Are you concerned that dynamic wrinkles are making you look older than you are? If so, Xeomin at IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL may be right for you. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the ins and outs of this treatment, including how long the results last.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
The longevity of your treatment results depends primarily on how strong your treated muscles are. Also, your skin health plays a role in how long the results of your treatment will last. Depending on the aforementioned factors, as well as the treatment location, you can expect your results to last between four and six months. Contrastingly, other injectable muscle relaxants can only provide results that last between two and four months.
The results of this treatment last two to three times longer than the results of alternative treatments due to the purity of the neurotoxic protein used in Xeomin’s formula. Alternative treatments contain binding proteins that may sound beneficial but are useless at best. At worst, they decrease the longevity of the results in the short term and decrease the efficacy of the treatment in the long term.
Will This Treatment Lose Its Efficacy Over Time?
No, this treatment won’t lose its efficacy over time. Similar treatments become less and less effective over time because they contain unnecessary binding proteins. Your immune system quickly recognizes the extra proteins as toxic and mounts a strong, swift response. Typically, people with healthy immune systems can benefit from other injectable muscle relaxants for five years before the treatments stop working at all.
On the other hand, Xeomin is free from unnecessary binding proteins, so you can enjoy the results of this treatment for the rest of your life. While you will need touch-up sessions to maintain your results, you will never discover one day that the treatment is no longer effective. Due to the purity of the neurotoxic protein used in the unique formula, your immune system eliminates the injected medication much more slowly.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an FDA-approved neuromodulator designed to treat both medical and cosmetic concerns that result from overactive muscles. For instance, you can expect this treatment to address the following concerns:
- Sagging neck muscles
- Upper forehead folds
- Vertical forehead folds
- Smile lines
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging eyebrows
- Sagging chin muscles
- Sagging jaw
How Does This Treatment Work?
When this medication is administered to overactive muscles, the neurotoxic protein binds to some of the motor receptors in the area. This quickly relaxes the underlying muscles that were so tense they were wrinkling. In turn, the wrinkled muscles wrinkle the skin. Once the wrinkled muscles are relaxed, the skin will smooth out. However, you should understand that this is not a volumizing treatment, so it cannot treat wrinkles and folds caused by volume loss.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
It Is Comfortable
Some people are wary of anti-aging treatments because they think the injections will hurt. Luckily, there is nothing painful about this injectable muscle relaxant. We administer this medication with a tiny need so people rarely ask for their skin to be numbed with a topical anesthetic before the injections are made.
Also, you will not find this treatment uncomfortable. If you don’t choose to have a topical anesthetic applied, you’ll feel a tiny amount of pressure as the medication is administered. However, you can rest assured this pressure isn’t painful or uncomfortable.
It Is Easy to Prepare for
Another advantage of this anti-aging injectable is how easy it is to prepare for. Depending on the natural viscosity of your blood, you may need to stop taking blood-thinning pharmaceuticals temporarily. For instance, you may need to stop taking the following drugs and supplements temporarily:
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin C
- Fatty acids
- Most MAOIs
You may need to stop taking certain supplements for seven days in advance of your appointment. You also may need to stop taking certain drugs 72 hours in advance of your appointment. Additionally, if your blood is naturally thin, you should take Arnica supplements as directed the day before your appointment. Finally, you must follow these guidelines:
- Wear sunscreen
- Don’t drink alcohol
- Don’t consume tobacco products
- Don’t take certain sleep aids
- Don’t take oral muscle relaxants
It Is Easy to Recover From
Some people opt for invasive procedures to reverse the signs of aging. Nonetheless, not everyone can afford to take a week or two off from work to recover, and not everyone is willing to go six to eight weeks without an intense workout session. There is almost no recovery period at all after you receive this non-invasive anti-aging treatment. There will be no downtime, so you can get back to your life as soon as we review your aftercare instructions with you.
There are only a couple of simple rules you need to follow. For example, you should not apply a lot of pressure to the treated regions. Put another way, you need to sleep on your back on the night of your appointment. It is also very important to apply sunscreen and reapply it frequently. Other rules you need to follow for a few short days include:
- Vigorous exercise
- Too much caffeine
- Too much sodium
- Extremely spicy foods
- Drinking alcohol
You Can Wear Makeup After Your Treatment
While you need to be mindful of the amount of pressure you apply to your treated regions for 24 hours following your appointment, it is acceptable to apply makeup after your injections. This is a major benefit because this isn’t the case with other anti-aging treatments. You only need to be mindful of the need to be gentle when you remove your makeup before bed.
Nevertheless, you should wait 24 hours after your appointment if you don’t have any makeup that can be removed easily. Also, you should keep in mind that when you wash your face during the first 24 hours after treatment you should use a gentle facial cleanser. This is not the time to try a new facial cleanser or use body wash to wash your face. You may think it is okay to try a new facial cleanser, but you don’t want to be surprised by a skin-irritating fragrance.
It Provides Natural-Looking Results
The results of invasive procedures don’t always look natural because they manipulate the offending muscles. On the other hand, the results of this injectable muscle relaxant look completely natural. Your muscles are not manipulated in any way during the treatment session. Instead, this treatment prevents hyperactivity temporarily. Also, you should note that only some of the motor receptors are bound to.
The sensory receptors in the treated muscles are in no way affected, so your face will feel natural after your session. Lastly, you do not need to worry about your muscles being “frozen.” You can emote exactly as you usually do. The difference you will notice after treatment is the treated muscles only move when you want them to, erasing and temporarily preventing the formation of lines, folds, and wrinkles.
It Is Effective When Alternative Treatments Aren’t
It is worth reiterating that, unlike other injectable muscle relaxants, this treatment will remain effective for the rest of your life. Depending on the strength of your immune system, other treatments will only remain effective for 60 months. Nevertheless, they will cease to work eventually.
It Can Address Several Regions Simultaneously
Another benefit of this injectable muscle relaxant is its versatility and convenience. You can easily treat all of your cosmetic concerns in just one treatment session. For instance, you can erase glabellar lines, horizontal forehead folds, crow’s feet, and nasolabial folds during the same session. The length of your session will depend on how severe your dynamic wrinkles are, the number of areas you are targeting, and the size of the targeted treatment areas.
Nonetheless, only five injections are needed per treatment area most of the time. Each treatment area typically takes no longer than a few minutes to finish. You can easily fit this convenient anti-aging treatment into your lunch break because sessions are usually completed in just 15 to 20 minutes.
It Can Be Combined With Other Anti-Aging Treatments
Yet another benefit of this anti-aging treatment is it works very well with other anti-aging treatments. For instance, it is possible to have two types of nasolabial folds, those caused by overactive muscles and those caused by volume loss.
This can make nasolabial folds tricky to treat. Luckily, you can get Xeomin injections to treat the nasolabial folds resulting from hyperactive muscles. During the same convenient session, you can get Juvederm injections to erase the folds between your nose and mouth resulting from extreme volume loss. Other Juvederm benefits include the reversal of:
- Corner lines
- Marionette lines
- Vertical lip lines
What Should I Expect During This Treatment?
Before your injections are administered, your skin will be sanitized with an alcohol-based cleanser. After your skin is sterilized, the five most strategic injection points will be marked on your skin with a temporary marker. If you are targeting multiple areas for treatment, we will mark the five most strategic injection points per treatment area.
At your request, we will apply a topical anesthetic to keep you numb so you don’t feel any pressure as the medication is administered. Once your skin is prepared for treatment, we will inject the required dosage into the marked points in each trouble region. The depth of your injections will be determined by your natural facial structure, cosmetic concerns, and aesthetic goals.
Who Qualifies for This Treatment?
An initial consultation is required to know for sure whether you qualify for this treatment. However, there is an excellent chance you will qualify for this injectable muscle relaxant if you’re at least 18 years of age and worried about the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Nonetheless, you should understand that you need to have realistic expectations about the results to qualify for these injections. Once we have assessed your trouble regions, we can advise you on the results you can realistically expect.
Request a Consultation Today
Xeomin is an injectable muscle relaxant that provides results that last between four and six months thanks to the purity of the neurotoxic protein. If you notice dynamic wrinkles that make you feel less self-confident, this treatment can help. Even better, you will enjoy your ideal results two to three times longer than similar treatments. Call us today at IV Wellness in Winter Park, FL at 407-676-7255 to request a consultation.