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Xeomin®

Cosmetic Laser Center of Irvine

What is Xeomin?
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. Xeomin, made by Merz Pharmaceuticals, is approved by the US FDA for the treatment of adults with cervical dystonia or blepharospasm and moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.
Xeomin contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

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.
Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in 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 eye-brows.

What can I expect during treatment?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, Dr. Ahdoot will inject Xeomin into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, you may request a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort. Xeomin has no downtime and can be done on your lunch break.

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 a 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.

Better of worse then botox?
Xeomin is the first one that does not need to be refrigerated before use, which may simplify distribution. Xeomin also has no additives, just botulinum toxin type A. This may mean that there is less risk of developing antibodies against Xeomin than other available neurotoxins. The body develops antibodies in response to a foreign invader and attacks. In theory, antibodies could prevent a neurotoxin from having its desired effects. The effects of Xeomin occur within one week, and the results last from three to six months, making it comparable to Botox in terms of both onset and duration of action. Xeomin should not be used interchangeably with other botulinum products.

How do I know if Xeomin is right for me?
If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines, Xeomin may be right for you! Dr. Ahdoot will discuss the benefits and risks of the treatment.

 

Before & After Results

See the difference in frown lines before and after treatment with XEOMIN®

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RAQUEL, AGE 44
SEVERE GLABELLAR LINES

AFTER PHOTO TAKEN
30 DAYS AFTER INJECTION

Individual results may vary. Unretouched photos. The highest proportion of patients achieved treatment success (at least 2 points improvement in both the investigator and patient ratings) at Day 30.

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MICHELLE, AGE 49
SEVERE GLABELLAR LINES

AFTER PHOTO TAKEN
30 DAYS AFTER INJECTION

Individual results may vary. Unretouched photos. The highest proportion of patients achieved treatment success (at least 2 points improvement in both the investigator and patient ratings) at Day 30.

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TRACY, AGE 44
MODERATE GLABELLAR LINES

AFTER PHOTO TAKEN
30 DAYS AFTER INJECTION

Individual results may vary. Unretouched photos. The highest proportion of patients achieved treatment success (at least 2 points improvement in both the investigator and patient ratings) at Day 30.