As you get older, lines and wrinkles become more prominent. For most people, dynamic wrinkles are the first to appear. These are wrinkles that are caused by repetitive muscle movements.
At first, they are only visible when you make certain facial expressions like frowning, grimacing, crying, laughing, smiling, and squinting. Over time, these wrinkles will deepen.
You can’t go through life without showing any emotions or expressing yourself. But when the first dynamic wrinkles appear, you can fight these signs of aging.
At Trouvaille Med Spa in Bourbonnais, IL, we offer a variety of injectables to address visible signs of aging, including a popular alternative to Botox known as Xeomin.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin, which is sometimes called naked Botox, is an FDA-approved injectable neuromodulator meant to soften and minimize the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines on the forehead. It is approved for use in both men and women.
How Does Xeomin Work?
Xeomin injections relax overactive facial muscles and smooth out dynamic wrinkles to help restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance. The active ingredient in Xeomin that gives it its wrinkle-relaxing abilities is botulinum toxin type A. This is the same neurotoxin used in Botox and Dysport.
Botulinum toxin type A blocks the nerve impulses from your brain that tell the muscle to contract. When these impulses are blocked, the treatment area remains smoother as the muscles move less. Xeomin gives you the freedom to emote without worrying about wrinkles distracting you from the moment.
How is Xeomin Different from Other Neuromodulators?
Xeomin has a unique manufacturing method that involves a two-step filtration process to remove any unnecessary proteins attached to the botulinum toxin. This process results in a purer form of botulinum toxin type A.
6 Reasons to Get Xeomin Injections
There are many reasons our patients choose Xeomin injections. If you’re debating whether this treatment is right for you, think about these six reasons to ask us about Xeomin.
1. Target Pesky Frown Lines
Frown lines, also known as glabellar lines or number 11 lines, are the small vertical lines that form between your eyebrows when you furrow your brow or frown. Many people feel like these lines cause them to look older than they really are or to look angry when they are not.
Xeomin will relax the underlying muscles responsible for frown lines and give the skin in the area a chance to relax and smooth out. Regular Xeomin injections can help prevent frown lines from progressing into deeper static wrinkles, which will be visible even when your face is at rest.
2. Smooth Out Forehead Lines
Horizontal forehead lines and creases are a common concern and may appear when you frown, squint, or express surprise. These lines tend to become more pronounced with time, so it’s best to treat them as early as possible.
Forehead lines appear in many different patterns. Luckily, we have the precision and skill necessary to locate the optimal injection sites to relax the problematic muscles.
3. Your Body Won’t Build Up an Immunity to Treatment
A major disadvantage of some neuromodulators is that your body can build up immunity to the treatment over time. Many people find that after the effects from their first treatment wear off, subsequent injections are not as effective and wear off more quickly.
However, Xeomin’s simple, naked formula prevents this immunity in most patients.
4. Treatment Is Quick and Comfortable
On average, Xeomin treatment takes only about 10 to 20 minutes to complete. And most of that time is spent talking with you about aftercare guidelines and what to expect. This means you will be in and out of our office in under an hour.
You can expect to feel relaxed during your appointment. We can apply a topical anesthetic before treatment if you wish, but most of our patients report little or no discomfort during Xeomin injections.
5. Xeomin Treatment Is Widely Accessible
Because of its naked formula, Xeomin is widely accessible to most adults with moderate to severe frown lines and forehead wrinkles. Some patients find that Botox cannot give them the results they are looking for, but Xeomin is a great option for people who are looking for an alternative to Botox injections.
6. Treatment Won’t Interrupt Your Normal Routines
A personalized Xeomin treatment plan won’t keep you from your daily obligations or interrupt your normal routines. This treatment is convenient because there is no need for any downtime after treatment. Most patients need just one session to see their desired results.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
Unfortunately, the effects of Xeomin do not last forever. Eventually, your body will absorb the neurotoxin solution, and the effects will gradually wear off. On average, the effects of Xeomin will last about three months. However, the results differ from person to person.
Once the results begin to fade, you can schedule another appointment. Touch-up treatments are just as quick as the first one, and they will have you enjoying your smoother skin for months longer.
Restore a More Youthful Appearance with Xeomin Injections
At Trouvaille Med Spa in Bourbonnais, IL, we are excited to help you unlock a more refined and younger-looking version of yourself with Xeomin injections.
But there’s only one way to find out whether this anti-aging treatment is right for you, and that’s to schedule a consultation. This consultation will give us a chance to review your medical history and get to know you better so that we can design a personalized treatment plan.
Call our office to book your Xeomin consultation today.