If you are beginning to see the signs of wrinkles, including fine lines and expression lines, you may be wondering how to diminish their appearance. Lines and wrinkles can make you appear older than you really are.
For many people, dynamic wrinkles make them hyperaware of how their skin moves and how it appears when they emote. If this sounds like you, we can help put your mind — and muscles — at ease with Xeomin injections at Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an FDA-approved injectable neurotoxin that can temporarily relax the muscles used when making facial expressions, such as smiling or raising eyebrows.
It contains a form of botulinum toxin type A that is injected into the muscles to block nerve signals. This causes the muscles to relax, resulting in a smoother appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Xeomin is similar to other neuromodulators, such as Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau.
What Areas Can Xeomin Treat?
There are several areas where Xeomin is commonly used to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. These include:
Those who suffer from drooping eyebrows may find Xeomin to be a good treatment option. Xeomin may be injected into the muscles either above or below the eyebrows, reducing drooping and calming the muscles. This has a similar effect to a brow lift.
Lines in the Forehead
You likely raise your eyebrows when making facial expressions. Over time, repeatedly raising your eyebrows can lead to lines on your forehead. Xeomin may be used to diminish the appearance of these lines.
Vertical Lip Lines
Lines that extend from your nose to the corners of your mouth may be helped through the use of Xeomin if they are caused by making facial expressions. Xeomin can reduce their appearance and result in a more youthful look. However, if a loss of collagen has caused vertical lip lines, they may be better addressed with a dermal filler.
Xeomin is a great non-invasive treatment alternative to an eyelid lift. Many patients find that their upper eyelids begin to droop over time as a result of communication issues between the nerves and muscles. Xeomin can help correct that.
Finally, Xeomin is an excellent solution for treating crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are fine lines that commonly form on the outside corners of the eye and are most apparent when you smile. When injected into the muscles around the corners of the eye, these lines appear diminished.
What Is the Difference Between Xeomin and Botox?
While Xeomin and Botox injectables are both neuromodulators and may be used to treat many of the same areas, there are several key differences between the two.
First, the formula used in Xeomin and Botox is slightly different. Xeomin contains only botulinum toxin A and no other ingredients. Botox is also made from botulinum toxin A, but it includes several proteins as well.
Due to the differences in the formulas, the results appear at different speeds. Botox typically requires 72 hours for results to fully appear, while Xeomin may take four days for the results to form.
The results from Botox and Xeomin neuromodulators both last between three and six months.
What Are the Benefits of Xeomin?
There are a number of benefits to getting Xeomin treatment. These include:
In contrast to more involved treatments for facial lines, Xeomin is minimally invasive. You’ll just require a few injections, which are determined by your treatment plan. Following the injections, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities.
Reduces the Appearance of Lines
Xeomin has been proven to diminish the appearance of lines that appear on the forehead, between the brows, and on the outside corners of the eyes. This results in a more youthful appearance. It may also prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Can Be Used on All Skin Types and Tones
Anyone can use Xeomin, regardless of skin type or tone. It’s a safe and effective way to treat wrinkles and fine lines. Before injecting Xeomin, a skilled member of our staff will review your medical history to make sure there are no contraindications for treatment.
Results Are Temporary
Once you undergo a Xeomin procedure, the results are temporary. They’ll last between three and six months, depending on how quickly your body absorbs the ingredients. If you want to try another procedure or want to treat other areas of your face, you can change your treatment plan.
What Happens During Xeomin Treatment?
Before your treatment with Xeomin, you’ll meet with one of our trained staff members for a full consultation. During the consultation, we’ll review your medical history, as well as any medications you are currently taking.
Next, we’ll discuss the goals you are seeking to achieve from using Xeomin. Finally, we’ll perform a thorough examination of your face to design an appropriate treatment plan for you.
It’s common for patients to receive their Xeomin injections immediately following the consultation. Prior to administering the injectables, we’ll apply a topical numbing cream to the areas that will be impacted. Next, we’ll inject the Xeomin solution. The entire procedure for undergoing Xeomin takes less than 15 minutes.
Results from the procedure will be fully apparent within four days and will last between three and six months. After this period, you can come in for touch-ups to maintain your results.
Find Out if Xeomin is Right for You
If you are seeking a solution to wrinkles and fine lines on the face, Xeomin may be for you. Contact Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN to schedule a consultation. Our skilled staff will work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan just for you!