Injectable aesthetic treatments are some of the most effective treatments available to reverse the visible signs of aging. At MKE Aesthetics & Wellness we know that neurotoxins like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all excellent options to smooth the appearance of wrinkles on the upper face and reverse an aging appearance.
Neurotoxins or neuromodulator treatments work by injecting special formulas into tense muscles on the face, which then allows the surface of the skin to appear more smooth. These injectable treatments will usually take about 20 minutes and can be done multiple times a year.
The secret to the results of this treatment is the way the formulas work with the natural processes in your body. These treatments are formulated with botulinum toxin, which is derived from a bacteria that works to make muscles immobile. By blocking the communication signals between the brain and muscles in the face, these treatments significantly reduce visible aging.
Botox has been approved by the FDA for the purpose of anti-aging for at least 10 years and is currently the most popular injectable treatment in the world. This neuromodulator is formulated with accessory protein that helps the formula bind to muscles to produce longer-lasting results.
As the original neuromodulator, this treatment has more clinical studies and can be used in multiple areas of the face, including the lines between eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and downturned lip corners. Clinical studies have also shown that this treatment is effective to reduce excessive sweating, TMJ, and migraines
Xeomin is one of the newest injectable neuromodulators. This formula is entirely pure, meaning it has no accessory proteins that thicken and bind the formula. This treatment has a lower risk of allergic reaction and is more difficult to build a tolerance to. That said, the formula itself is thinner and more likely to migrate or spread more easily into the muscle, which means the effects of the treatment will be seen much faster.
Dysport is most chemically similar to the original Botox injectable since it also has an accessory protein in the formula. Overall, most people will need more units of this treatment than other injectables because of the formula design. Although this injectable is heavier than Xeomin, it is formulated to have an easier spread in the muscular tissues to be more effective.
Which Injectable Should You Use?
Selecting the neurotoxin you should use will depend on your precise aesthetic needs and the degree of your age-related concerns. Another determining factor will be the location you want to use these injectable treatments in. Some injectables are more appropriate for treating the whole face, while others are ideal for localized areas.
How Fast Are Results?
Of all the neurotoxins, Dysport shows the fastest results with most people able to see their desired results in one week. For both Botox and Xeomin, you can usually see the full results of this treatment about two weeks after your appointment. Of course, the speed of your results will depend on the steps you take after your treatment, so it’s very important to follow your aftercare instructions closely.
Some aftercare instructions will include avoiding massaging any areas that are treated since this will prevent the injectable formula from spreading to nearby muscles. You may also want to avoid strenuous exercise or any activity that will elevate your metabolism during the first one to two weeks after your treatment. Also avoiding unprotected sun contact will ensure that your results develop as desired.
How Long Do Results Last?
The results of neuromodulator injectables can last for four to six months on average. Most people can enjoy the result of this treatment for at least four months at a time, although there are some who respond very well to these treatments and can enjoy results for longer than six months. The timeframe of your results will depend on your unique biology and how well you can maintain your desired results.
One factor you will have to calculate for how long your results last is the degree of your physical activity, which will directly impact how long the results last. People who are athletic or exercise regularly have higher metabolisms that are more likely to break down the formula quickly, which means that your treatment appointments will need to happen more frequently to maintain results.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Most people are good candidates for these treatments since the injectables have been studied extensively in clinical trials and have been deemed safe for most populations. The people who usually use these treatments are between the ages of 30 and 50 and have dynamic wrinkles on the upper face they would like to correct.
Good candidates are people who are not allergic to the protein additives in the formula, botulinum toxin, or any other chemicals that may be included in the treatment. We will assess your compatibility with this treatment during the consultation appointment, which gathers relevant medical information such as drug allergies, current medications and supplements, and other health-related information.
Look Younger With Wrinkle Relaxers
There are many things you can do in your day-to-day life that can help you look younger for longer, but if you are trying to address certain wrinkles on your face, then you may need the help of injectable treatments such as neurotoxins. These injectable treatments can greatly improve the appearance of visible aging for most people and can produce results that last for three to six months. Contact us today at MKE Aesthetics & Wellness to schedule your consultation.