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What is Xeomin?

Xeomin is a prescription neuromodulator, injected into facial muscles to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. It is a highly purified neurotoxin made through a unique manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component of the molecules and removes accessory proteins that play no role in treating facial aging.

Am I a candidate for Xeomin?

If you are an adult with moderate to severe vertical lines between the eyebrows, you may be a candidate for Xeomin. This treatment may be a good option if you are tired of looking older than you feel. Like BOTOX and Dysport, Xeomin works by relaxing the muscles that cause frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles in the forehead. The difference is that Xeomin is pure and does not contain additives, which makes it less likely that you will develop antibodies to it that would cause it to stop working for you. Also, Xeomin does not require refrigeration before injection.


Why choose Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics for Xeomin treatments?

  • Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics is a premier medical aesthetic practice in Columbia as well as Olney, MD.
  • We specialize in a range of aesthetic treatments, including injectables for skin rejuvenation.
  • We can custom-tailor a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment plan that may include Xeomin specifically for you.

What can I expect with Xeomin injections?

Xeomin injections typically take between 10 and 20 minutes to perform. We will inject Xeomin into the forehead muscles that cause frown lines between the brows, and into other areas as appropriate to your treatment. No anesthesia is required for this procedure. However, you may request a topical anesthetic or a cold pack to make treatment more comfortable.

Is there any downtime after Xeomin treatment?

There is no downtime with Xeomin injections. You may resume normal activities immediately after treatment. You may have some bruising and swelling shortly after the injections, which should subside within a few days.

Xeomin FAQ

What should I tell my doctor before receiving Xeomin injections?

Before treatment with Xeomin, you should provide your doctor with any and all information about your current medications (including vitamins and herbal supplements), health conditions, and previous treatments. It is particularly important to tell your doctor about any allergic reaction or side effects associated with any botulinum toxin in the past, and whether you have been treated with a neuromodulator product in the past.

How does Xeomin work?

As with other neurotoxins, Xeomin’s active ingredient is botulinum toxin type A. It acts on nerve endings of muscles to prevent them from contracting. By reducing muscle contractions, this injectable also temporarily reduces frown lines between the brows, as well as wrinkles in the forehead and crow’s feet.

If BOTOX stopped working for me, will Xeomin work?

One of the advantages of Xeomin over other neurotoxins is that Xeomin is a “naked” molecule that does not contain protein additives, as BOTOX and Dysport do. In some rare cases, a person develops antibodies to the proteins in BOTOX, after which the product stops working for that person. As Xeomin contains no protein additives, it can work for you if BOTOX has stopped working.

Can Xeomin be used to lift the eyebrows?

Yes, when it is strategically injected into specific muscles around the forehead and eyes, Xeomin can be used to achieve the appearance of a brow lift or an eyelid lift.

How soon will I see results with Xeomin and how long will they last?

You may begin to see visible smoothing of frown lines and wrinkles as early as three to four days after treatment. Most people see results in less than one week. Results may last for three months or longer.

Nurse Practitioner

Nina Nalini


Nina graduated with two Bachelor of Science Degrees from The University of Maryland College Park and Howard University. She then earned her Master of Science in Nursing Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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At Comprehensive Laser & Aesthetics, your health, safety and happiness are our top priorities. We have been monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very carefully. Our Columbia and Olney offices are open, and we will continue to follow updates from local, state and federal authorities.

We have taken a series of precautionary steps to ensure your safety:

  1. We are performing enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of all patient care areas on a regular basis and in between all patient visits.
  2. We will avoid having patients congregate in our reception area. Upon check-in, you will be shown to either a private exam room or consultation room depending upon the nature of your appointment.
  3. All members of our staff are screened daily for COVID symptoms and are asked to stay home if they exhibit any signs or symptoms of the disease.
  4. ALL of our providers wear surgical face masks, plastic face shields and the necessary personal protective equipment to ensure patient and provider safety.
  5. We use hospital-grade disinfectants (Cavi-Wipes, Cavicide) to clean patient rooms and equipment. CaviCide is a convenient, ready-to-use, intermediate-level surface disinfectant that is effective against TB, HBV, HCV, viruses (hydrophilic and lipophilic), bacteria (including MRSA and VRE) and fungi. It can be used in the NICU, operating rooms, isolation rooms, patient care areas and laboratories. When used as directed, it will also effectively clean and decontaminate critical and semi-critical instrumentation.
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  7. Plexiglass shields will be in place at the check-in and check out areas to prevent aerosol transmission.

For the time being, we ask that you come to your appointments alone to limit the traffic through the office. We also ask that you leave children in the care of a family member or a sitter. If you have had a recent fever, sore throat, cold- or flu-like symptoms or contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 please call immediately to reschedule your appointment.

As always we appreciate your support of and trust in our practice and we look forward to seeing you soon!


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