What is Xeomin?
Johns Creek Dermatology is pleased to introduce Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) to their cosmetic dermatology options. Xeomin is a new botulinum toxin type A product recently approved by the FDA, which is similar to Botox and Dysport in treating lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows, but with a few important differences. Xeomin paralyzes wrinkles like other drugs in the wrinkle inhibitor category by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles, resulting in an inability of the targeted muscles to contract. As a result, the parallel lines between the eyebrows, and furrows on the forehead relax and the skin looks smoother.
How is Xeomin Different from Other Wrinkle Inhibitors?
The primary difference between Xeomin and the alternative wrinkle inhibitors Botox and Dysport is that there are no additives in the formulation of Xeomin, which may lessen the potential for a patient to develop antibodies to the product. The effects of Xeomin are more similar to Botox than Dysport, as the muscle relaxation results of the injections are not immediately noticeable. Typically the full effects are visible within one week. The lifespan of the effects of Xeomin range from three to six months.
Dr. Timani is highly skilled in injection techniques to achieve the muscle relaxation results you desire from Xeomin. Like other botulinum products, general side effects associated with Xeomin injections may include: bleeding and bruising at the injection site; and allergic reactions such as itching, swelling or shortness of breath.