For the past decade there have been three options for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles on the upper third of the face: BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin. As of May 2019 there is a new option, Jeuveau™. Jeuveau™ received FDA approval in February 2019 and is now offered by Dr. Bucay.
What Is Jeuveau™
Jeuveau™ is a new neurotoxin made by the California-based Evolus Corporation. The FDA approved it in February of this year for the treatment of glabellar lines, the lines colloquially known as frown lines. Jeuveau™ is a new option to BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin.
What Can Jeuveau™ Help Treat?
The FDA approval was only for the treatment of glabellar lines. If you choose, Dr. Bucay may be able to use Jeuveau™ “off-label” on the other areas treated by BOTOX. These are crow’s feet and the 11s between the brows. Since its mechanisms of action are the same, it’s likely your results will also be the same.
Who Is A Candidate For Jeuveau™?
If you have glabellar lines on your forehead, you’re a good candidate for Jeuveau™. At this point, the FDA has only approved Jeuveau™ for these uses, although it will surely gain expanded approvals moving forward. Jeuveau, like all of the neurotoxins, doesn’t have any effect on static wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that are due to sun damage, personal habits, and declining collagen. Static wrinkles are not due to muscle contractions.
Jeuveau™ Before and After Photos
How Does Jeuveau™ Work?
Jeuveau™ is made from the botulinum toxin type A, the same as the other neurotoxins, and it works in the same fashion. Jeuveau™ is an acetylcholine release inhibitor and neuromuscular blocking agent. When injected into a muscle, the botulinum toxin blocks the nerve messages sent from the muscle to the brain. The brain never receives the message to contract the muscle, so the muscle stays at rest.
Wrinkles on the upper third of the face are called dynamic wrinkles. They form over time with the repeated muscle contractions that occur when we make certain expressions, such as frowning, squinting, or showing surprise. Over time, as our skin thins and loses some elasticity, these contractions begin to form wrinkles on the surface skin. These wrinkles form on the upper third of the face — you can feel the muscle contractions if you make a frown. When Jeuveau is injected into the muscles that create forehead lines, it temporarily stops the muscles from contracting so the wrinkles don’t form.
How Does Jeuveau™ Compare With BOTOX?
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 price. Jeuveau™ has been initially priced from 20 to 30 percent lower than the price of BOTOX.
Is Jeuveau™ Better Than BOTOX?
These two products are basically identical. Price is the only difference.
Why Should I Choose Jeuveau™ Over The Other Neuromodulators?
Seeing as the only difference between Jeuveau™ and the other neuromodulators — BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin — is price that would be reason to choose it.
Can I have Jeuveau™ If I’ve Previously Had BOTOX, Dysport, or Xeomin?
Yes. There are no reactions between these products.
Can I Return To Normal Activities Immediately After My Jeuveau™ Session?
Like BOTOX, Jeuveau™ is a “lunchtime procedure.” It takes just 15-20 minutes and there isn’t any downtime. You can go back to work or whatever your other activities are. The one thing you need to avoid is rubbing the injection sites for 24 hours. Doing so can make the botulinum toxin migrate to an unintended muscle.
Can I Have Jeuveau™ Injected Along With A Dermal Filler?
Neurotoxins and dermal fillers work on different types of wrinkles on different areas of the face, so there isn’t any overlap in their treatment areas. You can have Jeuveau™ to erase your frown lines and a dermal filler such as Restylane to remove your smile lines in the same session.
Do Jeuveau™ Injections Hurt?
Dr. Bucay injects Jeuveau™ with a very tiny needle, and it is not injected to great depth. Most patients equate the feeling to that of a pinprick.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact us to schedule a custom consultation with Expert Injector, Dr. Vivian Bucay to learn more about Jeuveau™. Call us today at (210) 692-3000 in La Casita or (210) 370-9995 in Sonterra for a consultation. Dr. Vivian Bucay proudly serves San Antonio and the surrounding areas!