What is Jeuveau?
Jeuveau is a new drug approved by the FDA in February 2019 for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines caused by the movement of certain muscles. Jeuveau is first new Botox alternative in ten years. It is made with the same botulinum toxin Type A that is in Botox.
The safety and effectiveness are similar to Botox. Treatment takes about 3-5 days to take effect and lasts about 3-6 months, but duration varies depending on each individual’s metabolism.
How does it work?
Jeuveau blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract, halting the muscle contractions that cause and deepen wrinkles, to smooth facial wrinkles. It is beneficial for dynamic wrinkles that gradually deepen with repeated facial expression.
Treatment with Jeuveau
Jeuveau is injected into the muscles to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. It works like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin to block nerve signals to reduce muscle activity that causes deep grooves. It can be used for horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the eyebrows that make us look angry and tired, to soften crow’s feet, smooth the chin, lift the corners of the mouth and reduce the appearance of neck bands.
Is Jeuveau better than the alternatives: Botox, Dysport, Xeomine
All wrinkle relaxers are comparable think (Coke and Pepsi). However, one product may be more suitable than another based on the desired outcome. Have questions? Unsure which is better for you? These questions and others are typically addressed during a cosmetic dermatology consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. Consider scheduling a consultation .