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 eyebrows.
What Is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time.
Xeomin’s double-filtered formula removes unnecessary proteins, so you get only what’s needed for smoother frown lines, treatment after treatment.
What Results Can I Expect With XEOMIN®?
You may begin to see visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The maximum effect can occur 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.
What Should I Expect During Treatment?
A Vitalogy Medical Spa Provider will have an in-depth consultation with you to understand your concerns, goals, and determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs. The number of injections required to achieve your desired results will be determined by your provider.
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your Provider will inject Xeomin into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, your Provider may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
Are There Any Side Effects?
For the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows, headache was the most common side effect. Serious side effects, including allergic reactions such as itching, wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness, or muscle weakness. These are not all of the possible side effects of Xeomin. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not subside.
Is There Any Downtime?
Treatments take only a few minutes and give you a more youthful appearance with minimal discomfort and downtime.
Is XEOMIN® Right for Me?
If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines, Xeomin may be right for you. Do not use Xeomin if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in Xeomin. You should also not use Xeomin if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
To determine if XEOMIN is right for you, make an appointment with a Vitalogy Medical Spa Provider today in the Greater Austin area.