Does heat affect results of Xeomin?

I had xeomin injections for crows feet. The improvement only lasted six weeks. I was putting a hot Compress on my eyes for dry eyes. Could that have affected the results of the xeomin?

Doctor Answers 6

Slightly Heated After Lack of #Xeomin Results

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Warm compresses to your eyes will not impact the results of your #Xeomin treatment. Assuming that you received a proper correction treatment, every patient is different and some respond better with other neuromodulator treatments such as #Botox and #Dysport. When I provide injection treatments for my patients I first consult with them by listening to what the patient is hoping for in terms of appearance, final result, budget, etc., and then I make my professional recommendation on how best to deliver results that the he/she will be pleased with. Sometimes injectors will start conservatively and then add more product as needed, but this should have been clearly communicated and mutually agreed upon should it be the case in your situation. I would follow up with your injector and express your concern about lack of long-term results. 

Richardson Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Xeomin Results

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Thank you for your question,

The hot compress that you were using on your eyes should not have affected the results of your Xeomin injections. I would contact your injector to schedule a follow-up appointment to see what could have gone wrong.

Best of luck!

Andre Berger, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews


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The warm compresses should not affect the metabolism of Xeomin. People metabolize neuromodulators differently. Thank you for your question.

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Hello, and thanks for your question. 

This could theoretically affect the diffusion of Xeomin, but should not affect duration. To maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome, I recommend that you only get treated by a well-trained and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Hope this opinion is helpful to you. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.   

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Xeomin and heat

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This really should have had no effect on the lasting effect of Xeomin. Xeomin is absolutely the same as Botox and you need to be sure you are seeing a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience in cosmetic injections

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