Soraya Sabetian R.N. Performing Botulinum A Injections for a patient at her clinic in Auckland.

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Process

Xeomin® is made through a unique precision manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component of the molecule and removes the accessory proteins that don’t play an active role in treatment. Xeomin® is a highly purified neurotoxin.

Studies have not been performed to determine whether the presence or absence of accessory proteins has a long-term effect on safety or efficacy.

How It Works

When you squint or frown, the muscles contract causing the skin to furrow and fold. Gradually, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent upper facial lines.

Neurotoxins, such as Xeomin®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so frown lines are softened. IncobotulinumtoxinA is the active ingredient in XEOMIN®. It acts on the nerve endings in muscle tissue to reduce the ability  of the muscle to contract.

What is involved in a Xeomin® Treatment?

Pre Treatment

A full medical history will be taken prior to your procedure and you will have an opportunity to discuss the treatment in full with your Cosmetic Nurse. You will need to complete a consent form before treatment.

Treatment

Minute doses of Xeomin® is injected directly into the muscles which cause the dynamic facial wrinkles.

Aim

The treatment with Xeomin® aims to produce relaxation in the targeted facial muscles in order to smooth lines of the skin. Onset of relaxation within 4 to 14 days with the average time being 7 days. The effects lasts approximately 3-6 months, but will elongate with subsequent injections. Continuing for 5 to 10 years will have the effect of delaying the ageing process for many years to come.

After Care
  • Don’t rub the treated area for 12 hours.
  • Don’t lie down for 4 hours after the treatment.  Avoid tilting your head for the same period.
  • Actively use your facial muscles as much as possible in the first hour after treatment.
  • If you think you have suffered from an adverse reaction to treatment, contact your Cosmetic Nurse immediately.
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Caution

Do not have treatment if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or seek medical advice if you have a neurological condition that presents as a weakness.

Cautions: Generalised disorders of muscle activity; Infection or inflammation at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin is right for you.

 

 

Cost

Cost is dependent on quantity of Xeomin® used, which varies for different areas. Price is based on a per unit basis. Total cost will be advised and agreed on the consent form prior to treatment being carried out. Remember this is an investment in your future and you will need to continue having treatment in the coming years to enhance and maintain the effect. It is best to consider an annual budget and discuss this with your Cosmetic Nurse Injector. Having said this if you decide to stop at any stage there is no compulsion and you will still be able to restart at a later date if you wish.

XEOMIN® is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 LD50 Units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines on the forehead in adults. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomin treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary.

Cautions: Generalised disorders of muscle activity; Infection or inflammation at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. You will need to pay for this medicine. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin is right for you.

For more information or for a copy of CMI please contact the distributor:
MERZ AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. Level 3, 244 Coward St. Mascot NSW, 2020 Sydney Australia Tel: +61 2 8076 8120.