Cosmetic Treatments

Jeuveau Injections

What is Jeuveau?

Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs) is an injection treatment that inhibits the release of acetylcholine, the cause of contracted frown lines. Jeuveau is a neuromuscular blocking agent that diminishes appearances of mild to severe frown lines. Jeuveau is administered as an intramuscular injection that is immediately absorbed in the bloodstream, relaxing the muscles underneath the glabellar lines. Jeuveau was approved by the FDA in February 2019.

What is the best Botox alternative?

Botox continues to be a successful and trusted source of treatment for diminishing frown lines. Both doctors and patients regard Botox as a clear favorite for cosmetic injections. Jeuveau is a Botox alternative that is said to be more cost-effective. Formulated by Evolvus Inc., Jeuveau’s structure is similar to Botox, making it a viable option for treating frown lines. Not all patients are the same, so a variety of options when it comes to glabellar line treatment is important and necessary. Because Jeuveau is a brand new treatment, there are limited details known. More information about Jeuveau will be provided once medical professionals learn more about this treatment.

Which is the best filler for frown lines?

Frown lines between the eyebrows are a very common and treatable problem that many people develop as they age. Botox is considered to be the most effective treatment for glabellar lines. When combined with Juvederm/Restylane, the injections last even longer and produce better results.

Botox relaxes the muscles under the frown lines, therefore it takes some time for the wrinkles to fade. Frown lines require small doses of Botox injections three to four times a year to be corrected. For quicker results, Restylane or Juvederm frown line fillers are recommended with caution. Finding a trusted medical professional to administer these fillers is important because inadequate physicians run the risk of over-filling the area. While diminished wrinkles are immediate with hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, Botox boasts better results overall. Alternative filler options, ranging from creams to skin patches, are not effective.

How long do frown line fillers last?

Results from facial line fillers depend on the type of substance used. Generally, substances in the longer lasting fillers are more likely to cause side effects, and choosing a trusted dermatologist is key to finding the perfect treatment for you. Hyaluronic acid injections, the most popular among wrinkle fillers, last anywhere from several months to two years with a low risk of mild side effects. These facial line fillers may require repeated injections.

Synthetic wrinkle fillers are known to be very long lasting due to lab-made produced substances used and typically outlast hyaluronic acid. These long-lasting dermal fillers can cause side effects like swelling and/or bruising around the treated area. Sometimes, nodules or bumps under the skin can be seen or felt and, in rare cases, may require surgical removal.

Collagen fillers don’t last as long as the other fillers but are regarded to produce more natural looking results. Patients who use collagen fillers also have a higher risk of an allergic reaction if the collagen used is still animal-sourced and may also experience redness and swelling around the area.

Autologous fillers are most likely to leave semi-permanent results but may require more frequent injections. The patient’s own body fat is the most common substance in autologous fillers. Autologous filler treatments are also a two-part procedure: fat removal and then the fat injection. FDA approval is not required for autologous fillers because the substance used comes from the patient’s own body.

Are fillers safe long term?

All facial line fillers include the risk of serious and harmful side effects. Seeking out treatment from physicians who are not cosmetic specialists may warrant unfavorable and potentially life-threatening, results. Risks from hyaluronic filler treatments include serious nerve damage, nausea and vomiting, burning sensations, disorientation, and redness. Vision problems and potential blindness are also a risk in all dermal fillers. Another side effect that is less severe but still inconvenient is the Tyndall Effect. This occurs when hyaluronic acid fillers are injected too close to the skin’s surface, resulting in a translucent bluish tint.

What is the “new Botox”?

A longer-lasting alternative to Botox is in the works. Revance Therapeutics new product, currently known as “RT002,” is in Phase 3 clinical trials. Once assessed, RT002 (Daxibotulinumtoxin A), will enter Phase 4 where it has the potential to become FDA-approved. RT002 is proven to be just as safe as Botox but will require fewer treatments due to results lasting twice as long as Botox. RT002 may be released to the public as early as 2020.

If you are seeking Juveau treatment in NYC, our staff at Sobel Skin offers honest, human, forward-looking care to help you be your best, most refreshed self. Call 212.288.0060 fill out a form in the right-hand column of this page to book an initial treatment consultation with Dr. Sobel.