What Is Xeomin?
The active ingredient of Xeomin is incobotulinumtoxinA produced from fermentation of Hall Strain Clostridium Botulinum Serotype A. The botulinum toxin complex is purified from the culture supernatant and then the active ingredient is separated from the proteins hemagglutinins and non-hemagglutinins. Xeomin is a sterile lyophilized powder intended for intramuscular injection after reconstitution.
What Areas Does Xeomin Treat?
Xeomin is formulated for the reduction of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyes (glabellar lines), also referred to as “elevens”.
Is Xeomin Approved?
Yes, Xeomin has been FDA approved in the USA and it has been used extensively across Europe to give patients a younger, more refreshed look.
How Does Xeomin Work?
A powerful neurotoxin, botulinum works by relaxing wrinkle-causing muscle contractions through injections. The popularity of botulinum has increased due to its efficiency and virtually no recovery time.
How Long Does Xeomin Last?
On average the first onset of Xeomin effect occurs within seven days after injection. The typical duration of effect of each treatment is up to 3 months, however many patients have results that last as long as 6 months.
Xeomin vs. Botox
Xeomin’s results can last as long as six months and some doctors and patients prefer it over Botox injections. Xeomin contains just one ingredient: botulinum toxin A. Unlike Botox and Dysport, Xeomin is known as a “naked injectable,” meaning that it does not contain any additives. The advantage of this pure form injectable is that your body is not likely to become resistant to Xeomin due to the simplicity of the solution. Xeomin offers the benefits of botulinum in a slightly innovative way.
What Are The Risks/Side Effects?
In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may spread to areas near the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. The symptoms of botulism include: loss of strength and muscle fatigue all over the body, blurred vision, double vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or loss of voice, unable to articulate words clearly, incontinence, trouble breathing and or swallowing. For a complete list of side effects, please visit our office to read the manufacturer’s safety information and full prescribing information.
The most common side effects of XEOMIN® include:
- Neck discomfort
- Discomfort or pain at the injection site
- Dry mouth
- Muscle weakness
- Eye problems, including double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes. Reduced blinking can also occur.
Are There Any Non Cosmetic Conditions Treated With Xeomin?
Xeomin is an injectable treatment that is used to help treat
- ULS, increased muscle stiffness in the arm(s) of adults that have been diagnosed with Upper Limb Spasticity.
- CD, abnormal head and neck position in adults diagnosed with Cervical Dystonia.
- Blepharospasm, abnormal eyelid spasms