How Does Xeomin Work?
If you are frustrated with the wrinkles and lines that come with the natural aging process, and if you’re looking for a way to look more like your younger self, Xeomin could be the answer. Here at Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, we offer these effective Xeomin treatments to everyone in the Washington, DC area.
How Does Xeomin Work?
This treatment works very similarly to Botox. It is an injectable that is FDA approved for treating the frown lines that form between the eyebrows. This injectable is perfectly suited for targeting those stubborn wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial expressions. Because we cannot help but make these expressions throughout our lives, we all develop them. As we get older, they become more pronounced, but just because we can’t avoid developing them doesn’t mean they have to be permanent.
The medication in this injection is called a neuromodulator. A neuromodulator interferes with the signaling between nerves and muscles by mopping up the signaling proteins that the nerves send out. As it does this, it allows your muscles to relax. These relaxed muscles allow the skin above them to relax in turn, softening wrinkles and getting rid of lines
What Concerns Can It Treat?
This treatment can be used on any dynamic wrinkles of the face that are caused by the effects of aging, however, it is used primarily to treat frown lines, which are some of the most stubborn. The frown lines are the ones that form between the eyebrows whenever we concentrate, worry, or become angry.
What Is the Difference Between Xeomin and Botox?
The main difference between these two very similar neuromodulators is a slight difference in their formulation. Xeomin is a purer form, which means patients have a lowered risk of an allergic reaction, and it is harder for the body to build up resistance to it, which sometimes happens with Botox.
However, Xeomin also cannot be used effectively in as many areas of the face as Botox, so there’s a place for both. When you come to talk to us about your goals and concerns, we will help you decide on the best treatment or combination of treatments to reach them.
What Is a Treatment Session Like?
All you’ll need to do is stop by first for a consultation so we can review whether you are a good candidate. Most people who want this treatment are good candidates. To prepare for treatment, the best thing you can do is to avoid taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements, such as aspirin or St. John’s wort, for a few days before your injections. You will also want to avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours prior to treatment.
During the treatment, we will start by quickly sterilizing your skin to ensure there’s no possibility that bacteria could be introduced. Then we will apply a small amount of numbing cream to ensure that you were perfectly comfortable throughout the treatment. Then we will strategically inject the product in a series to ensure we target all the problematic muscles while avoiding others so that you have a perfectly natural look and can make natural expressions.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
This treatment involves no incisions or extensive downtime and has been proven to be safe and effective. It is an FDA-approved treatment, and it is even purer than Botox. That means it’s even less likely to cause any kind of reaction, and Botox itself has a very long history of safety and is administered all across the world to thousands of people every day. In fact, some of the few people who have had a reaction to Botox are able to have Xeomin with no issues.
One of the best benefits of this treatment is how fast it is. It is often called a “lunchtime treatment” because people can easily come to our office over their lunch break and be out and back to work before it’s done. Unlike a facelift, which involves painful surgery that is time-consuming, with a long recovery period, this treatment can be done in just a few moments.
At most, you should expect to be at our office for 20 minutes. Most people can be in and out even more quickly than this. Once you’ve had your treatment, there is really nothing you need to do afterward other than to treat the skin in the area with a little bit of extra tender loving care and avoid alcohol and blood thinners for a day. Otherwise, you can go back to all your regular work on schedule without restrictions.
This treatment is not permanent, but it does have long-term results. Most people enjoy their results for about four months before needing a touchup. And for many people, repeated treatments mean that they needed fewer treatments at greater intervals in the future.
Get Smoother Skin Today at Our Office Near Washington, DC
If you are ready to address lines and wrinkles that are making you look older than you feel, this treatment could be the answer. It is fast, safe, and offers a lasting effect. To learn more, contact us at Eternal Dermatology and Aesthetics in Fulton, MD, and Washington, DC today.