About Xeomin

What is Xeomin?

Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA, also called botulinum toxin type A), is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin blocks nerve activity in the muscles, causing a temporary reduction in muscle activity.

Xeomin is used to treat cervical dystonia (severe spasms in the neck muscles) and certain eyemuscle conditions caused by nerve disorders. This includes uncontrolled blinking or spasm of the eyelids, and a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction.

Xeomin is also used to temporarily lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles (sometimes called “frown lines”) between the eyebrows.

Xeomin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information about Xeomin

The botulinum toxin contained in Xeomin can spread to other body areas beyond where it was injected. This has caused serious life-threatening side effects in some people receiving botulism toxin injections, even for cosmetic purposes.

Call your doctor at once if you have a hoarse voice, drooping eyelids, vision problems, severe muscle weakness, loss of bladder control, or trouble breathing, talking, or swallowing. Some of these effects can occur up to several weeks after a Xeomin injection. Do not seek botulinum toxin injections from more than one medical professional at a time. If you switch healthcare providers, be sure to tell your new provider how long it has been since your last botulinum toxin injection.

Using Xeomin more often than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.

You should not receive Xeomin if you are allergic to botulinum toxin, or if you have an infection, swelling, or muscle weakness in the area where the medicine will be injected.

Before receiving a Xeomin injection, tell your doctor if you have ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, a breathing disorder, trouble swallowing, facial muscle weakness, a change in the appearance of your face, seizures, bleeding problems, heart disease, if you have had or will have surgery, or if you have ever received other botulinum toxin injections such as Botox, Dysport, or Myobloc.

The effects of a Xeomin injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months after an injection. After repeat injections, it may take less and less time before your symptoms return, especially if your body develops antibodies to the botulinum toxin.

Before taking Xeomin

You should not receive Xeomin if you are allergic to botulinum toxin, or if you have an infection, swelling, or muscle weakness in the area where the medicine will be injected. Tell your doctor if you have ever had a side effect after receiving a botulinum toxin in the past.

To make sure Xeomin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s disease”);
  • myasthenia gravis;
  • Lambert-Eaton syndrome;
  • a breathing disorder such as asthma or emphysema;
  • problems with swallowing;
  • facial muscle weakness (droopy eyelids, weak forehead, trouble raising your eyebrows);
  • a change in the normal appearance of your face;
  • a seizure disorder;
  • bleeding problems;
  • heart disease;
  • if you have had or will have surgery (especially on your face); or
  • if you have ever received other botulinum toxin injections such as Botox, Dysport, or Myobloc (especially in the last 4 months).

IncobotulinumtoxinA is made from human plasma (part of the blood) which may contain viruses and other infectious agents. Donated plasma is tested and treated to reduce the risk of it containing infectious agents, but there is still a small possibility it could transmit disease. Talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using Xeomin.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether botulinum toxin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Xeomin. It is not known whether botulinum toxin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not receive Xeomin without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is Xeomin given?

Xeomin is injected into a muscle. A doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider will give you this injection. Xeomin injections should be spaced at least 3 months apart.

Xeomin injections should be given only by a trained medical professional.

Your injection may be given into more than one area at a time, depending on the condition being treated.

While receiving Xeomin injections for an eye muscle conditions, you may need to use eye drops, ointment, a special contact lens or other device to protect the surface of your eye. Follow your doctor’s instructions.

It may take up to 7 days after injection before neck muscle spasm symptoms begin to improve.

The effects of a Xeomin injection are temporary. Your symptoms may return completely within 3 months after an injection. After repeat injections, it may take less and less time before your symptoms return, especially if your body develops antibodies to the botulinum toxin. Do not seek botulinum toxin injections from more than one medical professional at a time. If you switch healthcare providers, be sure to tell your new provider how long it has been since your last botulinum toxin injection.

Using Xeomin more often than prescribed will not make it more effective and may result in serious side effects.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since Xeomin has a temporary effect and is given at widely spaced intervals, missing a dose is not likely to be harmful.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may not appear right away, but can include severe muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, weak or shallow breathing, or loss of movement in any part of your body.

What should I avoid while taking Xeomin?

Xeomin may impair your vision or depth perception. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.

Avoid going back to your normal physical activities too quickly after receiving an injection.

Xeomin side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Xeomin: hives; difficulty breathing; feeling like you might pass out; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

The botulinum toxin contained in Xeomin can spread to other body areas beyond where it was injected. This has caused serious life-threatening side effects in some people receiving botulism toxin injections, even for cosmetic purposes.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects, some of which can occur up to several weeks after an injection:

  • trouble breathing, talking, or swallowing;
  • hoarse voice, drooping eyelids;
  •  double vision;
  • unusual or severe muscle weakness (especially in a body area that was not injected with the medication);
  • loss of strength, loss of bladder control
  • wheezing, tightness in your chest;
  • eye pain or irritation;
  • severe skin rash or itching; or
  • feeling like you might pass out.

Less serious Xeomin side effects may include:

  • neck pain
  • dry eyes
  • headache, tired feeling;
  • diarrhea;
  • eyelid swelling or bruising, blinking less than usual; or
  • pain, redness, or swelling where the injection was given.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

 

What other drugs will affect Xeomin?

Other medications such as cold or allergy medicine, muscle relaxers, sleeping pills, bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medicines, and irritable bowel medicines can increase some of the side effects of Xeomin. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medications.

Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with Xeomin, especially:

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); or
  • an injected antibiotic such as amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), kanamycin (Kantrex), neomycin (Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin, Neo-Tab), paromomycin (Humatin, Paromycin), streptomycin, tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Xeomin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Please contact MedRevive MedSpa 301-760-7603 or www.medrevive.com for a free consultation.

Find confidence with Belotero®

 

Belotero is a unique dermal filler approved by European regulators (CE mark) and the FDA that seamlessly integrates with your skin and adapts to your facial contours, therefore plumps and adds volume to your face. Find out how Belotero softens and smoothes lines and wrinkles so discreetly like no other filler.

 

  • Is Belotero permanent?

No. Over time, the HA in Belotero degrades naturally as your own HA would, giving you the freedom to decide if you want further youthful rejuvenation treatment in the future.

  • How long does Belotero last?

The effect will depend on the individual and the area that has been treated. In clinical studies 66% of patients continued to show a visible improvement 9 months after a single treatment2. Most clients opt for follow-up treatments after 6 to 12 months to maintain a fresh, youthful appearance.

  • How long does the treatment take?

You will have an initial consultation to discuss your needs and your medical suitability for treatment should be discussed. The procedure usually takes around 20 minutes.

  • How soon can I return to normal activities?

Some patients experience swelling or redness after injection which usually subsides soon after treatment. Some return to work immediately after treatment. As Belotero is applied by injection you may experience a slight bruise, but nothing that a little concealer can’t hide.

y concerns, or don’t want to take on the cost of routine Botox injections.

Some individuals may be considered poor candidates for Botox, such as those with very loose skin and soft tissue and bulging fat of the lower eyelid. Botox is not appropriate for the line that runs from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth. That line (the nasolabial fold) is better treated with a filler such as Juvederm. Also, small wrinkles in the middle of the cheek are not treatable with Botox, but may benefit from a topical resurfacing depending on how deep and how many lines are there.

Imagine a piece of paper that is folded back and forth many times, causing a crease to develop. Similarly, habitual use of facial muscles along with the decrease in skin volume and elasticity, causes wrinkles, fine lines or ‘creases’ in the face.

Grow thinning lashes

Latisse Lash Conditioner Solution 5ml (3 months supply) $149 for limited time Call 301-760-7603

 latiess3
Brand: Latisse
LATISSE® can grow thinning lashes. In the Phase III LATISSE® clinical trial, 91% of women participating (n=134) were 35 or older and results show that LATISSE® more than doubled their lash fullness after 16 weeks of treatment. If you don’t have enough lashes More details…
Please note this product may not be sold online. Please call our Spa at (301) 760-7603 for more information.
Please note this product may not be sold online. Please call our Spa at (301) 760-7603 for more information.
 latiess2
Product Details
DESCRIPTIONIn the Phase III LATISSE clinical trial, 91% of women participating (n=134) were 35 or older and results show that LATISSE more than doubled their lash fullness after 16 weeks of treatment. If you don’t have enough lashes, incorporating LATISSE into your treatment regimen may help you grow longer, fuller and darker lashes.

LATISSE Important Safety Information

If you are using, or have used, prescription products for any eye pressure problems, only use LATISSE under close doctor care. LATISSE use may cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. Eyelid skin darkening may occur which may be reversible. Only apply at the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower eyelid. Hair growth may occur in other skin areas that LATISSE solution frequently touches. If you develop or experience any eye problems or have eye surgery, consult your doctor immediately about continued use of LATISSE. The most common side effects after using LATISSE solution are itchy eyes and/or eye redness. If discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.

Acne Treatment

Acne therapy through technology by Sciton Lasers

Many of us have been battling acne by using the typical creams and ointments, but now there is an innovative technology that can leave your skin looking clearer and smoother in just a few short weeks.

Acne is a condition that causes inflammation of the skin in the form of clogged pores, pimples, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads. Severe acne can lead to scarring. This new BBL Pulsed Light Technology can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars as well. The BBL Pulsed Light Technology produced from the Sciton Laser dramatically improves skin condition and gives you back the clear complexion you have been striving for.

How Does the Sciton Laser Work?

The Sciton BBL Pulsed Light Treatment destroys acne by heating the sebaceous glands found in the dermis (the upper layers) of the skin, which reduces oil production, which in turn reduces the active acne. This takes place over the course of repeated treatments within 2-4 weeks. This BBL treatment is a controlled pulse given in a high-speed uniform manner with integrated contact cooling; the result of controlling the skin’s surface temperature is for maximum patient comfort.

Acne scarring can also be treated by the Sciton Laser through a procedure called a MicroLaserPeel. This skin resurfacing technique helps to remove the damaged skin layers and allow new healthier skin to emerge.

How many treatments are usually needed?

Studies have shown that for many patients the results for acne reduction can be seen in 4-6 treatments. Most patients receive two treatments per week until their acne clears up. However for most patients six treatments are recommended for optimal results. These results should last about 3 months.

During your initial consultation options for treatments will be discussed to determine the best course of action for achieving your specific goals. You will also discuss your treatment schedule and what results you can expect.

What is a treatment session like?

When you arrive for your acne treatment you will need to put safety goggles or glasses on to protect your eyes. As your doctor begins the procedure you may notice a warming sensation on your skin, many patients describe a snapping sensation very similar to a rubber band snap. This happens as the pulsed light energy is absorbed into the specific treatment areas.

The treatment session will take between 15 and 30 minutes. The length of your procedure will depend on the size of the area being treated, the type of procedure, and how deep the pulsed light needs to penetrate.

What should I expect following a treatment session?

Most patients experience redness following an acne treatment. This will fade within a few hours. Results will vary depending on the type of condition being treated. Your doctor will provide you more detailed information about what to expect following a treatment session.

Since this type of acne therapy is gentle and non-invasive there is little to no downtime and you will be able to continue with your day without missing a step.

What aftercare is required following an acne treatment?

Your doctor will detail your aftercare requirements before beginning your treatments. You may be instructed to use certain skin care products to help minimize any inflammation or redness, as well as to shorten healing time. Your doctor will also provide instructions on how to use any products given.

It is important to remember that your skin will be sensitive to ultra-violet light so you need to avoid direct sunlight until you heal completely. It is also recommended that you use a sunscreen whenever you are in direct sun.

For more information regarding Acne Treatments

Give MedRevive MedSpa a call today to set up a consultation for a Acne treatment or any of their other non-invasive medical spa procedures. You can also request a free Acne Treatment consultation online by clicking here.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC to add volume to the cheek area

juvederm

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.

What else should you know about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC?

  • First and only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift
  • Clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC is from the makers of the #1 family of fillers
  • After 24 hours, you should be able to resume your normal activities
  • Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.

What is BBL™ BroadBand Light ?

The innovative BBL™ module extends the versatility of the JOULE platform with one-of-a-kind flash lamp technology, interchangeable Smart Filters, Finesse Adapters, and precision thermoelectric cooling.

BBL uses advanced dual-lamp technology with each lamp supplying half of the energy needed during treatment. This results in unsurpassed lamp lifetimes.

Its broad range of wavelengths allow targeted treatment for many skin conditions without the need for additional handpieces. Its flexible Finesse Adapters enable treatment of hard to reach areas, producing evenly treated skin.

With its user-friendly features, superior results, and exceptional ROI, BBL is the most complete and versatile broadband light system in its class.

Forever Young BBL™ Treatment

Before Treatment: 43 Years Old | After Treatment: 55 Years Old
After 11 Years of Forever Young BBL treatments, the skin looks younger…
Before Treatment: 43 Years Old | After Treatment: 55 Years Old
After 12 Years of Forever Young BBL treatments, the skin looks younger…
For Non U.S. Customers, click here.
*BBL is FDA cleared for, but not limited to, benign pigmented lesions, cutaneous lesions, cutaneous vascular lesions, hair reduction, and pustular inflammatory acne vulgaris. BBL is not FDA cleared for changing gene expression or anti-aging.

Forever Bare BBL™ Treatment

Before Treatment: 43 Years Old | After Treatment: 55 Years Old
After 11 Years of Forever Young BBL treatments, the skin looks younger…
Before & 6 Months After 3 Treatments
Learn more at www.foreverbarebbl.com

 

Clinical Applications

BBL™ enables treatment of multiple skin conditions with various wavelengths seamlessly using change-on-the-fly Smart Filters.

  • 420 – Acne
  • 515 – Pigmented Lesions, such as freckles, age spots.
  • 560 – Vascular Lesions, such as cherry angiomas, telangiectasias, and rosacea.
  • 590 – Deeper Lesions / Darker Skin Types
  • 590, 640 & 695 – Hair Removal
  • SkinTyte™ is available as a module using infrared light energy to deeply heat dermal collagen leading to a renewed collagen foundation for skin firming.

 

Science & Technology

Dual-lamp Design

Dual lamp  technology    and no consumablesBBLs’ dual-lamp technology is designed with each lamp supplying half of the energy during a pulse. This results in an unprecedented lamp life for each BBL handpiece.

Adjustable Cooling

Adjustable coolingBBL employs an integrated thermoelectric monitoring assembly enabling its sapphire crystal and sensors to continually and precisely maintain temperatures from 0 °C – 30 °C with adjustability of every degree in between.

 

Treatment Speed

With a large 15 X 45 mm spot size and rapid repetition rate users enjoy an efficient patient throughput. Since each pulse is cooled to the selected temperature, patients enjoy a comfortable treatment.

Square-wave Energy Delivery