Jeuveau in Charlotte, NC
Facial lines or wrinkles are caused, to an extent, by muscle action. Jeuveau relaxes those muscles by blocking signals from the brain that cause them to contract. If you want to reduce the appearance of frown lines, glabellar lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles between your eyebrows, Jeuveau is the injectable for you. In fact, Jeuveau is the only FDA-approved treatment to address glabellar lines (better known as frown lines).
Jeuveau is one of the latest botulinum toxin products on the market, having received FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2019. Jeuveau is somewhat similar to Botox in that they both utilize the same active ingredient. However, Jeuveau differs from other neurotoxin injectibles in how it is prepared for commercial use. This injectable contains a type of prepared toxin called prabotulinumtoxin A, which is different from the botulinum toxin in Botox. When you visit us for a consultation, we can advise you on what injectable is right for you.
When you come in for your Jeuveau treatment, one of our trained staff members will inject Jeuveau in the target areas. The number of units you will need depends on the severity of your wrinkles and your history of botulinum toxin injection use. The Jeuveau injection will freeze the target muscles while keeping your facial movement natural. With muscles no longer creasing your skin, the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines will diminish.
Lines present at rest may or may not improve. Aging, heredity, and sun damage account for some facial lines and wrinkles and may be treated with a chemical peel, skin care products, neck or facelift. Larger muscle groups require more Jeuveau. Repeat injections are necessary to maintain effects. It is usually recommended that when you start to see movement, it is time for re-treatment. Jeuveau results generally last between three to four months, depending on factors such as age, lifestyle, and skin condition.
Smooths frown lines, crow’s feet, and more
Proven to last up to 4 months
Some patients report that being injected with Jeuveau feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, let your provider know and a topical numbing cream can be applied before administering your treatment.
The treatment takes approximately 15+ minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery- it’s often called a “lunchtime procedure.”
We recommend the following:
- Stay upright/vertical position for 4-6 hours post-injection.
- Refrain from any activities that may increase circulation to the area such as exercise, excess heat from sun, jacuzzis or saunas for 24 hours.
- Over the counter medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, alive and some herbal medicines may increase the risk and/or worsen bruising. You may be instructed to avoid these medications unless prescribed by your physician. Discuss ALL current and new medications with your injector prior to treatment. You may be instructed to refrain from alcohol consumption for 24 hours. If bruising does occur you may use arnica montana as directed by your injectionist.
- Unless otherwise instructed, do no massage/stimulate the treated area.
- You may be asked to refrain from full body massage for 48 hours.
- Discuss the use of Retin-A type products and chemical peels post injection with your injector.
The most common side effects of Jeuveau include: headache; eyelid drooping, upper respiratory tract infection, and increased white blood cell count.
Jeuveau has a few rare but serious side effects. If you experience them, seek medical help right away.
- Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing.
Tell your provider about all your medical conditions and all the medicines you take before undergoing a Jeuveau procedure.