First impressions are everything, and wrinkles and lines on your face can make you less confident in the one you leave. We’ve got a solution for you here at Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC. Xeomin relaxes muscles to smooth away even the deepest of wrinkles with a simple injectable treatment. As one of the most sophisticated anti-aging solutions on the market, this treatment makes a strong choice for many candidates. Here’s everything you need to know when you’re considering this injectable for yourself.
Xeomin: The Basics
Designed to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, this formula derived from pure botulinum. Offering one of the best anti-aging options for your upper face, this FDA-approved treatment is also safe and efficient. Everyone faces the effects of aging sooner or later. Wrinkles and lines showing up in your skin is natural. But these lines can also lead to us appearing more exhausted, more angry, or older than we actually are. However, anti-aging injectables like this one help us look as happy and young as we feel on the inside.
Benefits of This Treatment
Reducing moderate-to-severe lines that show above the brow is this treatments main use. As we age, our skin slows its production of essential compounds such as collagen, which give our skin that young and healthy appearance. Wrinkles develop temporarily every time your facial muscles move to let you talk, eat, drink, squint, or show emotion. Overtime, this can lead to these same muscles appearing tenser than they should be even when you’re resting. You’ll get a permanent reduction in lines and wrinkles on your face. Your body’s natural ability to produce collagen is boosted, causing wrinkles to disappear.
Reverse Collagen Loss
Our bodies have enough collagen production when we’re young to keep skin looking firm, smooth, and healthy. However, by the time we’re 25 years of age, collagen production slows at a rate of 1% lower each year that passes. Your genetics and lifestyle choices can cause this rate of collagen loss to speed up even further.
Once your body is no longer to keep up its usual collagen production, that’s when you’ll notice lines and wrinkles forming. You’ll notice your skin no longer smooths out naturally when you use your facial muscles to smile or frown. As those expression lines become more noticeable, your confidence and self-worth can be lowered.
Smoothing Wrinkles and Lines
One of the first areas you’ll often see wrinkles appear are above and between your eyebrows. This area moves a lot as we speak and emote, meaning it is more prone to wrinkles and also more able to benefit from treatment.
Look Years Younger
Xeomin is a solution people turn to when they realize the wrinkles and folds of their face are preventing them from communicating. Your wrinkles and lines may make you appear to be upset or angry when really you’re content and happy. Wrinkles along your forehead can often give you an appearance of being older than your actual chronological age is. This injectable gives you the chance to reverse these visible signs of aging, turning back time to give you a younger look.
What Does This Injectable Do?
This injectable treatment works with natural processes in your body, binding to receptors in the targeted muscles to block communication between your brain and the targeted muscles. You’ll still be able to make the same natural facial expressions that your normally would. However, excessive muscle activity will cease, erasing the lines caused by overexerted facial muscles. You’ll see a reduction in existing wrinkles and folds as well as a temporary prevention of new wrinkles forming.
What To Expect During Treatment
The first step in your treatment is cleansing the treatment area with an alcohol-based antiseptic. The medical professional working with you can also apply a topical anesthetic if you don’t want to feel a slight pinch when you receive your injection. Once several minutes have passed, the numbing cream will begin to take effect. Next, you’ll receive the injectable treatment into the foundation of your skin using a sterile, fine-gauge needle and syringe.
Exactly where treatment is applied depends on the specific goals you’re looking to achieve. The usual procedure is to inject the solution into five points per area being treated. During your initial consultation, we’ll work with you to identify the exact treatment areas that will be most beneficial in achieving your specific anti-aging goals.
Who Should Use This Treatment?
Both men and women see the effects of aging throughout their life, so a broad category of people are good candidates for this treatment You’re likely a good candidate for injectable muscle relaxant treatments such as this if you’re anybody who wants to prevent the formation of deep wrinkles and folds around your eyebrows. Of course, our experts will be with you every step of the way to help determine if this is the right solution for you.
Here are some of the factors we look for when assessing if a patient is right for this treatment:
A Person Who Isn’t Allergic
One important part of your pre-treatment consultation is determining your allergy history. Those patients who have a history of anaphylaxis or other severe allergic reactions may not be a good candidate for this treatment. However, don’t count yourself out of this treatment solely because you’ve struggled with allergies in the past. There is a possibility that you’ll still make a good candidate.
The pure botulinum A that this injectable is based on sets it apart from other treatment options. Because there are no binding proteins used in this solution, there is less risk of triggering common allergies. We’ll go over all the ingredients in this formula during your initial consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate.
A Person With Healthy Skin
Before receiving this treatment, we need to ensure that your skin is healthy. Treatment may be rescheduled if there is any sort of irritation on the target areas. Wear sunscreen in the two weeks leading up to your treatment in order to mitigate the risk of your skin becoming irritated. Additional, take an antiviral before your scheduled appointment if you have a history of oral herpes and wish to receive treatment to areas around your mouth.
People Who Have Used Similar Treatments Successfully
If you have used another injectable neuromodulator with success in the past, and you’re in good health ahead of treatment, you will most likely be a good candidate for this treatment as well. The solution used in this injectable is pure, meaning there are no unnecessary binding proteins in it. It may sound beneficial to have extra proteins for binding in an anti-aging solution.
However, additives prevent the results from being as long-lasting as what you see with a pure protein like this solution uses. The injectable solution is eliminated from your body faster when extra proteins are included, causing the results to fade away much quicker. But if you’ve successfully used other neuromodulator solutions in the past, your folds and wrinkles can be treated by other neuromodulators such as this without the risk of an adverse immune system reaction.
A Person Not Suffering From Insomnia
In preparation for this treatment, you’ll have to do a few things. Avoid taking sleep medication in the build-up to having your treatment done. During our consultation, we’ll discuss other medications that you are currently taking with you. You may need to adjust what you’re taking in preperation for your treatment. Be sure to talk with your sleep specialist or primary care physician before you adjust the sleep medications you are taking, as well as to learn about alternatives you can use temporarily.
A Person Without Blood Conditions
Blood disorders can cause some complications when it comes to this treatment. You’ll need to refrain from using NSAIDs as part of your preparation to receive treatment. You may be on a daily dose of aspirin that you take every day if you have a history of blood clots or heart disease, which is another factor that must be discussed during your consultation. Again, you shouldn’t stop taking any medications without consulting a medical professional first. Advise our team during your consultation if you have been told to continue taking a daily NSAID or other blood thinners.
How Long Will Results Take?
Often, it’s not until we have a big event right around the corner that we think of our anti-aging needs. This treatment is perfect for cases like that because it works so quickly. There will be a brief time after treatment while the solution is still working and you won’t see visible results. However, within just three or four days of your treatment, you’ll begin to see the end result of a younger look. Other injectable muscle relaxants often take 10 to 14 days after the first session before you start to notice results. Overall, you can expect results that come 2.5 to 3.5 times faster than comparable treatments.
How Long-Lasting Is This Treatment?
We’re all different, so every patient will respond to this treatment differently. Most people will see their results last for approximately six months, however. Other injectable muscle relaxant treatments can’t offer this unique, fast-acting benefit. Similar treatments often give results that will be lost after between two to four months. That means that Xeomin injections will give you results that last 1.5 to three times longer than comparable anti-aging solutions, minimizing the maintenance required on your part.
How Many Injections Will I Need?
This will vary from person to person, and we will discuss your personal goals during your initial consultation. We’ll work with you to put together the most effective treatment plan for your personal needs. Most patients only need one treatment session per target area in order to get the results they desire. If you’ve got extensive goals for the results you’re seeking, however, you may need to schedule an additional session in order to treat every area you wish to see results in. You may need one treatment for areas of your upper face and then a follow-up session to take care of your lower and midface areas.
Schedule Your Consultation
Anyone with moderate-to-severe wrinkles in their forehead that want to restore a more youthful look could benefit from this injectable treatment. Our experts will work with you to decide if this is the right anti-aging solution for you and to figure out your exact needs. Schedule your consultation at Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC today and get back to looking your best!