What is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® contains botulinum toxin type A, the same protein found in BOTOX®
XEOMIN® is also sometimes referred to as incobotulinumtoxinA.
XEOMIN® is the newest alternative to BOTOX® cosmetic.
We offer Xeomin treatments for wrinkles in Big Spring and Midland offices.
Xeomin is a prescription medication used in cosmetic medical practice to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe expressive wrinkles such as frown lines, crow’s feet and other wrinkles associated with facial expression in adults.
The difference between XEOMIN® and Botox is that Botox has a protein envelope, whereas Xeomin is naked. In the skin, all of the protein detaches from Botox within one to two minutes after of injection so there is no difference in onset of action. The only possible benefit is that the protein envelope in Botox may lead to formation of antibodies with repeated treatments, making one “resistant” to the anti-wrinkle effect of Botox. Because Xeomin does not have the protein envelope this is unlikely to occur with repeated treatment of Xeomin.Clinically the anti wrinkle effects are very similar to those of Botox
How Does it Work?
XEOMIN® works by relaxing the muscles of expression just below the skin, thereby causing the overlying skin to smooth out by preventing the muscles from contracting .
Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN® – is used in facial cosmetic treatments to treat dynamic lines like glabellar frown lines. It acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the frown lines on your forehead between your eyes.
Side Effects of Xeomin
XEOMIN® may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call 911 or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after treatment with XEOMIN®:
Problems with swallowing, speaking, or breathing
Who Should NOT Get Xeomin Treatment?
You cannot get XEOMIN® Treatment If:
- You have an allergy to XEOMIN® or any of the ingredients in XEOMIN®
- You had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (Myobloc®), onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®, Botox® Cosmetic), or abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®)
- You have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Medical History and Xeomin Treatment:
Like with BOTOX or any other cosmetic injection, before you get XEOMIN® treatment, please let us know about all your medical conditions XEOMIN® may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking XEOMIN®. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
For more information about Xeomin or to schedule an appointment for Xeomin treatment in Midland or Big Spring office, please call 432-264-1600 or 817-427-3700.