There is an old saying that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. You can also add wrinkles to that list. After all, wrinkles happen to almost everyone over the age of 65.
Luckily, there are treatments to help put off those fine lines and wrinkles for as long as possible. You probably already know about treatments like Botox and Jeuveau. But have you heard of Xeomin in Louisville?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xeomin injections for the treatment of frown lines in 2011. Xeomin treatment can also help with wrinkles around the eyes and lips, too.
Interested in adding a new wrinkle treatment option to your routine? Then check out this article because we are explaining everything you need to know about how Xeomin works and where you can get this treatment in Louisville.
How Xeomin in Louisville Works
A Xeomin injectable contains safe levels of botulinum toxin, the same ingredient in Botox and other wrinkle treatments. Specifically, Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin. That means it blocks signals from the brain. Botulism is a condition that occurs after exposure to high amounts of botulinum toxin, and it can cause difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, and more.
Products like Botox and Xeomin contain extremely low concentrations of botulinum toxin. That means you will not experience the above symptoms. But you will experience the benefit of fewer wrinkles.
Why? Because Xeomin and other botulinum toxin-containing treatments help your facial muscles relax. This relaxation leads to fewer wrinkles from facial expressions and a reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines overall.
By now, you may be wondering: if Xeomin is so similar to other wrinkle treatments, why bother with it? We explain the benefits of Xeomin over other treatments like Botox next.
The Benefits of Xeomin vs. Botox
Before we discuss the differences between Xeomin and other wrinkle treatments, let’s talk about the similarities. Both Xeomin and Botox injections include the following benefits:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- May prevent new wrinkles
- Suitable for all skin tones and skin types
Another similarity between these two types of treatments is that they are, unfortunately, temporary. You will need to get your treatment topped up every three to six months.
Now, let’s get into the benefits of Xeomin and Botox and how these two treatments differ.
Xeomin in Louisville Is Uniquely Formulated
Xeomin and Botox both contain botulinum toxin type A. However, Botox contains added proteins intended to improve its absorption. Xeomin, on the other hand, is “naked.”
A “naked” treatment only contains one ingredient. Xeomin, for example, only contains botulinum toxin type A and no added ingredients.
Botox Works Faster
We will talk about some of the main benefits of “naked” treatments next. But we have to mention one of the downsides of Xeomin’s one-ingredient formulation. That is, naked treatments can take longer to take effect.
As mentioned, Botox has added proteins. These proteins protect the active ingredient (botulinum toxin) from dilution. That way, it can take full effect on your face.
Still, the difference is negligible. Most people typically report seeing the impact of Botox after three days. Xeomin takes effect slightly slower, showing full results after four days.
Xeomin May Work for You Even If Botox Did Not
One of the downsides to the added proteins in Botox and other treatments (e.g., Dysport) is that they can cause an allergic reaction. Botox proteins can cause the immune system to attack the active ingredient (botulinum toxin).
This fact points to one of the greatest benefits of Xeomin: it does not cause allergic reactions. This advantage is again due to Xeomin’s naked formula. It does not contain any proteins that could cause antibodies to attack the active.
What to Expect From Your Xeomin in Louisville Appointment
Are you ready to book your first Xeomin in Louisville treatment? Then you are probably wondering what to expect before you go. Here is a breakdown of the Xeomin treatment process.
You will first schedule a consultation with the doctor or clinician who will administer your treatment. He or she will ask you questions, including about your medical history and any drugs or supplements you may be taking.
Then, you will discuss what your goals are with the treatment. Your doctor or clinician can advise you on whether or not those goals are realistic.
The Treatment Plan
During your consultation, your doctor or trained clinician will offer you a treatment plan. Your treatment plan will combine your personal aesthetic goals with the doctor or clinician’s opinions and expertise about what is best for you.
The Xeomin Treatment
Once you are finished with your consultation, you can usually receive your treatment immediately. A doctor or board-certified clinician trained in administering injectable treatments will apply a numbing treatment.
Most treatments only take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. As we mentioned, you will see your full results within four days of your treatment.
The Top Up
As mentioned above, Xeomin and other botulinum toxin treatments are not permanent. You will have to return for a touch-up after three to six months.
Get Xeomin in Louisville
Xeomin is an FDA-approved treatment for facial fine lines and wrinkles. Like Botox, it contains the active ingredient botulinum toxin. The difference is that Xeomin may work for you even if Botox did not.
Looking for Xeomin in Louisville? Vibrant Med is here to help you look and feel more beautiful. Book an appointment at our location near Louisville, KY to get a Xeomin consultation.