A number of injectable treatments have emerged to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles, and create a smoother, more youthful appearance. One of our favorites is Jeuveau®, a neurotoxin that has much in common with BOTOX®. We are pleased to offer this fast-acting, FDA-approved treatment to patients here in the OC.
What is Jeuveau?
Jeuveau is a neuromodulator, which is a chemical or compound that affects the signals sent between neurons and nerve cells. Specifically, neuromodulators can obstruct the signals that your nervous system sends to the muscles, forcing those muscles to relax rather than contract. In doing so, neuromodulators can release the wrinkles that are caused by the contracture of facial muscles. This refers to wrinkles caused by frowning, smiling, laughing, or furrowing your brow.
Jeuveau is the newest neuromodulator on the market, and it is specifically designed for cosmetic purposes. This injectable has proven successful not only in minimizing wrinkles, but even in helping to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. Jeuveau can be especially effective in preventing crow’s feet, bunny lines, frown lines, and other wrinkles.
How Does Jeuveau Work?
Jeuveau is similar in many ways to Botox®, and they share the same key ingredients. However, those ingredients are proportioned differently. Additionally, whereas Botox® has a number of clinical uses, Jeuveau is intended strictly to control the muscles that lead to unwanted facial wrinkles.
When injected into the treatment area, Jeuveau interrupts the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. Once those muscles relax, it allows any resultant facial wrinkles to release, producing a smoother complexion and a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
Who is The Best Candidate for Jeuveau?
Jeuveau can be a good choice for anyone who is looking to address moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles, particularly forehead lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, and vertical creases between the eyebrows. It is cleared for adults 22 and older, and is an especially popular option among younger patients, who love Jeuveau for its preventative effects.
Generally speaking, injectables are not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What Areas of the Body Can be Treated with Jeuveau?
Jeuveau was originally intended to treat the glabellar lines, which are the creases that appear between the eyebrows. The treatment has since been proven to be highly effective in other parts of the face, including the forehead and the upper lip.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
One of the reasons why Jeuveau is so popular is that treatment is quick and easy. Jeuveau injections take between 15 and 30 minutes, with many patients seeking treatment while on their lunch break.
Jeuveau treatments are virtually painless. Common side effects include mild bruising or swelling around the treatment area. These issues will resolve on their own within a couple of days.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect From Jeuveau?
Jeuveau produces results in as little as two to three days, and those results will typically last for around four months. “Touch-up” or maintenance injections can be used to extend the effects.
Most of our patients who have Jeuveau injections are extremely satisfied with the outcome, and relish the opportunity to minimize wrinkles for a naturally young, radiant appearance.
Stop Wrinkles and Fine Lines with Jeuveau
Nobody likes the development of wrinkles, particularly prominent facial wrinkles. Fortunately, you can stop wrinkles at the source by using safe and effective neurotoxins, like Jeuveau. To schedule treatment, make an appointment with Dr. Sikorski in Orange County today. Contact us online or by calling (949) 448-0487.