Anyone unhappy with the way their skin has changed with age will want to consider getting XEOMIN treatments. At Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, we’ll be happy to welcome you and provide you with the youthful appearance you’d like to get back to.
How Quickly Does XEOMIN Start Working?
Are you looking for a fast-acting way to start feeling better about your appearance? Some cosmetic treatments can take several weeks to show you the results you want, and it can be frustrating to have to wait that long.
With XEOMIN, it’s a different story. As soon as it’s injected into your skin, the product will start working. About 3 days after your appointment, you’ll begin to notice a change in the way you look. Over the next few weeks, you’ll start to see the full effects of your treatment.
Why Is My Skin Changing?
There are several chemicals in your skin that work together to provide it with its structure. One of these chemicals is called collagen. This protein is in large part what allows your skin to retain its elasticity.
When you’re young, you’ll find lots of collagen present in your skin which is why it can smooth out so easily when the muscles underneath are relaxed. However, the older you get, the less collagen you’ll find in your skin. This results in wrinkles forming. There are two different types of wrinkles.
Static wrinkles are wrinkles that are on your face regardless of whether the muscles under your skin are contracting or not. It’s common to see them in areas like your chin and around your eyes and mouth.
Dynamic wrinkles are the lines that you’ll find forming when the muscles under your skin contract. For example, when you smile, you may see vertical lines appearing between your nose and mouth as your skin creases. When you relax the muscles, these lines will disappear.
With the natural loss of collagen, however, combined with repeated facial movements like this, your dynamic wrinkles will become permanent, transforming into static wrinkles.
What Is XEOMIN and What Does It Do?
This is an injectable treatment that, like Botox, uses botulinum toxin type A as the main ingredient. It’s designed to help reduce or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles for younger, healthy-looking skin.
When injected, the botulinum toxin type A acts as a neuromodulator. This means that it blocks signals that your brain sends, called neurotransmitters, from reaching your muscles and telling them to contract. By blocking these signals, the botulinum toxin type A prevents over-contracting, keeps the muscles relaxed, and reduces the wrinkles that you may have found forming on your face.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
Before Your Appointment
We will consult with you to discuss what your specific concerns and goals are so that we can customize your treatment plan and get you the results you’re looking for. During this consultation, feel free to ask any questions or bring up any concerns you may have. We will be more than happy to address them and set you at ease.
We’ll also provide you with instructions on how you can prepare for your treatment. There will just be a few things to keep in mind. During the day or two leading up to your appointment, it’s important to avoid things like alcohol and tobacco, as they can thin your blood.
One of the reasons why so many people love this treatment option is that it’s non-invasive. This means that the treatment process is super easy, fast, and you’ll feel no pain. We’ll begin by cleaning your skin. We can also apply a numbing agent to help keep you comfortable.
After we’ve prepared your skin, we’ll start injecting the filler. By applying small amounts at a time, we can ensure accuracy and get you the natural-looking but still effective results you want. The entire treatment process will take under an hour.
Because this injectable is non-invasive, there is very little you need to worry about in terms of your recovery. Your skin will heal around the injection sites quickly and easily. There are just a few things to bear in mind over the next week or so. We’ll provide you with complete instructions.
Be sure not to press down on the injection sites to prevent the product from spreading to unwanted areas of your face. Also, avoid direct sunlight as well as excessive and strenuous physical activity.
What Can It Treat?
You’ll probably notice lines forming in between your eyebrows when you frown and furrow them. The more you repeat this movement, the more permanent these lines will become. The formation of any kind of static wrinkle will age your appearance, but these particular lines can also make you look constantly unhappy or worried.
Don’t like how your glabellar lines are affecting your appearance? You’ll want to consider injections of this treatment. It will help the muscles between your brows relax, which will smooth out these lines. You’ll look younger, happier, and more relaxed.
Lifting your brows will cause horizontal lines to run across your forehead. Because your brows are so mobile, these lines are often some of the first to appear. As well as making you appear older, these forehead lines can make you constantly look surprised or worried.
If that’s not something you’re happy about, this injectable is the perfect way to combat these lines. It will relax the muscles in your forehead, reducing the appearance of these forehead lines and making you look younger and happier.
Because the skin around your eyes is much more delicate than the skin on other areas of your face, the eye area tends to show pretty major signs of aging early on. One thing you might notice as you lose collagen and elasticity is that your eyelids begin to droop.
Getting a facelift can help tighten the skin around your eyes and help them look brighter and younger. However, you may not be comfortable with such an invasive procedure. Instead, consider getting this treatment. It will help to firm up the skin here and lift your drooping eyelids for brighter and more alert eyes.
While this injectable can certainly be a great way to meet any cosmetic goals you may have, it’s also an effective way to treat certain medical conditions. Cervical dystonia is a condition that causes the muscles in your neck to contract sporadically and often painfully. There is unfortunately no cure for this condition.
There are, however, some ways to help manage it. Your doctor might recommend getting injections of a botulinum toxin type A-based injectable like this one. It will force the muscles to relax in your neck which will help to reduce or even stop these painful neck spams and allow you to live pain-free.
Do you get chronic migraines? Anyone who has ever had a migraine knows that these are more than just headaches. Migraines can cause extreme pain along with sensitivities to light and sound that can be debilitating. For many people, migraines are chronic and incurable.
But you don’t have to live with this pain forever. Some people find that getting an injectable like XEOMIN can help to reduce symptoms and even eliminate migraines.
Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, can be an embarrassing condition. You might feel like you can wear the clothes you like or participate in activities that you enjoy because you’re worried about the amount that you’ll sweat.
This injectable can reduce the amount that you sweat which will allow you to do the thing you’ve been wishing you could without having to worry about sweating too much.
Who Is a Candidate?
If you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, you haven’t had poor reactions to similar injectables in the past, and you’re not currently experiencing skin conditions like sunburns around where you want treatment, you could be a good candidate. This treatment can reduce the severity of your wrinkles and refresh your appearance. It can also be used as a way to prevent wrinkles from appearing in the first place.
Call Our Clinic Today
If you’re thinking about getting this treatment, it’s important to make sure you visit the right people. We’ll be more than happy to provide you with your XEOMIN treatments. To learn more, call us today at Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH.