Are you looking for an effective way to get your skin looking the way it used to? Our team at H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK can help with our Xeomin injections. Here’s everything you need to know before you make an appointment.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
If you want to make sure that the results from your cosmetic treatment are going to last, you’ll want to consider getting this one. While some injectables last only a couple of months, you can count on your Xeomin treatments to last anywhere between 3 to 6 months.
The exact amount of time you can expect your results to last depends on how much of the product you are having injected as well as how your skin reacts to it. Remembering to follow our post-treatment instructions will help to ensure you get to enjoy your results for as long as possible.
What You Need to Know About Your Skin
This injectable is a great way to help your skin look much more youthful, but why is your skin changing so much anyway? There are several chemicals in your skin that helps it maintain its elasticity and allow it to smooth out when you’re not moving your face.
But the older you get, the more the levels of these chemicals start to lower. As this happens, it makes your skin less able to remain smooth when the muscles are relaxed; when this is combined with repeated facial movements, wrinkles form.
What Is Xeomin?
Your brain sends signals to your muscles called neurotransmitters, telling the muscles to contract. This injectable is, like Botox, made with an ingredient called botulinum toxin type A. This ingredient works as a neuromodulator when it’s injected into your skin.
This means that it blocks these signals from reaching your muscles, in turn preventing the muscles from over-contracting. By forcing the muscles under your skin to stay relaxed, your skin won’t crease as much, resulting in smooth, youthful-looking skin.
How Can I Help It Last Longer?
One of the things we will tell you to do post-treatment is to avoid massaging or pressing down on the areas where you’ve received your injections for the first couple of days. That’s because doing that could move the product around to other areas of your face.
However, we recommend gentle movements with your face, especially immediately after your injections. Doing a few gentle facial exercises will encourage the product to spread evenly and help you get longer-lasting results.
You should make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day. This will help your skin stay hydrated, which, in turn, will help your results from this treatment last even longer.
Keep Up With a Skincare Routine
If you don’t already have a solid skincare routine in place, this is your signal to start one. You should make sure that you are regularly taking good care of your skin, especially if you’ve just gotten an injectable treatment like this one.
You’ll want to wash your face with a gentle cleanser twice a day and apply a quality moisturizer. Products containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid will be especially helpful. For the next couple of weeks, you’ll want to avoid exfoliating.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Going outside and spending time in the sun is good for you, but too much time in the sun can affect your skin. When you do go out in the sunlight, remember always to wear sun protection like sunscreen with at least 30 SPF and limit your exposure.
This will help you prevent wrinkles from forming on your face, and it will encourage your injections of this product to last as long as possible.
Eat the Right Food
What you put into your body is going to have a huge effect on the way your body looks and feels. Your diet will also affect how long the results of your treatment last. Make sure that you’re eating the right foods to support your skin and help this product give you the long-term results you want.
Eating foods rich in antioxidants, like leafy greens, can help to ward off free radicals. Foods rich in proteins, especially lean proteins, will help your skin maintain its collagen levels, allowing it to remain flexible.
Get Enough Rest
When you don’t sleep enough, this has an effect on not just the way your mind and body perform but the way your skin appears, too. Stress, especially chronic stress, can have long-lasting effects and encourage issues like wrinkling.
One of the most effective ways to reduce stress is by getting enough sleep every night. Aim to get around 6 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. You’ll find that your results last much longer and that you prevent even more wrinkles from appearing.
What Is the Treatment Process Like?
Before Your Appointment
The most important thing to do before your appointment for this treatment is to choose the right clinic. Our team will be happy to welcome you and get you the effective results you’re looking for. Before we set you up with your appointment, we’ll consult with you to determine what your goals are and provide you with instructions on how to prepare.
Don’t worry; getting ready for your appointment is easy. You’ll only need to remember a few things in the 24 to 48 hours before your appointment. Certain substances like alcohol and supplements like fish oil can cause your blood to thin. To prevent bruising around your injection sites, you must stay away from these substances.
When you come to our clinic, you can expect your treatment process to be fast as well as safe and comfortable. We’ll begin the appointment by cleaning your skin. This removes any bacteria and grime on your face, ensuring the only thing entering the injection sites is the product.
Once your skin is ready, we’ll start applying the needle. A very small one is used, and you’ll feel no pain during the appointment. If you’re particularly worried, we can discuss applying a topical numbing cream to the area. We’ll inject a small amount at a time to ensure accuracy. Most appointments take somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes.
After Your Appointment
Because this treatment is non-invasive, you can leave the clinic as soon as it’s done. There’s no downtime required after you receive your injections, and you can get back to your regular life right away. There will just be a few things to bear in mind.
Your skin is going to be more sensitive and prone to issues like sunburns over the next week, so make sure you stay out of direct sunlight. Excessive sweating can also irritate your injection sites, so avoid strenuous activity or extreme temperature changes.
What Are Results Like?
This product is specifically designed to target your frown lines or the parallel lines that appear right in between your eyebrows. Forcing the muscles in the area to relax will reduce the appearance of these lines, making you appear much younger and more relaxed.
If you’re worried about this treatment making you appear plasticky or fake, you don’t need to be concerned. As long as you visit a skilled practitioner like the ones at our clinic, you can count on your results being natural-looking. We’ll also customize your treatment plan to ensure results look as minimal or as drastic as you want.
Xeomin Vs. Botox
Both of these products use botulinum toxin type A as their main ingredient. However, there are some major differences between the two. When you visit our clinic, we’ll help you determine which product is right for your goals.
One of the main differences between the two is that, over time, many people start to build up a tolerance to Botox. This means that they won’t continue to get the effective results they had at the beginning. However, this treatment has a different formula that makes it more difficult to build up a resistance, meaning you can continue to get the results you’re looking for.
Learn More At Our Clinic
If you’re ready to learn more about what Xeomin can do for your skin, then it’s time to get in touch. Our clinic will be ready to answer any questions you may have. Call us today at H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK.