Why Xeomin® at Clique Clinic?
Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA), also known as Bocouture® in Europe, is an anti-wrinkle injection clinically proven to temporarily treat moderate-to-severe wrinkles and lines on the face.
Just like Botox® and Dysport®, Xeomin® is neuromodulator or botulinum toxin type A approved to relax muscles and smoothens wrinkles.
However, Xeomin is distinct from other neuromodulators, as it is the ONLY one free from complexing proteins, leaving only the purified neurotoxin as the active ingredient.
Some studies had shown that complexing protein plays an important role in BoNT-A resistance1. BoNT-A resistance means that the patient has reduced response or stops responding to the BoNT-A treatment after a few treaments.
Xeomin is the most pure form of the neurotoxin, with ZERO complexing protein.
How does Xeomin work?
Like all neuromodulators, Xeomin works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscles begin to relax, and that makes the wrinkles and facial creases less visible.
There have been increasing cases of botulinum toxin resistance in Malaysia. Xeomin, having ZERO complexing protein, could help prevent that from happening.
How long does Xeomin last?
Xeomin treatment normally lasts about 3-6 months. The effect of Xeomin fades at different rates in everybody and is affected by lifestyle and the body condition (genetics, metabolism) at that particular time.
What are the common areas for treatment?
Xeomin is most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), and frown lines (between the eyes). It can be used to slim the face (V-shape face), reduce pores and oil production, and reduce gummy smile.
Permanent deep wrinkles on the face caused by sun damage, gravity and scars will not respond to Xeomin alone. In this scenario, other skin treatements like Ultherapy, Sylfirm X, TempSure, Fillers, Biostimulators and Lasers would need to be combined to obtain the best treatment outcome.
Can Xeomin be used on Men?
Men generally have stronger facial muscles ended up with strong forehead creases and frowning lines and it is best treated with Xeomin or other neuromodulators.
A few wrinkles are fine, but too many can make a man appear much older than he truly is. Premature wrinkles and lines can make a person look haggard, exhausted, and unwell. It can make a man feel self-conscious about his appearance.
Xeomin can erase signs of aging, thereby boosting confidence and mood.
When you squint or frown, the muscles between your eyebrows contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Over time, as your skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, these repeated contractions can cause persistent frown lines. Botulinum toxin type A – the active ingredient in Xeomin – acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, Xeomin can temporarily reduce the lines between your eyebrows.
Xeomin was proven effective in two randomised, double-blind, multicentre, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 547 healthy, adult patients. Based on these trials, Xeomin received FDA approval for use in glabellar lines in 2011.
If you have wrinkles that are making you look old or sad, or it is affecting your self esteem, you can consider Xeomin treatments.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to Xeomin may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint.
Treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows can sometimes cause headache.
Looking plastic or overdone is a common concern among individuals considering aesthetic treatment. Our medical aesthetic doctors, who are experienced in facial anatomy, can determine the right options for you.