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.
Bold Decisions: Cheaper Jeuveau Will Try to Prove It Is As Effective or More Than Botox
In a bold move, the manufacturers of Jeuveau have made statements that their product will cost approximately 20-30% less than Botox, and even have plans to release a scientific study that compares Jeuveau’s effectiveness directly with that of Botox. David Moatazedi, CEO of Evolus, the manufacturer of Jeuveau, claims the company will have more pricing flexibility because they are wholly avoiding the medical market. In other words, by focusing on cosmetic procedures only, and avoiding the red-tape of insurance reimbursement, Evolus will be able to offer the same type of product at a much lower price point.
Since Jeuveau is not available for purchase (yet) in the U.S., we’ll have to wait to see if the promises of a lower priced, equally effective alternative to Botox are fulfilled.
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. Since 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 at a cheaper price point is definitely going to change things.
Where can I get Jeuveau injections in NJ?
Right now, you can’t!
In fact, you can’t get Jeuveau injections anywhere at the moment, but we expect that to change before summer 2019. Be sure to contact us if you’d like to find out first when we do get Jeuveau (as always, our office will be among the first in the nation to debut this new product).
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.