Over the past several years, new cosmetic injectables have been developed and the benefit of this advancement is that there are now brands dedicated to improving the appearance of one particular area of the face. Such injectables may not be quite as versatile as others, but they do one job and they do that job successfully. At CJM Aesthetics in Bay Village, OH, we offer different cosmetic injectables, including one that treats a specific area of the face: Xeomin.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Xeomin?
Xeomin is a neuromodulator in an injectable form that treats frown lines. Frown lines develop between the eyebrows and fall into the category of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles form from repeated expressions over time. As the skin ages and loses elasticity, they begin to leave a permanent mark on the face as the skin. The result is moderate to deep lines that look like the number eleven right in the center of your face.
When administered into the forehead, this injectable will smooth and eventually erase frown lines. In the cosmetic world, this injectable strictly treats frown lines. In the medical world, it is used to help alleviate symptoms associated with muscular disorders.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an FDA-approved, prescription anti-aging medication in an injectable form that erases frown lines that form due to aging. Its primary ingredient is botulinum toxin type A, which is a protein that is extracted from Clostridium botulinum and is then highly purified.
What Causes Frown Lines?
To put it simply, frown lines are caused by frowning. Dynamic expressive movements like squinting and frowning over time cause frown lines. Repetitive expressions over time cause the permanent development of frown lines, even when the skin is at rest. Because of different factors that affect the skin’s elasticity, it loses its ability to return to a smooth state after the expression is over.
Changing the First Impression
As the aging process occurs, frown lines continue to deepen and can make you look older or angrier than you are. The negative side effect of living with frown lines, especially deep ones, is that not only can they affect the way you view yourself, but they can impact the way others view you.
Wrinkle creams do not effectively erase frown lines the way that cosmetic injectables do, which is why this injectable is a good choice for those whose main concern is frown lines. Once you get rid of frown lines, you’ll feel better and you can rest assured that you will make a good impression on everyone you meet, both in the business world and in your personal life.
How Does It Work?
Xeomin addresses frown lines at the source: the muscles. The active ingredient in this injectable causes the nerve endings in the muscles to block signals. The muscles can then no longer contract. The inability to contract leads to the reduced appearance and eventually, the disappearance of the frown lines between your eyebrows.
What Makes It Different From Other Injectables?
Aside from the fact that this injectable strictly treats frown lines in the cosmetic world, it is different from other injectables of its kind because it is created through a unique and precise process. During this process, the therapeutic molecule is isolated and any extra proteins are removed. This means that there aren’t any added, unnecessary proteins within its composition. The whole manufacturing process works to make this a highly purified neurotoxin.
While studies have been inconclusive regarding how the presence or absence of proteins within neuromodulators can affect the safety of the product, if you are a purist who likes to know what is going into your body, this injectable may be just for you. It contains the most purified ingredients and doesn’t contain anything extra.
What Happens During a Typical Treatment?
During your treatment, an injector will administer Xeomin injections into the muscles in the forehead above your eyebrows that are responsible for the expressions that lead to frown lines. If needed, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the pre-planned injection sites to create the most comfortable experience possible.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
Cosmetic injectable appointments are typically quick, and this one is no different. Your appointment will take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes in total. This is good news for anyone who has a busy schedule and can’t sacrifice hours at a time on cosmetic appointments. The short treatment time gives you no excuse to not schedule treatments and allows you to easily put yourself first and invest not only in your skin but your confidence.
How Soon Will I Notice Results?
Results typically begin to appear within three to four days of your initial treatment. They will continue to improve as the active ingredients within this injectable do their job, keeping the muscles from contracting. The skin then smoothes out over time since it finally has a chance to rest and is no longer forced to repeatedly squint or frown. Best and final results take anywhere from seven to thirty days to appear.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Those who choose this injection experience results that typically last up to three months. The total time that your results last is determined by your body, which will metabolize the ingredients in this injectable according to its timeline. For that reason, results vary. Some people experience results that last longer than three months, others experience shorter results.
How Often Will I Need Injections?
During your initial consultation, an experienced injector will discuss your concerns and help develop a treatment plan that will help you erase your frown lines and still look natural. Once you get a customized treatment plan, receive your initial injections, and watch your results carefully, you will get a better idea of how often you will need injections.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are interested in trying Xeomin for your frown lines, scheduling an initial consultation is the best way to find out if it’s the right treatment for you. An initial consultation includes an assessment of your health history, a discussion about the product, and a final determination as to whether or not this injectable is right for you. If you are a candidate, we will create an individualized treatment plan so that you can get the best results possible.
Before your treatment, we must be made fully aware of:
- All of your medical conditions
- If you have any allergies to other botulinum toxin products
- If you have experienced side effects from other botulinum toxin products in the past
- Any medications you are currently taking, both prescription and nonprescription
- Any vitamins and herbal supplements you are taking
- Whether you have had an injection of any botulinum toxin product in the past
- Which botulinum toxin products you have used in the past, and if it has been within the past four months
Benefits of Xeomin
There are many different benefits to choosing this particular neurotoxin. It will give you results and will erase your frown lines; if that doesn’t motivate you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible, nothing will. Investing in your skin is an investment in your appearance. Once you experience all the ways that this injection can change your view of yourself and help you look and feel your best, it will become a regular part of your skincare routine.
The Ingredients Are Fast Acting
The active ingredients in this injectable deliver fast-acting results. You won’t have to wait for weeks to see your results; instead, you’ll start to notice improvements in your appearance in the first few days of your treatment. Some wrinkle creams take at least 12 weeks to begin to make a difference in your wrinkles, but this treatment will give you fast-acting results.
You Will Experience Gradual Results
While you will notice a change in your appearance in the days following your initial treatment, your full results will take a little longer to set in as the ingredients perform the necessary work of relaxing the muscles that cause frown lines. The benefit to gradual results, even if you’re naturally an impatient person, is that no one will be able to tell that you went and had something done. Your gradual improvements will look natural, not plastic.
At-home methods for wrinkle removal often take a very long time to make a difference in the appearance of those wrinkles, if they make much of a difference at all. Results require the constant application of creams, serums, or wrinkle smoothing stickers to maintain results. When you choose this injectable to treat your frown lines, you’ll get natural-looking results that last for months and won’t require you to do anything to maintain those results in the meantime.
It Provides Natural-Looking Results
At our office, we take pride in our ability to provide real, natural-looking results. It’s normal to be nervous about how you will look following your first injection, but you can rest assured that when you choose our office for your anti-aging injectables, we will help you reach all of your aesthetic goals. We will listen to your concerns and develop a plan that is perfectly tailored to your needs so that you end up with results that you love.
It’s a Results-Driven Treatment
When you choose this treatment, you won’t have to wonder whether or not you will get results: you will. There’s no question as to whether or not you will see a difference in your frown-lines: you will. This product has been studied and tested only to find that the results are real, proven, and the treatment is effective. Millions of people have used this product to successfully treat and correct their frown lines and in doing so, have increased their confidence.
There’s No Downtime
Once you’re injected with this treatment, you can carry on with your normal daily activities for the most part. You will typically be asked to avoid any strenuous activity and excess sun exposure for 24 hours following your treatment. During your appointment, your injector will review any instructions that you will need to follow to ensure that you get the best results possible.
Begin Your Anti-Aging Routine Today
Frown lines don’t have to determine how you feel about yourself, or the way that others view you before even meeting you. There is an accessible and simple way to erase them, get long-lasting results, and look natural and well-rested. Contact us today at CJM Aesthetics in Bay Village, OH, and schedule an initial consultation with one of our skincare experts so that you can find out if Xeomin is right for you and begin your anti-aging treatment plan.