Xeomin® is one of numerous cosmetic injectables that are designed to reverse the aging process. This standout solution is FDA-approved for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles around the mouth and at the upper face. It’s perfect for reducing the appearance of all motion-related creases in these areas. Moreover, this increasingly popular product allows for a short and convenient treatment, with absolutely no downtime. If you’ve been looking for a safe and easy way to turn back the hands of time, Xeomin® could be right for you.
What is Xeomin® and How Does It Work?
Xeomin® is an injectable neurotoxin that’s been derived from the botulinum bacteria. This pure-form protein has fast-acting benefits when used to temporarily immobilize select muscles or muscle groups. Much like many other injectable neurotoxins, this product can be used in both functional and cosmetic applications. When employed in anti-aging procedures, Xeomin® blocks the nerve signals controlling key expressive muscles This is done to relax dynamic fine lines and wrinkles so that the skin becomes youthful and smooth once more. Best of all, only very nominal amounts of this product needs to be inserted into the skin in order to achieve maximum improvements. This allows patients to retain adequate facial mobility for making a diverse range of natural-looking expressions. Moreover, as the body identifies and breaks down this injectable, its effects will gradually wear off. This ensures that patients retain the freedom to restructure their anti-aging plans going forward, as their requirements change and as they see fit.
What Xeomin® Can and Cannot Address
There are two primary types of facial wrinkles that form as part of the normal aging process. The first and less serious of these are dynamic wrinkles. These are motion-related creases that signify the start of the progressive breakdown that happens in the skin’s collagen layer. This is the smooth layer of collagen that both defines the skin and supports it. In terms of skin texture, when this surface is unblemished and even, the skin is unblemished and even as well. When collagen becomes dry, aged, and cracked, however, these same flaws will manifest at the skin’s surface. Dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet, perioral wrinkles around the mouth, and frown lines are merely outward manifestations of the collagen’s breakdown.
As people grow older, their natural collagen stores slowly deteriorate, even as less replacement collagen is being produced. Facial expression has the unfortunate effect of expediting this process. Every time that you smile or frown, small amounts of tension are produced in your expressive muscles. Over time, this tension causes cracks to form in the collagen layer. Once these cracks exist, surface wrinkles will appear every time the same expressive muscles are engaged. This is why crow’s feet only appear when you’re laughing or smiling, and why they disappear as soon as your facial muscles are once again still.
Xeomin® and other injectables like it are only capable of releasing dynamic or motion-related creases. More advanced forms of facial wrinkling are completely unresponsive to this anti-aging strategy. Unlike dynamic wrinkles that instantly disappear as soon as the tension that causes them is released, static wrinkles are always visible and present. These are the product of loose and sagging skin, facial volume loss, and other issues pertaining to advanced facial aging. Fortunately, injectable fillers can correct some areas of static wrinkling while allowing for an equally fast and equally stress-free treatment process.
How Xeomin® Compares to Other Injectable Neurotoxins
When choosing injectable neurotoxins to address dynamic wrinkling, patients have access to an impressive range of FDA-approved products that are all capable of getting the job done. The two factors that are of the utmost importance to most patients are the length of time that it takes for treatment results to manifest, and the overall duration of treatment results. One standout feature of Xeomin® is its rapid presentation of visible improvements. Xeomin® is known for providing a very pure form of botulinum toxin, and in a very safe manner.
With other injectables, several protein layers must be broken down before the effects of these neurotoxins can be seen. Conversely, many people are able to leave their Xeomin® treatments virtually wrinkle-free. There is less wait time with this product, and in some cases, longer-lasting benefits. That’s because not only does the body respond to this pure-form injectable more quickly, but it also takes a bit longer to break it down.
Smile Confidently Without Revealing Crow’s Feet
The most common treatment area for this product is at the corners of the eyes. By relaxing several secondary muscles that move when a smile is formed, it is possible to preserve the beauty and the integrity of the smile, while ensuring that the outer eye area remains unblemished and smooth during facial movement. The development of crow’s feet is among the very first signs of facial aging. Eliminating these creases won’t just make you look younger; it can actually make you look younger than you truly are. Lots of patients schedule their Xeomin® treatments right before their school reunions, weddings, vacations, and major job interviews. This is an excellent way to quickly refresh your looks ahead of any important event. With no downtime and results that rapidly manifest, you can rejuvenate your appearance without disrupting your regular schedule, and without anyone in your inner circle being any the wiser.
Xeomin® Can Refresh Your Upper Face
Just as Xeomin® can release wrinkles at the corners of your eyes, it can also smooth out the worry lines that furrow your brow. Facial expressions relating to anxiety, anger, and general tension are usually expressions that people tend to hold. Think about how you hold your face when you’re tired, or when you have a fast-building headache. Although crow’s feet form fast when people laugh and smile a lot, frown lines or worry lines can develop just as rapidly due to the extra tension caused by holding a fixed expression. After this injectable has released tense upper face muscles so that the collagen layer can again lie flat, you’ll still have the ability to raise your eyebrows and offer a quizzical or amused look, furrow your brow, and make many other motions with your upper face.
What are Perioral Wrinkles and How Can Xeomin® Help?
Perioral wrinkles are vertical lines that radiate outwards around the entire perimeter of the mouth. When you are young, you can purse your lips and blow a kiss without having the local skin become noticeably cinched and creased. As you grow older, pursing your lips for any reason will cause dynamic wrinkles to appear. Even simple acts like using a drinking straw can both create and reveal cracks in the skin’s collagen layer. However, perioral wrinkles are most prevalent and noticeable among people who smoke. This is why they are frequently referred to as “smoker’s wrinkles.” Not only does the act of dragging on a cigarette create tension in the expressive muscles around the lips, but tobacco use also has a drying effect on the collagen layer that supports your skin. The very act of smoking expedites the collagen decline that causes dynamic wrinkles to form. The good news is that Xeomin® is just as effective at releasing dynamic wrinkles around the mouth as it is at the upper face.
Prevent Dynamic Wrinkles from Forming with Xeomin®
Xeomin® is acceptable for use as both an anti-wrinkle treatment and an effective option in wrinkle prevention. Minimizing movement in key facial muscles can delay the build-up of tension that will eventually cause the collagen layer to crack. The overarching goal of wrinkle prevention with Xeomin® is preservation of the collagen layer. Less tension will allow this smooth surface to maintain its even and unblemished appearance far longer. This proactive approach to staving off the facial aging process is popular among appearance-conscious consumers in their late twenties and early thirties. Less of this injectable must be used when it is applied in a preventative fashion, and fewer maintenance treatments must be received.
Injectable Serums and Muscle Conditioning
Just as with every other muscle in your body, facial muscles that experience prolonged periods of relaxation tend to adjust to their lax state. Given that Xeomin® can be safely used several times per year by anyone who wants to continuously maintain a youthful and line-free appearance, it is not uncommon for long-term patients to enjoy extended results with each treatment. As such, while new Xeomin® patients can expect their results to last just three to six months, long-term users often experience results that last between five and seven months instead. This is a benefit that can actually enhance the overall value of using this product for prevention.
Experience a Short, Simple, and Incredibly Convenient Treatment with this Injectable
Treatments with this injectable generally last just 15 to 20 minutes. This is why Xeomin® is often classified among procedures known as lunchtime facelifts.’ Given very few aftereffects to contend with, you really can receive this procedure on your lunch break without anyone realizing you’ve had work done.
After the doctor has had the opportunity to assess your face and to establish a needs-specific treatment plan, a short series of injections will be performed at the brow, around the lips, and at the corners of the eyes as required. In addition to being quick, this process is also structured to be virtually pain-free.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
While you may experience a noticeable decrease in dynamic facial wrinkling immediately after your appointment, you can still look forward to having additional improvements manifest in the hours and days to come. Xeomin® is known for being both fast-acting and long-lasting. To learn more about this revolutionary cosmetic and how to add it to your anti-aging plan, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Luxe Aesthetics. At our convenient locations in Raleigh, Cary, and Greensboro, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!