- 1 Jeuveau Results
- 2 Jeuveau Cost
- 3 Jeuveau Treatment Process
- 4 Does Jeuveau hurt?
- 5 Jeuveau Side Effects
- 6 Finding the Best Jeuveau Injectors Near You
- 7 Frequently Asked Questions About Jeuveau
Jeuveau™ is the newest injectable wrinkle-relaxing agent to receive FDA Approval for temporary improvement of frown lines.
Like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, Jeuveau is a neuromodulator that reduces the signals from the brain that cause muscles to contract. For those with a habit of frowning, squinting, raising their brows, pursing their lips, or clenching their jaw, these injectable treatments can reduce the frequency and intensity of these movements and give your skin the chance to “bounce back” to it’s smoother, softer self.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Jeuveau can create the same results as Botox, or any other neuromodulator:
- Smooth out frown lines
- Erase wrinkles and lines across the forehead
- Smooth away crow’s feet and other wrinkles around and below the eyes
- Reduce lip lines
- Reduce and round out square jawlines caused by overdeveloped masseter muscles from clenching or TMJ
- Create lip flip, where the red part of the lip rolls up and out, to make the lip appear bigger or taller, but not fuller (different from a filler result)
- Stop hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)
- Reduce Migraine intensity and frequency for those with chronic migraine (migraines that occur on 15 or more days each month)
- Treatment of muscle spasm diseases
As with all injectable treatments, the quality of results you get is directly dependent on the injector. A great injector knows the nuances of creating natural results that last the longest with the least number of units.
Jeuveau is $16 per unit at our office, the exact same price as Botox, and the exact price for the equivalent in units of Dysport and Xeomin. We keep all of our neuromodulators priced the same because we don’t want price to affect the decisions our patients and doctors make about their care. Your physician injector will help you select the brand(s) of neuromodulators that will help you achieve the best results for your goals and needs.
Jeuveau Treatment Process
The Jeuveau treatment process is incredibly easy and quick, taking no more than 15 minutes in total.
Step 1: Consultation & Evaluation: first, the doctor who will be injecting you will ask you about what your goals are – what results you want to create, what your budget is, how much downtime you have, what kind of maintenance you’re willing to commit to – and then they’ll ask you a few medical questions and do an examination. Generally, for neuromodulators like Jeuveau, the examination includes having you make faces to see how your facial expressions impact your wrinkle patterns. They’ll have you squint, frown, smile, purse your lips, etc. And finally, they’ll make a recommendation for the best treatment(s) options for you.
Step 2: Injection: Injection with Jeuveau is very quick – about 5 to 10 minutes overall. The process generally takes longer the first time than at subsequent visits. We document your treatment in great detail, so that we can fine-tune the results at your follow-up after the first visit, and from that point, we’re able to replicate
Does Jeuveau hurt?
We don’t need to do any numbing for these injections because we do a couple of things differently with our preparation of neuromodulators, to ensure the injections are as quick and comfortable as possible. First, we draw up our Jeuveau into very fine gauge needles, because smaller needles mean less painful injections. Second, we only draw 10 units into a single syringe, which means we’re swapping out syringes (and the needles) every couple of injections, and fresh needles are sharper and less painful. Finally, we often use tapping, vibration, or special pinch techniques as we’re injecting, which helps distract the body and lessen the injection’s perceived discomfort by the body. If you were to be incredibly sensitive, we could numb prior to injection, but we’ve never had a patient need to go that route.
Jeuveau Side Effects
Jeuveau generally has very few side effects, when injected correctly. Patients can expect a little redness at the injection sites, which typically go away within 15-30 minutes. If you grab the mirror directly after injection or if you watch our treatment video above, you’ll see what we in medicine call “blebs” or little bumps where the medicine is injected. Those go away very quickly, within just a few minutes, as the medicine and saline absorb into the tissues.
Very rarely, a patient can develop bruising from Jeuveau, as you can with any injection. When this happens, it’s generally because the patient was on blood thinners (aspirin, medication, Vitamin E) or has had alcohol in the past 24 hours. We do have a laser at our office that can be used to break up bruises, making them clear up very quickly, and we do offer that laser treatment free of charge to our injector patients if and when a bruise occurs. If you do experience bruising, please do let us know. With Jeuveau, bruising is NOT indicative of a possible serious complication, but it is something we want to help prevent and clear up as soon as possible.
What can go wrong if Jeuveau is injected incorrectly?
As with all neuromodulators, Jeuveau works by blocking out some of the signals from brain-to-muscle that tell the muscle to contract. In certain muscles, losing that ability to normally contract would be cause for medical concern. However, we generally do not inject in those areas. This is why it’s so important to have an injector who understands your anatomy and safe injection technique.
Finding the Best Jeuveau Injectors Near You
Of course, you want to find an injector of Jeuveau that’s convenient since you’ll want to be re-treated every 3-4 months, but you also want to find a quality injector, because they can help you get better results that last longer with less product (less cost) than less skilled injectors.
What to look for in your Jeuveau Injector:
- Skilled Injector Who Creates Natural Results: look for a good selection of before and afters that demonstrate a variety of natural-looking results on a variety of people of different ages, genders, and backgrounds.
- Legally allowed to inject:In New Jersey, only doctors and mid-level providers (ARNPS and Physician Assistants (P.A.s) are legally allowed to inject jeuveau. P.A.’s must have a supervising physician in order to provide this treatment. Nurses are not allowed to provide these type of injections in NJ at this time.
- Access to Alternative Neuromodulators: Access to more choices means your provider won’t be stuck trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, and it also means if your needs change over time, that you’ll be able to easily switch products. All of the best providers stock all of the available products, because there is no one right choice between these brands for every patient.
Frequently Asked Questions About Jeuveau
Is Jeuveau cheaper than Botox?
Although Jeuveau was originally rumored to be cheaper than Botox in the months leading up to its debut in the U.S., the actual purchase price for Jeuveau is no cheaper than Botox, and is actually more expensive than Botox for many practices.
How is Jeuveau different from Botox (i.e. Jeuveau vs. Botox)
Jeuveau and Botox are two brands of the same product. Unlike Dysport® – (abobotulinumtoxinA), Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA), and MYOBLOC® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), the other FDA-Approved botulinum toxins for wrinkle reduction, Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs) and BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) can be stored, injected, and dosed identically.
Botox is the most common cosmetic treatment in America and accounts for about 70% of all wrinkle-relaxing injections. A new product that offers identical results, storage, and use may become more popular than Botox, but it seems unlikely at this time.
Where can I get Jeuveau injections in NJ?
How do we know Jeuveau is safe?
Jeuveau completed clinical trials before receiving FDA Approval. FDA Approval is considered the gold standard worldwide for efficacy and safety. Beyond these clinical studies, Jeuveau was first introduced to the Korean market in 2014 under the name Nabota, and so we have some good data as well about what happens when Jeuveau is used outside of closely controlled scientific studies. So far, there have been absolutely no adverse events (or complications) reported with Jeuveau – which most are attributing to the fact that this the same molecule as Botox, and with almost 20 years of use, we’ve gotten really good at using this product safely and effectively.
- Evolus’ Press Release announcement of FDA Approval
- Article on Jeuveau in The Dermatology Times Journal
- Article on Jeuveau on Pharmaceutical-technology.com
- Product Labelling required by the FDA for Jeuveau