Botox / Jeuveau
Wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of facial fullness begin to affect nearly everyone as they age. Because we know most individuals do not want to undergo a painful cosmetic procedure to correct these signs of aging, we’re proud to provide our patients with injectable Botox and Jeuveau treatments that can improve the appearance of the skin without extended downtime or discomfort.
The ground-breaking injectable treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
Jeuveau™ is the newest premium neurotoxin on the market and is manufactured with advanced technology called Hi-Pure. Jeuveau™ is injected into the glabellar lines, or “frown lines”, to reduce moderate to severe wrinkles with results showing between 24 hours to a week.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JEUVEAU™ AND BOTOX?
Although the results of both Jeuveau and Botox are similar, the manufacturing process is different. When Jeuveau is being purified and dried, the process is more gentle on the botulinum toxin protein which can potentially cause a longer-lasting result.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
On average, patients receive 3 treatments over the course of one year.
HOW DOES JEUVEAU™ WORK?
Jeuveau™ temporarily relaxes the muscles in the glabellar to improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
Jeuveau™ is relatively painless and quick. The appointment will consist of a small consult with your provider followed by the treatment. Ice is available prior to the treatment to lessen the chance of bruising. The patient may maintain normal activities but avoid laying down or excessive exercise for 4 hours.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
The most commonly reported side effects in clinical trials include headache, eyelid drooping, upper respiratory tract infection and increased white blood cell count. No serious drug-related adverse events were observed in the studies.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
Most individuals are candidates with a few exceptions:
Jeuveau should not be used for those that have an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Botox or Dysport; have a skin infection at the planned injection site; are pregnant or nursing or are under the age of 18.
For further information, a complimentary consultation is recommended.
WHAT EXACTLY IS BOTOX® COSMETIC?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
HOW DOES BOTOX® COSMETIC WORK?
It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It tends to be more impactful for those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows which form over time as the result of muscle activity.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM A BOTOX® COSMETIC TREATMENT?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX® COSMETIC LAST?
Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
IS TREATMENT WITH BOTOX® COSMETIC PAINFUL?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
WHO SHOULD NOT USE BOTOX® COSMETIC?
BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Botox should also not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The most common side effects of Botox following injection include:
temporary eyelid droop
bleeding and/or bruising
These side effects may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
WILL MY FACIAL EXPRESSIONS CONTINUE TO LOOK NATURAL?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE FROWN LINES BETWEEN MY BROWS IF I CHOOSE NOT TO CONTINUE TREATMENTS?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.