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Xeomin: An Innovative Drug for Rejuvenating Injections

For years, people have grappled with botulinum toxin, the "mysterious molecule of the century" responsible for thousands of deaths. The outcome of this struggle was the creation of the renowned Botox—the first element in the sought-after formula of beauty. Neurotoxin transformed from a foe into an ally, now standing guard over human youth. For a long time, Botox had no equivalents due to the complex and costly synthesis of the substance. However, advancements in botulinum toxin research and an improved understanding of its mechanism of action led to the development of Xeomin, an innovative formula.  

Xeomin: A History of Creation
Invented by biology professor Jürgen Frevert, head of the German pharmaceutical giant Merz Pharma, Xeomin entered mass production in 2001. It quickly gained popularity among professional cosmetologists and grateful clients. Xeomin has been certified in all European countries and has been in active use in Russia since 2008. Its demand remains consistently high. Xeomin belongs to second-generation drugs, featuring a highly purified type A toxin-free from foreign proteins. This purification reduces the risk of side effects such as allergic reactions or insensitivity due to antibody development after multiple injections. Consequently, Xeomin is known for its safety, efficacy, and sensitivity, with minimal severe side effects. Today, both patients and doctors increasingly prefer Xeomin as a reliable alternative to Botox.  
Mechanism and Duration of Action
The active ingredient in Xeomin is botulinum toxin type A. Immediately after injection, it binds to the nerve cell membrane, blocking the protein responsible for releasing acetylcholine (the substance that transmits nerve impulses to muscle tissue, causing contractions). This localized paralysis relaxes the skin, smoothing out wrinkles. After three to six months, nerve endings naturally regenerate, resuming impulse transmission and returning everything to its original state. Thus, Xeomin beauty injections need to be repeated. When performed by a qualified doctor in an aesthetic medicine clinic, the procedure is completely safe, painless, and requires no rehabilitation period. You can visit the cosmetologist during a break, remove wrinkles, and return to your daily activities within half an hour without any visible traces of injections. The therapeutic effect of Xeomin becomes noticeable 2-3 days after administration, peaking at 8-10 days. The effect gradually diminishes as muscle function is restored, and wrinkles reappear.  
Application Areas
Xeomin is traditionally used to correct mimic and age-related wrinkles on the face and neck:
  • Forehead and Brow Area: Eliminates vertical and horizontal forehead wrinkles and transverse folds between the eyebrows caused by the procerus muscle. Injections are performed no closer than 2 cm from the eyebrow line to avoid drooping.
  • Eye Area: The most popular application, addressing "crow's feet" caused by the orbicularis oculi muscle. The client is asked to smile to detect and treat these wrinkles effectively.
  • Nasolabial Folds: Corrects wrinkles from the nose to the lips, which can age a person significantly. Xeomin injections in the orbicular muscle of the mouth can be an alternative to fillers, particularly around the nose wings and upper lip muscles.
  • Neck: Treats vertical and horizontal neck wrinkles, although horizontal wrinkles ("necklace") may require additional methods for optimal results.
Contraindications and Possible Complications
Xeomin's purified formula minimizes side effects. Lower dosages compared to Botox or Dysport reduce local reactions like hematomas, swelling, redness, and itching. However, complications can arise if the patient has contraindications, including:
  • Neurological pathologies, especially muscle weakness.
  • Chronic diseases in the acute stage.
  • Dermatological issues at the injection site.
  • Benign and malignant tumors.
  • Personal intolerance to the drug components.
  • Psychological disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, epilepsy).
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Xeomin is also not recommended for patients with cardiovascular, autoimmune, and hematological conditions. A cosmetologist may assess the possibility of the procedure based on the patient's medical history and current condition. Complications from medical errors, such as an overdose or incorrect injection technique, can include hematomas, itching, redness, eyelid drooping, skin sagging, headaches, and temperature increases. Therefore, it is crucial to perform the procedure in a reputable clinic using original drugs and certified professionals.  
Benefits of Xeomin Beauty Injections
Xeomin botulinum toxin therapy is effective and offers several advantages over other injection programs:
  • Painless: Ultra-thin needles cause minimal discomfort, with local anesthesia available for sensitive patients.
  • No Rehabilitation Period: No prior preparation or recovery is needed.
  • Low Risk of Complications: Only a 1% complication rate.
  • Effective Results: Noticeable within 1-2 days after the procedure.
  • No "Mask" Effect: Muscle mobility and sensitivity are preserved.
Xeomin injections are a popular method to quickly eliminate facial wrinkles for up to six months with minimal contraindications and no complications. To schedule a procedure, call us at 09 535 1074