Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing

How Fraxel® treatment works

The technology behind Fraxel® treatment is as revolutionary as the results it can deliver. Unlike other laser treatments, Fraxel treatment is able to precisely treat thousands of microscopic areas of skin, using pinpoint laser beams that penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to eliminate old, damaged skin cells. Fraxel treatment stimulates the body’s own natural healing process which replaces damaged skin with fresh, glowing, healthy skin.

Simply put, Fraxel® treatment promotes your skin’s own healing process, resulting in natural rejuvenation that removes years from your appearance. Depending on your skin, you can decide how you want to attain the remarkable results Fraxel® treatment delivers. Aggressive treatments require fewer sessions and result in more post treatment side effects – meaning a few days of social downtime. Less aggressive treatments accomplish the same results, with a few more treatment sessions and less pronounced side effects. For some types of skin and skin conditions, gentle and/or fewer treatments are best. Fraxel treatment was specifically engineered to give your physician complete treatment control, based on your particular needs.

What does Fraxel® work on?


Wrinkles

As you age, your skin’s collagen and elastin simply break down faster than your body can rebuild them. The slowed remodeling of these skin-tightening proteins causes your skin to thin, droop and lose elasticity—which often leads to winkles, furrows and fine lines.

If you have wrinkles on your face or around your eyes, you’ve probably had a wonderful life, rich with laughter and emotional experiences. After all, expressions like smiling, laughing, pondering and squinting naturally involve the contraction of muscles—which can lead to wrinkles, furrows and fine lines.

Age / Sunspots

Age spots are due more to sunning than aging. These spots—also called sunspots, brown spots or liver spots—are uneven dark patches on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and other areas that are regularly exposed to the sun. Though usually harmless, these blotchy brownish patches can make you look and feel older than you really are.

In the sun, your body reacts by producing a pigment called melanin to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. If you spend a lot of time in the sun, your skin may overreact by producing too much melanin. That increased pigmentation can result in age spots, which fall into a broad medical category called “pigmented lesions.”

Melasma

Melasma—which is most common in women and affects about 45 million people worldwide—appears as irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip, nose and neck. Like most other pigmented lesions, Melasma is not dangerous, but it can be a self confidence crusher, prompting many women to hide behind a mask of make-up.

Melasma is most common during hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. So instead of celebrating the beauty of motherhood, women with Melasma must wear what’s often called “the mask of pregnancy.

Skin Resurfacing

Over the years, your skin is exposed to sun, air pollution, stress, fatigue and lifestyle factors such as smoking. It all can affect your skin’s texture, color and tightness.

To resurface your skin and correct imperfections, there are many options from chemical peels to dermabrasion. But unlike other remedies that scrape, peel and cut the surface of your skin, Fraxel laser treatment has been cleared by the FDA to safely, gently and effectively resurface your skin from the inside out. That means improved texture, more even tone and smoother skin—all with minimal risks, and without discomfort and prolonged downtime of other procedures.

Acne / Surgical Scars

Scars are depressions or indentations in the skin that occur after a medical condition such as acne or after a surgical incision. Especially when they’re on the face or other visible areas, scars can carry the stigma of adolescent acne long after the acne is gone, or they can serve as unpleasant reminders of a past surgery.

Acne scars can occur as the skin heals from pimples, whiteheads and blackheads that form when oil, bacteria and dead cells get stuck below the skin’s surface. Acne scars are typically indented marks or raised, red areas that sometimes give the skin a wavy appearance. Surgical scars, meanwhile, form naturally as skin heals from an incision.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of Fraxel® treatment?

  • Smoother, fresher looking skin
  • Improved tone and texture
  • Reduced wrinkles around the eyes
  • Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars

Has Fraxel® treatment received FDA-clearance?

YES. The Fraxel laser has received FDA-clearance for treatment of the following:

  • Wrinkles around the eye (periorbital wrinkles)
  • Age and sun spots (pigmented lesions)
  • Brown spots / pregnancy mask (melasma)
  • Acne scars and surgical scars
  • Skin resurfacing

How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?

Everyone’s skin is different, but clinical studies suggest that for most people, maximum results are realized in just 3 to 5 sessions. They are usually spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart and results usually take 1-3 months to take a affect.

Does Fraxel® treatment hurt?

Topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure and cold air is used on the treatment area during the procedure to minimize discomfort. After the treatment, most patients report a feeling similar to having too much sun but treatment plans can vary, so ask your physician about the specifics of your treatment. It usually disappears after 1 to 3 hours.

How long does Fraxel® treatment last?

Fraxel treatments usually last 2 hours from start to finish.

Fraxel at Work

“Smart scanning” hand piece ensures consitency and safety.

Fractional lasers penetrate top skin layers.

Fraxel light energy stimulates collagen and resurfaces the top skin layer.

Your skin’s natural rejuvenation process smoothes wrinkles and scars by stimulating collagen.

Fraxel Restore™ treatment is a one-of-a-kind skin solution that enables you to look as good as you feel. Dramatically improve your skin today – while fending off surgery tomorrow.

You do a lot to look and feel great, finding the time to enjoy life to the fullest while still taking care of your body. Yet, the effects of sun, pollution, stress and fatigue can add up, keeping your skin from looking as good as you feel. The solution is here – Fraxel treatment.

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Founded by Dr. David Branch in 2000, Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery provides state-of- the-art cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in an AAAASF accredited facility. We strive to create a warm, friendly environment in which our patients can pursue their cosmetic goals, explore new ideas about appearance and rejuvenation, or just heal following injury or illness.

“The information available on Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery’s website is provided for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace a medical consultation where a physician’s judgment may advise you about specific disorders, conditions and or treatment options. The use of this website does not create a physician/patient relationship between you and Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery. We hope the information will be useful for you to become more educated about your health care decisions. The images on this site are for aesthetic purposed unless otherwise noted. See before and after images for possible results. Individual results may vary.”

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Breast Reduction

Age: 29
Weight: 289
Height: 5’6”
Pre-Surgery size: 52H
Photo Taken: 12 month post surgery

Bilateral Breast Reduction with nipple reduction

Age: 17
Weight: 125
Height: 5’2”
Pre-Surgery size: 34DDD
Photo Taken: 15 months post surgery

Bilateral Breast Reduction

Age: 50
Weight: 185
Height: 5’3”
Pre-Surgery size: 42DD
Photo Taken: 1 month post surgery

Age: 18
Weight: 216
Height: 5ft 1in
Volume: 40G
Profile: 7 month post surgery
Age: 54
Weight: 221
Height: 5ft 3in
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Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 27
Weight: 128
Height: 5ft 2in
Pre-Surgery size: 36A
Volume: 325cc
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 30
Weight: 125
Height: 5ft 4in
Pre Surgery size: 34A
Post Surgery size: 34C
Volume: 300cc
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel

Bilateral Breast Augment with areolar reduction

Age: 42
Weight: 135
Height: 5ft 9in
Pre Surgery size: 36B
Post Surgery size: 36D
Volume: 350CC
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 30
Weight: 117
Height: 4ft 11in
Pre Surgery size: 34A
Post Surgery size: 34C
Volume: 375CC
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 30
Weight: 120
Height: 5ft 5in
Pre Surgery size: 34A
Post Surgery size: 34C
Volume: 300CC
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 30
Weight: 126
Height: 5ft 5in
Implant Volume: 425cc
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Memory Gel

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 27
Weight: 124
Height: 5ft 4in
Pre Surgery size: 34A
Implant Volume: 350cc
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 29
Weight: 160
Height: 5ft 6in
Pre Surgery size: 34A
Post Surgery size: 34C
Volume: 375cc
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 36
Weight: 115
Height: 5ft 3in
Pre Surgery size: 34A
Post Surgery size: 34DD
Volume: 450CC
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 26
Weight: 160
Height: 5ft 5in
Pre Surgery size: 34A
Post Surgery size: 34D
Volume: 390CC
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Saline

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 30
Weight: 145
Height: 5ft 8in
Pre Surgery size: 36 A
Post Surgery size: 36 C/D
Volume: 375CC
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel

Bilateral Breast Augmentation

Age: 34
Weight: 120
Height: 5ft 4in
Pre Surgery size: 34A
Post Surgery size: 34C
Volume: 425CC
Profile: Smooth Round Moderate Plus Gel
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Abdominoplasty

Age: 32
Weight: 160
Height: 5ft 5in
Children: 2
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Abdominoplasty

Age: 29
Weight: 139
Height: 5ft 3in
Children: 2
Photo Taken: 6 months post surgery

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Treatment: repair

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Treatment: repair

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Concern: Wrinkles
Treatment: repair

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Treatment: repair

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Concern: Acne / Surgical scars
Treatment: repair

Visits: 1

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JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC, AND JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

APPROVED USES

JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over 21.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Are there any reasons why I should not receive any JUVÉDERM® injectable gel formulation?

Do not use these products if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), or if you are allergic to lidocaine or the gram-positive bacterial proteins used in these products.

What precautions should my doctor advise me about?

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of these products for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied

The safety of JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels in patients under 18 years, and the safety of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in patients under 35 years or over 65 years has not been studied

The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM® XC for areas other than facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for areas other than the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation, or facial wrinkles and folds, have not been established in clinical studies

The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC in areas other than the cheek area have not been established in clinical studies

Tell your doctor if you have a history of excessive scarring (eg, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) or pigmentation disorders, as use of these products may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation

Tell your doctor if you are planning other laser treatments or a chemical peel, as there is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if these procedures are performed after treatment

Patients who experience skin injury near the site of injection with these products may be at a higher risk for side effects

Tell your doctor if you are on immunosuppressive therapy used to decrease the body's immune response, as use of these products may result in an increased risk of infection

Tell your doctor if you are using medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners, as this may result in increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site

Minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment

What are possible side effects?

The most common side effects include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. With JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels, most side effects are mild or moderate and last 14 days or less. For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, side effects are moderate (uncomfortable) and last 2 to 4 weeks.

One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring.

As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

To report a side effect with JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, please call Allergan Product Surveillance at 1-800-624-4261.

For more information, please see Juvederm.com or call Allergan Medical Information at 1-800-433-8871.

Available by prescription only.

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INDICATION

RADIESSE® injectable implant is FDA-approved for subdermal implantation for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR RADIESSE

Who should not use RADIESSE?

RADIESSE should not be used in people who have an allergy to any component of the product. You should not use RADIESSE if you are pregnant or breast feeding or if you are under 18 years of age.

What is the most important information I should know about RADIESSE?

As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Do not use RADIESSE if you have a skin infection until it has healed. The microspheres in RADIESSE can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you tell your health care provider that you have had RADIESSE injected into your face.

If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes breakout after receiving RADIESSE.

For approximately 24 hours after treatment:

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area
  • Do not apply makeup
  • Avoid extensive sun or heat exposure

What should I tell my doctor before being treated with RADIESSE?

Tell your health care provider if you are taking blood thinners or medicines that can interfere with the clotting of blood, such as aspirin or warfarin. These medicines might make it more likely that you have bruising or bleeding at the injection site.

What are the most common adverse events with RADIESSE?

The most common adverse events include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature.

These are not all of the possible side effects with RADIESSE. Tell your health care provider about any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

Important: For complete instructions for use, please visit www.Radiesse.com or call Merz Aesthetics Customer Service at 866-862-1211

Caution: Rx Only

References: 1. RADIESSE [instructions for use]. Franksville, WI: Merz North America, Inc.; 2013. 2. Berlin AL, Hussain M, Goldberg DJ. Calcium hydroxylapatite filler for facial rejuvenation: a histologic and immunohistochemical analysis. Dermatol Surg. 2008;34(suppl1):S64-S67. 3. Marmur ES, Phelps R, Goldberg DJ. Clinical histologic and electron microscopic findings after injection of a calcium hydroxylapatite filler. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2004;6(4):223-226. 4. Moers-Carpi MM, Vogt S, Martinez Santos B, Planas J, Rovira Vallves S, Howell DJ. A multicenter, randomized trial Comparing calcium hydroxylapatite (RADIESSE®) to two hyaluronic acids (Juvéderm® and Perlane®) for treatment of nasolabial folds. 205 patients. Dermatol Surg. 2007;33:S144-S151.

Copyright © 2015 Merz North America, Inc. All rights reserved. MERZ AESTHETICS and the MERZ AESTHETICS logo are trademarks of Merz

Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA. RADIESSE is a registered trademark of Merz North America, Inc. EM01321-00

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What is BELOTERO BALANCE?

BELOTERO BALANCE® is a prescription injection that is approved to temporarily smooth out and fill in moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds (the folds or wrinkles that go from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR BELOTERO BALANCE®

Who should not use BELOTERO BALANCE?

BELOTERO BALANCE should not be used in patients with a history of or presence of multiple or severe allergies, including those with a history of anaphylaxis. BELOTERO BALANCE should not be used in patients with allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins.

What is the most important information I should know about BELOTERO BALANCE?

As with all events that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. Laser treatments or chemical peels or any other treatments that affect the skin can increase the risk of infection. Do not use BELOTERO BALANCE if you have a skin inflammation or a skin infection. Do not use until the infection is healed.

Patients getting BELOTERO BALANCE may have an injection site reaction. These reactions can include inflammation and usually last less than seven days.

For approximately 24 hours after treatment, avoid:

  • strenuous activity
  • extensive sun or heat exposure
  • aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • alcoholic beverages

Exposure to any of the above can cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site.

It is not known how BELOTERO BALANCE will work in areas of the face other than the smile lines.

It is not known how BELOTERO BALANCE will work in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or people who are less than 21 years of age.

What should I tell my doctor before injections with BELOTERO BALANCE?

Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect blood clotting, like aspirin, an NSAID or warfarin. These medicines may put you at an increased risk of bruising or bleeding at the treatment site.

Tell your doctor if you have a skin reaction like cold sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives, or an infection. Treatment with BELOTERO BALANCE should be delayed until the reaction goes away.

Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines that affect your immune system.

What are the most common adverse events seen with BELOTERO BALANCE?

The most common local side effects seen with BELOTERO BALANCE were swelling, bruising, redness, hardening of the skin, pain, altered color, or itching. Other side effects that have occurred with BELOTERO BALANCE include headache, swelling of the side of the nose, moderate cold sore, lip numbness, and lip dryness. Side effects were often mild to moderate and often resolved within 7 days.

Important: For full safety information and Instructions for Use, please visit www.belotero.com or call Merz Aesthetics Customer Service at 866-862-1211.

Caution: Rx Only

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2/27/15

BOTOX® Cosmetic Consumer Important Information

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Important Information

Approved Uses

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months
  • Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities

The dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.

There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, or both at the same time.

Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.

Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.

Especially tell your doctor if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received); have recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like products or blood thinners.

Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.

For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor. To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871.

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Indication & Usage

XEOMIN® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a short period of time (temporary).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION (CONTINUED)

Swallowing problems may last for several months. People who cannot swallow well may need a feeding tube to receive food and water. If swallowing problems are severe, food or liquids may go into your lungs. People who already have swallowing or breathing problems before receiving XEOMIN® have the highest risk of getting these problems.

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Spread of toxin effects. In some cases, the effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas of the body away from the injection site and cause symptoms of a serious condition called botulism.

The symptoms of botulism include:

  • loss of strength and muscle weakness all over the body
  • double vision
  • blurred vision and drooping eyelids
  • hoarseness or change of loss of voice
  • trouble saying words clearly
  • loss of bladder control
  • trouble breathing
  • trouble swallowing

These problems could make it unsafe for you to drive a car or do other dangerous activities.

Active Ingredient: incobotulinumtoxinA

Purpose: acts on nerve endings in muscles to prevent muscle fibers from contracting

Do not use XEOMIN if you are allergic to XEOMIN® or any of the ingredients in XEOMIN® (see the end of the Medication Guide for a list of ingredients in XEOMIN®), had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin products such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (MYOBLOC®), onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®, BOTOX® COSMETIC), or abobotulinumtoxinA (DYSPORT®) or have a skin infection at the planned injection site. Ask a doctor before use if you have a disease that affects your muscles and nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease], myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome)
  • have allergies to any botulinum toxin product
  • have had any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past
  • have a breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema
  • have a history of swallowing problems or inhaling food or fluid into your lungs (aspiration)
  • have bleeding problems
  • have drooping eyelids
  • have plans to have surgery
  • have had surgery on your face
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if XEOMIN® can harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if XEOMIN® passes into breast milk.

XEOMIN® is not recommended for use in children younger than 18 years of age.

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions and all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Do not start any new medicines until you have told your doctor that you have received XEOMIN® in the past. Especially tell your doctor if you
  • have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months
  • have received injections of botulinum toxin such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (MYOBLOC®), onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®, BOTOX® COSMETIC) and abobotulinumtoxinA (DYSPORT®) in the past. Be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received. The dose of XEOMIN® may be different from other botulinum toxin products that you have received.
  • have recently received an antibiotic by injection
  • take muscle relaxants
  • take an allergy or cold medicine
  • take a sleep medicine
  • take a blood thinner medicine

Ask your doctor if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above.

Possible Side Effects

XEOMIN can cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. See “Warnings.”

Headache was the most common side effect of XEOMIN for treatment of glabellar lines. Other possible side effects include:

  • dry mouth
  • discomfort or pain at the injection site
  • tiredness
  • neck pain
  • muscle weakness
  • eye problems, including: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes. Reduced blinking can also occur. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have eye pain or irritation following treatment.

XEOMIN may cause other serious side effects including allergic reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to XEOMIN® may include: itching, rash, redness, swelling, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you get wheezing or asthma symptoms, or if you get dizzy or faint.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of XEOMIN®. For more information, talk to your doctor.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Directions

XEOMIN® is a shot (injection) that your doctor will give you.
XEOMIN® is injected into your affected muscles.
Your doctor may change your dose of XEOMIN® until you and your doctor find the best dose for you.
Inactive Ingredients: human albumin and sucrose

Read the Medication Guide before you start receiving XEOMIN® and each time XEOMIN® is given to you as there may be new information. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more:

Talk to your health care provider or pharmacist
Visit www.xeominaesthetic.com to obtain the FDA-approved product labeling
Call 1-866-862-1211
Please click here for XEOMIN® Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

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Copyright © 2013 Merz Aesthetics, Inc. All rights reserved.
Merz Aesthetics and the Merz Aesthetics logo are trademarks, and XEOMIN is a registered trademark of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KGaA.
BOTOX is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. Dysport is a registered trademark of Ipsen Biopharm Limited Company.
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