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Xeomin uses botulinum toxin, as does Botox, to eliminate wrinkles by blocking neural signals and paralyzing the underlying muscles.

Xeomin Side Effects

Often referred to as "the third Botox," Xeomin may be used interchangeably with Botox and Dysport. Make no mistake, however, that there are several differences between the three products that a patient receiving Xeomin should be aware of.

The most common side effects of Xeomin injections are difficulty swallowing, neck pain, muscle weakness, injection site pain and muscle or joint pain. Individuals with breathing problems should proceed with extra caution, as Xeomin may put you at greater risk for inhibited breathing. Xeomin can also cause dry mouth, fatigue, headache and double or blurred vision.

Who shouldn't use it: Xeomin should not be used by individuals with a history of breathing problems such as asthma or emphysema or who have difficulty swallowing. Pregnant women should not be treated with Xeomin, as it may cause birth defects.

If you have a skin infection on or near the forehead or the area where you plan on injecting the material, it would be wise to postpone your appointment.

Drawbacks: Xeomin is still undergoing clinical trials in the United States, and many long-term concerns are yet to be reported.

Recovery Time For Xeomin

There is no downtime associated with Xeomin injections. Go ahead and return to your day, so long as you feel physically able to do so.

After care for Xeomin: Avoid laying flat on your back and stay out of the sun following Xeomin injections. As a precaution, avoid the gym for 24 hours, since excess movements can jolt the solution out of place.

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