Latest update: July 14, 2024
Medically reviewed by: Jennifer Trent MD, FAAD


Xeomin, also known as incobotulinumtoxinA, is an anti-aging treatment that temporarily relaxes the facial muscles. It helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles by targeting the nerve impulses that cause muscle contraction and facial movements, such as frowning, raising eyebrows, and smiling, which lead to deep line formation.

While Xeomin helps smooth existing lines, it may also prevent lines in younger patients. It helps to delay the formation of future wrinkles. It is suitable for all skin tones and types. It is most effective with lines not noticeable at rest, also called dynamic lines.

Xeomin is also effective for medical issues such as neck pain, eye spasms, and upper limb spasticity. Like other neuromodulators, it helps break the communication between the nerves and the muscles. It stands out from its competitors as it does not contain any additives. The pure quality of Xeomin is less likely to cause drug resistance and may work on patients unresponsive to other toxins.

Each Xeomin treatment lasts 10 to 20 minutes. Before treatment, a licensed doctor will mark specific injection points on the face. The patient will have to make various expressions, such as frowning and smiling, to help locate the target areas. Usually, no anesthetic is needed for the treatment, but patients can request topical numbing cream for a more comfortable experience. Xeomin injections require no downtime. Patients may experience minor bruising, redness, or swelling that will subside after a few days. Doctors recommend not to lie down for at least 90 minutes after the treatment to prevent uneven settling, to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours, and to avoid touching the area for 4-6 hours. Results are visible after 3 to 4 days. Results last up to 3-4 months and require maintenance treatments.
Operation Time
Every 3 months
Inpatient Period
Number of Appointments
Every 3 months
Recovery Period

Xeomin Treatment LIVE SESSION at LaserAway

In this video, Corey, one of the nurses at LASERAWAY treats her patient, Emily, to remove wrinkles using a neuromodulator. But before that procedure, Dr. William Kirby talks us through the different ways to achieve wrinkle removal or reduction. He describes the effects of neuromodulators and talks about the two that his clinic offers. Which treatment will Corey use on Emily and why?

Botox vs Xeomin | The Neuromodulator Challenge

Dr. William Kirby takes two of his patients through a neuromodulator challenge. Using Botox and Xeomin, two patients, one male and one female, have the left side of their face treated with one drug and the right with the other. But will they be able to tell the difference?