WHAT IS XEOMIN ® ?
XEOMIN ® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. XEOMIN ® contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
There are several products like Botox available and including Xeomin and Dysport: they all work well.
“Well, the last time I had a picture taken I could hardly see my eyes because of the weight of heavy eyelid. Then I paid attention to how I was actually using my eyes and I really noticed when I was looking at anything especially the computer I was straining my forehead to see better. Since I have had it done I no longer have to lift the forehead and tilt my head to see. It is amazing! I love…” D. Rock 63 Yrs Old with Fat Droopy Eyes – Salt Lake City, UT
HOW DOES XEOMIN ® WORK?
When you “squint” or frown, the muscles between your brows 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.
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WHAT IS THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN XEOMIN® ?
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 on your forehead between your brows.
IS XEOMIN ® PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE?
XEOMIN ® was proven effective in two randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 547 healthy, adult patients. 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, XEOMIN ® may be right for you. Talk to us 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.
Before receiving treatment with XEOMIN ® you should tell us about all of your medical conditions, including whether you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves, have allergies to any botulinum toxin product, or have experienced any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past.
Let us know if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months or in the past. Be sure we know exactly which product(s) you received and when you received them.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, we will inject XEOMIN ® into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. No anesthesia is required; however, we may use a topical anesthetic or cold air (Zimmer) to reduce discomfort.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS AFTER XEOMIN OR ANY TOXIN INJECTIONS?
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO HAVING XEOMIN?
XEOMIN ® may cause side effects, including allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to XEOMIN ® may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell us or seek medical help right away if you have wheezing, experience other asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
In clinical trials of XEOMIN ® for the treatment of frown lines between the brows, headache was the
most common side effect.
XEOMIN ® may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking XEOMIN ® . If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
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