Xeomin is a prescription medication that contains botulinum toxin type A, which is a purified neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is used for both cosmetic and medical purposes.
In cosmetic applications, Xeomin is primarily used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. It is similar to other botulinum toxin products like Botox and Dysport. Xeomin works by temporarily blocking nerve signals that cause muscle contractions. This muscle relaxation helps to smooth out and diminish the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines, which are formed due to repeated muscle contractions.
Xeomin is administered through injections and is typically performed by healthcare professionals in an office setting. The treatment is minimally invasive and relatively quick, with little to no downtime. Patients can usually return to their daily activities shortly after the procedure. The effects of Xeomin are temporary, and the results generally last for several months. To maintain the desired benefits, follow-up treatments are necessary