What is Xeomin used for?
Xeomin is indicated for the cosmetic treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. It is often called “the new Botox” and works in the same manner as Botox.
It is FDA approved for cosmetic treatment of the glabellar region (forehead frown/scowl lines) but is commonly used in other areas of the face and neck.
What is the difference between Botox and Xeomin?
As above, Xeomin is considered a more pure form of neurotoxin. This is because there are no preservatives used to make it and it also does not have the surrounding protein complex that Botox has. Otherwise they are nearly the same medication and last the same amount of time for most people.
If I am resistant to Botox will Xeomin work for me?
Yes, Xeomin should work for you. To explain:
Since Xeomin does not contain the protein complex (which the body would react to and create immune cells to fight) there is no immune response and therefore no resistance can be formed to Xeomin.
Dysport contains the same protein molecule as Botox so in theory if you are resistant to Botox you could also form resistance to Dysport. See Botox 101 for a full explanation of resistance.
What are the ingredients in Xeomin?
Lyophilized powder containing botulinum toxin A, human albumin and sucrose (a sugar). There are no preservatives. This product is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Merz.
Does Xeomin hurt?
Most people find Xeomin injections to be very tolerable. The smallest of needles is used for injection and most people feel a tiny poke of the needle only in sensitive areas. If you have concerns about pain let your injector know.
Will people know I had Xeomin?
If done correctly the majority of people will not know. They will more likely notice that you look nice or look younger but will not be able to pinpoint exactly what is different.
How long does Xeomin last?
It can vary for each person and for the site injected but the average is 3 months. Areas with a lot of movement, like around the eyes and mouth, may only last 2 months. Whereas areas that move less, like the forehead, may last 3-4 months.
The more consistent the injections are done the longer it lasts as the muscle is weakened with each session.
What is a frozen face?
A “frozen face” is where someone has had injections all over their face and is unable to make normal facial expressions. We have seen this on the media but it is very rare for the average person that gets Xeomin.
Usually what we see on TV is a combination of plastic surgery, overdone dermal fillers and neurotoxin injections.
What are the bad side effects of Xeomin?
When used cosmetically in healthy people side effects are very mild but include pain at the injection site, redness, and bruising.
Moderate side effects such as: swelling, asymmetrical results, heavy brows, dropped brows, or a droopy eyelid are very rare but also possible.
An experienced injector will know how to avoid these side effects and the good news is that none are permanent, they wear off as the medication does.
Can Vegans get Xeomin?
Technically Xeomin, and all of the neurotoxins, are not vegan because of the human albumin. However, the albumin is from a donor that willingly donated blood products so it depends on the individuals personal or religious beliefs on whether this would be ok for them.
How much does Xeomin cost?
As with any medical or cosmetic procedure you are not just paying for the product but also the quality, expertise and technique of the injector.
The best price does not equal the best result and it can cost much more in the long run to have a poor result corrected than getting a great result from the start.
Pricing may also depend on the number of units you require and if you are having any other procedures done. Typically Xeomin at EMA starts at $11/unit.
Are payment plans available for Xeomin treatments?
Unfortunately with the COVID19 pandemic many of the financing companies stopped offering this option. However, we do offer discounted rates with our packaged options as well as when multiple procedures are booked together. Schedule a free consult below to chat with a provider about what would work best for you.