Xeomin is a botulinum toxin treatment similar to Botox but designed specifically to treat frown lines between the eyebrows. However, it is often used to treat a variety of facial wrinkles and lines to reverse the effects of aging and is even used to combat certain movement disorders.

What is Xeomin?

Xeomin is one other botulinum toxin injection made from botulinum toxin A but without the added proteins found in Botox. Because of this, it has earned the nicknames “naked Botox” and “vegan Botox.” Without those accessory proteins, there is less risk your body will develop antibody resistance, meaning Xeomin will continue to be effective even after several injections. This injectable was designed to treat frown lines, which are the vertical lines between your eyebrows, but it can also treat crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines.

How Does Xeomin Work?

The neurotoxins in Xeomin block the release of chemicals that cause muscle contractions. Since the underlying muscle cannot contract, the skin will not wrinkle when facial expressions are made. Botulinum toxin injections are very safe when performed by an experienced injector and a popular minimally invasive cosmetic treatment.

Am I a Candidate for Xeomin Injections?

If you want to smooth facial wrinkles and fine lines, you are likely a great candidate for Xeomin. Xeomin is also a great alternative to cosmetic surgery for those who are not surgical candidates or do not want to undergo surgery. You are also a good candidate for Xeomin if you have developed a resistance to Botox after years of treatment – this is thanks to the lack of added proteins.

You might not be a candidate for Xeomin treatment if you have had allergic reactions to botulinum toxin or other ingredients found in Xeomin. You should also wait to receive treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or currently have an active skin infection.

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What to Expect

During your consultation, your provider will discuss what you are hoping to achieve and will then decide where to place the injections and how many are needed. The only discomfort you may experience is a slight pinch from the needle during treatment and mild bruising, redness, and swelling around the injection site after your botulinum toxin injections. These side effects will resolve within a few days. This is a quick treatment that only takes a few minutes and can even be performed during your lunch hour. The effects of Xeomin work quicker than Botox and you will begin to see results in about five days. These results will usually last about 3-4 months.

Frequently Asked Questions about Xeomin

What should I avoid after getting Xeomin injections?

After receiving Xeomin injections, you’ll want to stay away from excess heat, massaging or touching the treatment area, lying on the treatment area, and blood thinners.

How do I prepare for Xeomin injections?

To prepare for injections, you’ll want to avoid blood thinners, anti-inflammatories, and alcohol.

How is Xeomin different than Botox?

Xeomin is a purified form of Botox. It doesn’t contain any of the proteins or additives that are in Botox.

Is Xeomin FDA-approved?

Xeomin is FDA-approved to address severe frown lines between the eyebrows. The neuromodulator injectable does this by temporarily blocking the nerve signals from the brain to the facial muscles, smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles there.

How long do the results of Xeomin last?

The results of Xeomin tend to last for four to six months. At that point, you can get maintenance injections to keep up the results.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to reverse signs of aging without the worry of an allergic reaction, a Xeomin injection treatment might be a great idea for you! Schedule a consultation at Lakefront Wellness by calling our office or filling out the online form.


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