For most people, the summer is full of smiles and happiness. Unfortunately, those positive facial expressions (and some not-so-positive ones) are the underlying cause of dynamic wrinkles that develop over time.
If you don’t yet have dynamic wrinkles, you might get them in the future in areas where your skin creases. Some people get frown lines between their brows while others get crow's feet next to the outer corners of their eyes. No matter where they form, dynamic wrinkles hint at your older age.
At Florida Concierge Medicine & Wellness in Hollywood, Florida, founder and internist Gerard Acloque, Jr., MD, provides Xeomin®, a treatment similar to Botox®, to smooth out your dynamic wrinkles in time for the summer season. Before you book your visit, review this guide to learn about Xeomin injections and how they can benefit you.
Xeomin shares a common ingredient with Botox, a long-trusted cosmetic injectable that can also erase crow's feet and frown lines. That ingredient is botulinum toxin. While it’s the same type of bacteria that causes botulism, it’s safe to use as a cosmetic injectable under the care of a physician.
To fully understand how a poisonous toxin from bacteria can get rid of your wrinkles, you must understand how those wrinkles form. Xeomin treats crow's feet and frown lines by blocking the nerve signals responsible for controlling targeted muscles.
When your nerves don’t transmit those signals, the corresponding muscles don’t flex. Since crow’s feet, frown lines, and other dynamic wrinkles form because of muscle movements, deactivating those muscles makes those lines disappear.
The cosmetic effects of Xeomin last for 3-4 months. If you want to continue to enjoy wrinkle-free skin into the spring and summer, feel free to schedule touch-up treatments with Dr. Acloque.
To make sure you don’t experience complications from Xeomin injections, and that you get the results you want, Dr. Acloque urges you to follow detailed instructions for aftercare. While you don’t need to set aside any time for restful recovery, you should:
Following these instructions helps you avoid any complications beyond the usual side effects, like minor redness and tenderness. Proper aftercare also prevents the Xeomin from shifting around to other muscles, which can cause you to have a frozen facial expression while the product is active.
If you’re ready to give yourself the gift of a more youthful appearance this year, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Florida Concierge Medicine & Wellness by calling our office or requesting an appointment online any time.