Jeuveau for Wrinkle Treatment

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Jeuveau: What is It, How Does It Work?

For many years Botox was the only injectable cosmetic treatment available for dynamic wrinkles. However, in 2019, the FDA-approved Jeuveau, a new prescription injection medication to treat and temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines, also called glabellar lines, between the eyebrows. Also called Newtox, this neuromodulator is targeted for cosmetic use and has become a direct competitor with Botox. It has the same active ingredient used in original Botox cosmetic injectables. While it shares similarities with Botox, it has critical characteristics that distinguish it from other botulinum toxin cosmetic injections, including Dysport and Xeomin.

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Jeuveau vs. Botox

Botox and Jeuveau contain botulinum toxin type A as an active ingredient, a neurotoxin that relaxes the muscles beneath the skin. However, they are made by different manufacturers, as Allergan makes Botox, and Jeuveau is made by Evolus. Jeuveau also uses a slightly different form of botulinum toxin than Botox, but both compounds share a similar safety profile and are equally effective for targeting fine lines and wrinkles, particularly for glabellar and frown lines on the forehead, Jeuveau can help promote younger, smooth-looking skin. When used as a wrinkle treatment, these injections create a smoother appearance in the skin.

What is a Neurotoxin?

When consumed orally, neurotoxins can cause illness, but when injected into specific muscles, Jeuveau only affects the nerve cells in that specific area(s). The effects of most neuromodulators only last about three months, so clients should expect to have three to four treatments a year to maintain results.

When used appropriately, neurotoxins have several medical benefits. They can treat a range of medical conditions when injected into targeted muscles, including facial tics and uncontrolled blinking, migraines, limb spasms, excessive sweating, crossed or lazy eyes, bruxism and TMB pain.

How Does Jeuveau Work?

pre-post Jeuveau treatment on woman's forehead

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 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 from three to four months.

How Long Does It Take for Jeuveau to Work?

Many of our clients find that Jeuveau works 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 notice slight improvement within 48 hours, with full results in about 10- 14 days.

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 provider to treat fine lines and wrinkles on your face, not limited to but  including areas around the mouth, crow's feet, forehead, and chin. During your consultation, we may recommend cosmetic options like dermal fillers you can get in addition to Jeuveau that may be more effective for other facial wrinkles.

Preparing for Jeuveau

During a complimentary consultation, a provider at VIVAA will examine and assess your areas of concern to determine if you are a good candidate for Jueveau. We will review your aesthetic goals and determine whether Jeuveau or another anti-aging treatment is best suitable.

What to Expect During and After Treatment

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Before treatment, the provider will clean the area to be treated and mark accordingly where they plan to inject. There is minimal to no discomfort during the treatment and the treatment itself takes about fifteen to twenty minutes. There is no downtime and you are free to resume your normal daily activities, we just recommend refraining from vigorous exercise, alcohol consumption, and exposure to high heat for about 24 hours.

Jeuveau Side Effects and Risks

Although Jeuveau is generally considered safe your provider will go over potential side effects which can include:

  • Bruising
  • Feeling of heaviness (in forehead)
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Headaches

Other side effects can include droopy eyelids. Rare side effects and allergic reactions can occur and include: Breathing difficulties, difficulty swallowing, and voice changes.

Contact Us for a Jeuveau Consultation

VIVAA is committed to a positive client/customer experience, and our providers will make recommendations and create a customized Jeuveau treatment plan for you. Our goal is to ensure your treatment needs are met comfortably while also targeting the issues you wish to address.

Visit our office in Bellevue or Issaquah, WA, today to schedule a complimentary consultation!