Xeomin® is a safe treatment which has been FDA-cleared to treat the wrinkles or frown lines between the eyebrows. It is very similar to the product Botox® Cosmetic. Xeomin® is a natural purified protein that is used to relax the muscles that cause frown lines and wrinkles. It is often used to treat other anatomic regions of wrinkling on the face.

Dr. Sparano takes a combined artistic and scientific approach to his injections, so that based on each patient's unique facial anatomy and function, he can help his patients achieve the refreshed appearance they're seeking. There is no reason a face should appear unnatural following a Xeomin® injection.


How does Xeomin® work?
Xeomin® has the active agent incobotulinum toxin that functions as an inhibitor of neuromuscular communication. Specifically, it blocks the signals transmitted from nerve endings to their very specific muscle fibers. The agent is effective and has a well-established safety profile.

Who is a good candidate of Xeomin®?
Any patient interested in reducing the wrinkles associated with dynamic function is a great candidate for this treatment. Xeomin® is most often used aesthetically to treat the vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows, the deep wrinkles of the forehead, and the “crow’s feet” wrinkles near the eyes. The wrinkles around the nose, lips, and neck can also be treated. Patients are generally satisfied with a refreshed and less “harsh” appearance.

When will I see the results and how long do results last?
Results generally begin to become evident in 3-4 days. The effects continue to develop over the first 2 weeks and then remain the same for the next 3-4 months. Some patients have reported results for as long as 6 months.

Where are the injections performed?
The injections are always performed by Dr. Sparano, in his procedure room. The time required for injection is generally less than 10 minutes, but Dr. Sparano carefully plans his injections and discusses post-treatment care with his patients.

Is the injection session painful?
There is a minimal amount of pain with the injection of Xeomin® and Dr. Sparano uses of the smallest needles made. No anesthesia is required for the injections.

Is Xeomin® the same as a facial filler?
Xeomin® and facial fillers are very different from one another. As described above, Xeomin® functions to relax muscles that cause wrinkles. Facial fillers function to fill deep furrows, folds, or wrinkles, and can be used to augment certain parts of the face.

Is there downtime after a Xeomin® injection?
There is no real downtime after an injection and patients can generally resume their normal daily activities. We generally recommend that patients remain in an upright position and refrain from exercise over the 4-6 hours following injection.