As more cosmetic treatments have been discovered, Jeuveau has been making waves in the industry that addresses the appearance of facial wrinkles. It has been called “Newton,” which means the new Botox, and has the same active ingredient used in the original Botox Cosmetic injections but a new version. In fact, the U.S FDA has approved Jeuveau to treat wrinkles in February 2019. Jeuveau can be used to address various cosmetic and medical conditions. Its cosmetic uses include but are not limited to the following: eyebrow lift, crow’s feet, nasal lines, gummy smile, dimpled chin, necklines, forehead lines, frown lines, eye shaping, uplift smile, and jawline shaping, while off-label medical uses include migraines and spasms. On the other hand, Jeuveau is slated to be sold slightly lower despite being structurally identical.
How Does Jeuveau Work?Throughout the consultation, a plan is outlined to be implemented during the treatment session on which the treatment usually consists of the following:
- The provider will wipe off any makeup or cosmetics covering the treatment area.
- To be followed by injection Jeuveau into five sites around the frown lines, using several small injections.
- The process takes up to 15 minutes. Once the injections are completed, patients can leave without required downtime.
- Lastly, the underlying muscles will relax and create a smoother appearance in the frown lines as the botulinum toxin takes hold. Slight results will be noticeable right away, with full results developing in about a week.
What Makes Jeuveau Different From Other Popular Injections?Juneau is a new, FDA-approved neurotoxin designed to relax the moderate to severe muscles between the eyebrows (glabellar). This newest neuromodulator treats glabellar wrinkles and is now in the same drug class, including Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. However, Jeuveau is the only treatment exclusively designed for cosmetic purposes, unlike the other botulinum toxin injections. While these four injectables are derived from botulinum toxin, each has different processing techniques and dosing recommendations. In a side-by-side trial comparing Botox (the oldest and most well-known neurotoxin on the market) with Jeuveau, they were confirmed to produce comparable results in both safety and efficacy when treating glabellar lines.
What Can Be Treated With Jeuveau Injections?As mentioned, it has been known for its ability to treat frown lines (glabellar lines) may it be moderate or severe wrinkles. Moreover, it has been found out in the two separate trials reported by the FDA about Jeuveau injections, 67 percent and 71 percent of people saw significant improvements. Unlike the 1 percent improvement noted in the placebo groups. In addition, it is best to talk to a dermatologist about other options that may be more effective in treating other types of wrinkles around the mouth or eyes. These may include the original Botox or different types of injectables made with hyaluronic acid.
Are There Side Effects Of Jeuveau Injections?While this may be considered a safe wrinkle treatment, it’s not entirely risk-free. Consider going over all the potential side effects and serious risks with the provider in advance. Here are the usual side effects that generally occur at the injection site and may include:
- Breathing difficulties (which may lead to death)
- Allergic reactions
- Facial drooping
- Heart attack
- Trouble with swallowing
- Voice changes