BOTOX® COSMETIC (ONABOTULINUMTOXINA)
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide. Full Product Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide, has been provided to your doctor. Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide here.
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XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medication 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 brows 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 on your forehead between your brows.
IS XEOMIN® PROVEN?
XEOMIN® was proven effective in two randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 547 healthy adult patients. The average age of patients in the study was 46 years. Patients received 20 Units of XEOMIN® and were classified as responders if they had a 2-grade improvement on a 4-point scale as assessed by the physician and patient. Using this criteria, treatment success was higher with XEOMIN® than placebo on Day 30 in both studies (60% and 48% vs. 0% for placebo in both studies). Based on these trials, XEOMIN® received FDA approval for aesthetic use in 2011.
HOW DO I KNOW IF 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 the planned injection site. Please see full safety information here.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject XEOMIN® into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. No anesthesia is required; however, your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack 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 typically occurs at 30 days. The typical duration of effect is up to 3 months, but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.
WHAT TO KNOW
Injectable facial fillers reduce facial wrinkles and increase tissue volume. They provide a more youthful appearance, giving skin more fullness. You will notice fewer wrinkles and creases where the filler has been injected. Facial fillers can also improve the appearance of scars, making them much less noticeable.
The injectables are injected into facial tissue in order to smooth wrinkles or depressions. For example, many people use injectable dermal fillers in the lips to make them plumper and more voluminous, or to fill in depressions around the cheeks and lips.
One of the most popular facial inectables is Botox®, which treats three main areas, forehead frown lines (also known as “number 11”), crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Depending on what kind of filler you are having injected, there may be a few instructions you need to follow prior to the procedure. Our expert Angie Lorenzo, PA-C, will discuss any instructions before and after your procedure to ensure optimal results.
A Botox® injection requires no recovery time. You may see some minor bruising, which can easily be hidden with concealer. It will take two weeks to see the full effects of the treatment and the effect lasts three to six months. Over time, you may require fewer treatments because weaker muscles atrophy and require fewer injections.