Two kinds of rhytidsA rhytid is a wrinkle in the skin, and there are two types.
“Static” means at rest. Static rhytids are folds that form as skin sags, regardless of muscle movement. Dermal fillers are a good choice to combat static wrinkles.
“Dynamic” describes a force that stimulates change. Dynamic rhytids are wrinkles caused by repeated muscle contractions. As you squint, frown, purse your lips, or make other facial expressions repeatedly, muscles pull superficial skin into creases. Eventually skin loses its ability to recover, and the lines remain.
Montclair, NJ dermatologist uses Xeomin to reduce wrinklesXeomin incobotulinumtoxinA is a neuromodulator – a highly purified protein. It is injected into precise points in facial anatomy where it blocks the release of chemicals that trigger muscle contractions.
Here are some of the reasons Dr. Downie’s patients love Xeomin FDA approved treatment:
- Convenient and comfortable – Injections take only a few minutes with a fine needle. Topical numbing usually isn’t needed.
- No downtime – You may return to usual activities right after your appointment. Serious Xeomin side effects are rare, but the doctor will discuss them with you.
- Great results – Xeomin is fast-acting. Depending on the treatment area (forehead lines are first to respond), there may be improvement the next day, a noticeable difference within five days, and the full effect in ten days.
- Long-lasting rejuvenation – Your refreshed look continues for three to four months. Most people schedule a touch-up within that time frame to maintain results. With each re-treatment, less product and fewer injections are needed, as muscles stay relaxed.
- Versatile – In addition to frown lines treatment, Xeomin can be used on many areas of the face where muscle contractions cause an unwanted appearance. Neuromodulator treatment may be used alone, or in combination with other minimally-invasive rejuvenation techniques.