What is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® is a prescription medication used in facial aesthetics to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines) in adults.
XEOMIN® contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
XEOMIN® is also sometimes referred to as incobotulinumtoxinA.
XEOMIN® in Aesthetics: How Does it Work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. These lines that occur due to facial mimics are referred to as dynamic lines. 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® – is used in facial aesthetic treatment to treat dynamic lines like glabellar frown lines. It acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes.
If you have frown or forehead lines, crow’s feet, smile lines around your eyes, or all of these, XEOMIN® injections will make you appear more relaxed and less tired. If you received Botox and found that your improvement is less than expected, didn’t last as long as it should, or has decreased for a given dosage, you may respond better to XEOMIN®. Our experience shows that people who respond poorly to Botox often respond well to XEOMIN®. Failure to respond to Botox may be due to the formation of antibodies to proteins that surround the active ingredient of Botox. Since the active ingredient of XEOMIN® is not coated with protein, antibodies do not form and the patient responds better. You should not have XEOMIN® if you are pregnant, have an infection at the site of XEOMIN® injection, or have multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome. If you have any neurological disease or history of temporary paralysis, loss of vision, or double vision, you should not have XEOMIN® injections.
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