Xeomin is an injectable botulinum toxin used to smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles in the face. This non-invasive treatment is administered in small amounts, where it helps to relax the facial muscles responsible for brow furrows, smile lines and other deep-set wrinkles. Many people request Xeomin injections because they wish to regain a youthful appearance and soften facial contours that may have been altered due to the aging process, too much UV exposure or lifestyle factors like smoking. Xeomin is often referred to as the “naked” botulinum toxin because it lacks additives. In fact, it is this lack of additives that reduces the likelihood of the body rejecting treatments and developing an adverse reaction.
XEOMIN® is made through a unique precision manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component of the molecule and removes the accessory proteins that don’t play an active role in treatment. XEOMIN® is a highly purified neurotoxin. Studies have not been performed to determine whether the presence or absence of accessory proteins has a long-term effect on safety or efficacy.
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Did you know…
That Xeomin has been proven effective for the treatment of glabellar lines by two different double-blind clinical trials? More than 540 random patients were evaluated at several different treatment centers. One group was given a placebo and the other Xeomin. After 30 days, the control group showed zero improvement as opposed to a 60 percent and 48 percent aesthetic improvement in those who received 20 units of Xeomin.
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.
What should I expect during a Xeomin treatment?
Xeomin treatments are very simple and fast, usually requiring only 10 minutes to administer. Because the treatments are given from the convenience of an office, you may opt to come in for treatment during a lunch break or after work. It is normal to experience some redness or swelling at the injection site though it usually subsides within an hour.
How often will I need Xeomin injections?
It takes approximately a week to 10 days before you experience the full results of your Xeomin treatment. Results vary from person to person. Most people enjoy the benefits of Xeomin treatments for 3 to 4 months though results may last for up to 6 months or more. Schedule an appointment with our office to find out more about Xeomin injections and how often you may need them.