What Is Xeomin®?
Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is an FDA approved treatment for adults with blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and for moderate to severe lines. Xeomin is created with no additives which decreases the risk of developing antibodies that would prevent the neurotoxin from working as desired. Xeomin works great for patients considering long term neurotoxin treatment because of this.
Xeomin® works by releasing a neurotoxin that prevents nerves from contracting by blocking signals being sent to the muscle fibers. By blocking these contractions, Xeomin® reduces facial lines and smooths out the appearance of your face. You can expect to see results 3 to 4 days after the injection that last 3 months or significantly longer depending on the individual patient.
What Are the Advantages of Xeomin®?
Xeomin® requires no anesthetic but it can be requested to lessen discomfort. The procedure is fast, easy, and effective. This treatment improves the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles while also preventing new ones from developing.
Xeomin® is great for treating frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines), crows feet, and forehead lines.
Xeomin® can be used year-round because of your lower chance of developing antibodies to the neurotoxin compared to other treatments.
Treatment with Xeomin® typically takes 10 to 20 minutes and results continue to improve for up to 30 days after your first session. Xeomin® treatment is needed every few months for best results in making your lines and wrinkles fade over time.
Xeomin® is a nonsurgical method for making your face feel healthy and refreshed.
Xeomin® does not require refrigeration, leaving less room for human error. This treatment has also been proven clinically effective in FDA approved trials.
Before Your Next Xeomin® Treatment:
The results of your Xeomin® injection(s) last about three months. If it is your first injection, if a long period of time has passed since your last injection, or if your facial muscles are especially strong, your results may wear off more quickly
Patients who consistently receive their Xeomin® injections and/or those with smaller or weaker facial muscles can space their injections by four or five months, sometimes more
To ensure the best result, schedule your next Xeomin® appointment in about three months so your results do not wear off
Xeomin® is not used in pregnant or breastfeeding patients. It is your responsibility to inform our staff of your health status and to cancel or reschedule your appointment as needed
If you have a social or work commitment immediately following your scheduled treatment that will interfere with your recovery time, please reschedule your appointment
A week before your treatment, stop all medications and supplements that can increase bleeding at the injection sites as well as swelling and bruising of the treatment area. These include NSAIDs and fish oil.
24 hours before treatment, avoid alcoholic drinks because alcohol can thin the blood, causing complications
Eat a healthy snack before your treatment to lessen the chance of lightheadedness during the procedure, and avoid caffeine
Come to your appointment with your face freshly washed and with no makeup
After Your Treatment:
Right after the injection, you may feel or see small nodules at the injection site. Do not massage the nodules in. They will dissipate in just a few minutes
Following your injections, your skin may feel dry and itchy. This is a result of the clinician cleaning the injection site with alcohol before treatment. You may use Vaseline® or other moisturizer to ease these symptoms
For 24 hours, stay away from direct high heat
You may experience a mild headache. This is normal. The headaches are not due to anything in Xeomin® itself but because of the actual injection of the needle going into your skin. They will usually pass within 36 hours. Over-the-counter pain medications can treat them, but do not take aspirin because it thins the blood, which can cause complications
You may note small bruises. These will disappear in a few days. You may cover them with makeup if you desire