Are you looking for an effective clinical treatment to reverse visible facial aging? Meet Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA), an FDA-approved smart toxin with a double-filtered formula that removes unnecessary proteins for a streamlined solution to the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Our dermatologist in Gainesville with Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center offers Xeomin® for enhancing patients’ facial appearance, improving the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines, and creating balance among facial features. Contact us today to learn more about our available cosmetic filler options and to schedule an appointment with our Gainesville dermatologists!
What Is Xeomin®?
Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription dermal filler injected into the facial muscles to temporarily improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Each Xeomin® injection contains botulinum toxin type A, which is a purified protein derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. As with Dysport® and BOTOX®, Xeomin® is a type of botulinum toxin type A approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat wrinkles, such as the “11” lines between the eyebrows, as well as frown lines.
Xeomin® blocks the signs from nerves to muscles, causing the muscles to relax and smooth out. Xeomin® uses a purified form of neurotoxin, removing accessory proteins from the active ingredient. In addition to improving the appearance of glabellar lines, Xeomin® may also be used to treat excessive salivation and abnormal muscle contractions of the neck, eyelids, and limbs. For more information about Xeomin®, contact our dermatology practice.
How Does Xeomin® Work?
Xeomin® works similarly to BOTOX®, using the same mechanism (botulinum toxin type A), which blocks signals between the nerves and muscles, allowing the treated muscles to relax and, subsequently, the wrinkles to smooth out and reduce visible prominence. When we squint or frown, the muscles between our eyebrows contract, which causes our surrounding skin to fold and furrow. Over time, and as our skin ages, it loses some of its elasticity and resilience. These repeated facial contractions can result in persistent frown lines and wrinkles.
The active ingredient in Xeomin®, botulinum toxin type A, acts on nerve endings in the injected muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, Xeomin® temporarily reduces the lines between the eyebrows. Contact Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center to learn more about Xeomin® and for additional Xeomin® before and after photos and information.
Xeomin® Vs. BOTOX®
The primary ingredient in both Xeomin® and BOTOX® is a botulinum toxin type A, which treats glabellar lines, frown lines, or the “11” lines between the eyebrows. Xeomin® and BOTOX® work using the same mechanism, which blocks signals from nerves to muscles, prevents the muscles from contracting, and allows wrinkles to smooth out. The primary difference between Xeomin® and BOTOX® is that BOTOX® is formulated with an accompanying, inactive protein, while Xeomin® is not formulated with any additives.
Xeomin® is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A, and it's manufactured in such a way that it removes accessory proteins from the active ingredient. Thus, the active ingredient contains only what is required to smooth frown lines with every injection, every time! Additional or accessory proteins are not necessary to the function of the injectable, making Xeomin® an excellent choice for patients seeking real clinical results, with the most streamlined formula available on the market. To determine the best type of filler for your needs, schedule an appointment!