What is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, is a prescription medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.
XEOMIN® contains botulinum toxin type A, a naturally occurring protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
How does XEOMIN® work?
When you squint or frown the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines.
Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN® acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting so forcefully. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the lines on your forehead between your brows.
Is XEOMIN® proven?
XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, was proven effective in two randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 547 healthy, adult patients. The average age of patients in the study was 46 years. Patients received 20 Units of XEOMIN® and were classified as responders if they had a 2-grade improvement on a 4-point scale as assessed by the physician and patient. Using these criteria, treatment success was higher with XEOMIN® received FDA approval for aesthetic use in 2011.
What should I tell my doctor before treatment?
Before receiving treatment with XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, you should tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including whether you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves, have allergies to any botulinum toxin product, or have experienced any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past.
In addition, tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Especially tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months or in the past. Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product(s) you received and when your received them.
What can I expect during treatment?
Visible results have been proven to last up to 4 months. Your results may vary. During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for an injection, for intramuscular use, into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
When can I expect to see results?
In clinical trials, some patients observed visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect occurred at 30 days. The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
What are the possible side effects of XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, may cause serious side effects, including allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction 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.