Jeuveau: What is It, How Does It Work?
Jeuveau is a prescription medication injection into the muscles used to treat and temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines, also called glabellar lines, between the eyebrows. It's the newest neuromodulator targeted for cosmetic use and has earned the name Newtox. The FDA approved this injectable treatment in 2019, making it a direct competitor with Botox. It's called Newtox because it has the same active ingredient used in original Botox cosmetic injectables. While it shares similarities with Botox, it has critical characteristics that make it stand apart from other botulinum toxin injections.
Jeuveau vs. Botox
Both Jeuveau and Botox contain botulinum toxin type A as an active ingredient, a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles beneath the skin. As a treatment that targets fine lines and wrinkles, particularly for glabellar and frown lines on the forehead, Jueveau can help promote younger, smooth-looking skin. When used as a wrinkle treatment, these injections create a smoother appearance in the skin.
Although Jueveau and Botox have the same active ingredient, their precise formulas vary slightly as different manufacturers make them. If you are new to this type of injectable treatment, you may find that FDA-approved Jueveau is a better option. It is less expensive than Botox, as Jueveau's manufacturer, Evolus, decided not to seek approval for medical uses such as migraine headaches.
How Long Does It Take for Jeuveau to Work?
Although neither Jeuveau nor Botox are permanent anti-aging solutions, many patients find that Jeuveau injectables work more quickly, in some cases only two to three days. As the treatment begins to take hold, your underlying muscles will relax to create a smooth appearance. Some patients start to notice slight improvement within 24 hours, with full results in about one week.
How Does Jeuveau Work?
Jeuveau, like Botox injections, uses purified botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the small muscle groups that cause dynamic wrinkles. When these compounds are injected into muscle tissue, they block nerve signals so that the brain can no longer instruct treated muscles to move. Nerve tissue eventually regenerates with the cells slowly growing back, which is why injectable neuromodulators only last somewhere from three to six months.
What Areas of the Body Can Receive Jeuveau Treatment?
Jeuveau is perhaps best known for its ability to treat glabellar lines between the eyebrows. Yet, it has various off-label applications that allow your doctor to treat fine lines and wrinkles on your face, including nasolabial folds and especially areas around the mouth or eyes, including crow's feet.
Preparing for Jeuveau
Before receiving Jeuveau injections for frown lines, you will need to have a consultation with VIVAA to if you are a good candidate for Jueveau, determine how many injections you require, as well as which specific areas of your face to treat. We will review your aesthetic goals to determine whether Jueveau or another anti-aging treatment is the best choice for your fine lines. You must tell our staff about any underlying medical issues you have, as well as medications, herbs, and supplements you take.
What to Expect During and After Treatment
Before treatment, make sure that the treatment area is clean and from makeup products. You can expect several side effects. However, if any last more than a month, contact our staff for support. A treatment session is virtually pain-free and takes only about 15 minutes. A VIVAA staff member will inject Jeuveau into about five sites around your frown lines. Once the injections are complete, you'll be free to leave. No downtime is necessary. Hover, we recommend that you refrain from vigorous exercise, alcohol consumption, and exposure to high heat for 24 hours. Avoid lying down directly on the treatment area for four hours.
Jueveau Side Effects and Risks
Although Jeuveau is generally considered as safe, it is not entirely risk-free as a wrinkle treatment. Consider these potential side effects and risks. Common side effects at the injection site can include:
Other problems can include droopy eyelids, upper respiratory infections, and even rare botulism infections in other parts of the body. Jueveau may be contraindicated for patients with cardiovascular disease as the injections may interact with muscle relaxers.
Some side effects may not occur until several days after treatment. Severe but rare side effects that may necessitate emergency room treatment include:
- Allergic reactions
- Breathing difficulties
- Difficulty swallowing
- Voice changes
- Heart attack
Contact Us for a Jeuveau Consultation
VIVAA is committed to a positive patient experience. Even though this procedure can be concerning for understandable reasons, Dr. Sidhu will provide expert recommendations on the best way to get injectable Jeuveau for fine lines and wrinkles and develop a customized treatment plan suited to your needs. Our goal is to see your treatment needs met comfortably while also targeting the issues you wish to address.
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