Jeuveau™ is the fourth and newest neurotoxin approved by the FDA to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. It is the first botulinum toxin injectable dedicated exclusively to aesthetic treatments. In addition, it is the only alternative to BOTOX® to enter the injectables market in over a decade.
What is Jeuveau™?
Jeuveau™ was developed by Evolus and is made using a patented manufacturing process called Hi-Pure™ technology. This new injectable neurotoxin works in a similar way to BOTOX® by utilizing the botulinum toxin type A to temporarily freeze the underlying facial muscles which contribute to the formation of glabellar lines, or frown lines.
How does Jeuveau work?
Jeuveau™ prevents and improves glabellar lines by temporarily preventing your nerves from signaling your facial muscles to flex, allowing them to relax. This results in a smoother and less furrowed appearance in the forehead. Jeuveau™ is the newest option to BOTOX®, Dysport® and Xeomin®.
Am I a candidate for Jeuveau™?
If you currently are healthy and have frown lines on your forehead, you are most likely a good candidate for Jeuveau™.
Our experienced double board certified facial plastic surgeons will discuss any relevant medical history with you during your consultation to ensure that your procedure is safe and effective.
Currently, the FDA has only approved Jeuveau™ for the treatment of glabellar lines although it is expected to be approved to smooth other facial lines in the near future. Like BOTOX®, Xeomin and Dysport, Jeuveau™ is not intended for use on static wrinkles (wrinkles that are the result of aging, sun damage and lifestyle). Jeuveau™ is meant to treat wrinkles from facial muscle contractions.
What should I expect during Jeuveau™ injections?
The procedure for Jeuveau™ will generally take less than 15 minutes. The injection site is cleansed and numbing cream is applied if requested. A very fine needle is used to inject small amounts of Jeuveau™ into specific muscles. By carefully pinpointing the exact muscles which are causing the wrinkles, our experienced doctors are able to preserve your natural facial expression.
You will notice an improvement in your glabellar lines as early as 2-3 days. A follow-up visit with Dr. Cheng will be scheduled in order to ensure you are happy with the results of your procedure.
What is the recovery time after Jeuveau™ treatments?
Jeuveau™ is similar to BOTOX® in that it is a “lunchtime facelift.” Jeuveau™ is a non-invasive procedure there is no downtime, allowing you to return to work or your other activities immediately. There may be a mild redness or swelling in the area for up to 30 minutes after the procedure.