Do you have dynamic wrinkles prematurely aging you? If so, you may be considered a good candidate for Xeomin at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK. This highly effective injectable muscle relaxant quickly provides long-lasting, natural-looking results. Here’s what you need to know.
How Long Does Xeomin Last After an Injection?
The strength of your treated muscles will affect how long the results of your treatment will last. The health of your skin also plays a role in the longevity of your treatment results. Also, the area targeted for treatment affects your results’ longevity. However, you can expect the results of your treatment to last for a third of a year to half of a year. On the other hand, similar treatments only provide results that last for two to four months.
Put another way, your results may last two to three times longer if you opt for Xeomin. One reason this treatment provides such long-lasting results is that the neurotoxic protein used in the formula is pure. While it may sound beneficial that other injectable muscle relaxants have additional proteins, these additives are useless at best. At worst, it impedes the long-term efficacy of the treatment and decreases the short-term longevity of the results.
Will Xeomin Injections Lose Efficacy Over Time?
No, you do not have to worry about your treatment becoming ineffective over time. Other injectable muscle relaxant treatments consistently lose efficacy over time due to the extra binding proteins in the formulas. After repeated exposure, your immune system recognizes the toxic binding proteins rapidly and quickly mounts a strong, highly effective response.
Generally, people with a normal immune system can benefit from other injectable muscle relaxant treatments for half of a decade before the treatments become useless. In contrast, there are no useless or harmful binding proteins in this injectable muscle relaxant formula. Therefore, this treatment will remain effective for the rest of your life. However, you should be aware that you will need maintenance sessions to keep up your results.
What Is This Injectable Muscle Relaxant?
Xeomin is an injectable muscle relaxant that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of hyperactive muscles. While it is may be used to treat medical conditions, it is most commonly used to address cosmetic concerns, like:
- Sagging jaw
- Sagging chin muscles
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging neck muscles
- Smile lines
- Upper forehead folds
- Vertical forehead folds
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging eyebrows
What Are the Advantages of This Injectable Muscle Relaxant Treatment?
It Isn’t Painful
People are sometimes hesitant to consider anti-aging injectables because they fear the injections will be painful. Fortunately, you do not need to worry about this treatment being painful. The needle we use to administer this muscle relaxant is so small that it is rare for clients to ask for their skin to be numbed prior to treatment. In fact, the needle is so small that this treatment is not uncomfortable even in the absence of a topical numbing cream.
You’ll feel a bit of pressure as the muscle relaxant is injected if you opt out of receiving a topical numbing cream. That said, you can rest assured that you will not find this small amount of pressure uncomfortable or painful.
It Is Easy to Prepare for
This anti-aging injectable is also advantageous because preparing for the treatment is simple. You may be advised to stop taking blood-thinning drugs and supplements for a few days depending on how viscous your blood is naturally. Examples of blood-thinning drugs and supplements that you may need to stop taking for a short time include:
- Garlic supplements
- Vitamin E supplements
- Vitamin C supplements
- Vitamin K supplements
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Most MAOIs
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Omega-6 fatty acids
- Omega-9 fatty acids
During your initial consultation, we will advise you on how long you should go without taking certain pharmaceuticals. For instance, you may be asked to stop taking certain supplements for a full week leading up to your scheduled session. Also, you may need to take Arnica supplements in the 24 hours leading up to your session if you have naturally thin blood. Finally, you will be asked to:
- Don’t consume tobacco products
- Don’t consume alcohol
- Don’t take oral muscle relaxants
- Only take an approved sleep aid
- Wear sunscreen diligently
It Is Easy To Recover From
Sometimes, people choose to receive invasive procedures to rejuvenate their face. However, not everyone has the time or money to take up to two weeks off from work to recover. Also, not everyone is inclined to give up six to eight weeks of intense workouts to reverse the signs of facial aging. After this non-invasive anti-aging treatment, you don’t have to worry about a long recovery period.
As soon as we have finished reviewing your post-treatment care instructions with you, you are free to return to work. There is no downtime required. Also, the recovery rules are simple. For instance, you need to sleep on your back and take other steps to avoid applying too much pressure to the treatment areas for 24 hours. You also need to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays. Other rules you must adhere to for 72 hours include avoiding:
- Very spicy foods
- An excess of caffeine
- An excess of sodium
- Tobacco consumption
- Alcohol consumption
- Vigorous exercise
It Is Okay To Apply Cosmetics After Your Treatment
Sometimes, you can’t wear makeup during the first 24 hours following an anti-aging treatment. Fortunately, you can wear makeup after your injectable muscle relaxant treatment as long as you apply it gently and remove it gently. If all of your makeup is difficult to remove, however, you will have to wait until the day after your treatment to wear it.
Also, you should make sure you wash your face with a gentle facial cleanser rather than body soap. Ideally, the facial cleanser you use should be free from fragrances. You don’t want to be surprised by a fragrance that irritates your skin.
It Provides Results That Look Natural
Sometimes, the results of invasive procedures look unnatural because they manipulate your natural facial structure. In contrast, the results of Xeomin injections always look completely natural because your muscles and other facial tissues aren’t manipulated during the treatment. Rather, this injectable temporarily prevents excessive muscle activity.
Note, the neurotoxic proteins in this formula only bind to some of the motor receptors in the overactive muscles. This means that you don’t need to worry about your muscles “freezing.” Your ability to emote will not be impeded, but muscle hyperactivity will be stopped. Also, your results will feel completely natural because the neurotoxic proteins do not block communication sent to the sensory receptors in the treatment areas.
It Is Incredibly Convenient
The convenience of this anti-aging treatment is yet another incredibly compelling advantage. As a general rule, you can expect this treatment to be completed in just 15 to 20 minutes. This short appointment time allows for the treatment of several areas of concern. Typically, five injections are administered per area of concern, and each area can be treated in just a few minutes.
Therefore, you can treat your forehead, eyebrows, eyes, nose, and mouth on your lunch break. However, you should be aware that if you opt for the application of a topical numbing cream, your injection session may take an additional 15 minutes.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To determine definitively whether you qualify for this treatment, you must come in for an initial evaluation. If you are no fewer than 18 years of age and worried about the effects of overactive muscles, there is a very solid chance that you will be considered a good candidate.
However, we need to review your medical history, discuss your cosmetic goals, assess your current aesthetic, and talk about your expectations to verify that you are a good fit for this treatment.
Book Your Initial Evaluation Now
Xeomin comprises a pure neurotoxic protein that provides results lasting between a third of a year and half of a year. If you feel like you look older than you are due to dynamic wrinkles, this injectable muscle relaxant can quickly help you. It can also provide results that last two to three times longer than other injectable muscle relaxant treatments. Contact us today at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK to book your initial anti-aging consultation and find out whether this treatment is appropriate for you.