The Smart Toxin
“We believe the purity and performance of the product matter. That’s why we take the time to double filter our smart toxin with a proprietary XTRACT Technology™ process.”
Treatment After Treatment*
“Our unique formula removes unnecessary proteins so the active ingredient contains only what is needed to smooth frown lines, treatment after treatment.* Time is on your side, and so are we.”
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FDA Approved. Clinically Proven.
Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins, such as Xeomin, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so frown lines are softened.
State-of-the-art manufacturing process:
Xeomin® undergoes a cutting-edge manufacturing process known as XTRACT Technology™, employing dual filtration stages to isolate the therapeutic element of the molecule while eliminating complex or extraneous proteins that do not actively contribute to treatment. Xeomin® stands as a neurotoxin subjected to a double filtration process. Comparative studies assessing the immunogenicity risk associated with the presence or absence of these complex or extraneous proteins have not yet been conducted.
What is Xeomin?
“Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is an FDA-approved prescription medicine administered via injections into muscles. It is utilized to temporarily enhance the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines situated between the eyebrows (known as glabellar lines) in adult patients. Xeomin® comprises botulinum toxin type A, a refined protein derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.
How does it work?
“When facial expressions like squinting or frowning occur, the muscles between the eyebrows tighten, leading to the formation of creases and lines on the skin. As the skin naturally ages and elasticity diminishes, these repetitive muscle contractions can result in lasting frown lines. Xeomin® contains botulinum toxin type A as its active component, which works on nerve endings within muscles to impede their contractions. Through this mechanism, Xeomin® can temporarily diminish the appearance of lines located between the eyebrows by lessening these muscle contractions.”
Is Xeomin proven?
Xeomin® demonstrated its effectiveness through rigorous evaluation in two separate randomized, double-blind, multicenter, and placebo-controlled clinical trials involving 547 healthy adult participants. These trials included patients with an average age of 46 years. During the trials, patients were administered 20 Units of Xeomin® and were considered responders if they exhibited a 2-grade improvement on a 4-point scale, as evaluated by both the physician and the patient themselves. As per these criteria, the efficacy of Xeomin® surpassed that of the placebo, with higher treatment success rates observed on Day 30 in both studies (60% and 48% versus 0% for the placebo in both trials). These compelling trial results led to FDA approval for Xeomin® in treating glabellar lines, granted in 2011.
What is the treatment like?
Typically lasting approximately 10-20 minutes, the treatment involves your provider administering Xeomin® injections directly into the specific forehead muscles responsible for the formation of frown lines between your eyebrows.
When can I expect to see results?
Visible smoothing can potentially start becoming noticeable within 3-4 days following the injection. Typically, the median onset of the effect was observed in less than a week, while the maximum impact was evident by day 30. During clinical trials, the usual duration of effect lasted up to 3 months; however, individual patient experiences may vary, with effects potentially lasting notably longer or shorter.
What are the most common side-effects?
Xeomin® has the potential to lead to severe side effects, such as allergic reactions. Signs of an allergic response to Xeomin® may encompass itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness, or a feeling of faintness. If you experience wheezing, encounter other asthma symptoms, or feel dizzy or faint, promptly inform your doctor or seek immediate medical attention.
In clinical trials focusing on the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows, the most frequently reported side effect was a headache. Additionally, Xeomin® might induce muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids, appearing within hours to weeks after administration. If any of these occur, refrain from driving, operating machinery, or engaging in hazardous activities. Notify your doctor of any side effects that persist or trouble you. This list does not cover all possible side effects of Xeomin®. For further details, refer to the complete Prescribing Information, which includes the Medication Guide, or consult your doctor.”
Concerned with looking plastic or overdone?
Many individuals considering in-office treatments for moderate to severe frown lines often worry about appearing unnatural or overly enhanced.* It’s crucial to have a conversation with a licensed and skilled healthcare professional. There are measures to enhance your comfort during this process. Begin by engaging in a thorough discussion with your provider, addressing all your concerns until you feel reassured. Your experienced provider, knowledgeable in facial anatomy, can guide you towards suitable options. Neurotoxin injections, a type of prescription medication extensively studied for their effectiveness, are commonly used for treating moderate to severe frown lines. Ensure you request an FDA-approved product like Xeomin®. Please note, outcomes may differ for each individual.
*Note: The phrase “appearing unnatural or overly enhanced” is intended to capture the concern about looking plastic or overdone.
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