Xeomin

Xeomin is used to block muscle movement in areas that contribute to wrinkles. It is used in the forehead, typically between the brows to soften frown lines. Unlike filler, Xeomin only impacts muscle movement, and has no effect on filling deep wrinkles that have already formed. The same ingredients in Botox and Dysport are used, though Xeomin is somewhat of a purer form of the toxin.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call Innovative Aesthetics at (319) 365-SPA1 (7721).

Frequently Asked Questions

Xeomin is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used:

  • to treat the abnormal head position and neck pain that happens with cervical dystonia(CD) in adults.
  • to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary).

Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins, such as Xeomin, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions. So frown lines are softened.

Do not take Xeomin if you:

  • you are allergic to Xeomin or any of the ingredients in Xeomin.
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin products such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (Myobloc), onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox, Botox Cosmetic), or abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport)
  • have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

The most common side effects of Xeomin include:

  • dry mouth
  • discomfort or pain at the injection site
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • neck pain
  • muscle weakness
  • eye problems, including: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes. Reduced blinking can also occur. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have eye pain or irritation following treatment.

 

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call Innovative Aesthetics at (319) 365-SPA1 (7721).