• 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.

  • How does Xeomin work?

    Xeomin® is the trade name for botulinum toxin type A, one of several different toxins produced by Clostridium bacteria. The bacterium itself is not injected. The injected toxin is a protein manufactured by the bacterium, and when injected, it temporarily paralyzes the muscles underlying wrinkles, smoothing out the skin on top. It inhibits the nerve terminal, so that the muscle will not respond. 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. The results last, on average, three to four months. However, after three or four treatment sessions, some patients have experienced a more long-lasting effect. Xeomin® is known to last as long as seven months in some patients. Xeomin® will not improve sagging skin or replace the need for a facelift. Xeomin® cannot improve wrinkles not caused by muscle contractions.

  • Recovery and Healing

    -Xeomin® injections cause almost no redness or swelling. You may drive yourself to and from the treatments and resume normal activities immediately.
    -After your injections you should not touch your face for 24 hours to reduce the risk of moving the botulinum into a contiguous muscle, paralyzing it which is not the intent.
    -There is always a small risk of bruising, we make every effort to reduce this risk but with all procedures it is possible.
    -On the first night after your treatment, please attempt to sleep without having your face down.
    -Unexpected but occasional post treatment side effects include flu like symptoms, allergic reaction, headache and nausea.
    -Do not engage in vigorous exercise or activities for the rest of the day.
    -After treatment, approximately 3 – 10 days from the day of the treatment you will start to see the results, please wait until after this initial period before judging them.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is Xeomin Proven?

      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.

    • How do I know if Xeomin is right for me?

      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.

    • What can I expect during treatment?

      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.

    • When can I expect to see results?

      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