Xeomin® is a popular injectable muscle relaxant that features the active ingredient IncobotulinumtoxinA. At Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, we’re excited to offer this highly effective anti-aging treatment because we understand how far wrinkles can knock down your confidence. At the same time, we understand that surgery isn’t right for everyone. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this injectable muscle relaxant, including how quickly it works.
How Quickly Does Xeomin® Start Working?
Xeomin® starts working immediately. However, it takes a little while for all of the neurotoxic proteins to settle into some of the motor receptors in the treatment area and reduce muscle contractions. Most people don’t see their ideal results until three to four days after treatment. While it may be frustrating not to get immediate results, you should know that Botox results take 10 to 14 days to become apparent.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
You can generally expect your treatment session to take 10 to 20 minutes to complete. However, individual experiences vary based on many factors, including the number of areas you are trying to treat, the dosage you will require, and if you will also be getting other anti-aging injections during the same appointment. For instance, your treatment may take 35 minutes to an hour if you need Voluma injections to augment your cheeks and Xeomin® injections to treat wrinkles.
How Long Will My Results Last?
You can expect your ideal results to last for at least three months. However, you should bear in mind that individual results vary. If your concerns are only mild or moderate, your ideal results may last for up to six months.
What Can I Do to Extend the Longevity of My Results?
One of the best things you can do to extend the longevity of your results is to take excellent care of your skin in the days following your treatment. For example, avoiding subjecting the treatment area to too much pressure for at least 24 hours will help. The neurotoxic protein must have time to spread evenly throughout the treatment area and settle in. If a lot of pressure is applied, it may spread out of the intended treatment area.
Taking a zinc supplement every day can also help your skin stay smooth and young. If you feel like your skin is aging faster than it should, consider going to your doctor for a blood test to determine if you are suffering from a zinc deficiency. Furthermore, reducing your stress levels will also help your skin stay looking young and healthy. Stress increases the production of cortisol which contributes greatly to premature aging.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
You will need to discuss all of your medical conditions, including known allergies, with a doctor before finding out if you’re a good candidate for this treatment. Most of the time, people who come in for treatment are in their 30s or 40s. However, you can still qualify for this treatment if you are worried about moderate or severe dynamic wrinkles and are at least 18 years of age.
What Are the Most Common Indications for This Treatment?
The most common indications for this treatment are dynamic forehead folds and crow’s feet. It can also be used to treat other problems caused by overactive muscles, like deep glabellar lines, nasolabial folds, smoker’s lines, and gummy smiles. To verify that this treatment will be effective for you, the cause of your cosmetic concerns must be identified.
What Are the Most Common Contraindications for This Treatment?
One of the most common contraindications for this treatment is the daily use of blood-thinning drugs or supplements. If you’re on a blood thinner or a medication known to affect clotting, you need to talk to your PCP and verify that it will be safe for you to discontinue your use of it temporarily. Oral muscle relaxants and certain sleep aids are other common contraindications.
Tobacco consumption is another common contraindication for this treatment. If you’re a smoker and your vitals are good, you may be considered a good candidate for this treatment. However, you will need to refrain from tobacco consumption for at least 24 hours before your injections. You also must be able to go at least 24 hours without smoking after your treatment.
What Else Should I Avoid After My Injection Session?
We will advise you on everything you need to avoid after your injections during your initial consultation. Besides avoiding too much pressure in the injection area and tobacco consumption, you mustn’t consume alcohol for 24 hours following your treatment.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
IncobotulinumtoxinA starts working immediately, and most people can enjoy their ideal results after just three to four days. In addition to its ability to produce rapid results, people love how convenient appointments are. Most are completed in just 10 to 20 minutes. To find out if this non-invasive anti-aging injectable is right for you, contact us now at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA and schedule an initial evaluation.