Overview: Xeomin

Individuals in Seattle who wish to combat forehead wrinkles and lines may consider Xeomin to achieve smooth results. Similar in nature to BOTOX, Xeomin is a medication that is injected into the facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines. It is derived from Botulinum, a type A bacterium that blocks nerve activity in the muscles and causes a temporary reduction in muscle activity. During your consultation, Dr. Jonov will assess the facial wrinkles and determine if BOTOX should be considered, or if Xeomin may be a better option for the patient.

Surgical Technique

Xeomin is usually a 10 to 20 minute procedure. The doctor will inject it directly into the patient’s facial muscles. Injections may be administered to more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated. Patients may be asked to use eye drops, special contact lenses or other devices to protect their eyes during the procedure. No anesthesia is required, but the doctor can use a topical anesthesia or cold pack to prevent or reduce any patient discomfort.

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Questions about Xeomin

Xeomin or BOTOX?

Xeomin is different from BOTOX because it does not contain any additives, which lessens the chances of patients building antibodies against the medication. Patients should not use Xeomin with other botulinum products. During a consultation, the cosmetic surgeon can determine the best botulinum product for each patient.

FDA Approved?

Yes, it is an FDA-approved product. Based on two US clinical trials, Xeomin is a safe and effective treatment for adults with cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, facial lines, wrinkles and folds. The US is the 20th country to approve the prescription medication.

Medications and Xeomin?

Medications, such as cold and allergy medication, muscle relaxers, sleeping aids and urinary medications can increase the chance of Xeomin’s side effects. Patients should notify the cosmetic surgeon if they are currently using any blood thinners or antibiotics.

Missed a Treatment?

Patients should not worry if they missed a treatment. Xeomin injections have a temporary effect, and are given months apart. Missing a dose is not harmful to patients.

During/After Xeomin

Patients may not begin to see results or improvements until 7 days after receiving Xeomin injections. Some patients may experience side effects including neck pain, dry eyes, headache, eyelid swelling or bruising, and pain or redness at the injection site. Results typically last 3 months. Patients should not receive Xeomin injections within 3 months of the last treatment.

Average Cost

30 Units $29920 Units $219

Recovery Time

4-6 Weeks

Average Procedure Time

30 Minutes


Lynnwood, Kirkland & Bellevue, WA

I first saw Renette for the second UltraShape treatment. She is great! Then I saw Dr. Jonov. We talked Seahawks, then got down to business!!! I had Xeomin injected into my forehead & around my eyes (crows feet). I’m happy with the results. I’ll be back for my third session with Renette at the end of the month & will see Dr. J again for a lip filler treatment. I can’t leave out Belinda, who is the first & last person I see. She is super!!!

TriciaI can’t leave out Belinda, who is the first & last person I see. She is super!!!

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To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jonov or with questions about Xeomin at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery serving Kirkland, Bellevue & Lynnwood, WA.

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