Since it was introduced in 2002, Botox has become a household name as the go-to for wrinkle-relaxing injectables. But for the first time in almost a decade, the FDA has approved a new neurotoxin injectable for aesthetic usage: Jeuveau. Branding itself as #NEWTOX, Jeuveau is poised to give its predecessor a run for its money. It is structurally nearly identical to other similar injectables, but is expected to be sold at lower prices while still giving users the same, youthful results. Today’s blog post is all about Jeuveau as it makes its big debut in doctors’ offices this summer.
Produced in a modern, state of the art facility via the trademarked purification method Hi-Pure, Jeuveau is the exciting new injectable alternative to Botox. Jeuveau can be used by men and women to treat, control, and prevent fine lines and wrinkles caused by aging and repeated facial movements. The injectable is a purified form of Botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator used to relax tension that can lead to aging under the skin. When injected, Jeuveau blocks the signal from nerves to muscles causing a decrease in muscle activity and contraction, allowing the skin on the surface to remain smooth. This reduces the appearance of movement lines and wrinkles for a natural, youthful look. The list of potential risks and side effects are minimal and similar to that of Botox.
While Jeuveau has currently only been FDA approved for treatment of glabellar creases (lines on the forehead between the eyebrows), it can safely be used “off label” in many of the areas Botox has proven effective. Patients can expect to be able to use Jeuveau on crow’s feet, forehead lines, neck bands, chin dimpling, frown lines, and other common problem areas. Results from Jeuveau can be seen in as little as 2-3 days but it may take as many as 7-10 days for patients to see the full results. Results can last anywhere from 3-5 months, with longevity varying from patient to patient.
So, what’s the difference between Jeuveau and Botox? The main point of comparison between the two comes down to the price. At $12 per unit, the lower price of Jeuveau is a major plus for those who have considered injectables previously but were turned off by the expense. The reason for this price difference lies in the fact that unlike Botox, which was initially approved by the FDA for medical purposes and usage, Jeuveau is purely for cosmetic purposes. Thus, Jeuveau is not required to undergo expensive insurance and medical vetting that Botox is subject to, which brings down the cost for the manufacturer, providers, and patients. It’s important to note the you will not be sacrificing quality or effectiveness for the lower price.
Deciding which neuromodulator is right for you is a personal decision you will need to discuss with your doctor. As the exciting new treatment on the block, many people will be interested in trying out Jeuveau. Your doctor will be able to help you determine if Jeuveau is right for you based on your treatment goals and the level of intervention needed to achieve optimal results. If you have been a Botox user and you are happy with your results, there is no need to switch up your treatment. If you are looking to shake things up and try a different treatment, however, you can expect similar results with Jeuveau. You never know which product will work best with your body and your treatment needs.
Dr. Teotia is always on the cutting edge of new technologies and treatments sweeping the industry. Bringing these innovative procedures into her practice ensures her patients access to the best treatments available. She is an experienced plastic surgeon comfortable using any type of approved neuromodulator injectable. Dr. Teotia and her knowledgeable team can help you determine what treatment plan is best for your specific goals. Ask about Jeuveau at your next appointment!
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