When it comes to injectables that help smooth away wrinkles, there is a new kid on the block—enter Xeomin! You have probably heard about Botox, but did you know that this new neurotoxin is another great option for people who want to achieve or maintain a more youthful look. At Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida in Hollywood, FL, we are pleased to add this product to our menu of offerings. Read on, and we’ll let you know how long it lasts, as well as a lot of other facts about it!
What Is Xeomin?
This product is a treatment that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles between your eyebrows with a few strategically planned injections. It contains a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin which interrupts the nerve signals that cause that part of your face to scrunch up, thereby preventing creases from forming. In short, it is a great option for those of us who want to reduce the appearance of unwanted lines with one quick, non-invasive appointment. It is also one of the safest and most popular cosmetic treatments available.
How Long Do the Results Last?
We know you are going to love the results of this treatment, which is why you are probably wondering how long they last. We have great news for you! One treatment will give you expert results for at least 3-4 months. In many cases, people report that the longevity is as much as 6 months!
That said, you can choose to keep up the results for as long as you want because you can safely repeat the treatment as soon as they start to diminish. Imagine, with today’s advances in skin care we have a convenient, effective way to enjoy smoother skin all the time!
What Makes Xeomin Such a Great Option?
There are many, many ways to fight fine lines and wrinkles, so why are neurotoxins so popular? Here are some reasons why this treatment is totally worth trying:
It Is Effective
Plain and simple. There are a lot of over-the-counter products that make outlandish claims, only to leave you standing in front of the mirror wondering whether or not they worked at all. Why keep trying topical products that don’t treat the lines at their source? With this treatment, you will see the difference and you will love the smoother, more youthful skin you get!
Speaking of Effective – It Is Cost Effective
Think about how much time and money gets spent trying different products that don’t work out. For many creams, the instructions say to wait six weeks to achieve maximum results. That’s a long time to invest in a product you aren’t even sure about. Plus, chances are you will spend anywhere from $25-$400 for a high-quality serum.
This treatment is cost-effective AND it saves you time. It delivers noticeable results every time you book an appointment!
Unlike those topical creams that take over a month to make a difference, you will notice improvements in your fine lines within a few days. Afterward, you will continue to see your skin get smoother and smoother until the product has reached its full effectiveness at two weeks. That makes this treatment a great way to get ready for a wedding or the holiday season.
You Will Look Natural and Expressive
One thing people love about this treatment is how discrete the effect is. The injections are done very precisely to ensure that the only muscles they affect are the ones that are causing your fine lines. After your appointment, you will still have a beautifully dynamic face. Most people won’t even be able to tell that you had the treatment, unless they notice that your lines got less discernable.
There Is No Surgery
Making an appointment and getting this treatment is convenient and straightforward. The injections are very fast, so you will probably only spend about half an hour in total, including the time it takes to come in and get settled. Best of all, there is no surgery and no downtime. You will be able to get right back to your normal routine, with the exception of heavy exercise for the first day after the injections.
It Treats Glabellar Lines
The primary use of this treatment is for the lines on your brow right between your eyes. The term “glabellar” refers to the skin on your forehead, which is especially prone to wrinkling as we get older. Another term for these wrinkles is “frown lines”, and many people choose to get them softened.
How Does Xeomin Work?
Fighting Lines and Wrinkles at the Source
Using moisturizers and taking good care of your skin goes a long way towards keeping it smooth and supporting your natural anti-aging abilities. Using neurotoxins goes one step further by inhibiting the muscle contractions that are the root of the issue. When you contract the muscles in your face, the skin around the muscles you use creases. Over time, these creases become lines and wrinkles.
This treatment puts a halt to the process by isolating the exact muscles that are causing the wrinkles and softening them. It is effective on all different skin types and it works even if your skin has experienced sun exposure or if you have been wearing makeup for many years. There are lots of different factors that cause skin to change faster or slower over time, but regardless of your starting point, this treatment can make a significant improvement.
Trying Xeomin for the First Time? FAQs
If you are curious about neurotoxins but have never tried them, chances are you have a lot of questions. Here is the 101 on this revolutionary anti-aging solution.
Will the Injections Hurt?
Don’t worry! Most patients report very little discomfort associated with this treatment. The injections are over very fast, usually less than 15 minutes. There are usually only 5 injection sites and we use an ultrafine needle. Plus, we apply a numbing agent before we get started.
Is Xeomin Safe?
It is very safe, and it has been widely requested since it received full FDA approval in 2005. Going back even further, similar products like Botox have been available since the 1990s. They are a safe solution that has had plenty of time to prove its worthiness!
Will It Work With Other Parts of My Skincare Routine?
Yes! This treatment combines very well with the topical moisturizers, toners, and masks that you already use. It also works well as a partner with dermal fillers, facials, and other med spa services. The best part is that while these other anti-aging options help to keep your skin healthy and treat fine lines, neurotoxins like this one can reduce the extent to which they develop in the first place.
How Is It Different From Botox?
In truth, these products are very similar. While they are both neurotoxins that reduce the appearance of wrinkles, they are different brands, and they use a slightly different protein. Botox uses onabotulinumtoxinA, and Xeomin uses incobotulinumtoxinA. In practice, the only significance of this is that your body is less likely to develop a resistance to the latter.
Developing a resistance just means that if you continue to get injections they might become less effective. While most people can choose either product without expecting this to happen, the few that do can choose Xeomin.
How Old Should I Be to Start?
There is really no perfect age! We have patients in their 20s, 30s, 30s, 50s, and 60s. Any time you start to see the same lines day after day is a good time to begin.
Come Meet Us In Person!
Still have questions? Feel free to stop by and pay us a visit! We would love to chat with you about your anti-aging goals and help you understand all your options. During your free consultation, we will take a look at your skin and help you make a plan to care for your appearance. Give us a call at 954-987-8100 and we will find a time that works with your schedule!
The Long-Lasting Source for Smooth Skin!
Getting Xeomin is one of the best ways to reduce the appearance of the lines between your eyebrows, and you can count on it lasting at least 3-4 months. Considering all the benefits, it is easy to see why this treatment is so popular. It is safe, quick to do, fast to show results, and incredibly effective. Contact Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida in Hollywood, FL, and we will get you started on the journey towards amazing skin!