Can Xeomin Be Used To Treat Masseter Muscle Hypertrophy?

Q:  Is Xeomin used in masseter hypertrophy? If it is, is the amount of diluent used the same as Botox. Thanks.

A: Xeomin will work the same as Botox for masseter muscle hypertrophy. It is just as potent and has the same onset of action as a full week after the injections. Like Botox’s other competitor Dysport, the unit dosing may be somewhat different from Botox and an exact replicative dose is not well established. For a cosmetic effect in the frown lines, reports indicate that Xeomin has similar dosing to that of Botox on a 1:1 unit basis. Whether such a dosing method works the same in the masseter muscle is completely unknown. If I was a patient knowing what I know, I would not switch from Botox for massteric hypertrophy if it is working. It will take a lot more clinical experience to determine what dosing comparisons are between Xeomin and Botox. For now, there is no known advantageous reason to make that switch and there is the risk of less effectiveness.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana