Aging can trigger a lot of changes in your body. While many of these changes can be good things, some of them, like wrinkling skin can cause significant distress. At Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA, our Xeomin treatments can help you look and feel young again.
How Soon Will You See Results From Xeomin?
Not all of the changes that come along with aging are welcome. As you get older, you’ve likely noticed major changes to your appearance, including wrinkles on your face. These wrinkles will age your appearance and can make you feel self-conscious and unhappy with your overall appearance.
If you’re looking for an effective way to get rid of wrinkles, then Xeomin could be what you’re looking for. You can use it to target a variety of areas of the face, and you’ll be able to get fast results. As soon as your treatment is complete, you’ll notice your face looks younger and smoother. Over the next week, your results will become more obvious.
Why Does Skin Wrinkle?
This injectable may sound like the perfect solution to all your skin concerns, but why does your skin change so much in the first place? There’s no single determinate as to why your skin changes. Rather, it’s several factors combined that results in wrinkling and sagging.
The primary factors are a loss of collagen and elastin, proteins that provide skin with its structure and ability to smooth out after making a facial expression, and repeated muscle movements. These factors can be exacerbated by unhealthy lifestyle habits like drinking and smoking excessively as well as unprotected exposure to the sun.
What Is Xeomin?
This injectable is made with the ingredient botulinum toxin type A which is derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium can be found in a variety of locations, including the soil and in forests.
This is the same ingredient that is used to make the injectable Botox. However, unlike Botox, this particular filler does not include any additive proteins. This makes it a fantastic option for candidates who are sensitive to the proteins in Botox.
How Does It Work?
When it’s injected into your skin, the botulinum toxin type A works as a neuromodulator. Don’t let the words “toxin” and “neuromodulator” put you off. This is an FDA-approved treatment, and it’s been carefully formulated to be both effective and safe.
Your brain sends certain signals to your muscles called neurotransmitters. These signals tell your muscles to contract. The botulinum toxin type A in this injectable blocks these signals, which means that the muscles will no longer contract. By relaxing the muscles, the skin on top of them will remain smooth and wrinkle-free.
What Areas Does It Target?
One of the major benefits of this treatment method is that it can target several areas of the face. You can use this injectable to get back your younger, healthy, and vibrant appearance.
This injectable was first approved for treating frown lines. These are the vertical 11-shaped lines that appear in between your eyebrows, so-called because they appear when you frown. As your skin loses elasticity, these creases will become permanent.
You can use this filler to relax the muscles underneath your eyebrows, which will help the skin on top stay smooth and wrinkleless. Not only will relaxing these muscles make you look younger, but they’ll make you look happier and more relaxed too.
When you raise your eyebrows, you may notice horizontal lines appear on your forehead. The more you do this, the more prominent wrinkles on this part of your face will become.
This filler is a great way to target unwanted lines on your forehead by relaxing the muscles underneath. As soon as you’ve smoothed out these wrinkles, you’ll notice how much younger and more relaxed you look, providing you with an inviting appearance.
Have you noticed the area around your eyes becoming wrinkled? You might see little lines stretching out from the corners of your eyes, also known as crow’s feet because of their similarity to the way bird feet look. The area around your eyes tends to be very prone to wrinkling and other changes like sagging because it is much thinner than it is on other areas of your face.
If you’re looking for a way to smooth out these wrinkles and get a younger appearance and keep your eyes looking healthy, then this injectable can do that.
Lines Around the Mouth
As we already discussed, one of the major factors that contribute to the appearance of wrinkles and lines is repeated facial expressions. That’s why the areas that move a lot tend to be the first to show signs of aging like wrinkling. Your mouth is one of the places where you’ll see the most wrinkling. That’s because it moves often throughout the day as you speak, make expressions, and eat.
This injectable is a great way to target these particular wrinkles. As soon as you smooth these lines out, you’ll notice what a huge change it makes to your appearance.
Everything You Should Know About Treatment
If you’re thinking about receiving this injectable, then you might be wondering what the treatment process is like. Make sure that you look for a reputable clinic with a trained doctor to provide you the injections.
At our clinic, you can trust that you’ll be getting your treatment in an extremely safe environment and that Dr. Tracy Prizant and her team are committed to ensuring that your treatment is the most effective it can be.
We will begin the treatment process with a consultation. During this time, we’ll talk about what your areas of concern are and determine how we can help. We’ll also go over your medical history to make sure that this is the safest option for you.
This is also a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have about the product of the treatment process. Don’t be afraid to bring up any concerns. We want to make sure you feel good about your decision, and we’ll be more than happy to address any questions you might have.
There are a few things you’ll need to do to get ready for your treatment to make sure it’s both effective and safe. The main thing you’ll need to do is avoid certain things. We’ll give you a full list of how you should get ready for your appointment.
One of the things we may ask that you do is avoid alcohol and smoking. We’ll also request that you not take certain medications and supplements that could thin out your blood and make you more prone to bruising. This includes medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and supplements like St. John’s wort.
When you arrive at our clinic, Dr. Tracy Prizant and her team will welcome you with open arms. You can trust that you’re receiving treatment in a clean and extremely safe environment. Before we apply your injections, we’ll begin by carefully preparing your skin. To start, we’ll thoroughly clean the areas where to injections are going to get rid of oils and grime that may have accumulated.
Once your skin is ready, we can start applying the injections. To help keep your experience as comfortable as possible, we may apply a numbing cream to your skin. We will apply multiple injections to your targeted areas, using small amounts of the product at a time to help you achieve the subtle, natural-looking results you want.
Because this treatment is completely non-invasive, your recovery time will be very fast. Unlike surgical procedures, you won’t need to worry about factoring in a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery process. Instead, there are just a few simple things you’ll need to be careful of.
Try to avoid staying out in direct sunlight and don’t prod or press down on the injection sites to prevent the product from spreading to unwanted areas. You’ll also need to keep avoiding alcohol and tobacco for the next few days after your injections.
Learn More Today
If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to get the youthful and smooth skin you’ve been missing, then Xeomin might be exactly what you need. At our clinic, we’re committed to helping you get the results you want. To book your consultation, get in touch with us Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA today.