Your Quick Guide to Xeomin
- Posted on: Jun 15 2015
Botox may be the queen of injectables, but its sister, Xeomin, should not be overlooked. In July 2011, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved the injectable for improving the appearance of the unattractive elevens between the brows.
So how does Xeomin compare to other muscle relaxants like Botox and Dysport? Xeomin differs in terms of its physical properties. It is often referred to as the naked injectable because it does not contain the additives found in the other muscle relaxers. This means that the risk of an allergic reaction following a Xeomin injection is extremely low. Like Botox, desired outcomes from Xeomin take about a week before they become fully noticeable and last from three to six months.
If you’ve been planning to have Xeomin for cosmetic use, be sure to tell your injector about any of the following:
- Whether you have received previous injectables such as Botox, Dysport, or fillers
- Whether you have received antibiotics via an injection
- Whether you have taken muscle relaxants for the past six months
- Whether you have taken blood thinners, sleep medications, and/or antihistamines for the past six months
Would you like to learn more about Xeomin and similar facial rejuvenation options? Schedule an appointment with us by calling 310.375.9595.