Dr. V Medical Aesthetics provides its patients with safe and effective non-surgical treatments. Before you consider more invasive procedures like plastic surgery, we recommend looking at less drastic steps like cosmetic injections. In the right hands – like our team of experienced doctors and aestheticians – treatment like botulinum toxin injections can go a long way towards reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and bringing out a better, beautiful, and more confident you.
Jeuveau is one of the botulinum toxin injections available in Dr. V Medical Aesthetics. There are several types of injections to choose from, so why Jeuveau? Our doctors can determine if Jeuveau is right for you, so schedule a consultation with us to discuss the best treatment plan to achieve your beauty goals. Here’s an overview if you’re interested to learn more about Jeuveau.
Jeuveau is one of the latest botulinum toxin products in the market, having received FDA approval for cosmetic use back in 2019. Also known as “Newtox” (new Botox), Jeuveau has some similarities with the ever-popular Botox injection in the sense that both use botulinum toxin to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. However, its differences may make it the better choice for you, and here’s why.
Jeuveau works as an injectable treatment to temporarily freeze muscles and help reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines. Each dose of Jeuveau contains a controlled amount botulinum toxin, a protein that’s naturally produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Large amounts of botulinum toxin can cause botulism, which can be dangerous to humans. However, like other FDA-approved botulinum toxin injections, Jeuveau is processed and contains controlled amounts of botulinum toxins. The result: an injectable drug that can temporarily freeze muscle movement.
Jeuveau differs from other neurotoxin injectables by the way they are prepared for commercial use (for both medical and cosmetic purposes) and the toxins neutralized so it is safe for use. Jeuveau contains a type of prepared toxin that’s known as prabotulinumtoxin A, which is different from the botulinum toxin provided by brands like Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A).
Although Jeuveau shares similarities with Botox, these are two different brands. Aside from the type of botulinum toxin used, Jeuveau and Botox cosmetic injections have differences such as FDA approval (Botox was approved 17 years earlier than Jeuveau in 2002), use (Jeuveau is relatively newer than Botox and is only FDA-approved to treat glabellar lines), and possibly the time it takes to show results and how long these results last. Jeuveau is also advertised as the “modern-made” tox, which means its manufacturer had access to purification methods and technology that were not available for other botulinum toxin injections brands that were developed over a decade ago.
Before getting a Jeuveau treatment at Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, you will undergo an initial consultation with one of our doctors. We’ll discuss the differences between Jeuvea, Botox, and the rest of our available botulinum toxin injections and see which one is right for you.
The secret for Jeuveau injections’ effectiveness lies in the botulinum toxin proteins. Whenever you move your facial muscles, the nerves close to your muscles release a chemical messenger called acetylcholine. This connects your nerve receptors to your muscle cells, which causes your muscle to contract or relax. Botulinum toxin injections work by blocking your nerve signals from releasing acetylcholine and triggering muscle contractions.
For cosmetic Jeuveau treatment, an experienced and qualified member of our team will inject enough units of Jeuveau into the muscles responsible for frown lines. How many units of Jeuveau will depend on many factors like the severity of your wrinkles and your history of botulinum toxin injection use.
When injection treatments are done correctly, the target muscle will freeze while still making your facial movement natural. With your muscle no longer creasing your skin, the appearance of your wrinkles and facial lines will diminish.
It’s important to note that all botulinum toxin injections can only treat dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by muscle movement that creases the skin attached to it). Jeuveau, in particular, is only FDA-approved treatment to address glabellar lines (frown lines), so your doctor will let you know whether it’s best to use Jeuveau, any other neurotoxin injection, or another cosmetic procedure entirely.
When you get your Jeuveau injection from Dr. V. Medical Aesthetics, you’re getting treatment administered by a qualified and experienced member of our team that has mastered techniques to produce stunning results. Too much Jeuveau can cause unnecessary discomfort and stiffness, which can result in unnatural facial movements. But our doctors and aestheticians excel at what they do, so you can feel safe and confident with the results we deliver.
Administering Jeuveau takes around 10 minutes, does not involve anesthesia, and involves little to no pain. Although we recommend avoiding things like touching the injection site or doing strenuous activities immediately after your injection, there is no downtime after your injection.
It can take several days to see results. Once you see the results, it can last for several months. Botulinum toxin injections can take effect for up to six months, but lifestyle habits and aftercare practices can prolong or shorten its lifespan. Like other neurotoxin injections, Jeuveau is not permanent and will require follow-up treatments to prevent your wrinkles and fine lines from reappearing.
Jeuveau is the latest injectable neurotoxin in the market. For one thing, this means that it’s only FDA-approved to treat frown lines. But compared to the other injectables that are at least a decade old, Jeuveau was made using the latest in modern technology and scientific practices. Patients can expect a number of benefits when they get Jeuveau injections, including:
Clinical trials with Jeuveau show that 70% of patients noticed an improvement on their frown lines within 30 days of their injection, with 54% of patients noting visible results in as early as two days after their treatment. Unlike Botox, Jeuveau is for cosmetic purposes only.
Only licensed medical professionals are allowed to administer botulinum toxin injections. But getting your Jeuveau from a qualified practitioner isn’t enough to ensure effective and natural-looking results. In the hands of experienced and skilled professionals, Jeuveau injections can make your results effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles while also giving you natural-looking facial movement.
Jeuveau injections are a quick procedure, taking around 10 minutes to administer. After applying a topical anesthetic, your provider will inject the right amount of Jeuveau into the target facial muscle. It may take up to a week to see visible changes, though some patients claim to see changes as early as 48 hours after treatment. The effects may begin to wear off after five months, and by then you’ll need additional injections to maintain your youthful appearance.
A: After your injection, expect pain in the injection site, tenderness, and bruising – these are common side effects from the injection and will disappear several days after the treatment. Other side effects include headaches and eyelid dropping, though these are temporary.
A: Results can vary for patients, though Jeuveau manufacturer, Evolus, claims it can last for up to 5 months before the effects wear off. Your lifestyle, habits, and body functions can shorten or extend the length of Jeuveau’s effectiveness.
A: You need to be at least 18 years old to get Jeuveau with moderate to severe frown lines. Talk to your doctor about existing medical conditions and medications you’re taking to determine if you are qualified for Jeuveau injections. A patient that should not get Jeuveau injections if they have the following:
Frown lines can make you look angrier and less approachable than you really are. Jeuveau is the latest in a line of effective wrinkle treatments that can reduce the appearance of frown lines and make you look happier and feel more confident in your skin.
Our team at Dr. V Medical Aesthetics can make sure you get safe treatment and the best results from every Jeuveau injection. When you get your botulinum toxin injection from our experienced staff, you know you’re in good hands. Schedule an appointment with our facility today to get started building a new face you can feel confident in.