Do you worry that the lines between your eyebrows or above your forehead have become very pronounced? Frown lines are a common aesthetic issue caused by many factors, such as aging and poor skin health. At Rejuvené MD in El Paso, TX, we offer Xeomin treatments that effectively minimize the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines. With the help of these treatments, you can achieve a more youthful, glowing look and reduce the appearance of frown lines.
Is It Possible To Get Rid of Frown Lines?
There’s no magic cure for frown lines, but it’s possible to minimize their appearance and take years off of your age. Frown lines are often the result of repetitive muscle movements and a decrease in skin elasticity. These lines can make you look angry or tired forever, even when you are completely relaxed.
Frown lines begin to appear in your 40s. Your skin starts to lose natural hydration and elasticity by this time. If you often feel stressed, observe an unhealthful diet, and neglect your sleep or skincare routine, your frown lines may even develop at a younger age.
The Primary Causes of Frown Lines
Frown lines are also known as forehead wrinkles, which appear just above the eyebrows. These lines make you look like you’re always worried or upset, emotions that are often attributed to aging.
Frown lines are not uncommon, but many people still look for cosmetic treatments to avoid the “troubled look” brought by these. Many causes, some of which are unavoidable, contribute to the appearance of deep frown lines.
Repetitive Facial Movements
The natural, repetitive movement of our facial muscles causes deep frown lines to develop. Unfortunately, you may not even realize that you’re making these movements regularly. It’s especially true when you’re experiencing intense emotions. For example, squinting is the most common cause of crow feet around the eyes.
Excessive and repetitive facial expressions can lead to permanent frown lines. These lines and deep wrinkles can be permanently etched into the skin if left untreated, creating deep-seated marks in the skin. On the other hand, sunlight and aging have another role to play.
As we age, the skin produces fewer essential proteins like collagen and elastin. These are important for maintaining the elasticity of the skin. They provide a support network that allows the skin to “snap back” into place. Elastin and collagen also make your skin flexible and smooth. Their presence in the skin decreases as we age, causing the appearance of wrinkles and deep lines.
Excessive Sun Exposure
Sun exposure is the most common cause of skin damage and wrinkling. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes changes in the skin. UV damage can also cause the development of brown spots and irregularities in skin tone. These all make the skin look older.
UV rays damage the skin’s elastin proteins and may also contribute to skin cancer and wrinkles. People with fair skin are less protected from UV-induced changes in the skin. In effect, they tend to develop more wrinkles than those with dark skin.
The repeated movement of smoking cigarettes or cigars may cause frown lines around the mouth. Smoking causes both wrinkles and frown lines, in addition to narrower blood vessels and poor blood circulation.
Smokers will have more wrinkles and all other health risks associated with smoking. These changes may not appear until you are in your 30s or 40s. Fine lines around the mouth are most common among smokers. People who have never smoked usually have fewer wrinkles.
Xeomin as a Treatment Option for Removing Frown Lines
Xeomin and Botox are part of a category of neuromodulators used to treat wrinkles and fight the signs of aging. They work to smooth forehead lines, crow’s feet, and fine wrinkles. These popular injectables make you look more youthful and relaxed. Best of all, they don’t require downtime and work fast to give you your desired results.
How Does It Work?
Xeomin is used to treat dynamic wrinkles and frown lines that develop from laughter, frowning, scowling, and squinting. These are all repetitive facial expressions. The skin begins to lose its elasticity after years of facial movements. Fine lines set in naturally. In a situation like this, you’ll find anti-wrinkling injections useful and beneficial.
Botulinum toxin is injected into the underlying muscles to control facial movements that cause frown lines. The skin becomes more relaxed by easing muscle activity, and fine facial lines become less noticeable.
What Makes It Different From Botox?
These cosmetic treatments are very similar. Botox has been around for longer and is the best known of the two, but both injectables can efficiently smooth over lines and wrinkles for months at a time. The primary difference lies in their chemical formulation.
Botulinum toxin type A is present in both injections. This neurotoxin is used to relax targeted muscles at the injection site by blocking neuromuscular signals. They have some differences in how they are used and formulated, even though they contain the same active ingredient.
Contains a Purified Form of Botulinum Toxin
The main difference between the two is that the ‘purified’ form of botulinum toxin is found in Xeomin. Unlike Botox, which contains accessory proteins, Xeomin is intended for delivering the substance without any additives. This purified structure can help prevent antibody resistance.
Shows More Promising and Long-Lasting Results
Both injectables work to smooth the skin and remove Xeomin frown lines. While both are comparable in efficacy, some studies have shown that Xeomin has a faster onset of action and a longer duration.
Botulinum toxin injections usually last for a minimum of three months. Based on the area being treated and the dose being injected, some people may experience effects that last up to four to five months or longer. According to some studies, women who received Xeomin for frown lines reported longer-lasting results than Botox.
How Soon Will You See the Results of the Treatment?
One of the reasons that this injectable is so popular is that it delivers excellent results quickly. In approximately four days, you can begin to see visible changes. Both injectables have benefits that last anywhere from three to six months. When the effects of your first treatment wear off, you can choose to schedule another appointment.
What Can You Expect From the Treatment?
Treatments with this injectable will give you nothing to worry about. We will start your session by cleaning the areas where the injections will take place. We can also make a few marks on the skin that we will use as reference points to ensure that your facial lines are all targeted.
This treatment involves a fine, sterile needle. We can make two or three injections in quick succession, depending on the scope of your concern and the size of the area being treated. You might be surprised at how fast, comfortable, and easy the whole process is.
How To Care for Yourself After the Treatment
There are very few restrictions on you after the treatment. We may ask you to avoid lying for four hours and refrain from rubbing your face for at least 12 hours. We will encourage you to use warm water instead of hot water during the first day after the appointment.
Other Conditions Xeomin Can Treat
This injection is used mainly for wrinkles but can also be helpful for other types of treatment. For example, botulinum injections can be used to solve chin dimples, sculpt a soft jawline, or raise the corners of a drooping smile.
You can treat a so-called “gummy smile” or a smile that reveals more gums than desired. Originally invented to address other medical conditions, anti-wrinkle injections can also be used for addressing migraines and spasms.
When Should You Start Treating Frown Lines?
Our faces show creases whenever we laugh or squint. However, at some point, we begin to develop expressive lines that remain even when our face is completely still. Seeing this change may be the time to consider an injectable treatment. Most people get their first botulinum toxin injections in their 30s. Nevertheless, more people are seeking anti-wrinkling injections as a preventive step in their late 20s.
It’s never too late or too early to fight the signs of aging. Many people hope to delay the first signs of aging by starting treatments early. If you want to postpone wrinkles and signs of aging, the late 20s are often the right age to start injections. Most doctors require botulinum toxin injection candidates to be at least 18 years of age.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Many people qualify for this type of treatment. The first step is to plan a consultation if you want to know if you are a good candidate. We’ll help you decide further if this option suitable for addressing your unique concerns.
We will meet with you, review your medical history, evaluate your areas of concern, and discuss your cosmetic goals. We will work with you to determine if this injectable treatment is the best choice. However, you may already be an outstanding candidate if you meet the following criteria:
You Are in Good Health
The best applicants are generally in good health. We may conduct a medical history review and ask you about prescriptions and medication you might be taking. To receive these injections, pregnant patients must have physician approval first.
You’re Realistic About the Outcomes of the Treatment
You’re not going to look like you’re 20 years younger with a botulinum toxin injection. Still, it can ease those early signs of aging and give you a more youthful appearance. The best candidates understand the treatment and are realistic about the results it produces.
Your Skin Is Not Inflamed or Tanned
The skin should be healthy and free from sunburn or inflammation during the treatment. If you regularly get tans, you might need to wait for your skin to look more natural and healthy again before seeking an aesthetic treatment. We may recommend postponing your application if your skin is irritated. We may also ask you to try another option.
You Value Comfort and Convenience
Not everyone can undergo invasive plastic surgeries or other cosmetic treatments. A botulinum toxin injection could be the perfect solution if you are interested in smoothing over those first lines and wrinkles. This treatment is best for candidates who would like to get promising results in less time and through minimally invasive methods.
Restore Your Youthful, Glowing Appearance
Have you tried multiple home remedies and natural treatments for eliminating xeomin frown lines? Then you know how challenging it is to erase the early signs of aging and stress. We can help you minimize your problems with the right treatment and show you visible, lasting results. Visit Rejuvené MD in El Paso, TX, and schedule your consultation for an aesthetic treatment. We’re here to help you feel your best by providing you with the ultimate care you deserve.