What is Xeomin
XEOMIN is a prescription medicine injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary). It is not known if injection is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
This injection is also an effective prescription medicine that has been available since 2005, to treat pain in the head and neck pain symptoms that occur during Cervical Dystonia. It is also used to treat muscle spasms in the eyelid which is otherwise known as Blepharospasm. The Blepharospasm is usually a side effect of Botox.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Xeomin for sale. (incobotulinumtoxinA; Merz Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of chronic sialorrhea in patients aged 2 years and older.
How does Xeomin Work
Xeomin works by weakening the muscles of facial expression that insert onto the surface of the skin. Weakening the pull of these muscles on the skin causes the visible wrinkles to flatten out.
Once injected into the muscles, it starts to inhibit acetylcholine from being released. It is this chemical that makes fibers in the muscle contract, so without acetylcholine, muscles will contract less, resulting in fewer spasms and discomfort to the individual.
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Xeomin Vs Botox
Benefits of XEOMIN anti-wrinkle injection:
It is injected into muscles and used to:
- treat increased muscle stiffness in the arm because of upper limb spasticity in adults.
- treat increased muscle stiffness in the arm in children 2 to 17 years of age with upper limb spasticity, excluding spasticity caused by cerebral palsy.
- treat the abnormal head position and neck pain with cervical dystonia (CD) in adults.
- treat abnormal spasms of the eyelids (blepharospasm) in adults.
It is not known if this injection is safe and effective in children younger than:
- 2 years of age for the treatment of chronic sialorrhea
- 2 years of age for the treatment of upper limb spasticity
- 18 years of age for the treatment of glabellar frown lines, cervical dystonia or blepharospasm
Spread of toxin effects:
In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. The symptoms of botulism include loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.