Can’t wait to see an improvement in your fine lines and wrinkles? Want to know more about Xeomin? You’ve come to the right place. This treatment is an alternative to Botox that is growing in popularity. Since it’s a newer brand, many people have questions about it. One thing most people want to know is how long it takes to see the results. At Luxe Aesthetics in Greensboro, NC, we are experts on this exciting, wrinkle-reducing treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Xeomin
What Is Xeomin?
This treatment is an effective way to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It gives your skin a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance by using botulinum toxin to reduce the signs of aging.
How Long Does It Take to See the Results?
This treatment works quickly. You can expect to see the results develop within five to ten days. Over the next few weeks, the effects will set in gradually until they achieve their maximum level.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Xeomin is an injectable that relaxes away your fine lines and wrinkles. To understand how it works, it’s helpful to know a little about the natural aging process. Why do we get wrinkles to begin with? The answer is that all wrinkles are caused by the muscle contractions that make our facial expressions. Young skin maintains its smoothness with several substances that occur naturally in the body, including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. They allow our skin to move and fold without developing creases.
As we get older, we produce less and less of these anti-aging elements. Collagen declines 1% to 2% each year after we hit our 30s. Blood flow to our skin lessens, meaning that we receive less of the nutrients we need to rejuvenate ourselves. As a result, every time our muscles contract and our skin folds, a crease forms on our skin. Over time, these creases develop into fine lines that ultimately become wrinkles. This treatment works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause the lines, allowing the wrinkles we have to smooth away.
Can This Treatment Be Used As a Preventative Measure?
If you are starting to see fine lines, you can use this treatment before they become wrinkles.
Which Wrinkles Can This Treatment Improve?
This treatment is approved to treat most of the same wrinkles as Botox. It is a versatile solution that can give you improvements in many areas of your face. Some of the most commonly treated areas are:
- Glabellar lines around your mouth
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
- Crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes
- Brow lines on your forehead
How Is This Treatment Different From Botox?
This treatment is comparable to Botox in many ways. Both are injectables that use botulinum toxin, and both work by targeting the cause of our wrinkles. These products take about the same amount of time to work and last for equivalent periods. The dosage is also about the same. One unit of this product equals approximately one unit of Botox. However, there are some subtle differences between the two treatments. Here are two:
1. Molecular Properties
The structure of this injectable and Botox are slightly different, although both are forms of botulinum toxin. Botox is comprised of onabotulinumtoxinA while Xeomin uses incobotulinumtoxinA. The main difference is that the molecules of Botox are encased in protein while those of this injectable are not.
2. Susceptibility to Antibodies
While it doesn’t happen very often, some people can develop an immunity to Botox. As a result, the effectiveness of the product diminishes. This happens because the immune system can recognize the protein casing of the Botox molecules and develop antibodies against it. Since Xeomin doesn’t have any protein casing, it is considered a “naked neurotoxin”. It has the advantage of not triggering an immune response that could inhibit its results.
How Does This Treatment Compare to Dysport?
Dysport is another injectable that uses botulinum toxin to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Of the two, this treatment is more similar to Botox. Dysport is measured in smaller units than the other two treatments, however, when used in equivalent amounts, the results are almost identical. Like, Botox, Dysport can cause patients to develop immunities because of its protein structure. One other thing to keep in mind is that while the other two treatments can be used on a variety of wrinkles, Dysport is primarily intended for glabellar lines.
How Popular Is This Treatment?
Despite being less widely known than Botox, tens of thousands of people have already benefited from this treatment. Worldwide, over 50 countries have started offering it.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Patients enjoy the results of this treatment for at least 3-4 months. Many people report that it is effective for almost twice as long.
Is It Possible to Maintain the Results?
Most patients who try this treatment love the way it smooths away their wrinkles, and they want to keep the benefits going. Doing so is easy. As soon as you see your lines starting to come back, just schedule a follow-up appointment. Because the results last for many months, you will only need to get the injections a few times each year. With this approach, you can maintain the results for as long as you want to enjoy smooth, youthful-looking skin.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This treatment has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use for years and has already been administered to tens of thousands of patients. The injections are nonsurgical and are not known to cause adverse reactions. Because it is so gentle, this treatment has no downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately after receiving it. We just ask that you avoid strenuous exercise for the first day because strenuous activity can cause the product to move out of the muscles you want to target.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Almost anyone who wants to achieve an improvement in their wrinkles can safely use this treatment. It is effective on both men and women, and it can be used to treat most skin types.
If you have some unwanted lines or wrinkles that you would like to improve, this treatment is a good option for you. It can be especially beneficial to people who have used Botox or Dysport for a long time only to find that they have started developing an immunity. If you feel like your regular injectables aren’t working the same way they did in the past, it could be time to give this variation a try.
How Old Should You Be When You Start This Treatment?
There is no ideal age to begin getting these injections. Everyone’s skin ages in a different way and according to a different schedule. The rate at which we develop fine lines and wrinkles depends on a number of factors that vary from person to person. They include:
- History of sun exposure
- Stress and lack of sleep
- Pollution in the atmosphere
Most people start to see their first fine lines in their late 20s or early 30s. In general, a good time to start these injections is when you begin to see the same creases appear day after day in the same place. However, if you have waited to seek professional treatment for your skin, it’s no problem. This treatment is a great way to finally say goodbye to signs of aging that you’d rather live without.
Can You Combine Other Professional Treatments With This One?
Many people choose to use several different approaches when it comes to their skincare. Treatments like the Hydrafacial and microdermabrasion can work with injectables to optimize the appearance of your skin. You can also use several different types of injectables by combining this treatment with dermal fillers. If you are interested in different treatments, let us know. Sometimes, it’s best to wait a few weeks before or after your injections.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
It Can Restore the Smoothness of Your Skin
If you loved the look and feel of your skin before you started developing fine lines and wrinkles, this treatment can help you rejuvenate yourself. Without the constant muscle contractions that cause creases, the fine lines and wrinkles you have will recede, leaving your skin with a more even texture.
It Doesn’t Require Commitment
If you are wondering whether or not you should try this treatment for the first time, rest assured that you will not be stuck with the results forever. Over time, the botulinum toxin is absorbed by your body and the effects diminish. This is a win-win situation because if you don’t like the product, you don’t have to use it again: but if you love it (which most people do), you can just refresh your injections. Since the results last for a long time, you will only need a few touch-up appointments every year to enjoy your smooth skin all the time.
It Is Worth the Investment
Skincare is a basic part of most people’s daily routine. Between choosing makeup, finding a good moisturizer, and wearing lots of SPF, most people put a lot of work into their appearance without realizing how it adds up. Often, we try products without really knowing if they will work or not. Many products claim to deliver results, but you need to hold a magnifying glass up to your skin to see them. This treatment gives you real results that are noticeable and long-lasting. It is an excellent investment, especially considering the fact that it is one of the most reliable ways to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Schedule a Consultation
Some questions are best asked in person, so feel free to book a free consultation with us. We can show you our practice and let you know all about this treatment. We can even examine your skin and talk with you about what goals you would like to achieve. Together, we can review all of the options and make a plan that will get you professional skincare that delivers amazing results.
Choose Xeomin and Start Enjoying Smoother Skin Within Days
If you are looking for a way to improve your wrinkles that works fast and delivers results that last, this treatment is a great option for you. It can treat the signs of aging at their source, relaxing your muscles and rejuvenating your skin with an approach that looks natural and outperforms almost all at-home methods.
We know you can’t wait to get your results, and with this treatment, you won’t have to. Whereas some other methods can take weeks, these injections can improve your appearance in just days. Contact Luxe Aesthetics in Greensboro, NC for more information on this treatment. You will love the way it relaxes your skin for a smooth, youthful look.