Some of the first signs of aging are wrinkles under the eyes and crow’s feet, wrinkles that extend out from the corners of the eyes. Since your eyes are one of the first features people notice about you, it can be tempting to purchase the most expensive anti-wrinkle cream in the hope that it will erase these prominent wrinkles around one of your most prominent features. At aFresh® Med Spa in Glenview, IL, we have a better solution, Xeomin.
11 Top Benefits of Xeomin
1. This Injectable Is Versatile
Xeomin was originally designed to treat the vertical lines that form between the brows, also known as 11 lines or glabellar lines. Nonetheless, clinical trials have revealed that this neurotoxic protein can be used to treat other dynamic lines, including crow’s feet and smoker’s lines that form around the mouth. Fundamentally, this injectable muscle relaxant is the perfect solution for any dynamic lines, wrinkles, or folds.
2. This Injectable Is a Great Alternative to Botox
When most people think of neurotoxic protein injections to treat dynamic lines, they think of Botox or Dysport. Although it isn’t as popular, Xeomin is a great alternative to these common neurotoxin treatments. This unique formula comprises a “naked” variation of the neurotoxic protein used in Botox formulas.
Since Botox’s formula includes extra binding proteins to purify it, the results aren’t as ideal for a lot of people. More people achieve their ideal results when injected with the naked form of the neurotoxic protein.
3. This Treatment Is Non-Invasive
Another incredible benefit of this injectable is it is non-surgical. Therefore, you don’t need to be intubated to receive general anesthesia. You don’t have to worry about surgical scars. You don’t have to worry about expensive prescription analgesics and laxatives. You don’t have to take weeks off from work to recover. After a few strategically-placed injections in the right parts of the face, you can return to work and enjoy a smooth, relaxed, wrinkle-free look in under a week.
4. This Injectable Provides Rapid Results
Botox and Dysport are effective dynamic wrinkle treatments for some people. However, it takes several weeks to see the final results of the injections. This injectable is more akin to a dermal filler in that you can enjoy the final results of your treatment session in as few as five days. This is over a week faster than other neurotoxin treatments.
Thanks to the rapid results delivered by this formula, you can schedule a treatment session a week before a major life event and be confident you will have flawlessly smooth skin on the day of your event.
5. The Results of This Injectable Are Durable
Another incredible advantage this neurotoxic formula has over Dysport and Botox is the results of the treatment last nearly twice as long. Usually, when you get a treatment to relax the muscles causing dynamic wrinkles, you can expect the final results to last between three and four months.
When you are injected with a neurotoxic protein without additional binding proteins, you can expect the results of your treatment to last for five months at a time. This saves you time and money.
6. You Don’t Need To Worry About Developing a Tolerance to This Injectable
Yet another advantage this injectable has over other neurotoxic protein formulas is you don’t need to worry about developing a tolerance to the toxin. Remember, Dysport and Botox add binding proteins to the botulinum toxin that relaxes the overactive muscles underlying dynamic wrinkles. After repeated treatments of Botox or Dysport, your immune system gets better at recognizing the toxin and destroying it.
With Xeomin, there are no extra proteins for your immune system to recognize so the bare neurotoxic protein flies under the radar, providing durable results consistently. Unlike treatment with Botox or Dysport, you won’t find after your first few sessions that you need two sessions to restore your ideal results and repeated sessions every two months.
7. This Treatment Is Customizable
Remember, one of the most compelling benefits of this treatment is it can treat dynamic lines and wrinkles anywhere on the face safely and effectively. This is, in part, because the treatment is customizable. Most people only need 20 units of the neurotoxic protein to achieve their ideal results. However, we understand everyone is unique.
If your dynamic lines are mild, you’ll receive a smaller dose of the protein so you will have no trouble emoting like you did before your muscles were relaxed. The only difference you will notice is you no longer have lines that deepen when you smile, frown or squint your eyes. If you are targeting severe folds in the large, strong glabellar muscles of your forehead, we can give you a larger dose that will erase the folds completely.
8. This Treatment Complements Other Treatments Beautifully
Another benefit of this treatment is it complements other aesthetic services beautifully. Since this neurotoxic protein-based injectable only relaxes overactive muscles, the anti-aging results of the treatment are not comprehensive. For example, it will not erase lines and wrinkles caused by collagen loss. However, you can enjoy comprehensive anti-aging results by combining this treatment with other anti-aging treatments safely and effectively.
For instance, this anti-aging injectable is often paired with another type of anti-aging injectable, dermal fillers. If you only have facial wrinkles and folds caused by overactive muscles, we can improve the texture, tone, and health of the superficial layers of your skin with such aesthetic services as chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, and radiofrequency-based skin tightening.
Dr. Karol Gutowski can administer any type of chemical peel you need to improve the appearance of your skin. During your initial consultation, she will talk to you about your aesthetic goals and determine which acids will be the safest and most effective to help you achieve your ideal vision. Once she has a better understanding of the current health of your skin and what you need to accomplish, she will tailor a peel to address all of your concerns.
If you have mild cosmetic concerns, such as hyperpigmentation, a light (superficial) chemical peel will probably be appropriate for you. If you want to eliminate acne scars or moderate sun damage, a medium peel may be more appropriate. Note, Dr. Karol Gutowski is qualified to give you a deep (phenol) chemical peel if you have severe cosmetic concerns you wish to address, such as melasma.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
You can also safely receive a laser skin resurfacing treatment with your Xeomin injections. Dr. Karol Gutowski often recommends laser skin resurfacing in moderate-to-severe cases of sun damage. There are many great things about laser skin resurfacing. For example, it removes the superficial layers of the skin, revealing the healthy lower layers of the skin. This improves the tone and texture of the skin.
Another incredible benefit of laser skin resurfacing is the heat emitted by the laser encourages your skin to produce extra collagen. Collagen is a mesh-like protein that plays a number of roles in keeping your skin beautiful. It is one of three substances that supports your skin, keeping it tight and youthful. Furthermore, collagen adds volume to your skin. When there isn’t enough of this protein, wrinkles occur. By stimulating collagen production, laser skin resurfacing mitigates the risk of wrinkles.
Radiofrequency-Based Skin Tightening
Laser skin resurfacing isn’t the only way to encourage your skin to produce extra collagen. Collagen production can also be induced through a radiofrequency-based skin tightening treatment. With Venus Versa Radio Frequency, Dr. Karol Gutowski can induce extra collagen production in your skin in as few as 30 minutes.
9. This Treatment Is Suitable for Virtually Everyone
Another incredible benefit of this treatment is it is suitable for virtually everyone who wants to relax overactive muscles that cause wrinkles. It is much safer than Botox and Dysport due to the natural nature of the protein.
Don’t lose hope if you’ve tried Botox or Dysport in the past and didn’t get satisfactory results. Don’t lose hope if Botox or Dysport used to work for you but no longer relaxes your muscles for more than a month or two. Consider Xeomin for rapid, durable, natural-looking results that last nearly half of a year. The best candidate for this anti-aging injectable is at least 18 years of age and wants to:
- Restore the smooth countenance they used to enjoy
- Erase glabellar lines
- Eliminate crow’s feet
- Smooth away deep expression lines
10. This Treatment Is Incredibly Safe
People are sometimes wary about being injected with a toxin. However, you do not need to worry about this neurotoxic protein causing any ill effects if we determine you are a good candidate. As with any cosmetic treatment, there are potential contraindications. If you can stop taking certain drugs and supplements that may affect how the treatment works safely, you don’t have to worry about any potential interactions.
If you can’t adjust the medications you take, we will work with you to find a solution that is safe and effective for you. We’d like to mention that this treatment, along with all of the other treatments we offer, is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for efficacy and safety. Furthermore, it is recognized as safe and effective by other regulatory agencies in other countries, including Canada.
11. This Treatment Has Medical Applications
Although the original purpose of this treatment was to erase glabellar lines, several studies have been conducted to discover what else this injectable could do effectively and safely. One discovery made is it doesn’t just treat cosmetic concerns caused by overactive muscles. Rather, it can also treat medical concerns related to overactive muscles, including cervical dystonia, chronic migraines, and excessive sweating.
Relax Your Appearance With the Most Effective Wrinkle Relaxer on the Market Today
There is no better product on the market today to relax your deepest wrinkles and folds than Xeomin. The final results of this treatment can be seen in just five days and last nearly twice as long as alternatives. Even better, you can feel confident you will get consistent results. Due to the natural nature of the protein, your body won’t get better at eliminating the toxin over time.
Therefore, you won’t get to the point that you need touch-up sessions every two months or multiple sessions to restore your desired countenance. If you are in the Glenview or North Shore area and would like to learn more about the many benefits of treatment with this neurotoxic protein, contact us today at aFresh® Med Spa in Glenview, IL to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gutowski.