XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
How does XEOMIN work?
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some elasticity, these repeated contractions 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. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.
Is XEOMIN FDA-Approved?
XEOMIN® was proven effective in two randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 547 healthy, adult patients. Based on these trials, XEOMIN® received FDA approval for use in glabellar lines in 2011.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Treatments take 10 to 20 minutes. Your doctor will inject XEOMIN into your forehead muscles. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.
When will I see Results?
You may see visible smoothing as soon as 3 to 4 days after your treatment.
What are XEOMIN’s side effects?
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.
Headache was the most common side effect in clinical trials.
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.