XEOMIN is an injectable muscle relaxant featuring incobotulinumtoxinA. It is primarily used to treat moderate or severe frown lines, but it can be used to address many more concerns. Today, our aesthetic experts at CAS MEDISPA in Bloomington, IN are taking a closer look at this safe, effective treatment, including its benefits and who usually qualifies for treatment.
What Are the Benefits of XEOMIN?
One of the most compelling benefits of XEOMIN is its non-surgical nature. It can provide the same aesthetic benefits as surgery, such as eliminating severe frown lines, but there is no downtime required afterward, and the treatment doesn’t take long to complete.
Another benefit of this treatment is that it provides results that look and feel natural. Furthermore, this treatment provides results that last for several months. Additionally, this injectable can be used to treat several medical conditions.
How Long Can I Expect the Results of My Treatment To Last?
Most people can enjoy their optimal results for four to six months. Several factors affect the durability of this injectable anti-aging treatment, including the areas being treated and the severity of the excessive muscle tension. Typically, the weaker the treated muscles are, the longer you will be able to enjoy your optimal results.
What Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
One of the most effective steps you can take to enjoy your desired results for as long as possible is to come in for maintenance sessions while your cosmetic concerns are only mild or moderate. The longer your muscles are relaxed for, the more atrophied they will become, and the longer you can expect to enjoy the results of subsequent treatments. You should also try to minimize skin damage by avoiding:
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Unprotected sun exposure
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Dry skin
Another highly effective step you can take to maintain your desired appearance is to get cosmetic treatments designed to increase collagen production, like microneedling (collagen induction therapy). This step is so effective because it will take longer for your skin to wrinkle in response to the wrinkled underlying muscles. Dermal filler injections are also great for encouraging extra collagen production.
How Long Can I Expect My Treatment Session To Take?
XEOMIN treatments can usually be completed in just 10 to 20 minutes. We will give you a better idea of how long you can expect your appointment to take once we have determined what you need to achieve your aesthetic goals. Sometimes, more than one type of treatment must be administered for a client to achieve desirable results.
What Concerns Can This Treatment Address?
To reiterate, this injectable muscle relaxant is usually used to reverse deep frown lines. However, it is also commonly used to perform a non-invasive brow lift. Additionally, this injectable makes a great, non-surgical alternative to an eyelid lift. It can help people who suffer from blepharospasms, and it can erase wrinkles around the eyes, like crow’s feet.
This FDA-approved prescription medication can also be used to augment the upper lip non-invasively. This is accomplished by injecting the medication into several strategic points in the orbicularis oris muscle.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Another great thing about XEOMIN is that most fairly healthy adults who are concerned about the effects of overactive muscles will qualify for treatment. Notably, you may be considered a good candidate for this treatment even if you don’t qualify for other injectable muscle relaxant treatments. However, you should understand that you can’t know definitively if you are eligible for this treatment until you have consulted with a qualified aesthetic expert.
During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your concerns and discuss your goals to confirm that you will find this treatment effective. You will be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if your cosmetic concerns are caused by volume loss. Moreover, we need to ensure that this treatment will be safe for you. If you must take oral muscle relaxants or certain sleep aids daily, you may be considered a poor fit for this treatment.
How Old Do I Have To Be To Receive Treatment?
How old you have to be to receive this treatment depends on the type of concern being treated. For example, this medication is indicated for the treatment of chronic sialorrhea and most causes of upper limb spasticity in children as young as two years old. However, you must be at least 18 years of age to receive this treatment for cervical dystonia or to treat dynamic wrinkles.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for This Treatment?
While this injectable muscle relaxant is safe under most circumstances, there are exceptions. For example, this treatment may not be ideal for you if you have ever had an allergic reaction to other injectable muscle relaxants. Furthermore, you will not be able to receive this treatment if you have an active skin condition or infection in the planned injection site, like dermatitis or acne.
Moreover, you may not be able to receive this treatment if you suffer from a neuromuscular disorder, like ALS, myasthenia gravis, or muscular dystrophy. Furthermore, this treatment is not administered to nursing or pregnant women due to a lack of research on the effects of this medication under such circumstances. Additionally, to be considered a good candidate for this treatment, you must be able to follow all preparation and aftercare guidelines.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need To Take Before My Treatment?
During your initial consultation, we will advise you on everything you will need to do to prepare for your injection session. One of the most essential preparation steps to take is to not take any blood-thinning drugs and supplements. We’ll give you a complete list of drugs and supplements to avoid, but some of the most common include fish oil supplements, vitamin E supplements, NSAIDs, and MAOIs.
It is also essential that you do not get any irritating cosmetic treatments or use any cosmetic products that may cause skin irritation. Furthermore, you need to avoid other forms of skin irritation, like sunburn and oral herpes outbreaks. You should minimize your exposure to sunlight when UV radiation levels are very high, and you should always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen when you go outside. Additionally, you should take any necessary preventative medications.
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need To Follow?
Once your injections have been administered, there are several aftercare guidelines you will need to follow. For example, it is important that you remain upright for four hours following your treatment. This helps to ensure that the liquid medication does not spread outside of the intended areas. For the same reason, it is crucial that you do not rub the treated areas for at least 24 hours after your injections are administered.
Similarly, during the first 24 hours following your treatment, you should not apply pressure to the treated areas. The night of your treatment, you should sleep on your back with your head elevated unless injections were administered in the back of your neck. Moreover, you will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You also will need to avoid sweating and excessive heat exposure, including hot showers and saunas.
What Other Injectables May I Be a Good Candidate for?
If you don’t think XEOMIN is the ideal fit for you, we also offer a couple of other botulinum toxin injectables. JEUVEAU, sometimes referred to as Newtox, is often administered to people with moderate or severe lines between their brows. Dysport is another popular injectable muscle relaxant that may be used to treat moderate or severe glabellar lines.
Depending on the scope of your cosmetic concerns, you may be considered a good fit for both injectable muscle relaxants and injectable dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are similar to injectable muscle relaxants in that they can be used to erase signs of aging, like moderate or severe wrinkles and folds. The primary difference between these two injectables is that the former is only indicated for the treatment of volume loss-related cosmetic concerns.
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XEOMIN is a safe, effective treatment for a wide variety of muscle-related concerns. For instance, it can improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, nose, and mouth. If you think this treatment could benefit you, learn more by scheduling an appointment with us today at CAS MEDISPA in Bloomington, IN.