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 protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. It is formulated without any additives, and the company promotes it as “puretox”. It also lasts 3-4 months.
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.