Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins, such as XEOMIN®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so frown lines are softened.
XEOMIN® is made through a unique precision manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component of the molecule and removes the accessory proteins that don't play an active role in treatment. XEOMIN® is a highly purified neurotoxin. Studies have not been performed to determine whether the presence or absence of accessory proteins has a long-term effect on safety or efficacy.
Botox is used cosmetically to reduce the activity of the muscles that cause frown lines, crow's feet, horizontal lines in the forehead, and the hard "11's" between your brows. Botox temporarily stops these muscles from contracting, which smoothes the lines and wrinkles on your face. Though used infrequently, small amounts of Botox can be administered by the corners of the mouth to raise them or injected into the chin to stop dimpling and the "orange peel" look.