XEOMIN® (Oncobotulinumtoxin A) contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. (ontabotulinumtoxin A) is an injectable that paralyzes or relaxes the muscles of the facial expression. Xeomin works by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a molecule responsible for muscle contraction. This will give a temporary improvement to the wrinkles of moderate to severe crow’s feet, frown lines between the eyebrows and forehead lines 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 of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in XEOMIN®– prevents muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN® can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows, crow’s feet and forehead lines.
When can I expect to see results?
You may begin to see visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The typical duration of effect was up to 3- 4 months in clinical trials but may last longer in some individuals.
What are the most common side effects?
Possible Side effects include bleeding, bruising, infection and possible travel of Xeomin to unintended adjacent muscles. Eyelid drooping also has been reported if Xeomin is being injected too close to the eye. Other possible side effects include, discomfort or pain at the injection site. Dr. Banki will be happy to further discuss these side effects with you.