Do you feel like you can’t put your best face forward due to severe lines and wrinkles on your face? At Advanced Clinics in Oklahoma City, OK, we offer the perfect solution. Xeomin is an injectable muscle relaxant powerful enough to relax even the deepest of wrinkles. If you’ve never heard of this treatment before, you’re in good company. That said, it is one of the most advanced wrinkle-relaxing treatments on the market. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is a very pure botulinum toxin A formula designed to treat wrinkles and folds that are moderate or severe in nature. This injectable muscle relaxant is approved by the FDA for safety and efficacy and is one of the best anti-aging options for the upper face. We all display the effects of aging eventually.
The formation of lines and wrinkles is natural. However, these lines can make us look older, more cantankerous and more tired than we feel. Luckily, there are now effective anti-aging injectables that help us look as young and happy as we feel inside.
What Is Xeomin Used for?
Xeomin was designed to relax moderate-to-severe lines between and above the brows. The older you get, the slower your skin produces essential chemical compounds, like collagen, that keep your skin looking young and healthy. Every time your facial muscles contract so you can emote, speak, eat, drink or squint, lines and wrinkles develop on the face temporarily. When muscles contract excessively, they become tenser than they should, even at rest. This results in permanent facial lines and wrinkles. When your body starts producing collagen again, wrinkles disappear.
A Loss of Collagen
When you’re young, there is more than enough collagen in your skin to keep it looking young, healthy, tight, firm, smooth and hydrated. By the time you become 25 years old, your skin begins to produce this essential protein at a 1% lower rate year-over-year. Depending on your genes and lifestyle, your skin may even produce 2% less collagen every year.
It is at the time your skin starts to produce collagen at a reduced rate that permanent lines begin to form. Your skin can no longer smooth itself out when you use your facial muscles to emote or perform other activities. Eventually, expression lines deepen and become so noticeable your self-confidence is affected.
Wrinkle and Fold Smoothing
Among the first facial folds to appear are forehead folds above the eyebrows and glabellar (frown) lines between the eyebrows. Since we move our eyebrows and contract our forehead muscles so frequently, these folds and lines are often the deepest facial lines.
Restoring a Youthful Countenance
People often seek Xeomin because they come to understand their forehead folds are communicating incorrectly. These moderate-to-severe folds can make people look sad, upset or angry when they really feel happy or calm. Additionally, these forehead folds don’t always reveal your true chronological age. Sometimes, they can make you look older than you actually are. This product is sought to reverse the visible effects of aging, effectively turning back the clock by up to five years.
How Does This Injectable Work?
This safe, effective injectable muscle relaxant works by binding to receptors in the targeted muscles, blocking some of the communication from your brain to your muscles. This means you can still make facial expressions naturally. That said, excessive muscle activity will cease. This softens existing wrinkles and folds and prevents the muscles from developing new wrinkles temporarily.
How Is This Treatment Performed?
Before your treatment is performed, we will use an alcohol-based antiseptic to cleanse the treatment area. If you don’t want to feel a slight pressure as each dose is administered, we will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to numb it. It will take several minutes for the numbing cream to take effect.
Then, we will use a sterile syringe and fine-gauge needle to administer the injectable into the foundational layer of your skin. The precise points of entry made depend on the aesthetic goals you are trying to achieve. Typically, we will administer the injectable into five points per treatment area. We will identify the most beneficial entry points once we have discussed your aesthetic goals and examined your trouble regions thoroughly during your initial evaluation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Injectable?
Men and women of all ages can benefit from this powerful injectable. If you want to prevent the formation of deep wrinkles and folds between and above your eyebrows, there is a very good chance you will be considered a good candidate for injectable muscle relaxant treatments.
We will determine definitively whether this treatment is appropriate for you during your initial consultation. That said, here are some of the things we look for:
Someone Ready to Make a Change
For the most part, if you are concerned about the appearance of your upper face, you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment. Additionally, you may be considered a good candidate if you want to keep your upper face looking young.
Someone With No Allergies
We will discuss your allergy history with you during your initial consultation. If you have a history of severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), you may not be considered a good candidate for this injectable. However, you shouldn’t write off the possibility of this treatment if you have a history of anaphylaxis. It is still possible for you to be considered a good candidate.
One thing that sets this injectable muscle relaxant apart from other injectable muscle relaxants is the A botulinum toxin is pure. There are no binding proteins used to create the injectable solution that people are commonly allergic to you. If you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in the formula, you will probably be considered a good candidate for this treatment.
Someone With Healthy Skin
To be considered a good candidate for this injectable, your skin must be healthy at the time of treatment. If your skin is irritated in any way, your treatment must be rescheduled. To mitigate the risk of having to reschedule your appointment, wear sunscreen daily during the two weeks leading up to your injection session. If you have a history of oral herpes and wish to receive treatment around the mouth, take an antiviral before your scheduled session.
Someone Who Has Had Success With Alternatives in the Past
As long as your skin is healthy at the time of your scheduled session and you are in relatively good health, you will be considered a good candidate for this treatment if another injectable neuromodulator has been successful for you in the past. Remember, the formula used in this injectable is pure. There are no unnecessary binding proteins.
Extra binding proteins may sound beneficial. However, the results of alternative injectable muscle relaxants don’t last as long as the results of injections with a pure neurotoxic protein. Your immune system responds faster to the injected toxin when there are extra proteins so the injectable solution is eliminated from your body faster. That said, if alternative neuromodulators have been successful for you in the past, your wrinkles and folds can be treated by a neuromodulator unknown to your immune system.
Someone Who Doesn’t Suffer From Insomnia
There are several things you must do to prepare for this treatment. One thing you must do to prepare is to avoid taking certain sleep aids. We will discuss the medications you are currently taking during your initial consultation.
Depending on what you are taking, you may need to stop taking a sleep aid. Speak with your sleep specialist or primary care physician before you adjust any medications you are taking and ask about an alternative you can take temporarily.
Someone Free From Blood Conditions
The best candidate for this treatment is free from blood disorders. Another step you must take to prepare for this treatment is refraining from the use of NSAIDs. Unfortunately, if you have a history of blood clots or a risk of heart disease, you may be on a low daily dose of aspirin that your doctor may want you to take every day without fail.
We would like to reiterate you should not stop taking any medications without first consulting with your doctor. If he or she advises you to not stop taking a daily NSAID or other blood thinner, advise us of this during your initial consultation.
How Long Does This Injectable Take to Work?
People often don’t think about getting anti-aging treatments until they have a big event right around the corner. Luckily, this treatment works incredibly quickly. You won’t be able to see the results of the treatment right away. However, you can expect to see the final results of your treatment session within three to four days.
What is notable about this is other injectable muscle relaxants take 10 to 14 days to take full effect if they provide ideal results after the first session. Thus, you can expect Xeomin to provide ideal results 2.5 to 3.5 times faster than comparable treatments.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
Everyone responds to this injectable muscle relaxant differently. However, most people enjoy their ideal results for around six months. This contrasts significantly with the results of other injectable muscle relaxants.
Similar alternatives only provide results that last between two and four months. In other words, you can enjoy the final results of your Xeomin injections for 1.5 to three times longer than the results of other neuromodulator treatments.
How Many Sessions Will I Need to Achieve My Ideal Results?
Remember, we will discuss your unique rejuvenation goals during your initial evaluation. At this time, we will advise you on an effective treatment plan for your needs. Typically, you will only need one treatment session per area to achieve your desired results.
That said, depending on your schedule and the number of areas you need to treat, you may need two injection sessions to treat all of your areas of concern. For example, you may need one treatment session for your upper face and a treatment session on a different day to address your lower face or midface.
Contact Us Today
If you have moderate-to-severe forehead folds that are affecting your self-confidence, you may benefit greatly from Xeomin injections. To find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us today at Advanced Clinics in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule your initial evaluation. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you discover the best anti-aging injectables for your unique needs.