Xeomin is an easy and fast in-office procedure that quickly reduces wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily paralyzing specific muscles. These injections may reduce forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and lines around the mouth.
Xeomin is a botulinum toxin used to paralyze muscles by blocking nerve signals from reaching them, making Xeomin an effective yet safe treatment option for adults with upper limb spasticity [See Warnings & Precautions].
What is Xeomin?
Xeomin, FDA-approved Botulinum Toxin Type A product since 2010, helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles like other botulinum toxin type A products like Botox and Dysport do.
Xeomin differs from fillers by blocking nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract and therefore reduces fine lines and wrinkles, giving skin an appearance of youth and vitality.
Xeomin is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, excessive drooling (chronic sialorrhea), abnormal muscle contractions of the neck, eyelids, and limbs (cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and limb spasticity), as well as symptoms associated with TMJ discomfort. It has also been approved to alleviate such symptoms.
How is Xeomin Injected?
Xeomin is a botulinum toxin injectable used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. When administered subcutaneously, it acts directly upon muscles responsible for creating lines and wrinkles to help soften or even eliminate them altogether.
These injections are a quick and painless procedure that takes just minutes, with results appearing three or four days post treatment and lasting several months.
As with other injectable medicines, Xeomin should only be administered by licensed and experienced medical practitioners; otherwise serious side effects or even death could ensue.
What are the Benefits of Xeomin Injections?
Xeomin is an effective alternative to Botox that can help you look and feel younger. Like Botox injections, Xeomin injections block nerve signals that cause muscle contractions and thus diminish wrinkles for an extended period.
Botox contains botulinum toxin type A as well as other additives; in contrast, Xeomin contains pure botulinum toxin type A alone and thus patients are less likely to build resistance that could compromise its efficacy.
At home Xeomin treatments typically take 10-20 minutes and involve your physician injecting it directly into the muscles responsible for frown lines or other facial wrinkles. While most find this painless, should any discomfort arise, your physician can use topical anesthetic or cold compress to soothe any discomfort experienced during the procedure.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
Xeomin is an FDA-approved injectable that temporarily smoothes fine lines and wrinkles by inhibiting muscle activity to relax skin tissue and soften or eliminate wrinkles.
Results from treatments with Xeomin typically last between three- and six-months, depending on your unique condition. Unlike Botox which contains additional proteins to make its neurotoxin work more effectively, Xeomin contains pure 150kD neurotoxin.
However, Xeomin injections may still cause adverse side effects, including hoarseness, drooping eyelids, vision problems, severe muscle weakness or loss of bladder control as well as swallowing or breathing difficulties. If any adverse side effects arise while using this drug it should be discontinued immediately and you should contact your healthcare provider immediately for advice. If these side effects appear stop using it immediately and call your physician immediately!
What are the Side Effects of Xeomin Injections?
Xeomin injections may result in side effects like redness, itching or swelling at the site of treatment, which usually subside within several days.
After treatment, bruises and pain at the injection site may occur as side effects. These signs of blood vessel injury can be treated by placing pressure and ice packs immediately following injection at the site of injection.
Xeomin contains the same type of botulinum toxin found in Botox, but without any accessory proteins; as a result, its manufacturing and distribution processes may be less likely to result in contamination with toxic contaminants.’