Like Botox and Dysport, Xeomin was initially approved for the treatment of blepharospasm and cervical dystonia, conditions that involve involuntary muscle spasms, to reduce abnormal head positioning, neck pain and eyelid spasms. The injectable wrinkle reducer is now approved for the treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines—those "11's" that form between the eyebrows—though it will not be available until spring 2012.
Xeomin contains a form of botulinum toxin known as incobotulinumtoxinA, which varies slightly from the chemical composition of Botox and Dysport. When injected into the underlying muscle, Xeomin blocks the release of a wrinkle-causing chemical called acetylcholine. While Xeomin doesn't prevent all facial muscles from contracting, it does decrease the force with which the targeted muscles contract when you scowl, sneeze or otherwise contort your face.
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