Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines.

Neurotoxins, such as Xeomin®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions so frown lines are softened.

Singer Christine Aguilera uses Xeomin because it's safe and has no unnecessary ingredients.


Xeomin® is a smart toxin with a double-filtered formula that removes unnecessary proteins, so you get only what’s needed for smoother frown lines, treatment after treatment.


Xeomin® is made through a unique precision manufacturing process called XTRACT Technology™, that uses two filtration steps to isolate the therapeutic component of the molecule and removes the complexing/unnecessary proteins that don’t play an active role in treatment. Xeomin® is a double filtered neurotoxin. Head-to-head studies evaluating the relative risk of immunogenicity due to the presence or absence of complexing/unnecessary proteins have not been performed.

Darst Dermatology helps you put your best face forward with personalized Xeomin® treatments in Charlotte.

What Is Xeomin®?

Xeomin® is similar to Botox®, containing the same protein as Botox®. Xeomin® is used to improve the appearance of frown lines between your eyes, crow’s feet, horizontal lines on your forehead, and upper lip lines. Results are usually apparent within three days and last for three to six months.

How Does It Work?

The active ingredient in Xeomin® effectively relaxes the muscles on your face that cause wrinkles to appear. The result is a smoother, lifted appearance. You’ll see results within three to five days, and the treatment is effective for three to six months.

Why Is Xeomin® Different?

Xeomin® is similar to Botox® and Dysport®, but it’s formulated a little differently. It doesn’t contain the protein additives that come with the other two treatments. That means it may work in the small group of patients who have stopped responding to Botox® or Dysport®. Xeomin® is also highly effective if you’ve never had an anti-aging treatment like Botox®.

What About Side Effects?

Mild irritation and bruising at the injection sites are common, but most people return to normal activities immediately following treatment.

Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers Xeomin® treatments to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.