What is Xeomin?
Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.
Xeomin injection treats cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles), or muscle stiffness in the elbows, wrists, fingers, ankles, or toes.
Xeomin also treats certain eye muscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction.
Xeomin also treats chronic drooling (sialorrhea).
Xeomin also temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles (sometimes called “frown lines”) between the eyebrows.
How does Xeomin work?
It works by weakening the muscles of facial expression that insert onto the surface of the skin. Weakening the pull of these muscles on the skin causes the visible wrinkles to flatten out.
Spread of Effects from Toxin [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
Lack of Interchangeability between Botulinum Toxin Products [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
Dysphagia and Breathing Difficulties [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
Corneal Exposure, Corneal Ulceration, and Ectropion in Patients [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
Risk of Ptosis in Patients [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
Human Albumin and Transmission of Viral Diseases [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]
How long does Xeomin work?
Just like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin typically lasts anywhere from 3 to 4 months, but many users claim it starts to take effect much quicker than the alternatives, which take anywhere from a day to 10 days to kick in.
How long does Xeomin last?
The effects of the injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months. After repeat injections, it may take less and less time before your symptoms return, especially if your body develops antibodies to the botulinum toxin.
Do not seek botulinum toxin injections from more than one medical professional at a time. If you switch healthcare providers, be sure to tell your new provider how long it has been since your last botulinum toxin
How is Xeomin given?
Xeomin is injected into a muscle or into a gland. A healthcare provider will give you this injection once every 12 to 16 weeks. Injections should be at least 3 months apart.
Botulinum toxin injections should be given only by a trained medical professional,
Your injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition.
While receiving injections for eye muscle conditions, you may need to use eye drops, ointment, a special contact lens, or other devices to protect the surface of your eye. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
It may take up to 7 days after injection before neck muscle spasm symptoms begin to improve