What is XOEMIN®?

XEOMIN® for injection, for intramuscular use, is a prescription medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

How does it work?

When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, using 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 on your forehead between your brows.

How do I know if XEOMIN® is right for me?

If you are an adult with moderate to severe frown lines, XEOMIN® may be right for you.  Talk with us to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment.  

What can I expect during treatment?

During treatment, this usually takes about 20 minutes; Dr. McCann will inject XEOMIN® for injection, for intramuscular use, into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows.  No anesthesia is required; however, a topical anesthetic or cold pack may be used to reduce any discomfort.

When can I expect to see results?

In clinical trials, some patients observed visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week.  The maximum effect occurred at 30 days.  The typical duration of effect was up to 3 months in clinical trials but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
Please see the medication guide for a complete discussion of the risks and benefits of treatment.