Jeuveau® is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment that works to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines in adults. When injected, Jeuveau® temporarily prevents your nerves from telling your facial muscles to flex. The result? In clinical trials, Jeuveau® was shown to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines that represent the hallmark signs of facial aging.
Also known as PrabotulinumtoxinA, Jeuveau® is made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum; the same neurotoxin used in BOTOX Cosmetic. With multiple clinical trails encompassing more than 2100 patients, this modern take on botulinum toxin treatments is redefining what we have come to think of as performance beauty.
Applications for Jeuveau Injectable
Jeuveau® is used strictly for aesthetic purposes, giving it specific benefits when compared to other injectable neuromodulators. Utilizing Hi-Pure™ technology to isolate the active molecule, Jeuveau® is a modern day toxin that can be used to treat the following:
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow‘s feet
- Skin bands on the neck
- Upper Lip (Lip Flip)
- Corners of the Mouth
- Masseter Muscle Hypertrophy (Face Slimming)
Jeuveau Injectable Procedure and Results
Using a very fine needle, Jeuveau® is placed directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. No anesthetic is required, but we utilize certain devices and tricks that make procedure very tolerable and nearly painless. Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last up to 4 months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer.
Candidates for Jeuveau
Candidates for treatment are patients aged 18 and over who want improvement in the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines, improvement in brow position, correction of upper lip lengthening, softening of neck bands, and slimming of the face while prevention of teeth grinding. It may not be suitable for those with the following:
- Allergies to Jeuveau® or its ingredients
- Surgical facial changes
- Inflammation or infection in the area to be injected
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Patients with neuromuscular disease
Differences Between Jeuveau and BOTOX Cosmetic
Although made from the same bacterium, Jeuveau® isolation results in a highly pure form of the active molecule. There is anecdotal evidence that Jeuveau® works faster, lasts equally as long, has less of a propensity for developing resistance, and feels lighter once taken effect. In addition, since Jeuveau® is limited to aesthetic use only, there are significant benefits to you as a patient concerning price and treatment discounts.
Side Effects of Jeuveau
Side effects of Jeuveau® are rare and usually mild. Normal activities may be resumed immediately after receiving injections. Injection-site side effects include the following:
Depending on each patient's anatomy, eyelids can droop after treatment with any botulinum toxin but usually return to normal within 3 weeks. It is important when choosing your injector to be sure they are knowledgable of the relevant anatomy and are basing the treatment on you the individual patient. This is key to reproducible, natural results.