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Imperfections due to muscle movement can add to the appearance and formation of fine lines and wrinkles. This issue is usually addressed by treating certain muscles with Botox® or Xeomin® brand botulin toxins to temporarily prevent a full range of movement. Inhibiting motion allows the area to rest, which can slow the rate of creasing due to repetitive muscle movement.

Treatment options that address muscle movement and laxity are generally injectable toxins such as Botox® or Xeomin®.

What is XEOMIN and how does it work?

XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) is an injectable treatment containing tiny amounts of highly purified botulinum toxin protein, which is refined from Clostridium botulinum toxin type A.

Botulinum toxin type A acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting. XEOMIN targets repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting by temporarily reducing muscle movement, which reduces the formation and proliferation of lines. By reducing these types of muscle contractions, XEOMIN can temporarily reduce the lines on your forehead, between your brows.

Is XEOMIN safe?

XEOMIN is an FDA-approved treatment used to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.

What are results like with XEOMIN?

When administered by a master injector, such as Dr. Anita Dormer, XEOMIN results look natural. Dr. Dormer has over 20 years experience as a Critical Care physician, making her uniquely qualified to treat skin and aging. Dr. Dormer has been providing XEOMIN treatments to patients since XXXX, and performs XEOMIN treatments regularly. 

Does XEOMIN hurt?

Most patients find that XEOMIN treatments are quick, with minimal discomfort. However if you are nervous about treatment, we provide free topical numbing by request.

When will I see results?

Most patients will observe visible smoothing as early as 3-4 days after injection. The full effect of treatment can be assed at about 7 to 10 days post-treatment. The typical duration of effect is up to 3 months, but may last significantly longer or shorter in individual patients.*

Is a follow-up visit required?

Dr. Dormer offers all of her patients receiving XEOMIN a free follow-up visit to assess treatment. We advise Patients to schedule their follow-up visit about 10 to 14 days, post-treatment. 


To book an appointment or consultation, call 212.535.5905.

For more information regarding XEOMIN please review the Important Safety Information (ISI), located at the bottom of this page.

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 severe, 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 problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving XEOMIN have the highest risk of getting these problems.

Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effect 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 Gehrig’s disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome), as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing or breathing. Tell your doctor if you have: had any 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 fluid into your lungs (aspiration); bleeding problems; drooping eyelids; plans to have surgery; had 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 received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; 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 car, operate machinery, or do other 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 symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you get wheezing or asthma symptoms, or if you get 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 negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Merz Aesthetics and Merz Aesthetics logo are registered trademarks, and XEOMIN is a registered trademark of  Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA. BOTOX is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. DYSPORT is a registered trademark of Ipsen Biopharm Ltd. MYBLOC is a registered trademark of Solstice Neurosciences, Inc. Important Safety Information (ISI) provided by Merz Aesthetics, 2015.