xeominTested by over 80,000 people worldwide and available in over 20 countries, XEOMIN® is an innovative anti-wrinkle solution that has recently captured media attention. Although available since 2010, the botulinum toxin-based treatment was mostly utilized for its health benefits. In addition to treating cervical dystonia and muscle spasms, XEOMIN® has been deemed safe to use as a wrinkle reduction option in 2011.

How Does XEOMIN® Reduce Lines and Wrinkles?

Developed by Merz Pharmaceuticals LLC, XEOMIN® lists the botulinum toxin type A among its ingredients. Unlike other anti-wrinkle solutions, the active ingredient in XEOMIN® has been isolated from the proteins and toxin complex through a process called chromatography. Consequentially, unless the patient is allergic to the botulinum toxin, fewer side effects are expected to occur due to XEOMIN®.

The treatment works by inhibiting the nerve-to-muscle signals temporarily. To be more precise, XEOMIN® blocks the release of acetylcholine, the chemical responsible for muscle contraction. The result is a decreased muscle activity or a temporary paralysis of the forehead muscles that, in turn, smoothens the lines that develop due to muscle contraction. Even though it takes a few days before you see any improvement, the results can last up to three or four months.

What Differentiates XEOMIN® has no additives

XEOMIN® is available as a ‘naked’ solution, meaning that it’s free of additives. Because of this, , the likelihood of developing antibodies to XEOMIN® is considerably reduced. Patients will be able to enjoy satisfactory results with XEOMIN® for many years to come, without having to worry that they’ll become immune to the treatment.

XEOMIN® is Not Available for Everyone

XEOMIN® can be administrated to any adult between 25 and 65 years old. However, if you are experiencing swelling, tenderness, infection or muscle weakness in the treatment area, then it is best to postpone the treatment until the aforementioned conditions are cured. In addition, it is highly recommended to alert your physician in the event that you have experienced side effects following a botulinum toxin treatment in the past.

Before benefiting from the XEOMIN® treatment, you will have to undergo a few medical tests. If the tests reveal you suffer from any of the conditions listed below, then you won’t be eligible for using XEOMIN®. The conditions include:

  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
  • Lambert-Eaton syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Asthma
  • Problems with swallowing
  • A previous seizure
  • Heart diseases
  • Bleeding problems

Get XEOMIN® from a professional cosmetic provider

As XEOMIN® is classified as prescription medicine, it’s wise to find an experienced medical professional to perform the injection. It is not recommended to get various botulinum toxin anti-wrinkle treatments from more than one professional at a time. In the event that you’re not satisfied with the services of your plastic surgeon, remember to mention how long it has been from your previous injection to your new provider.

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Although it has been on the market since 2010, XEOMIN® came to the public’s attention only recently as the latest anti-wrinkle solution. Initially employed in the treatment of involuntary muscle spasms, eyelid spasms, cervical dystonia, and abnormal head positioning, XEOMIN® soon emerged as a strong competitor to Botox and Dysport.


Are there any risks associated with XEOMIN®?

Side effects are generally mild and temporary,the most common include tenderness and bruising at the treatment site. These side effects can be prevented by applying an ice pack. Some patients also report headaches following the treatment, but they disappear on their own in about one week.

How does XEOMIN® work?

The main role of the active ingredient in XEOMIN® helps reduce the force with which the muscles contract when performing various facial expressions.

How long do the results last?

In most patients, the results last between three to five months, although they can be slightly shorter or longer depending on the severity of the wrinkles. For optimal results, it is recommended to schedule additional XEOMIN® injections 90 to 120 days apart.

What can I expect during the treatment?

A session usually lasts between 15 to 20 minutes. During this time, a trained professional will inject the XEOMIN® solution into the forehead muscles, as they are the group of muscles responsible for glabellar wrinkles. Even though anesthesia is not required, the dermatologist can apply a topical anesthetic or an ice pack on the treatment site to reduce discomfort.

What is the recovery time for XEOMIN®?

Using XEOMIN® doesn’t incur a downtime, although some patients might be advised to avoid physical activity and exercise for 24 hours following the injection. The treatment doesn’t require dressings to be applied on the injection site. In fact, any swelling that appears after the injection will subside in less than 30 minutes.

What is XEOMIN®?

XEOMIN® is an injectable anti-wrinkle treatment that employs the botulinum toxin type A to block the release of acetylcholine, a chemical associated with the formation of wrinkles. XEOMIN® has provided satisfactory results in reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, or the lines that become prominent when you laugh, frown or squint.

What makes XEOMIN® different from Botox?

XEOMIN® doesn’t have to be refrigerated, and the formula doesn’t contain additives for stability., XEOMIN® injections are available in a freeze-dried state.

When will I see the first results?

The first results should become visible three to four days after the treatment. However, you should expect to see the maximum results 30 days after you have had the XEOMIN® injection.

Who is a good candidate for XEOMIN®?

Patients between 25 to 65 years old who suffer from moderate to severe glabellar wrinkles are ideal candidates for XEOMIN®. Moreover, individualssuffering from hyperthyroidism or severe sweatingmay view XEOMIN® as a treatment option. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment with a dermatologist.

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