WHAT ARE XEOMIN® INJECTIONS

Xeomin is a neuromodulator that is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A with no added additives or proteins. This offers a minimally invasive option that produces fast and long-lasting results to help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles and give a rejuvenated look. Xeomin has been proven by the FDA to be effective and safe to use.

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HOW LONG DO XEOMIN® INJECTIONS LAST?

Many people who undergo a Xeomin procedure will notice results in two weeks, and these results can last an average of 3-4 months. However, because the botulinum’s results do eventually fade, it is necessary to repeat treatments if you are interested in maintaining your desired results.

WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • Allergy to albumin or any other ingredients in product

  • Neuromuscular disorders (ex: Myasthenia gravis, ALS)

  • Gross motor weakness (ex: Bell palsy)

  • Actively undergoing chemotherapy

  • Active infection at injection site

  • Keloid scarring

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR TREATMENT?

  • Avoid skin therapies and treatments that could irritate and affect the integrity of the skin. Skin must be fully recovered before treatment.

  • No prolonged, direct sun exposure (more than 20 min) or use of tanning beds 2-3 days prior to treatment

  • Discontinue use of topicals that could irritate and affect the integrity of the skin 2-3 days prior to treatment (ex: retinoids and acids)

  • If you have a history of herpes or cold sores, take your antiviral prescription to minimize the risk of an outbreak.

  • 24 hours prior to treatment, avoid use of agents that can thin the blood such as alcohol, NSAIDs, certain vitamins and medications, etc to decrease the chance of bruising.

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment.

  • Notify the clinic and provider of any/all changes to health history or medications prior to treatment, if different from intake form or last appointment.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING AND AFTER TREATMENT?

  • Pinching sensation at injection site

  • Potential “heavy” feeling to the treated muscle (will resolve after a few days).

  • “Bug bite” appearance at injection site (will resolve within 20 minutes to 2 days).

  • Small bruising at injection site, especially if on blood thinning medication or recent NSAIDS/ASA use

  • It can take up to 3 days to start seeing improvements and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and up to 12 days to see final results.

  • Common side effects can include headache and flu-like symptoms.

WHAT ARE THE AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS?

  • Contract and release the treated muscles every couple minutes to help disperse medication into muscle evenly for the first 2-3 hours.

  • Do not lie flat for at least 4 hours.

  • Avoid massaging/applying pressure/touching treated areas for 24 hours.

  • Avoid excessive heat/sweating for 24 hours.

  • Avoid excessive alcohol or any other agent that could thin the blood for 24 hours.

  • Avoid irritating products such as tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc. for 72 hours

  • It is OK to use make-up post procedure. Make sure to wash hands and applicators and apply gently over treated areas.