Xeomin® is derived from sources that exist in nature. It consists of tiny amounts of highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum.
How does Xeomin® work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Botulinum toxin type A the active ingredient in Xeomin® acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, Xeomin®can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.
What can I expect during treatment?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, we will inject Xeomin® into the muscles being treated. Very small needles are used. No anesthesia is required. There is a small risk of bruising.
When can I expect to see results?
You may begin to see visible smoothing as early as 2-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect occurred at 14 days. The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.