Frown lines form when facial expressions are made because the muscle under the skin contracts. As we age, these repeated expressions create lasting lines that are very difficult to get rid of but are very much part of aging.
Lately, I’ve been surprised to learn how many friends I have who treat frown lines with help of a dermatologist. I’ve been to cocktail parties and girls’ night outs where injectables are administered to martini-holding participants. Some people freely talk about it while others keep it on the down-low. It’s the new world we’re living in. Parenthood is exhausting and I get why cosmetic procedures are popular.
When you think you look good, you tend to feel good… and vice versa.
Note that I haven’t tried XEOMIN or any other injectables (I don’t have frown lines… yet), but here are some details you might be interested in.
- XEOMIN is a prescription drug that is FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults.
- Used by over 1 million people worldwide.
- A process that takes about 10 minutes.
- Effective with results lasting for up to 3-4 months. Results may vary.
- A treatment with minimal downtime… you can resume your day.
- Appropriate for men and women.
Like any other treatment, it’s important to educate yourself about XEOMIN and consult with a doctor to determine if you are a candidate. Please see important safety information below.
Cosmetic procedures typically aren’t covered by health insurance. Since I’m a fan of passing along savings, I’m happy to alert readers that XEOMIN can currently be experienced at a $100 patient savings.
With the holidays around the corner, looking good is likely on the minds of many, so the savings offer is rather timely.
To receive a $100 patient savings card, register at Xperienceprogram.com. You will receive the card within five business days of registering for the program. As soon as you receive your card, call to schedule an appointment with a practitioner, as the card expires 90 days after issue.
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XEOMIN® IMPORTANT CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION
Read the Medication Guide before you start receiving XEOMIN® and each time XEOMIN® is given to you as there may be new information. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more:
- Talk to your health care provider or pharmacist
- Visit www.xeominaesthetic.com to obtain the FDA-approved product labeling
- Call 1-866-862-1211
Uses XEOMIN® 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 adults for a short period of time (temporary).
XEOMIN® may cause serious side effects that can be life-threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems anytime (hours to a week) after treatment with XEOMIN®:
- People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe. These patients may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with XEOMIN®.
- Problems with swallowing, speaking, or breathing. These problems can happen hours to weeks after an injection of XEOMIN® if the muscles that you use to breathe and swallow become weak after the injection. Death can happen as a complication if you have severe problems with swallowing or breathing after treatment with XEOMIN®.
- Swallowing problems may last for several months. People who cannot swallow well may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving XEOMIN® have the highest risk of getting these problems.
- 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
These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car or do other dangerous activities.
Active Ingredient Purpose
incobotulinumtoxinA…………acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting
Do not use XEOMIN if you are allergic to XEOMIN® or any of the ingredients in XEOMIN®
(see the end of this Medication Guide for a list of ingredients in XEOMIN®), had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin products such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (MYOBLOC®), onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®, BOTOX® COSMETIC), or abobotulinumtoxinA (DYSPORT®) or have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Ask a doctor before use if you
- have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome)
- have allergies to any botulinum toxin product
- have had any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past
- have a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema
- have a history of swallowing problems or inhaling food or fluid into your lungs (aspiration)
- have bleeding problems
- have drooping eyelids
- have plans to have surgery
- have had surgery on your face
- are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if XEOMIN® can harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if XEOMIN® passes into breast milk.
XEOMIN is not recommended for use in children younger than 18 years of age.
Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received XEOMIN in the past.
Especially tell your doctor if you
- have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months
- have received injections of botulinum toxin such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (MYOBLOC®), onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®, BOTOX® COSMETIC) and abobotulinumtoxinA (DYSPORT®) in the past. Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received. The dose of XEOMIN® may be different from other botulinum toxin products that you have received.
- have recently received an antibiotic by injection
- take muscle relaxants
- take an allergy or cold medicine
- take a sleep medicine
- take a blood thinner medicine
Ask your doctor if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above.
Possible Side Effects
XEOMIN can cause serious side effects that can be life-threatening. See “Warnings.”
Headache was the most common side effect of XEOMIN for treatment of glabellar lines.
Other possible side effects include:
- dry mouth
- discomfort or pain at the injection site
- neck pain
- muscle weakness
- eye problems, including: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes. Reduced blinking can also occur. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have eye pain or irritation following treatment.
XEOMIN may cause other serious side effects including allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to XEOMIN® may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you get wheezing or asthma symptoms, or if you get dizzy or faint.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of XEOMIN®. For more information, talk to your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
- XEOMIN® is a shot (injection) that your doctor will give you.
- XEOMIN® is injected into your affected muscles.
- Your doctor may change your dose of XEOMIN® until you and your doctor find the best dose for you.
Inactive Ingredients human albumin and sucrose
Copyright © 2015 Merz North America, Inc. All rights reserved. XEOMIN is a registered trademark of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA. BOTOX is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. DYSPORT is a registered trademark of Ipsen Biopharm Limited Company. MYOBLOC is a registered trademark of Solstice Neurosciences, Inc.