Neuromodulators are the stuff when it comes to quick, effective treatment of wrinkles around the eyes and brow—and Xeomin® is one such neuromodulator that our La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa patients love! This BOTOX and Dysport alternative is FDA approved to treat frown lines, and results of one 15-minute treatment can last up to 4 months.


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How Xeomin works

Frown lines (a.k.a. glabellar lines) are a result of repeated facial expressions such as squinting and frowning. After years of making these expressions, the muscles between your eyebrows contract habitually (just think how your face looks when you are concentrating; chances are, those muscles are squeezing together just a bit).

Xeomin temporarily prevents these muscle contractions. As a result, frown lines become less severe and your face appears more youthful and refreshed.

How much does Xeomin cost in San Diego?

Xeomin costs $14 per unit at La Jolla Cosmetic Medical Spa.

It may help to know that 1 unit of Xeomin = 1 unit of BOTOX. For example, if you typically need 30 units of BOTOX for frown lines, you can expect to need roughly 30 units of Xeomin. For most patients, Xeomin and BOTOX cost about the same—what matters most is which product you feel works best for you.

Your Xeomin treatment

If you’ve had BOTOX with us before, your Xeomin treatment will be nearly a carbon copy experience. After numbing the area with an ice pack for several minutes (this also reduces post-treatment bruising), your provider will inject Xeomin into the muscle at a couple of specific points.

There’s usually no downtime after Xeomin; just a couple of minor restrictions: don’t lie down for the next 4 hours, and avoid hard exercise for 24 hours.

Enjoy pain-free injections with PRO-NOX™

We now offer PRO-NOX™ self-administered nitrous oxide (laughing gas) at LJCMS. If at any point you need to alleviate pain and anxiety, breathe through the PRO-NOX mouthpiece for instant relief.

Unlike oral pain medication, PRO-NOX™ takes effect in seconds and wears off in just a few minutes, with no side effects. Ask us about PRO-NOX™ at your consultation!

How is Xeomin different from BOTOX or Dysport?

Xeomin, BOTOX and Dysport are all made from botulinum toxin type A. The key difference is that Xeomin doesn’t have buffer proteins around the botulinum molecules. This allows Xeomin to spread a bit more easily, and full results may be visible more quickly.

All three products are safe and effective, they all last about 3 to 4 months, and they all cost just about the same. We’ll help you find your best fit product at your free consultation. Call (858) 452-2066 or contact us to make your appointment!