Xeomin has recently been approved by the FDA for use in the treatment of severe frown lines. Incobotulinumtoxin A or Xeomin works much like Botox and Dysport, which are similar injectable toxins. Xeomin makes facial wrinkles less noticeable by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles that form these wrinkles and fine lines. This prevents the contraction of that targeted muscle and makes the fine lines and wrinkles appear not as noticeable.
An advantage to Xeomin is that it does not contain any additives, which reduces the chances of a patient developing antibodies to it.
Now approved in 20 countries for use, Xeomin is injected directly into the treatment site with a very fine needle. Though it is not a painful treatment, a topical numbing cream may be used to increase comfort. It is important to visit an experienced doctor for your treatment, since Botox, Xeomin and Dysport must not be used interchangeably.
Xeomin treatment only takes about 15 minutes. Depending on the degree of your lines and wrinkles, 2 to 5 injections may be required for the treatment site.