Xeomin, the trade name for Incobotulinum A or IBTX-A, is manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals. The FDA approved this prescription medicine in 2011 for use by patients in the United States after clinical trials (reported in the “Journal of Neurological Sciences.” Dermatologists use this treatment similarly to Botox and Dysport, most commonly to treat frown lines, forehead lines and wrinkles, and crow’s feet (laugh or smile lines). The United States was the twentieth country to approve this treatment. Goodman Dermatology provides a full spectrum of medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment options to patients in search of beautiful, healthy skin.
What Are the Differences Between This Treatment and Botox or Dysport?
Unlike Dysport and Botox, Xeomin requires no refrigeration. Unlike these treatments, the IBTX-A formula contains no added proteins or additives that may trigger a response from the patient’s immune system. The presence of these antibodies may prevent Botox or Dysport from offering ideal results over time. Similar to other treatments, results from the procedure occur within days to about a week. Results last up to six months, so it’s comparable to other injectable therapies. Some research suggests Xeomin treatments last a little longer than others.
How Long Does This Procedure Take?
A licensed medical professional offers this in-office procedure. Most patients report the procedure takes just a few minutes from start to finish. The patient applies ice to the treatment area before, and immediately after, treatment. If he or she wears cosmetics, it’s best to wash the face before receiving injections. After the procedure is performed, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise.
Are There Side Effects To IBTX-A Treatments?
Similar to other injectable line softening and smoothing treatments, patients report swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site. On rare occasions, some patients have reported skin itch or headache. It’s important to discuss any potential risks or concerns about the treatment during a consult with Goodman Dermatology. After the procedure is performed, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise. Don’t lay down after a treatment, or massage the treatment area site or sites. Most patients bring along some cosmetic concealer to dab over the treatment area.
Each patient’s body chemistry is different, and cosmetic therapies aren’t one-size-fits all. Goodman Dermatology, located in Roswell, GA, evaluates and treats patients in and around the Greater Atlanta metro area, including Johns Creek, Cumming, Forsyth, Dawsonville, Alpharetta, Marietta, Woodstock, Canton, Northeast Cobb County, East Cobb and beyond. Call Dr. Marcus B. Goodman at (770) 754-0787 to arrange a consultation.