wrinkles and maintain their ideal image.
This treatment is not ideal for those with any known allergies to the product formula. In addition, it may not be an ideal treatment for those who are currently pregnant or nursing. If you’re not sure whether you’re a candidate for treatment, our doctor can help you evaluate your concerns during your initial consultation.
What Should I Expect?
If you’re ready to start your journey to fewer wrinkles and smoother skin, here’s a general overview of what a normal treatment process looks like:
Each patient has an initial consultation with one of our experienced doctors before pursuing treatment. This appointment allows our doctor to evaluate your general health, any skin conditions, and medical history. It also gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have about this treatment, recovery time, and anticipated results.
If you’re a candidate for treatment, you will be able to schedule your first treatment. You will also be provided with a recommendation for a personalized treatment plan and instructions for how to prepare for your first appointment.
In order to prepare for your first treatment, it’s important to keep your skin nourished and healthy. You can continue with your normal skincare routine, but we recommend foregoing any exfoliating treatments, chemical peels, or other irritating treatments or products for at least a week before your appointment.
Approximately a week before treatment, you should stop taking blood-thinning medications and supplements, including aspirin, ibuprofen, and some herbal remedies. In addition, you should stop drinking alcohol 24 hours before your appointment to reduce your risk of bruising in the injection sites.
One of the best ways to prepare your skin for treatment is to limit your time in the sun. You should apply sunscreen when you go outside and limit direct sun exposure to avoid sunburn. We also recommend that you do not tan outdoors or with a tanning bed for at least two weeks before your appointment. This will help protect your skin from irritation and help ensure a smooth recovery.
On the day of your appointment, you should avoid applying makeup products to the target areas if possible. At the beginning of your appointment, one of our trained staff members will use a gentle cleanser on your skin to prepare it for treatment. Next, they will administer a numbing agent to the target areas to keep you comfortable during the injections. You will be able to relax for several minutes to allow the numbing agent time to take effect.
Once your skin is numb, our staff member will use a small needle to begin injecting the neuromodulator product into the muscles surrounding your areas of concern. This process is virtually pain-free and takes just 30 minutes to complete for most patients.
Once our staff member is finished performing the injections, you will be given instructions to follow during the recovery stage. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your appointment with zero downtime required.
During your recovery period, we recommend that you avoid touching or pressing on the injection sites for at least 5 days. This prevents the unintentional distribution of the neuromodulator, which could result in surrounding muscles being affected. Once the product has settled into the muscles, you will be able to touch your face normally.
You should continue to protect the injection sites from irritation for at least 2 weeks. This involves avoiding exfoliating treatments and limiting your sun exposure. Results may begin to appear 3-4 days after treatment and may not be fully visible until 2 weeks after your appointment. In order to check the progress of the treatment, you can stand in front of your mirror and make several exaggerated facial expressions.
As the progress takes effect, you should notice that the treated muscles stay in place when you smile, frown, or laugh. This can partially or fully eliminate dynamic wrinkles, glabellar lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet and help you look and feel younger.
Once your results have developed, you can look forward to approximately 3-4 months of smooth skin. During this time, you will be able to express your normal emotions. No one will be able to tell that you had treatment unless you choose to share this information, and your results should appear completely natural.
Once the neuromodulator begins to wear off, you will notice slight muscle movement in the treated areas. At this point, most of our patients choose to return for continuing treatments to maintain their ideal image.
Depending on your personalized treatment plan, you could need just 2-5 appointments per year to keep your skin effortlessly youthful. Thanks to the product formula, you can continue treatment indefinitely with excellent results.
Contact Us to Learn More!
If you’re ready to say goodbye to signs of aging and revitalize your appearance, we’re ready to help! To learn more about Xeomin or our other range of professional cosmetic services, contact our team of experts at Pure Wellness Therapy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL to schedule an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you!