All about Xeomin

Everyone’s heard of Botox®, but Xeomin is not as widely known. However, with many individuals, Xeomin is even more popular. This is because of several reasons. First of all, Xeomin works very similarly to Botox. That is to say, Xeomin is botulinum toxin type A and treats facial wrinkles (including the vertical lines between the brows, crow’s feet at the eyes, and horizontal forehead lines) by blocking the signals from nerves to muscles. However, Xeomin is a purified form of the neurotoxin. This means that it’s manufactured without foreign accessory proteins that are unnecessary to its function. 

How is this an advantage?

  • Xeomin can achieve the same results that Botox gets — only without unneeded additives
  • Xeomin’s lack of additives means that patients won’t build up a tolerance to it
  • Xeomin’s purified state means that it may be an ideal choice for those who have grown desensitized to Botox

A standard of safety

  • Dr. Halaas uses extensive pre-op preparation to minimize recovery and improve results
  • Dr. Halaas uses the most advanced IntraOp® tools
  • Dr. Halaas uses the latest (but proven) safe techniques
  • Dr. Halaas became an AAAASF OR inspector to develop knowledge of all standards
  • Dr. Halaas Adheres to the entire concept of Science & Beauty, from start to finish

I have been coming here for years. I always leave feeling brand new!

Debra C.

Xeomin treatment details

Xeomin is administered in quick, convenient treatment sessions. You may have numbing cream if you prefer, but most patients find it unnecessary. You will be able to go back to your regular day immediately after your appointment. The product is injected with a fine needle directly into the target muscles. Avoiding aspirin, fish oil, and vitamin E supplements, NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin), and alcohol a week before treatment will greatly reduce the risk of bruising.

Side effects and results

After your treatment, it’s important to avoid touching your face, intense activity, and lying down for 4-6 hours. Side effects are rare, but may include drooping of the eyelid, muscle weakness, headache, nausea, redness, dry eyes or dry mouth, visual impairment, development of a cold, injection site pain, and/or neck pain. Results may take 7-10 days to become apparent, and can last for up to six months.

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