If you’re tired of seeing frown lines and the effects of aging on your skin, we can help. Here at aFresh® MedSpa in Glenview, IL, we offer Xeomin to our patients, which is a safe and effective cosmetic injectable that can reduce the signs of aging, including frown lines. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation and get started achieving your aesthetic goals.
Can Xeomin Eliminate Frown Lines?
Xeomin is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments available on the market today. Years of making repeated facial movements and the effects of aging lead to decreased skin elasticity, which is the primary cause of frown lines. Eventually, those fine lines and wrinkles can look more pronounced, which can make you look sad, tired, or mad, even when you’re not. Fortunately, this treatment can effectively treat frown lines and other wrinkles, too.
Once you’re in your 40s, your skin’s collagen production and natural moisturization begin to decrease, which is the primary cause of wrinkles. Xeomin is a cosmetic injectable that works to disrupt the nerve signals between your facial muscles and brain, causing them to relax and smooth out. It’s a safe and effective treatment for frown lines, which is why it’s one of our most popular treatments here at aFresh® MedSpa.
Smooth Away Fine Lines and Wrinkles
This treatment is a neuromodulator, which means that it can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and ultimately reduce the signs of aging, too. After a treatment session, you’ll appear much more youthful and relaxed. Many of our patients are absolutely thrilled with the results and wish they had started a treatment regimen sooner. Plus, there’s no extended downtime or recovery associated with this treatment, unlike with surgery procedures.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This cosmetic injectable is primarily used to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by emoting and repeated facial movements, including smiling, frowning, laughing, and squinting. Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle cosmetic injectables like this one are specifically designed to treat dynamic wrinkles.
Essentially, this treatment works by injecting Botulinum into the targeted treatment area, generally, the muscles that control the facial movements which cause those lines to appear. As your muscles begin to relax from the treatment, the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles will begin to fade.
How Is This Treatment Different From Botox?
These treatments are similar in the fact that they’re both neuromodulators. While Botox may be the more recognizable brand name, both treatments are equally as effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for months. In fact, both treatments use Botulinum type A toxin to disrupt the signals between your nerves and muscles.
By blocking the neuromuscular signals from your facial muscles, Botulinum can relax them to smooth away the appearance of wrinkles. However, while both treatments use the same primary ingredient, some fundamental differences exist between the two exact chemical formulas.
Purified Botulinum Formula
One of the main differences between this treatment and Botox is that Xeomin uses a completely purified form of Botulinum. In contrast, Botox uses additional proteins to achieve the desired effects, while this treatment doesn’t use any other proteins or additives. It’s a huge benefit for people with sensitive skin or those who are allergic to specific proteins.
Longer Lasting Effects
While both treatments reduce the signs of aging and can smooth away the appearance of frown lines, there have been studies that prove this treatment provides faster results compared to Botox. In fact, the results will last you for at least three months but may last four or even five months, depending on the areas you have treated and the size of the dose you require.
When Can You Expect to See Results?
That’s one of the best parts of this treatment: the results are very quick-acting. You’ll experience a noticeable difference within just four days of a treatment session. You can then enjoy your results anywhere between three and six months. Once the effects start to fade, you can schedule a follow-up appointment to maintain your youthful appearance.
What Should You Expect During Treatment?
You can expect your treatment process to be quick, simple, and comfortable. First, our aesthetics experts will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan and determine which areas require injections. Then, we’ll clean and sanitize the treatment area. We’ll also put a few temporary marks on your skin as a reference for the actual treatment.
For the actual injections, we use a micro-fine, sterile needle to apply the treatment so that you can be in complete comfort the entire time. If you wish, we will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area ahead of time to ensure your comfort during the whole process. Usually, we can make two or three injections in one treatment session, but it depends on what type of results and aesthetics you’re looking for. Most of our patients are surprised at how quick and easy the treatment process is.
How to Care For Your Results Post-Treatment
One of the best benefits of this treatment is that there aren’t very many requirements to follow after a session. You should avoid touching or rubbing your face for about 12 hours after your session, and don’t lie down for at least four hours. You should also avoid putting hot water on the treatment area, and refrain from strenuous exercise or activities for about 24 hours.
What Causes Frown Lines?
Frown lines are the wrinkles and lines that form between the eyebrows on your forehead. They can cause you to look upset or worried, even when you’re not. If you’re ready to get rid of the frown lines you see in the mirror, then this treatment can help. It’s safe, effective, and can help treat the number of contributing factors that cause frown lines to appear.
Moving Your Facial Muscles
When you make facial expressions like laughing, smiling, crying, or squinting, it can cause dynamic wrinkles to develop on your face. It may be a natural process, but it doesn’t make it any easier to see the fine lines and wrinkles in the mirror. For example, squinting can cause fine lines to appear on the outside corner of your eyes, commonly known as crow’s feet. They form after years of moving your facial muscles in the same way.
As time passes, these dynamic lines and wrinkles can become more pronounced and prominent. Another contributing factor to these lines and wrinkles is prolonged sun exposure, which is why you should always wear sunscreen on your face.
The Aging Process
When we’re young, the human body produces collagen and elastin at a normal rate. However, when we age, the rate of production begins to slow drastically, which causes the skin to lose elasticity. That prevents skin from bouncing back after repeated facial movements.
In fact, the high levels of collagen and elastin we have during youth cause the skin to snap back quickly due to the natural structure and support behind it. That keeps your skin looking soft, smooth, and supple. However, once production starts to slow, your body will begin to show more and more of these fine lines and wrinkles.
Additional Benefits of This Treatment
While the primary benefit of this treatment is to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, it also offers additional benefits. It can also help treat things like chin dimples, a dropping smile, or a hard-looking jawline. For example, if you feel that you show too much of your gum line when you smile, this treatment can help you address that. Botulinum treatments can also help things like migraines and muscle spasms.
When Should You Start Treatment?
If you’re unhappy with the effects of aging on your face and want to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, then you should start this treatment right away. If you’re over the age of 18 and beginning to see fine lines and wrinkles appear, it may be time to think about a solution, no matter your exact age. In fact, most of our patients start their treatments when they’re in their 30s.
We also have many patients in their late 20s that seek us out for preventative treatments to help slow the effects of aging. Starting treatments early can even help delay the first signs of aging that your skin shows. So, if you want to effectively postpone the signs of aging, starting this treatment in your late 20s can be a huge help. Many of our patients have seen excellent results from preventative treatment regimens.
Is This Treatment a Good Choice for You?
Here’s another great benefit of this treatment: it provides a versatile solution for a wide range of patients. First, we’ll start with an initial consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate. Then, we’ll go over your general medical history, your expectations, concerns, and any questions you may have. However, as long as you’re a healthy adult with the desire to prevent or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you’re most likely a suitable candidate.
Regain Your Youthful Appearance Today at aFresh® MedSpa
If you’re ready to eliminate and smooth away the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and frown lines, then Xeomin is the solution you’ve been looking for. Here at aFresh® MedSpa in Glenview, IL, we offer this safe and effective cosmetic injectable to our patients who are ready to combat the signs of aging without resorting to surgical intervention. Contact us today at aFresh® Medspa to schedule your initial consultation and learn more about how this treatment can help you regain your youthful appearance again.