Xeomin® is an FDA-approved prescription medication (injectable) for adults used to diminish the appearance of frown lines. Like Botox, Xeomin® is a neuromodulator–botulinum toxin treatment–that temporarily weakens or paralyzes various muscles of the face to minimize or reverse wrinkle formation.
How Xeomin® Works
Your dermatology provider uses very small needles to inject Xeomin® into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, your doctor may apply a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce discomfort.
Xeomin® Treatment Near You in NY, NJ, PA, and CT
At Schweiger Dermatology Group, our experienced, board-certified dermatologists offer Xeomin® treatment to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).
For appointments, call Schweiger Dermatology Group at (844) DERM-DOC.
To find a location near you, check out our location pages. We look forward to working together to find the best cosmetic treatment for your skin!
What is the active ingredient in Xeomin®?
The active ingredient in Xeomin® is botulinum toxin type A. The inactive ingredients are human albumin and sucrose.
What is the difference between Xeomin® and Botox®?
Xeomin® and Botox® are both neurotoxins made from botulinum toxin type A, but they differ in the manufacturing and purification processes. Even though both products are great for treating frown lines, Botox® is FDA-approved to treat many other cosmetic concerns and medical conditions.
Your dermatology provider will determine which product is best for you. Some people respond better to Xeomin®, and others respond better to Botox®.
How long does Xeomin® treatment take?
Treatment is quick, taking 10-20 minutes of your time.
Is there any downtime with Xeomin® treatment?
There is no downtime with Xeomin® treatment. You can return to your normal activities after treatment.
How long do results last with Xeomin®?
Results with Xeomin® treatment last from 3 to 4 months.
How soon after Xeomin® treatment do you see results?
Results vary from patient to patient, but typically patients start seeing results from Xeomin® within 3 to 4 days after the first treatment.
How many Xeomin® treatments are needed to maintain results?
Patients have reported that three treatment sessions each year are perfect for maintaining desired results.
Who should not have Xeomin® treatment?
You should not have Xeomin® treatment if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any other ingredients in Xeomin®.
You should also not use Xeomin® if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Are there any side effects to Xeomin®?
The most common side effect reported is headaches. Other possible side effects include dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, neck pain, muscle weakness, and eye problems (e.g., double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids).
How often can you get Xeomin® treatment?
We recommend that you wait 3 months before having another Xeomin® treatment.
How do you know if Xeomin® is right for you?
If you are an adult with moderate to severe frown lines (glabellar lines), Xeomin® may be right for you. Talk to your dermatology provider about the benefits and risks of treatment.