Christie Brinkley Partners with Merz to Share Her Approach to Looking Timeless

Christie Brinkley Partners with Merz to Share Her Approach to Looking Timeless (Photo: Business Wire)

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merz announced today its partnership with supermodel, actress and
entrepreneur, Christie Brinkley to help empower women to live, feel and
look their best at any age by sharing tips she’s learned from
maintaining her youthful appearance during her 45-year span in the
beauty and fashion industries. Through this initiative, Ms. Brinkley, a
mom, actress and entrepreneur, shares why she chose to have the lines
between her brows treated with Xeomin®
(incobotulinumtoxinA) and Ultherapy®,
the non-surgical skin tightening and lifting treatment, on her neck and
décolletage to remain looking timeless and natural at age 63.

“I am vigilant about choosing products and treatments that help me to
look as vibrant as I feel. When it comes to my body, I don’t compromise.
Eating organic, exercising, practicing yoga and being active – it’s all
part of staying healthy. I chose Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA)
because it is highly purified, FDA-approved and clinically proven to
temporarily smooth the lines between the brows,” stated Ms. Brinkley.
“There are so many great non-invasive ways to give you the ‘perk’ that
can help you look as good as you feel inside. That is why I am excited
to work with Merz to help raise awareness that there are treatment
options like Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) and Ultherapy®
available to adults of every age when they feel like they can use a
little extra zing.”

Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is the most recently approved
botulinum toxin type A by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the
temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar
lines, or frown lines between the eyebrows, in adult patients. Ultherapy®
is the first and only treatment FDA-cleared to non-invasively lift the
eyebrow, neck, and chin, and to improve lines and wrinkles on the
décolletage. Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) and Ultherapy®
have not been studied or approved for combination use.

“Patients come to my practice to explore aesthetic medical options to
help them look their best,” stated Dr. Patricia Wexler, a New York
City-based dermatologist. “I appreciate that Christie is sharing her
experiences with Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) and Ultherapy®,
letting people know that in-office treatments do not have to be
intimidating and can help the world see them as they see themselves.”

According to a recent study1, 83 percent of respondents had
in-office procedures like Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) or
Ultherapy® to “look good for their age”. One out of three
injectable patients say that they were motivated because of a particular
moment in their lives. This can range from a “mirror moment” to a
birthday or hearing about a friend’s or family member’s successful

“Christie is as iconic today as she was in her 20’s,” said Bob Rhatigan,
CEO of Merz North America. “She is the perfect partner to help us
educate consumers about Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) and
Ultherapy® because she shares our vision that adults of all
ages should feel confident in how they present themselves to the world.”

As part of the partnership, Ms. Brinkley will share her overall beauty
routine, including her tips for flawless skin, healthy hair, a strong
body and a clean diet.

For more information about Xeomin®
and Ultherapy®
please visit the Find A Doctor sections of their websites at:

About Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA)

Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is the most recently approved
botulinum toxin type A by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the
temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar
lines, or frown lines between the eyebrows, in adult patients. For more
information please visit



Indication & Usage

XEOMIN® (Zeo-min) 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).



XEOMIN® 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 anytime (hours to weeks)
treatment with XEOMIN®:


— Problems with swallowing, speaking, or breathing. These
problems can happen hours to weeks
after an injection of
if the muscles that you use to breathe and swallow
become weak after the injection. Death can happen as a
complication if you have severe problems with swallowing or
breathing after treatment with XEOMIN®.


— People with certain breathing problems may need to use muscles
in their neck to help them breathe. These patients may be at
greater risk for serious breathing problems with XEOMIN®.


— 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.


— 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 or 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.


Do not use XEOMIN if you are allergic to XEOMIN® or any of
the ingredients in XEOMIN® (see the end of this 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 had any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the

— 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
over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Using
XEOMIN® 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 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
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.


These are not all the possible side effects of XEOMIN®. Call your
doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side
effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.



— 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.


General information about the safe and effective use of XEOMIN

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those
listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use XEOMIN for a condition
for which it was not prescribed. Do not give XEOMIN to other
people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may
harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information
about XEOMIN that is written for health professionals.


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
to obtain the FDA-approved product labeling

— Call 1-866-862-1211

Active Ingredient: incobotulinumtoxinA

Inactive Ingredients: human albumin and sucrose


About Ultherapy®

As the first and only treatment FDA-cleared to non-invasively lift the
eyebrow, neck and chin, and to improve lines and wrinkles on the
décolletage, Ultherapy® is the only cosmetic procedure to use
ultrasound imaging to target the skin’s foundational layer to lift and
tighten naturally, without surgery or downtime. The most common side
effects reported in clinical trials were redness, swelling, pain and
transient nerve effects. Reported adverse events from post-marketing
surveillance are available in the Instructions for Use (IFU). Please see
the IFU for product and safety information, including a full list of
these events at

About Merz North America, Inc.

Merz North America, Inc. is a specialty healthcare company dedicated to
the development and marketing of innovative quality products for
physicians and patients across the United States and Canada. Merz
products are distributed through two divisions, Aesthetics and
Neurosciences, and are developed with the goal of improving patients’
health and quality of life by delivering therapies that bring about real
progress. Merz North America is a privately-held company based in
Raleigh, North Carolina. To learn more about Merz North America, Inc.,
please visit

Copyright © 2017 Merz North America, Inc. All rights reserved. Merz
Aesthetics, the Merz Aesthetics logo, and Xeomin are registered
trademarks, and Xperience Program is a trademark, of Merz Pharma GmbH &
Co. KGaA. Botox®, Dysport® and Myobloc® are registered trademarks of
their respective owners. Ultherapy is a registered trademark of Ulthera,

About Christie Brinkley

Supermodel, TV, Film and Stage Actress, Christie Brinkley is also well
known as an Entrepreneur with many businesses including Christie
Brinkley Authentic Skincare, hair extension collection and an organic
prosecco line. Internationally recognized, Christie Brinkley has
appeared on more than 500 magazine covers worldwide. She is the author
of two bestselling books, her most recent, “Timeless Beauty; Over 100
Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great” which debuted
on the New York Times Bestseller list, will come out next year in
paperback. As one of the most famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Icons,
Christie, 63-years-young, returned to the pages of SI Swimsuit this
year, and proved that age is nothing more than a number. She came back
in a bikini, and this time, a first for the brand, she was joined by
daughters Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Alexa Ray Joel. Christie is also mom
to Jack, currently studying acting in NYC.

1 Kantar Health 2017 Patient Survey on behalf of Merz

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