First there was Botox, then there was Dysport and now there is Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA). This new botulinum toxin type A product is used to treat severe frown lines or “11’s” between the eyebrows. Xeomin is manufactured by Merz Pharmaceuticals in Germany. Like Botox, Xeomin works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles. As a result, the targeted muscle cannot contract.

Xeomin and Botox have a lot in common, but they also have some important differences. Xeomin is “naked” there are no additives-just botulinum toxin type A. This may lessen a Clients likelihood of developing antibodies to Xeomin. When our body senses a foreign invader, it responds by creating antibodies. If this were to occur with a neurotoxin such as botulinum toxin type A, it may not have its desired effect.

Potential advantages of Xeomin.

Deep wrinkles and skin folds can create an angry, upset or sad appearance and these negative expressions can lead to disadvantages and discrimination both socially and in the workplace.

Relaxing facial muscles with Xeomin to smooth negative expressions, results in a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Research indicates that the majority of those who undertake cosmetic procedures experience an improvement in self esteem. However it is essential that individuals have realistic expectations when choosing to undergo anti wrinkle treatments.

Is Xeomin suitable for me?

There are some conditions (including other medicines you may take to treat these conditions) that may render you unsuitable for these injections; therefore you will need to provide comprehensive information on your medical history to our Doctor.

How soon can I see results?

The onset of improvement varies between individuals. The treatment effect can appear as early as a few days or may take about 2 weeks.

How long does the effect of treatment last?

Individual results vary but in general may last about 3 to 4 months.


Xeomin is a Prescription Medicine containing 50, 100 LD50 Units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of frown lines on the forehead and around the eyes in adults. It should be adnimistered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Xeomin treatment lasts about four months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Cautions: Generalised disorders of muscle activity; infection or inflammation at the proposed injection sites, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects: headache, pain, swelling or infection at injection site, local muscle weekness, including drooping eye lids, lack of feeling & nausea. Discuss with your specialist if Xeomin is right for you. For more information or for a copy of CMI please contacr the NZ distributor: NZMS Ltd: 2a Fisher Crescent, Mt Wellington.

NeoDerma Medical use Xeomin as well as Botox to treat frown lines, laughter lines around the eyes and horizontal lines across the forehead.