Xeomin® is the latest cosmetic injectable approved by the FDA to treat facial lines and wrinkles.
Xeomin®, like Botox® and Dysport®, are commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles include the forehead lines, fine lines around the eyes, and the furrows between the eyebrows. Xeomin® works by targeting the wrinkle causing facial muscles in order to eliminate these dynamic lines. Xeomin® can provide a very natural appearing and dramatic improvement in your appearance.
What is Xeomin®?
Xeomin® is a medically derived sub-unit of botulinum toxin type a called incobotulinum toxin a. Xeomin® weakens the muscles into which it is placed, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What is the difference between Xeomin®, Botox® and Dysport®?
On a molecular level, Xeomin® is different from Botox® and Dysport® in that it does not contain any protein additives when packaged. The potential benefit of this is mainly for the rare patient who stopped responding to Botox® treatments because of the development of antibodies to the proteins.
How does Xeomin® work?
Xeomin® works by weakening the muscles of facial expression that insert onto the surface of the skin. Weakening the pull of these muscles on the skin causes the visible wrinkles to flatten out. Over time, cumulative benefits are observed as the skin remodels without the negative influence of the wrinkle-creating facial muscles.
What areas can be treated with Xeomin®?
Xeomin® is used to treat dynamic facial wrinkles. Areas most commonly treated by Xeomin® include crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), worry lines between the eyebrows, and the lines across the forehead.
How long does it take for Xeomin® to work?
The effects of Xeomin® are usually seen within 5 days. It will take up to 10 days to see the final results from the treatment.
How long does Xeomin last?
Xeomin® treatment lasts anywhere from 3-6 months.
Can I switch to Xeomin® if I have used Botox® or Dystport® in the past?
Yes. Since Xeomin® acts in the same physiologic method as both Dysport® and Botox®, the products are interchangeable.
Botox no longer works for me. Will Xeomin®?
This is actually a benefit of Xeomin®. Xeomin® is a “naked” molecule meaning that it does not contain the protein additives that Botox® and Dysport® have. Some patients can develop resistance to the additives within Botox. Xeomin® does not contain any protein additives and therefore will work in these patients.
Before Xeomin Treatment:
After Xeomin Treatment: 14 Days:
After Xeomin Treatment: 30 Days:
$13 Per Unit
Glabellar Lines Administration (between the brows): 2-4 units into each of the 5 sites.
Lateral Canthal Lines Administration (outer eyes): 2-4 units into each of 3 sites per side (6 total injection points).
Forehead Lines Administration: 2-4 units ) into each of 5 forehead line sites.