Xeomin® is a form of botulism toxin type A that is used to block muscle movement in areas that contribute to wrinkles and fine lines. Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. The injectable is FDA approved and clinically proven to reduce frown lines.
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.
How is Xeomin® different from Botox®?
Similar to Botox®, Xeomin® works by relaxing muscles but with just a few differences. Xeomin® contains no additives which makes patients less likely to become resistant to the toxin and its desired effect. Xeomin® is injected into the muscle and can take 7-14 days to take effect. Results can last 3-6 months.
What can I expect during treatment?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject Xeomin® into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows.
When can I expect to see results?
You may begin to see 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.
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