Xeomin® is a treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines in adults. Xeomin® is derived from sources that exist in nature. It consists of tiny amounts of highly purified botulinum toxin proteins refined from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum.
We believe in choices when it comes to your treatment. Xeomin® is an FDA-approved anti-wrinkle injection that is uniquely purified to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines and it is Gwyneth Paltrow’ choice.
What is Xeomin®
Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is an antiwrinkle injectable , which was FDA approved in 2010 .It is similar in molecular weight and composition to Botox®. Unlike Botox®, Xeomin® is formulated without any additives, and the company promotes it as “puretox”. It also lasts 3-4 months.
How does Xeomin® work?
Xeomin® works by inhibiting motor nerve impulses from activating these muscles, allowing the skin above it to relax, and thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles. In addition to correcting glabellar lines, we use Xeomin® to lift and shape the brow, and to reduce the appearance of forehead lines, crow’s feet, “smoker’s lines”, under-eye lines, “bunny lines,” chin dimples, and wrinkling on the neck.
Xeomin® is a simple, inpatient procedure using only local anesthesia. The entire procedure typically takes less than 15 minutes and involves only minimal discomfort, and patients can return to work or daily activities immediately after.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
How do I know if Xeomin®is right for me?
If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines, Xeomin® may be right for you. Call us today discuss the benefits and risks of treatment. Do not use Xeomin® if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in Xeomin®. You should also not use Xeomin® if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
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.