Do you have medical or aesthetic concerns caused by overactive muscles? If so, you may benefit from Xeomin at InVogue Rejuvenation & Body Sculpting Center in El Paso, TX. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about this treatment, including how long it lasts, what it is, and much more.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
The strength of your treated muscles will determine how long the results of your Xeomin session will last. Your skin health also affects the longevity of your results. Your results may last between four and six months depending on the aforementioned factors. On the other hand, other neuromodulators provide results that only last for two to four months.
Alternative injectable muscle relaxants fail to provide long-lasting results because a complexing protein is included in their formulas. At best, the complexing protein added to other neuromodulators is futile. At worst, it makes the treatments far less effective and reduces the longevity of the results significantly.
Will This Injectable Treatment Become Less Effective Over Time?
No, this anti-aging treatment will not become less effective over time. Remember, Xeomin does not include any unnecessary binding proteins. Other neuromodulators are less effective and provide more temporary results because the body’s immune system recognizes the extra protein and mounts a rapid, effective defense. Individual results vary, but most people can only benefit from other neuromodulator treatments for five years before they stop working completely.
On the other hand, you can enjoy long-lasting results from Xeomin for the rest of your life. Although regular injection sessions are necessary for continuous results, you will never find that the treatment stops working. Your immune system won’t eliminate the neurotoxic protein quickly because there is no additional protein for it to recognize. Therefore, you can enjoy results that last two to three times longer than alternative neuromodulator treatments.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an injectable muscle relaxant, also known as a neuromodulator. It is FDA-approved to reverse both medical and cosmetic concerns caused by overactive muscles. For example, it may be used to eliminate the following concerns for several months at a time:
- Vertical forehead folds
- Upper forehead folds
- Crow’s feet
- Smile lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging eyebrows
- Sagging jaw and chin muscles
- Sagging neck muscles
How Does This Treatment Work?
When injected into areas with hyperactive muscles, the neurotoxic protein in the medication binds to some of the motor receptors in the overactive muscles. This eliminates dynamic facial lines, wrinkles, and folds because those cosmetic concerns are caused by the wrinkling of the underlying muscles. They are not caused by volume loss, so they cannot be treated by injectable dermal fillers.
What Are the Benefits Associated With This Treatment?
It Isn’t Painful
People are sometimes on the fence about anti-aging treatments because they are worried the injections will be painful. Luckily, this injectable anti-aging treatment is not painful at all. A tiny needle is used to administer these injections so it is rare that people request numbing for their skin prior to treatment.
Additionally, this treatment isn’t uncomfortable. If you opt-out of skin numbing, you will be able to feel the needle penetrate your skin, but you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during or after your injection session.
There Is Minimal Preparation Required
Another benefit associated with this treatment is you don’t have to do too much to prepare for this treatment. You may need to stop taking dietary supplements and drugs that thin your blood depending on how viscous your blood is naturally. For example, corticosteroids, most MAOIs, and NSAIDs may thin your blood too much. Among the nutritional supplements that can thin your blood significantly include:
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin C
- Fatty acids
You may be advised to stop taking certain supplements for up to one week prior to your treatment session. Additionally, you may need to stop taking certain medications for three days before your session. Furthermore, you should take Arnica supplements in the 24 hours leading up to your treatment if you have naturally thin blood. Finally, you should adhere to the following simple preparation guidelines:
- Don’t drink alcohol
- Don’t smoke
- Wear sunscreen
- Don’t take certain sleep aids
- Don’t take oral muscle relaxants
There Is Virtually No Recovery Period
Invasive procedures can be used to eliminate wrinkles and folds and lift loose, sagging skin. However, if you opt for an invasive procedure, you have to take a week or two off from work and your activities are restricted for six to eight weeks. Following this injectable muscle relaxant treatment, there is virtually no recovery period. There is no downtime required, so you are free to return to school, work, or leisure activities.
However, there are a couple of post-treatment guidelines you must adhere to. For instance, you should refrain from applying too much pressure to your treated areas. In other words, you should sleep on your back on the night of your treatment. Additionally, it is important to apply sunscreen to your face and reapply it regularly. Other things you should avoid for a brief period following your injections include:
- Drinking alcohol
- Vigorous exercise
- Copious amounts of caffeine and sodium
You Can Apply Cosmetics After Your Injections
Although it is important to avoid applying too much pressure to your treated areas during the first 24 hours after your injections, you may apply cosmetics after your treatment. Unlike other anti-aging treatments, you may put on makeup before you return to work after your injections. Just remember that you must remove your makeup gently at the end of the day.
However, if you only have makeup that you have to remove with vigorous scrubbing, wait until the day after your session to apply makeup. Furthermore, it is important to use a gentle facial cleanser when you wash your face within the first 24 hours following your injections. Don’t use body wash to cleanse your face during this time, and do not try a new facial cleanser. Use one you know does not contain fragrances that will irritate your skin.
The Results Look Natural
Since invasive procedures manipulate the targeted muscles, the results do not always look natural. With this injectable muscle relaxant, the results look completely natural. Your muscles are not lifted or otherwise physically manipulated during this treatment. Rather, their hyperactivity is simply treated temporarily.
Furthermore, your face will feel completely normal after treatment. The sensory receptors in the muscles are not affected in any way. Finally, your muscles will not be “frozen.” You will be able to emote as you normally would. However, your treated muscles will not move when you do not want them to, causing wrinkles, folds, and other cosmetic concerns.
It Is Effective When Other Neuromodulators Aren’t
Some injectable muscle relaxants are effective for several treatments. Sometimes, they can remain effective for five years. However, eventually, they stop working. This is because of the binding protein added to the formulas. The immune system becomes so good at recognizing the binding protein that the treatments are no longer effective.
Since the protein used in this injectable muscle relaxant is pure, there is no binding protein for your immune system to recognize. This isn’t just beneficial because it helps the results of treatment last two to three times longer. It is also beneficial because it means this treatment can work for you for the rest of your life.
You Can Treat Several Areas Simultaneously
With this versatile injectable muscle relaxant, you don’t have to schedule several treatment sessions to treat several areas. Rather, you can treat all of your problem areas in a single, convenient session. For example, you can treat vertical forehead folds, upper forehead folds, and crow’s feet during the same appointment.
How long your session will take depends on the severity of your cosmetic concerns, how many areas you are targeting for treatment, and the size of the areas you are targeting. However, we usually inject this muscle relaxant into five areas per targeted region. This doesn’t take more than a few minutes to complete. The average session takes between 15 and 20 minutes to complete, so you can easily fit it into your lunch break and not take any time off from work.
It Works Well With Other Anti-Aging Treatments
This injectable muscle relaxant treatment is also great because it works well with other anti-aging treatments. For example, nasolabial folds are sometimes hard to treat because it is possible to have nasolabial folds caused by muscle hyperactivity and nasolabial folds caused by volume loss simultaneously.
If this applies to you, you can receive Xeomin injections to erase the nasolabial folds caused by overactive muscles. Then, in the same session, you can receive Juvederm (hyaluronic acid) injections to erase the nasolabial folds caused by severe volume loss. Other benefits of Juvederm include the treatment of:
- Vertical lip lines
- Marionette lines
- Corner lines
What Should I Expect During This Treatment?
At the start of your treatment session, we will cleanse the areas of concern using an alcohol-based cleanser. Once your skin is sterilized, we will mark the five most strategic injection locations in each targeted area. Then, we will administer the appropriate doses to the most effective points in each area of concern. Your concerns, goals, and facial structure will affect how deep the injections are.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To know definitively whether you qualify for this treatment, you need to attend an initial evaluation. If you’re at least 18 years old and have concerns caused by overactive muscles, there is a very good chance you will qualify for this treatment. However, it is also important to have realistic expectations regarding the treatment results to be considered a good candidate. We can tell you what results you can expect realistically once we have evaluated your concerns.
What Results Can I Expect From This Treatment?
Within 96 hours of treatment, you can expect the disappearance of your dynamic lines, folds, and wrinkles. Unlike other neuromodulators, you will not need several treatment sessions to erase your cosmetic concerns completely.
Learn More Today
The results of Xeomin last between four and six months. If you have overactive muscles that are causing you problems, such as nasolabial folds or smoker’s lines, you may benefit from this injectable muscle relaxant. On average, the results of this treatment lasts two to three times longer than alternative neuromodulator treatments. Reach out to us today at InVogue Rejuvenation & Body Sculpting Center in El Paso, TX to schedule your initial consultation by calling us at 844-700-6764.