Deep feelings on my fave injection for frown lines, Xeomin, and a savings offer.
Injectables are always a hot topic since they’re one of the few non-surgical ways to get really serious results. I should know— I’ve been a Xeomin fan since the beginning of 2015. You’re likely wondering what the heck Xeomin is (and how to say it), so let me explain.
Xeomin is pronounced zee-oh-min and is the in the same family as Botox and Dysport. Basically, if you have lines in that wrinkle-prone area between your eyebrows (also known as glabellar frown lines), this stuff is incredible. Xeomin is a prescription drug that is FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adults (so, me… and possibly you). I first got turned onto it by a plastic surgeon friend of mine who said it was his preferred option. He injected a small amount into my 11’s area (the area right between the eyebrows that make you look angry or extremely confused), and within days my gradually-worsening age lines were hardly noticeable. Of course, individual results may vary. Be sure to talk to your doctor to find out if its right for you. Xeomin, like Botox and Dysport, has safety warnings that you should be aware of (see below for more information).
I’m only 31 right now, but the effects of late nights with my young children and sun exposure in my South Florida childhood have started to add up, and those creases between my eyebrows were the absolute pits when it came to wearing makeup— they’d just collect the liquids, powders, and just about whatever else I’d use until I addressed the problem with Xeomin.
One of the reasons I love it is because it’s a purified neurotoxin. Think about what that means, especially when you’re injecting things into your face.
And, because I love you all so < drumroll please >, I have embedded a $100 savings offer for Xeomin at the top this post for you to use the next time you head to your doctor for your beloved frown line injections.
Feel free to pass this post and savings offer around, because I think well done injections = good karma.[fanmob id=”4912bfd3-71d9-40bf-9a64-d76387cda7f7″]
*I have been compensated for discussing Xeomin.
XEOMIN® IMPORTANT CONSUMER SAFETY INFORMATION
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 week) after treatment 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®.
– 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®.
Indication & Usage
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).
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION (CONTINUED)
– 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:
o loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body
o double vision
o blurred vision and drooping eyelids
o hoarseness or change or loss of voice
o trouble saying words clearly
o loss of bladder control
o trouble breathing
o trouble swallowing
These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car or do other dangerous activities.
Active Ingredient: incobotulinumtoxinA
Purpose: 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
– 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
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-
– 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
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
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.