Xeomin®  is designed to treat brow wrinkles, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and frown lines.

Advanced Dermatology participated in the study that led to FDA approval of Xeomin® as an alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® injections.

Although introduced in the U.S. in 2010, Xeomin®  has been used successfully in other countries since 2005. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®, Xeomin®  is designed to treat brow wrinkles, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and frown lines. The active ingredient, botulinum toxin, is exactly the same as in BOTOX® and Dysport®.  Patients whose cosmetic results with BOTOX® or Dysport® are unsatisfactory may have more success with Xeomin®.

How Do I Know If I Need Xeomin®?

If you have moderate to severe frown or forehead lines, crow’s feet, or smile lines around your eyes, Xeomin® injections may be a good option to make you appear more relaxed and less tired.

If you received BOTOX® or Dysport® 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 may respond 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. These disorders may increase the risk of complications with Xeomin® injection and worsen an underlying disorder.

How Does Xeomin® Work?

Xeomin® works by targeting the muscles responsible for wrinkles and fine lines. It contains a neuromodulator that disrupts the communication between nerves and muscles and blocks facial muscles from contracting. By blocking these contractions, Xeomin® temporarily reduces lines and wrinkles near the treated area.

What Benefits Can I Expect to Receive from Xeomin®?

Xeomin® has many benefits including targeted wrinkle reduction, a quick treatment process, and long-lasting results. The overall results of the injections depend on the area treated. Wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes may become smoother, your brow may be lifted and your eyelid may become more open. Your overall facial expression will be one of greater relaxation and alertness.

Xeomin® injections are typically quick and include little to no downtime. Additionally, Xeomin® ‘s effects can last for 3-4 months. Unlike other injectables, Xeomin® is highly purified and does not have certain proteins. This can help reduce the risk of allergic reactions compared to other injectables.

What Makes Xeomin® Different from BOTOX®?

The biggest difference between Xeomin® and BOTOX® is the ingredients in each injectable. Xeomin® is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, while BOTOX® is composed of a mixture of proteins. The presence of these extra proteins in BOTOX® may increase the change of allergic reactions compared to Xeomin®. Since the active ingredient of Xeomin® is not coated with protein, antibodies do not form and some patients may see better results with Xeomin® if they’ve developed antibodies to the proteins in BOTOX®.

While Xeomin® and BOTOX® are similar injectables, they may have some differences in effectiveness. For some, the results of Xeomin® last longer than BOTOX®. Additionally, Xeomin® is associated with faster results, with many patients seeing the effect of the treatment within 3-5 days, while it may take 2 weeks to see the full effects of BOTOX®.

How Much Xeomin® Will I Need?

Xeomin® and other injectables are measured by units. The amount of Xeomin® units a patient may need will vary. It will depend on the area being treated and the strength of the muscle. Patients should talk with their doctor about their desired results to determine how many units they will need.

To learn more about Xeomin®, or set up an appointment in Lincolnshire or Glencoe, contact Advanced Dermatology today.