What is Jeuveau?
Jeuveau is a neuromodulator, a type of injectable wrinkle-reducer that works by relaxing muscle contractions. The product is the newest treatment for dynamic wrinkles to be approved by the FDA. It is formulated with the same purified neurotoxin as Botox.
What Jeuveau do for you?
- Diminish frown lines between the eyebrows
- Smooth crow’s feet around the eyes
- Minimize forehead wrinkling
- Restore a youthful appearance
Who are the Ideal Candidates for Jeuveau?
- Are over 18 years of age
- Have lines and wrinkles around the forehead and eye area
- Have recently had a cosmetic procedure and want to enhance or prolong the results
- Are not allergic to any of the ingredients found in BOTOX or Jeuveau
- Results appear more quickly (2-5 days)
- More Jeuveau is needed during treatment
- Jeuveau spreads to a larger area
How to choose a Jeuveau provider
Jeuveau injections are available everywhere lately – from medical spas to parties to plastic surgery offices. However, to avoid complications and undesirable results, it’s important to be selective when choosing your provider.
A board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Wiener, is the ideal option. These individuals have experience performing cosmetic procedures and they understand the nuances of facial aesthetics and balance. They know how to place the medications to obtain the precise results you want – while avoiding an artificial, frozen, or overdone look.
How to prepare for my first Jeuveau treatment
Before undergoing Jeuveau treatment, you will have a consultation with a board-certified provider. During this visit, it is necessary to disclose if you have had any other neuromodulator treatment in the previous 4 months. Your provider also needs to know if you have had an allergic reaction to other neuromodulators or have a muscle condition such as ALS.
To decrease the risk of bleeding and bruising, we encourage patients to avoid blood-thinning medications and substances, including alcohol, before scheduling their wrinkle-reducing injections.
How long do cosmetic injectable treatment take?
Injectable treatments are popular in part because they are so convenient. After your initial consultation, cosmetic injections typically take less than 30 minutes to complete. After a brief review of objectives, injections themselves take just a few minutes.
Skin Conditions Treated with Injectables
Botox and Jeuveau are unique injectables that work primarily on dynamic wrinkles. These are the lines and creases that form as a result of muscle movement. Examples include crow’s feet, frown lines, and the horizontal lines that develop on the forehead as we age. Some of the common complaints that can be corrected with neuromodulator wrinkle reducers include:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines on the bridge of the nose
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Heavy, drooping eyebrows
- Horizontal bands on the neck
When will I see results from my Jeuvaeu treatment?
Neuromodulators take time to achieve their full effects on contracted muscles. You may begin to see improvement in 2 to 3 days. Lines and creases will progressively lessen, reaching their peak 7 to 10 days after your appointment. Providers are conservative with their use of Botox and Jeuveau so some patients may need a minor touch-up to achieve the best results.
Jeuveau Side Effects
Because Jeuveau and Botox have the same active ingredient, their side effects and risks are similar. Because the neurotoxin is administered into the area of a contracted muscle just beneath the skin, side effects are usually limited to the site of injections. These include temporary redness and swelling. Some people develop minor bruising. These side effects resolve within a few hours but could take up to a day. There is a possibility that a mild headache or flu-like symptoms could occur after Jeuveau or Botox injections. This typically lasts less than 48 hours if it develops. There is a risk of eyelid drooping related to neuromodulator treatment. Studies suggest that drooping may occur when the product migrates from the injection site. To prevent this, patients are advised to avoid touching the treatment area and to postpone exercise for a day or two after receiving injectable treatment.
Maintain Your Look with Repeat Injections
On average, BOTOX and Jeuveau injections last between three and six months, depending on the medication used for your treatment.
Repeat injections will be scheduled no sooner than three months apart. As subsequent treatments are done, many of our Houston clients notice a longer-lasting result with each session.
Jeuveau Frequently Asked Questions
Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and neuromodulators such as Botox work in entirely different ways. As their name implies, when injected beneath a wrinkle, crease, or area of volume loss dermal fillers simply add instant volume. They “fill” in space and push the skin back upward. This only works when the wrinkle is known as a “static” wrinkle. These are wrinkles caused by sun damage, declining collagen production, personal habits, and other factors. Static wrinkles show themselves at all times.
Botox and the other neuromodulators work in a completely different fashion. They are made from the botulinum toxin type A, the same bacteria that cause botulism. When the botulinum toxin is injected into a muscle, it stops the muscle from contracting for a period of time. Certain wrinkles on the upper third of the face form above muscle contractions under the surface skin. These are known as “dynamic” wrinkles. These are crow’s feet at the outside of the eyes, glabellar/frown lines between the brows, and forehead lines. When Botox is injected into the muscles that create these wrinkles when they contract, the botulinum toxin stops the muscle contraction. The muscle stays at rest and the wrinkle that forms on the surface skin is erased for a period of around four months.
Bottom line — neuromodulators only work on dynamic wrinkles on the upper third of the face, and dermal fillers only work on static wrinkles and areas of volume loss on the mid to lower areas of the face.
Dr. Wiener handles all of these injections. He injects both neuromodulators with a very tiny needle, and these injections are not made to great depth. Our patients equate the feeling of these injections to that of a pinprick, and they don’t require topical numbing beforehand.
Patients may have some mild redness and possibly slight swelling at their injection sites, but this typically passes within just a few hours. Really the only problem of note can be caused by the patient. It’s important that the patient not touch or rub the injection sites for the first 12 hours after your session. This can cause the Botox or Jeuveau to migrate to an adjacent, unwanted muscle. This can lead to drooping eyelids and other issues.
Botox has become one of the world’s most famous brand names. Why? Because it is very effective at erasing lines and wrinkles on the upper third of the face. Crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines can all be removed with injections of Botox or Jeuveau. What’s the benefit in that? Looking younger. Feeling more confident. Pushing back against the hands of time just a bit. No wonder Botox has a rabidly loyal following all over the world.
Jeuveau and Botox are basically the same. Both are made from the botulinum toxin type A. Both work by blocking the nerve messages sent from a muscle to the brain, keeping the muscle relaxed.
The only real difference between these two neurotoxins is the price. Jeuveau has been initially priced from 20 to 30 percent lower than the price of Botox. Whether this is an introductory sort of price or a permanent one is yet to be seen.
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