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 for Xeomin treatments?
- Comprehensive Laser is a premier medical aesthetic practice in Columbia, 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.
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.
FNP-BC, MSN, BSN
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.