Xeomin - For frown lines and wrinkles

FDA Approved Alternative to BOTOX

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FDA approved in July 2011 to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines (frown lines between eyebrows)

What is Xeomin?
How does Xeomin Work?
How Much Does Xeomin Cost?
What Are The Risks Of Xeomin?
What Are Xeomin Alternatives?

Xeomin Facts

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections are the most popular aesthetic procedure (Source: ASAP, ASAPS)
  • Diminishes the appearance of glabellar lines and wrinkles

What Is Xeomin?

A botulinum toxin type A, Xeomin is a BOTOX alternative that has been FDA approved to treat glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows) and may be used off-label to treat fine lines, wrinkles and Crows Feet. Xeomin was originally FDA approved to treat neurological disorders, followed by an approval for cosmetic use.
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How does Xeomin Work?

In many ways, Xeomin is similar to BOTOX it works by injection directly into the muscle to block signals from the nerves, paralyzing the wrinkle by not allowing the muscle to contract. According to the manufacturer, Merz Pharmaceuticals, patients can expect to see results within a week and effects may last from 3-6 months.

Unlike other drugs in the botulinum category (BOTOX, Dysport), Xeomin is the only drug that does not need to be refrigerated. Furthermore, the molecular makeup of Xeomin may make it more patient friendly: it does not contain additives and extra proteins found in the other drugs. Purely botulinum toxin type A, this may mean patients who were previously allergic to BOTOX or Dysport may now have a wrinkle-reduction option.
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How Much Does Xeomin Cost?

The cost of Xeomin varies depending on the area being treated, type of practice, and geographic location and market where the practice is located, although physicians are reporting the cost of Xeomin to be approximately 25%-40% less than BOTOX.
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What Are The Risks Of Xeomin?

Similar to any botulinum toxin that is injected, general side effects include bleeding or bruising at the injection site or potential allergic reactions such as swelling, itching, or shortness of breath. Other possible side effects may include neck pain, headache, dry mouth, or muscle weakness. It is important to discuss any possible complication that may be specific to the individual as each patient is different and may require an alternative.
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What Are Xeomin Alternatives?

Other botulinum toxin A alternatives include:

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