Frown lines form with different degrees of severity, but regardless of how deep they are, you probably don’t enjoy looking at them if you have them. If that’s the case, we want to introduce you to an effective anti-aging injectable that can temporarily eliminate frown lines and restore youth to your skin. At CAS Medispa in Bloomington, IN, we offer Xeomin, a cosmetic injectable specifically designed to treat frown lines.
What Should You Avoid After Xeomin Injections?
Once you receive your first Xeomin injections, you’ll be well on your way to smooth, wrinkle-free skin. But first, you’ll need to follow some very specific post-treatment instructions to make sure that you achieve beautiful results. You will be instructed to avoid some specific activities and environments in order for ingredients to adequately work and relax the muscles in your treatment area without any adverse effects or interference.
Avoid Alcohol Consumption
For the first 24 to 48 hours after your injection appointment, you should avoid alcohol. Alcohol will affect your body in such a way that it could negatively affect your results. For that reason, if you have a work or social event that you need to participate in, such as a happy hour or corporate dinner, plan your injection appointment accordingly so that you can attend your event without interfering with your results.
Avoid Blood-Thinning Supplements and Medications
Even if you don’t take any blood-thinning medications, there may be some in your medicine cabinet in the form of vitamins and supplements that you don’t even realize. Vitamin E and fish oil, for example, are blood-thinning supplements, and you should avoid these after your treatment to promote the best results. We will provide you with detailed instructions about when you can resume your normal medication or supplement routine after your treatment is complete.
Avoid Exposure To Heat
You must also avoid any environment that increases your body temperature after undergoing treatment, so it’s important that you avoid heat at all costs. For example, after your treatment is over, you should avoid cooking over a grill or hot stove, laying out the sun or spending time outdoors in extreme temperatures, attending a hot yoga class, or using a sauna, steam room, or hot tub.
Once your results set in, you’ll be able to resume your normal activities without worrying about the adverse reactions that could result from increasing your body temperature after your treatment.
Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
You should make it a habit to avoid excess sun exposure to protect your skin from premature aging and sun damage, but it’s even more important to do so after your Xeomin injections. Avoiding sun exposure for at least 72 hours after your treatment can help you achieve the best results. If you are exposed to the sun, wear a hat along with high-quality sunscreen to protect your skin.
Avoid Working Out
Working out is good for your health because it increases circulation and blood flow. However, it’s important that you avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after your injection appointment. Post-treatment is not the time to promote increased blood flow, so if you need or want to work out, make sure you get it in pre-treatment instead of post-treatment.
Avoid Lying Down for Four Hours
After your appointment is over, it’s important that you keep your head elevated for at least four hours, which means that you should schedule your appointment at a time well before you’ll be lying down in any way. Doing so will help promote the best results possible.
Avoid Massaging the Treatment Area
Once one of our injectors administers Xeomin into your treatment area, it’s important that you resist the temptation to touch the treatment site or massage the area. You may be asked to exercise the muscles in the treatment area by frowning or squinting to disperse ingredients and help them begin to work to relax the muscles. However, you need to avoid touching or massaging the area for the best results.
Avoid Certain Skin Care Treatments
It’s also important that you hold off on scheduling any anti-aging or skin rejuvenating treatments for at least 24 hours after the injection appointment. You want to allow your skin to relax after the treatment, so don’t schedule any skincare treatments until directed by your injector. If you want to schedule a specific treatment, be sure to do so before your injection appointment.
Avoid Certain Skin Care Products
You’ll also be provided with some instructions about your skincare routine and which products you should avoid after your injection appointment is complete. You may be asked to avoid anti-aging products and ingredients, including products containing retinol, for a few days after treatment to avoid irritating the injection site.
Your injector will provide you with details about your skincare routine. If at any point you have any questions about which products you should use or avoid after your treatment, you can call our office, and one of our team members will be happy to provide you with more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Is This Injectable Different From Botox?
Botox and Xeomin both work to relax the muscles responsible for causing dynamic wrinkles. The main difference between the two lies in their formulation. Xeomin is specifically formulated without any additional proteins, and it’s known as the purest form of botulinum toxin A.
Botox, on the other hand, contains multiple proteins. Both can effectively target lines and wrinkles, but you may be better suited for one over the other, especially if you are allergic to any of the additional proteins found in the Botox formulation.
How Many Areas Can It Treat?
Xeomin is specifically formulated to treat the frown lines that form between eyebrows, technically known as glabellar lines. It works to temporarily correct wrinkles by relaxing the muscles responsible for the repetitive frowning and squinting expressions over time that lead to indentations in the skin that don’t disappear when the skin is at rest.
How Does It Work?
This injectable works by blocking the communication between the muscle fibers and the nerve endings so the skin can no longer be forced into exaggerated or repetitive frowning or squinting expressions. Once the skin can rest, lines and indentations between the eyebrows fade, and you’re left with a more youthful and rested-looking appearance.
How Long Does It Last?
This injectable is similar to Botox and other wrinkle-relaxing injectables in that it delivers results that last anywhere from three to six months. It provides a temporary yet long-lasting solution to frown lines. You can schedule follow-up treatments every few months as needed to maintain a wrinkle-free appearance long-term.
Will I Look Natural?
If you want to target frown lines but don’t want to look plastic or lose your ability to express yourself, be sure to make your aesthetic desires known to your injector when you design your treatment plan. Your injector can choose the right amount of product to help you achieve results without making you look like a different person or look plastic. The benefit of this cosmetic injectable is that results can be completely tailored to your aesthetic goals.
Is It Safe?
This highly purified cosmetic injectable is FDA-approved to deliver a safe and effective treatment to those who want to combat the aging process. It’s been studied, tested, and proven to be a safe and effective solution to frown lines.
Is It Right for Me?
This wrinkle-relaxing injectable is an effective way to temporarily smooth frown lines that form between the eyebrows. If you are in good health and are looking for a way to achieve the kind of results that your topical anti-aging products can no longer deliver, you may be the perfect candidate for this injectable. A consultation with one of our injectors is the best way to determine if this injectable is a good fit for you.
Whether you’ve never undergone experienced cosmetic injectables or you have experienced tolerance with other wrinkle-relaxing injectables and need to try something new, we can design a treatment plan that’s right for you.
Erase Your Frown Lines
If you’re tired of looking at your frown lines and feel like they make you look less approachable, older, or angrier than you are, we can design a treatment plan and temporarily erase those lines and help you look and feel more like your younger self again. Contact us today at CAS Medispa in Bloomington, IN, to learn more, schedule a consultation, and begin the journey towards wrinkle-free living.