We all want to look our best. That’s not always easy, especially as forehead, eyes and frown lines start to develop. As these creases deepen they can make us appear old looking or angry, when in fact we actually feel quite content.
Xeomin® helps eliminate these perpetual lines and frowning, and helps restore a more serene quality to our faces without having to make any incisions. Xeomin acts similar to BOTOX, but without the chance of developing a resistance.
Xeomin, or botulinumtoxin type A, is a product made from a bacteria. Xeomin is a neuromodulator that acts to inhibit nerves so that the muscle does not respond. It is injected, and it temporarily paralyzes the muscles underlying wrinkles, smoothing out the skin on top.
Xeomin treatments may take as little as 15 minutes. A topical anesthetic may be applied so little discomfort is experienced during your treatment. We inject Xeomin into the individual muscles that cause wrinkles.
Afterward, you can return home. You will be unable to frown after the treatment, but you don’t lose sensation or expression. The overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, reversing the visible signs of aging.
Images sourced from Xeomin website: https://www.xeominaesthetic.com/see-the-results/
XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, was proven effective in two randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trials of more than 540 adult patients in the treatment of glabellar frown lines. The average age of patients in the study was 46 years. Patients received 20 Units of XEOMIN® and were classified as responders if they had a 2-grade improvement on a 4-point scale as assessed by the physician and patient. Using these criteria, treatment success was higher with XEOMIN® than placebo on day 30 in both studies (60% and 48% vs. 0% for placebo in both studies). Based on these trials, XEOMIN® received FDA approval for aesthetic use in 2011.
If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyes), XEOMIN® may be right for you. Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment. Do not take XEOMIN® if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in XEOMIN® . You should also not take XEOMIN® if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
In clinical trials, some patients observed visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect occurred at 30 days. The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
Questions and answers from the Xeomin® website