XEOMIN is a treatment that we here at New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA, have extensive experience with, and we highly recommend it. Let’s talk about some common questions about it, including how long it lasts.
How Long Does a Treatment Last?
The effects generally last between 3 and 6 months. The length of time is influenced by a number of factors:
Dosage and Technique
The amount of XEOMIN used and the precision of injection play crucial roles. Higher doses may provide a longer-lasting effect, but it’s crucial to balance this with the desired level of natural expression. We carefully determine the optimal dose for each individual.
Factors such as age, skin type, lifestyle, and muscle tone can influence how long the treatment lasts. Younger individuals with strong muscle movements might notice a shorter duration, whereas older individuals or those with less active facial muscles might enjoy longer-lasting results.
Area of Treatment
Different facial areas respond differently to treatment. For example, the glabella region (between the eyebrows) often retains the effects longer than more dynamic areas like the forehead.
Frequency of Treatment
Regular treatments can influence how your body responds to treatment. Some patients find that with consistent treatments, they can extend the time between sessions as their muscles adapt to reduced movement.
What Is XEOMIN?
XEOMIN is an injectable neurotoxin used primarily for cosmetic purposes. It is composed of Botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, and is known for its “naked” formulation, meaning it lacks the complex proteins present in other botulinum toxin products. This unique feature is thought to reduce the likelihood of developing resistance, a factor that can affect the duration and efficacy of the treatment.
XEOMIN works by temporarily paralyzing muscles, blocking the release of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, that is responsible for muscle contraction. When injected into specific facial muscles, it reduces the muscle activity that causes wrinkles and fine lines, making it particularly effective for frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
The initial effects typically become visible within 3-4 days post-treatment, with the full effect usually observed after about a week. This rapid onset is a key advantage for those seeking quick cosmetic improvements.
Maximizing the Efficacy and Duration of XEOMIN
There are several things you can do before and after treatment to maximize its longevity.
We recommend avoiding alcohol and blood thinners a few days before the treatment to reduce the risk of bruising. It’s also advisable to discuss any medications or supplements you’re taking with us during your consultation to make sure they won’t impact the treatment’s effectiveness.
After receiving treatment, there are several steps you can take to prolong its effects.
Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours to prevent the toxin from spreading to unintended muscles.
Stay upright for several hours post-treatment to allow the product to settle correctly.
Follow a good skincare routine, as healthier skin can enhance and prolong the effects of the treatment.
Limit exposure to extreme heat, such as saunas or hot yoga, for a few days post-treatment, as it can potentially affect the toxin’s activity.
Making the Most of Your Treatment
To ensure the best possible results from your treatment, it’s important to have realistic expectations and a clear understanding of the process:
Consultation Is Key
A thorough consultation with us is a foundational part of your treatment journey. We assess your facial anatomy in detail, focusing on the unique characteristics that make your face yours. This individualized approach allows us to understand which areas would benefit most from treatment, how it can be used to enhance your natural features, and how best to maximize the duration of the treatment.
The success of your treatment is significantly influenced by the expertise of the injector. A skilled professional with a deep understanding of facial anatomy can give precise injections in just the right muscles and in the correct quantities to achieve the desired effect and avoid over-treatment. Our experience also means that we can anticipate and effectively manage any variations in muscle response or skin type, ensuring a smooth, natural-looking result.
Follow-up appointments are vital for assessing the results of the treatment. During these sessions, we review the effects of the treatment on your specific facial anatomy, monitor your progress, and make any necessary adjustments.
When it comes to long-term treatment, regular sessions can be a game-changer. Many of our patients find that with consistent treatments, the interval between sessions can be extended. This is because the targeted facial muscles gradually become accustomed to reduced activity, which can result in longer-lasting smoothness and fewer wrinkles.
Is XEOMIN Right for You?
We understand the importance of providing treatments that not only meet but exceed our patients’ expectations. XEOMIN, with its unique properties and proven effectiveness, is a treatment we confidently recommend and administer.
The efficacy of the treatment and the longevity of the effects, combined with our expertise in administering the treatment, ensures that your aesthetic goals are met with the highest standards of care. Book a consultation with us here at New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA, to discuss how XEOMIN can be a part of your journey towards achieving a youthful and vibrant appearance.