XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. XEOMIN contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
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 – acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.
How do I know XEOMIN is right for me?
If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines, XEOMIN may be right for you. Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment. Do not take XEOMIN if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in XEOMIN. You should also not take XEOMIN if you have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at injection site.
What can I expect during treatment?
During treatment, which usually takes 10-20 minutes, you will be injected with XEOMIN into the muscles in your forehead that cause lines between your eyebrows. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort.