XEOMIN® FAQ

How XEOMIN® works?

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a next generation, pure botulinum toxin, free from complexing proteins, which acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle contractions. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the wrinkles between eyebrows1.

How do I know if XEOMIN® is right for me?

If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar frown lines, XEOMIN® may be right for you. Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment.

What to expect with XEOMIN®?

Xeomin® is a short procedure, as quick as 10 minutes. It is administered in tiny injections to relax the muscles between the eye brows to result in smoothening of the glabellar frown lines1.

You may begin to notice results within 2-3 days for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months. Full results may take up to 30 days1. The results should make you look younger, fresher, and have an improved sense of self-confidence.

What are the most common side effects of XEOMIN®?

XEOMIN® may cause serious side effects, including allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to XEOMIN® may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or seek medical help right away if you have wheezing, experience other asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

In clinical trials of XEOMIN® for the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows, headache was the most common side effect. XEOMIN® may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking XEOMIN®. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not subside. These are not all of the possible side effects of XEOMIN®. For more information, see accompanying Important Safety Information, Medication Guide, and Full Prescribing Information, or ask your doctor.

*Source: https://www.xeominaesthetic.com/faq accessed 30 November 2017

What to prepare before your treatment?

The big events in your life require their fair share of prep-work. Come to your consultation prepared. Discuss your goals and what you wish to achieve with your physician. You should be well-informed about the product and treatment you will be treated on and what results to expect.

  • Am I a good candidate for botulinum toxin?
  • What will be expected of me to get the best results?
  • Who will perform the botulinum toxin injections?
  • Have they been specifically trained in this procedure?
  • Where and how will you perform my procedure or treatment?
  • How long of a recovery period can I expect?
  • What are the risks and possible complications associated with my procedure?
  • How can I expect to look over time?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure
  • What results are reasonable for me?

What to expect after your treatment?

You may begin to notice results within 2-3 days for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months. Full results may take up to 30 days1. The results should make you look younger, fresher, and have an improved sense of self-confidence. You should be able to return to your daily activities immediately after the procedure.

Sometimes a need for a touch-up treatment is required to achieve an optimal result, discuss with your physician about a follow-up visit.

How long is the recovery time?

There is minimal downtime and you should be able to return to daily activities. Your doctor will give you specific advice.

Will I look plastic or overdone?

Discuss your desired results for the treatment of glabellar frown lines with your qualified medical professional. You want to talk through every concern you have, until you feel comfortable.

Experienced and fully-trained physicians will be able to administer XEOMIN® to produce natural results for you.

What effect does complexing protein cause?

XEOMIN® is free from complexing proteins that may cause neutralizing antibodies to form and may cause treatment to fail4,5. According to an online survey conducted in Korea from a pool of 1000 females aged 15 and above, who have been receiving regular botulinum toxin treatments for at least 2 years, they reported a decline in effect. This decline in effect appears to be higher among those who have been receiving botulinum toxin treatments for more than 3 years6.

References:
1. XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) Product Information.
2. Frevert J. Cosmet Med 2013; 14.3:156-159
3. Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH, data on file.
4. Prager et al. Incobotulinumtoxin A onset and duration in glabellar lines. Clinical interventions in Aging 2013:8 1-8
5. Rappl T. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol 2013;6:211-219
6. Panel Marketing Interactive 2015. Report for understanding Botulinum Toxin resistance in Korea. March 2015. Merz Asia Pacific, Data on file