Facial Injections

RADIESSE 

In clinical studies, RADIESSE patients were more satisfied with the results they received from treatment with RADIESSE Volumizing Fillers versus leading fillers. 

33% more Juvederm injectable gel may be needed to achieve full correction compared to RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. As well, RADIESSE Volume Advantage syringe contains 50% MORE products vs. Juvederm injectable gel syringes. *

67% of patients in a 12 month study preferred RADIESSE Volumizing Filler over Restylane injectable gel. In a separate study, 30% MORE Perlane injectable gel may be needed to achieve full correction, compared to RADIESSE Volumizing Filler. *

*Better results defined as patient satisfaction and duration of effect as compared to leading hyaluronic acid competitors.

XEOMIN

XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, is a prescription medication used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar) in adults. 

XEOMIN contains botulinum toxin type A, a protein purified from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

How Does XEOMIN Work?

When you squint or frown, the muscles between your brows 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 as nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. By reducing these contractings, XEOMIN can temporarily reduce the lines on your forehead between your brows. 

Important Safety Information: 

XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, is a prescription medication that is injected into facial muscles for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to server glabellar lines (frown lines) in adult patients. XEOMIN should be administered no more frequently than every three months. 

XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, was proven effective in two randomized, double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled clinical trials of 547 healthy adult patients. The average age of patients in the study was 46 years. Patients received 20 Units of  XEOMIN and were classified as responders if they had a 2-grade improvement on a 4-point scale as assessed by the physician and patient. Using these criteria, treatment  success was higher with XEOMIN than placebo on Day 30 in both studies (60% and 48% vs. 0% for pacebo in both studies). based on these trails, XEOMIN received FDA approval for aesthetic use in 2011. 

How Do I Know If XENOMIN Is Right For Me? 

If you are an adult with moderate to severe glabellar lines, XEOMIN may be right for you. Talk to your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment.

Do not take XEOMIN if you are allergic to botergic to botulinum toxin or any of the other ingredients in XEOMIN. You should also not take XEOMIN if you had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site. 

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Treatment?

Before receiving treatment with XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, you should tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including whether you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves, have allergies to any botulinum toxin product, or have experienced any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past. 

XEOMIN may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to week) after treatment with XEOMIN: 

In addition, tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Especially tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months or in the past. Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product(s) you received and when you received them.

What Can I Expect During Treatment? 

During treatment, which usually takes about 10-20 minutes, your doctor will inject XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, into the muscles in your forehead that cause frown lines between your brows. No anesthesia is required; however your physician may use a topical anesthetic or cold pack to reduce any discomfort. 

When Can I Expect To See Results? 

In clinical trials, some patients observed visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The median first onset of effect was less than a week. The maximum effect was up to 3 months in clinical trails but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients. 

PLEASE SEE THE ACCOMPANYING XEOMIN MEDICATION GUIDE FOR A COMPLETE DISCUSSION OF THE RISKS AND BENEFITS OF TREATMENT. 

*Problems with swallowing, speaking, or breathing can happen after an injection of XEOMIN if the muscles that you use to breathe and swallow become weak. If these problems are servere, you could die. People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe and may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with XEOMIN. 

What Are The Possible Side Effects of XEOMIN?

XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) for injection, for intramuscular use, may cause serious side effects, including allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to XEOMIN may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptons, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell you doctor or seek medical help right away if you have wheezing, ecerience other asthma sympoms, or if you become dizzy or faint. 

In clinical trails of XEOMIN for the treatment of frown lines between the brows, headache was the most common side effect. XEOMIN may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking XEOMIN. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities. 

 Tell your doctor if you have any other side effects that bothers you or does not subside. Theses are not all of the possible side effects of XEOMIN. 

*Swallowing problems may last for several months, and during that time you may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing probelms are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who are already have swallowing or breathing problems beofre receiving XEOMIN have the highest risk of getting these problems. 

XEOMIN may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after treatment with XEOMIN:

  • Problems with swallowing, speaking, or breathing can happen after an injection of XEOMIN if the muscles that you use to breathe and swallow become weak. IF these problems are servere, you could die. People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles in their neck to help them breathe and may be at greater risk for serious breathing problems with XEOMIN. 
  • Swallowing problems may last for several months, and during that time you may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing probelms are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who are already have swallowing or breathing problems beofre receiving XEOMIN have the highest risk of getting these problems. 
  • Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effects of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism. The symptoms of botulism include: loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.

Do not take XEOMIN if you: are allergic to XEOMIN or any of the ingredients in XEOMIN; had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (Myobloc), onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox, Botox Cosmetic), or abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport); have a skin infection at the planned injection site. 

Before you take XEOMIN, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrigs disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome), as you may be increased rick of serious side of effects including diffculty swallowing or breathing. Tell your doctor if you have: and side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past; breathing problems such as asthma or emphysema; a history of swallowing problems or inhaling food or fluids into your lungs (aspiration); bleeding problems; drooping eyelids; plans to have surgery; has surgery on your face. Also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if XEOMIN can harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if XEOMIN passes into breast milk) 

 Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products. Using XEOMIN with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received XEOMIN in the past. Especially tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months or in the past. Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received. The dose of XEOMIN may be different from other botulinum toxin products that you have received. Tell your doctor if you: have recently recived an antibiotic by injection; take a blood thinner medicine. 

XEOMIN may cause loss of strength or general muscle weakness, blurred vision, or drooping eyelids within hours to weeks of taking XEOMIN. If this happens, do not drive a care, operate machinery, or do dangerous activities. XEOMIN may cause other serious side effects including allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to XEOMIN may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptons, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell you doctor or seek medical help right away if you have wheezing, ecerience other asthma sympoms, or if you become dizzy or faint. 

 Headache was the most common side effect of XEOMIN for treatment of glabellar lines. Other side effects of XEOMIN include: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, neck pain, muscle weakness, and eye problems, including double vision, blurred vision drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes. Reduced blinking can also occur. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have eye pain or irritation following treatment. 

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of XEOMIN. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. 

You are encouraged to report any negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. 

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