Do you feel like you can’t put your best face forward because you have deep dynamic wrinkles and lines? If so, we have the perfect solution for you at H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK. Xeomin is an injectable muscle relaxant that can erase the deepest dynamic wrinkles. While it may not be a major household name, it is more effective than other injectable muscle relaxants.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Xeomin?
Both men and women can benefit from this wrinkle-relaxing injectable. However, the FDA notes that some adults should not receive this treatment. If you’re under the age of 18, you must wait before seeking an injectable muscle relaxant treatment.
To ensure this is the appropriate treatment for you, you need to come in for an initial consultation. In the meantime, here are some of the things we look for when determining who qualifies for this treatment.
Someone Ready to Restore Her or His Youthful Visage
You will probably qualify for this treatment if you believe the time is right to restore the appearance of youth to your upper face. You also may qualify for this treatment if you want to stop the development of dynamic wrinkles for several months. However, you may still qualify for this treatment if you have concerns about your midface or lower face, including your nose, mouth, chin, or jowls.
Someone Free From Allergies
During your initial evaluation, we will discuss your medical history, including known allergies. If you have suffered from anaphylaxis before, you may not qualify for this non-invasive anti-aging injectable. However, it is possible to still qualify depending on the histamine that triggered your anaphylaxis. This injectable muscle relaxant is set apart from others in that the A botulinum toxin used is incredibly pure.
Since it lacks the unnecessary binding proteins featured in Dysport and Botox, if you are allergic to Botox or Dysport, it is possible that you are not allergic to Xeomin. You may be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you have suffered from anaphylaxis in the past but aren’t allergic to the ingredients used in this injectable dermal filler.
Someone With Fairly Healthy Skin
You must have fairly healthy skin to be considered a good candidate for this treatment. If you are experiencing skin irritation on the day of your scheduled session, you must reschedule it.
To mitigate the risk of skin irritation, it is highly advisable to wear sunscreen daily during the 14 days leading up to your scheduled session. Moreover, you should take an antiviral for 30 days in advance3 of your session if you have a history of viral infections around your mouth and you are trying to erase nasolabial folds or other cosmetic concerns around your mouth.
Someone Who Has Seen Success With Alternatives
If your skin is in fairly good health and you’ve seen success with other injectable muscle relaxants in the past, this is the perfect anti-aging treatment for you. Keep in mind, this treatment is set apart in that it lacks unnecessary binding proteins. The formula includes only the pure neurotoxic protein. Extra binding proteins may sound beneficial, but they are actually bad.
Your immune system remembers the binding proteins and will quickly mount a very effective defensive response when it recognizes those proteins after repeated exposure. This means that other injectable muscle relaxants become ineffective after repeated treatments.
Someone Who Isn’t an Insomniac
To guarantee the best possible results, there are several preparation guidelines you must adhere to. One step you must take to prepare for your treatment is to stop taking certain sleep medications. We’ll let you know specifically which pharmaceuticals you should stop taking during your initial consultation after we’ve talked about the pharmaceuticals you are taking currently. Depending on the frequency with which you take certain drugs, you may have to go several days without taking a sleep aid.
However, you should never change your drug and supplement routine without first consulting with your sleep specialist or general practitioner. If you suffer from insomnia, ask your doctor if you may safely stop taking a sleep aid and find out if there is an alternative that may be safe and effective for you.
Someone Who Is Free From Blood Conditions
You must be without a blood disorder to be considered an ideal candidate for this treatment. Another very important step you must take to prepare for this treatment is to refrain from taking NSAIDs for a number of days prior to treatment. However, some people can’t stop taking NSAIDs, even just for a few days, due to a risk of blood clots or heart disease.
If your doctor says you’re not healthy enough to stop taking NSAIDs, you may not qualify for this treatment. We need to know during your initial evaluation if you are taking NSAIDs daily based on the recommendation of your PCP.
What Is Xeomin?
Xeomin is an injectable muscle relaxant that is approved by the FDA to relax dynamic wrinkles away safely and effectively. It is made up of an extremely pure botulinum toxin A formula that can easily treat the deepest dynamic wrinkles and folds. These noticeable aging signs are unavoidable.
It is a natural part of the aging process to develop folds and wrinkles. However, these aging signs can make us look more tired and cantankerous than we feel. They can even make us look older than we truly are. This injectable muscle relaxant can reverse these noticeable aging signs, making you look as energetic, happy, and young as you feel.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment starts working immediately, binding to the motor receptors in the muscles in the targeted area. Put another way, you can very quickly look five years younger if you just found out about a major event happening soon.
Typically, you can see the results of this injectable muscle relaxant just 72 to 96 hours after injections. This is extremely exciting because other injectable muscle relaxants don’t reveal their results until 10 to 14 days after treatment. In other words, they take 2.5 to 3.5 times longer to become apparent.
What Is Xeomin Used for?
This injectable muscle relaxant was first used to treat moderate-to-severe forehead folds. However, it is also often used for the treatment of glabellar lines between the brows. As we grow older, our skin produces essential chemical compounds that keep our skin looking young at a reduced rate. For instance, your skin’s collagen production rate decreases by roughly 1% per year starting around the age of 25.
Younger people only experience temporary dynamic lines and wrinkles when they emote, speak, and contract their facial muscles for other reasons. After years of regular muscle contractions, these muscles become very tight, even when they’re not being used. This results in wrinkled muscles that wrinkle skin “permanently.” Collagen loss is a major factor in the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
When you’re young, your skin produces enough collagen to keep itself healthy, smooth, supple, and firm. By the time you reach the age of 25, your skin has started to produce this critical protein at a 1% slower rate annually. Your skin will never again produce collagen at the same rate as it is used.
If you have a family history of premature skin aging, it is possible that your skin produces 2% less collagen every year. Keep in mind, collagen loss can exacerbate dynamic wrinkles. As time passes, these lines will deepen and your self-confidence may continue to decrease.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works by disseminating throughout the area targeted for treatment, binding to some of the motor receptors in the muscles in the targeted area. This impedes communication sent from the brain to the muscles.
How Long Do the Results of This Treatment Last?
The results of this treatment last for approximately six months. Once more, this contrasts significantly with other injectable muscle relaxants. Since your immune system remembers and recognizes the extraneous binding proteins present in Dysport and Botox, the results of these treatments only last for two to four months.
Learn More About Relaxing Your Muscles in OK Today
Typically, Xeomin is used to relax away dynamic folds from between and above the eyebrows. However, it can be used almost anywhere there are excessive muscle contractions. To discover if this treatment is right for you, contact us today at H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK to book your initial evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you soon.