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This website is for those patients who have been prescribed XEOMIN® COSMETIC™.

What is XEOMIN COSMETIC? Back to Top

XEOMIN COSMETIC is a wrinkle relaxing injectable medication also called a neuromodulator.

It is approved by Health Canada to temporarily improve the appearance of the frown lines1. XEOMIN COSMETIC is the first New Generation wrinkle relaxer, designed with the latest technology and research in Europe. It is manufactured using an advanced manufacturing process that isolates the active ingredient and removes any components not necessary for the therapeutic effect. It has a proven safety record through extensive research and testing. It has been used in Europe since 20052 and is approved for use in over 20 countries around the world.2

How do neuromodulators work?

Botulinum Toxin Type A, the active ingredient in neuromodulators like XEOMIN COSMETIC acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractions, XEOMIN COSMETIC can temporarily reduce expression lines like the ones on your forehead between you brows.

All neuromodulators generally work in the same way. Clinically relevant muscle relaxation is usually observed after some 2 to 10 days. The peak effect is then reached after about 2 weeks. The effects persist for approximately 3 months as nerve endings regenerate. However, the clinical effect due to other factors including general weakening of the injected muscles and behavior modification may last considerably longer.3
XEOMIN COSMETIC is clinically proven to last up to 16 weeks.

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What can I expect when having XEOMIN COSMETIC injections?

A XEOMIN COSMETIC treatment is simple and fast; the whole treatment is typically completed within 10-15 minutes. A very fine needle with a small amount of liquid is injected into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. The discomfort due to the injection is minimal and no anesthetic is required.

You will be fit for work immediately after treatment and can resume your daily activities as usual. You can, of course, take a shower, gently wash your face and apply light makeup without any problem.

I can’t wait: When will I see results?

You should start to see a smoothing, relaxing effect within 2-5 days. The maximum effect is usually achieved within 2 weeks. XEOMIN COSMETIC can last up to 16 weeks and the average interval between treatments is normally about 3 months.1

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In the hands of a skilled and experienced injector, XEOMIN COSMETIC can help you look rested and refreshed — still you, but rejuvenated. You and your physician will together determine a plan to keep your expression natural and animated.

XEOMIN COSMETIC Treatment Results

Who should not use XEOMIN COSMETIC? Back to Top

For safety reasons, XEOMIN COSMETIC use is not recommended during pregnancy and nursing. Do not use if you are allergic to botulinum toxin or any other ingredients of XEOMIN COSMETIC. Side effects are rare and generally not serious. Please discuss any risks with your physician or consult the package insert for more information. Make sure to tell your doctor about all prescription and non prescription medicines you take, including vitamins and supplements.

Remember; although XEOMIN COSMETIC is new to Canada, worldwide more than half a million people have been treated with XEOMIN injections.2

  1. XEOMIN COSMETIC Product Monograph, June 2013
  2. Merz Aesthetics Data on File
  3. Kane M. Sattler G. Illustrated Guide to Botulinum Toxin Injections. Quinessence Publishing Cp Ltd 2013:5