Xeomin® is another option when considering treatment of facial wrinkles. Like Botox® and Dysport®, it is FDA-approved for use in the frown lines and can also be used off-label to treat vertical lip lines, chin dimpling, gummy smile, neck bands, and to turn the corners of the mouth up. Xeomin® is known as the “naked toxin”, meaning unlike other toxins, it does not have a protein coat surrounding the molecule. This means it may be less likely for you to develop resistance to the product. After treatment, you should expect to notice your wrinkles smoothing out within 2 to 10 days from your injections. Results can last from 3 to 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
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. 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.
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. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
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 one 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.