Xeomin is an injectable option for the treatment of hyperfunctional frown lines (the deep lines between the eyebrows).
Xeomin is similar to the well-known Botox and Dysport products that are provided as a series of small injections around the area of frown lines and wrinkles. By temporally blocking the signal between the nerve ending and the target muscle, Xeomin and the other neuromodulators relax the muscle and the skin lines in the affected area.
Differences Between Botox and Xeomin
There are subtle differences between Botox Cosmetic and Xeomin. However, these naturally occurring proteins have ‘presumably inactive” surrounding proteins which are stripped away and, thus, Xeomin represents the purified form of the active protein. In theory, this product would be less likely to produce ‘blocking antibodies” that could result, with repeated treatments, in an incomplete or no response to the drug. In practice, very few cosmetic surgery patients have ever developed blocking antibodies to any of the available neuromodulators – in other words, the theoretical advantage has demonstrated no clinical importance.
If you are considering an alternative to Botox or Dysport or you are a patient new to treatment of lines around the face, please contact our office for a consultation. Xeomin appears to be a suitable alternative to the two other products providing improvement in hyperfunctional facial lines.