Have you been considering Xeomin to alleviate the frown lines settled between your eyebrows? Has this led you to wonder how often you may need to follow-up treatment to maintain the results you’re looking for? We at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates of Mason, Ohio, are here to help you know what to expect when it comes to the longevity of your injections.
How Long Do Xeomin Injections Last?
Xeomin, and How It Works
To help you get a good understanding of how long your injections will last, we’re going to quickly run you through what Xeomin actually is. Formally known as incobotulinumtoxinA, it is a purified protein pulled from Clostridium Botulinum, a bacterium. IncobotulinumtoxinA is isolated and then injected to reduce glabellar lines.
Unlike alternatives such as Botox, it does not contain an accessory protein. This can make it an appealing option for clients who may be sensitive to the proteins found in Botox.
What Does It Do?
All the times we frown or squint in the sun can catch up to us and leave their mark as frown lines. Skin will continue to lose its elasticity over time, so as we age it has a harder time “bouncing back” from these facial expressions. Xeomin corrects this by restricting muscle contraction in the localized area that it is injected into. This, in turn, eases and opens up your face, and reduces the appearance of frown lines.
What Your Timeline Will Look Like
Now that we’ve covered what Xeomin is and how it works, it’s time to take a look at the general timeline you can expect after your treatment.
Immediately Following Your Treatment
While not always instant, you can expect results from your treatment fairly quickly. Most patients will see visible results within a week of their injections, with some reporting results three to four days after their treatment. The first thing you can expect to notice is your skin beginning to smooth over, as the frown lines fade out.
When Is the Effect?
Right around the 30-day mark is when you can expect the best from your results. This is a great thing to keep in mind if you have an important event or anniversary coming up, so you can feel at your best for the big event. Whether you’ve got an upcoming wedding to prepare for or a high school reunion you want to impress at, you can arrive as your most confident self.
How Long Can It Be Expected to Last?
Typically, you’ll be able to enjoy the effects of your injections for about three months, although you could see the effects for longer, with some individuals showing an improvement of their facial lines for up to six months. However, this is something that can be very individual, and several factors can influence how long you’ll see the overall smoothing of your frown lines. This brings us along to our next section.
Factors That Can Effect the Longevity of Your Injections
While we would love to give a one size fits all answer to how long your Xeomin injections will last you, the truth is we are all individuals. Our faces and skin are no exception to that rule. To help you determine how long you can depend on your injections, we have listed several factors you can keep in mind when you schedule an appointment.
The Age of the Client
Overall skin elasticity and resilience can play a role in how long the results from your injections will last. Clients with younger skin may find that their injections tide them over a little longer. In fact, some clients in their late twenties have begun to seek out Xeomin injections to help them slow the development or progression of expression lines.
As you age, these expression lines on your face will become more obvious, which can lead to older clients seeking out treatment a little more frequently to maintain the youthful vigor of their skin.
Deeper Frown Lines
The severity of the lines your injections are working on can determine how long the effects of the injections will last. When frown lines are deep, they may reappear sooner than more surface-level lines.
Your Individual Face
This can be a little trickier to predict. It’s hard to know how each person’s individual skin will react to treatment, and how long your skin will “hold” the effects of your injections. Scheduling a consultation with an experienced dermatologist may be able to help you determine the right injection schedule for your unique skin.
The Right Technique Makes a Difference
If your injections are not administered correctly, this will have a negative impact on how long they will last you. It’s important to find a well-reviewed dermatologist. Your dermatologist should not only have the experience to back them up, but they should also be constantly utilizing the newest technology and be up to date on their research.
At Dermatology & Skin Care Associates, we know how important it is to get the results you’re looking for, and for these results to last you as long as possible. Our board-certified dermatologists strive to give you our best each and every time you step through our doors.
Schedule Your Consultation
Nestled in Mason, Ohio, our skilled and professional team is ready to guide you through the process of unlocking your skin’s best potential. We hold the care and treatment of our clients to the highest of standards. Contact us at Dermatology & Skin Care Associates to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.