As you get older, you’ll start to notice the formation of fine lines and wrinkles across your face. The reason for this is twofold. Over the years, your skin loses collagen which depletes its natural elasticity. Along with this phenomenon, you also make roughly hundreds of facial expressions per day throughout your lifetime. Facial expressions such as wrinkling your nose, furrowing your brows, smiling, or frowning can all contribute to the development of deep wrinkles, fine lines, and crows’ feet. The solution isn’t to adapt a perpetually stoic demeanour, but it may lie in cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers. Xeomin injections not only help restore your skin’s naturally radiant and youthful appearance, but it can also prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place.
Benefits of Xeomin for Treating Wrinkles
Xeomin injections have an abundance of benefits to suit your specific skincare needs. Originally, Xeomin was developed to treat involuntary muscle spasms in Multiple Sclerosis patients, but it also has a great deal of cosmetic advantages as well.
Pre-Emptive Strike Against Wrinkle Formation
The battle against wrinkle formation has never been more victorious than it is now. Injectables like Xeomin actually help prevent your skin from developing wrinkles before they even have the chance to start. The way it works is that the purified proteins in the medicinal solution help to relax your muscles without completely constricting them or compromising your movements. Basically, Xeomin subdues your muscle contractions every time you make a facial expression to prevent the formation of permanent laugh lines, wrinkles, and other indentations in your skin.
Natural Long-Lasting Results
Results of this treatment are fairly expedient, and you can expect to start noticing smoother, wrinkle-free skin within about two to three days. Similar to its contemporaries, Xeomin can last anywhere from three to four months. However, since the impact is temporary, you’ll need to undergo treatment regularly to maintain your youthful appearance. The best part is that each session only takes about 20 to 30 minutes!
Few People Develop Resistance to Xeomin
The main difference between Xeomin and other injectables such as Botox is that the former only contains a single ingredient and zero preservatives or additives. That ingredient is a purified form of botulinum toxin A, which is coincidently also the main active ingredient in Botox. However, because Xeomin doesn’t contain any additional or unnecessary ingredients, the chances of patients experiencing adverse reactions are very minimal. Also, there’s very little risk involved in this treatment because the proteins in the solution are naturally absorbed by the body, making it highly effective and worthwhile.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
For strictly cosmetic purposes, Xeomin can treat pretty much any portion of the face to prevent wrinkle formation, reduce the look of wrinkles and other skin imperfections, and revamp the look of your skin for a healthy, youthful glow. The following is a list of skin conditions that can be effectively treated by cosmetic Xeomin injections:
Horizontal Lines on the Forehead
When it comes to permanent wrinkle formation, the forehead is arguably the most problematic part of the face. After all, it dictates the structure of most of your facial expressions. Whether you’re showing concern, aggravation, irritation, anger, or surprise, the forehead is responsible for a plethora of facial expressions that can lead to unsightly horizontal lines. Neuromodulators like Xeomin can correct these issues.
Growing up, you probably heard the saying “if you frown, your face will get stuck like that” a lot. The reality is that whether you’re constantly frowning or smiling, repetitive facial muscle movements will eventually cause the development of deeply embedded wrinkles in your skin. Applying routine Xeomin treatments is an excellent way to combat this.
No other skin imperfections give away your actual age or make you look much older than you actually are than crows’ feet. Crows’ feet are often an undeniable sign of getting older, but in some cases, they can also be caused simply by neglecting to implement a strong skincare regimen or even sleeping on the side of your face too much. Treating the areas next to your eyelids with dermal fillers can help reduce and even eradicate the look of crows’ feet almost instantaneously.
Long-term smoking doesn’t just have a negative impact on your overall health; it can also cause premature ageing in the skin, particularly around the neck area, and wash you out over time. Although Xeomin can’t treat a sallow skin complexion directly, the results of this treatment could help improve your skin tone over time. By reinvigorating your skin’s natural collagen production and therefore boosting your skin’s elasticity, it’s certainly possible to repair some or most of the skin damages caused by years of smoking cigarettes. However, if you want the treatment to last longer and be more effective, you might want to consider quitting smoking altogether.
Toxins in cigarettes can pollute your lungs, absorb a large percentage of the oxygen you breathe in and prevent it from reaching the vital organs throughout your body that rely on it to function normally, including your skin. When your skin is deprived of necessary oxygen, it begins to shrivel up and dry out almost like a prune, which is why many smokers look so much older than they actually are.
Jaw Line Slimming
Since Xeomin is classified as a neuromodulator just like Botox, it can actually work effectively to reduce your jaw line for patients who prefer to opt for a non-surgical procedure. The masseter muscle is a pivotal component of the overall structure in the jaw that’s connected to the lower jawbone and cheekbone. Thus, it facilitates a number of lower facial functions including chewing, smiling, and speaking.
Are you considering getting Xeomin injections in Toronto? Dr. Andres Gantous at Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery is a highly experienced and world-renowned facial cosmetic surgeon who specializes in expertly administering a wide range of neuromodulators for a wide variety of patients who travel from around the globe to see him. Contact our clinic today to learn more about Xeomin treatments and schedule a consultation!