What is Jeuveau?
Jeuveau injections contain botulinum toxin, a purified protein that’s primarily used to treat moderate wrinkles and other lines. Like Botox, this simple injection temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause deep lines. Jeuveau injections give your skin a more youthful appearance by addressing the following cosmetic concerns:
- Chin softening
- Lip lengthening
- Eyebrow asymmetry
- Upper/lower lip creases
- Brow elevation
- Brow shaping
- Softening facial scars
Though Jeuveau isn’t permanent, it can be used as part of an ongoing treatment plan. For permanent cosmetic solutions, explore our various plastic surgery options.
If you want to learn more about Jeuveau injections—or schedule a consultation with a Jeuveau doctor in the Lehigh Valley—then contact St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Jeuveau candidates include adults who want temporary relief from glabellar lines, crow’s feet, or other cosmetic concerns—especially those that cause wrinkles and sagging. This non-invasive procedure is an affordable way to temporarily treat (or prevent) signs of aging.
Both Jeuveau and Botox contain the same active ingredient, although it’s in a slightly different form. Because it’s relatively new to the market, Jeuveau is only FDA-approved for treating glabellar lines, but your Jeuveau provider may use injections to treat other locations on your face.
To determine if Jeuveau is right for you, schedule a consultation with a St. Luke’s Jeuveau specialist.
Getting Jeuveau can positively impact your wellbeing and self-confidence. The following list includes some of the most commonly reported benefits:
- Rejuvenated skin appearance
- Fewer wrinkles
- Softened lines
Jeuveau—the latest neuromodulator approved for cosmetic use— is a successful way to treat signs of aging, especially on your face. And because it’s less expensive than Botox, Jeuveau can be a good botulinum toxin to try if it’s your first treatment. Having Jeuveau can dramatically improve your body image, prevent visible signs of aging, and give you a more youthful appearance.
As with all cosmetic procedures, Jeuveau has risks. Some of them include the following:
- Allergic reactions
- Muscle weakness
- Eyelid or eyebrow drooping
- Asymmetrical result
Your Jeuveau specialist will review a complete list of risks before getting your consent.
Before the procedure
Before Jeuveau at St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, your Jeuveau specialist will answer questions you have and address your expectations. Additionally, they may review your overall health–including the following:
- General health
- Risk factors
- Medical conditions
- Drug allergies
- Current medications
- Herbal supplements
- Drug or tobacco use
- Past treatments with injectable fillers
On the day of your Jeuveau, your doctor may take photos for your records.
During the procedure
Jeuveau for forehead wrinklesForehead wrinkles develop when the frontalis muscle in your forehead repeatedly contracts—an action that occurs when you raise your eyebrows. Jeuveau for forehead wrinkles relaxes this muscle, softening forehead wrinkles and preventing future wrinkle lines from developing. To treat forehead wrinkles temporarily, Jeuveau is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
Jeuveau for crow’s feetCrow’s feet develop when the orbicularis oculi muscle in your eyelids repeatedly contracts—an action that occurs when you close your eyes. Jeuveau for crow’s feet relaxes this muscle, softening wrinkles around your eyes and preventing future wrinkle lines from developing. To treat crow’s feet temporarily, Jeuveau is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
Jeuveau for hooded eyesHooded eyes have various causes, including strong depressor muscles in your forehead—which pull your eyebrows and eyelids down. Jeuveau to lift your brow and improve hooded eyes relaxes these depressor muscles, allowing the elevator muscles to naturally raise your eyebrows. To treat hooded eyes temporarily, Jeuveau is a non-surgical alternative to a brow lift.
Jeuveau for lip linesLip lines develop when the orbicularis oris muscle around your lips repeatedly contracts—an action that occurs when you pucker your lips. Jeuveau for lip lines relaxes this muscle, softening lines around your mouth and preventing future lines from developing. This treatment can be combined with other non-surgical cosmetic treatments for enhanced results.
Jeuveau for frown linesFrown lines develop when the muscles between your eyes repeatedly contract—an action that occurs when you frown. Jeuveau for frown lines relaxes these muscles, softening lines between your eyes and preventing future lines from developing. To treat frown lines temporarily, Jeuveau is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift.
After the procedure
For fine lines and shallow wrinkles, you’ll notice improvements within a week of your injections—sometimes even more quickly than with Botox. For harsher lines and deeper wrinkles, it may take over two weeks to see results.
Because Jeuveau is a temporary solution for cosmetic concerns, you’ll need ongoing treatments to maintain your results.
Jeuveau injections are minimally invasive, so there is no downtime or recovery period. While there may be bruising and swelling, they should subside within 24 hours–and you should avoid lying down for the first several hours after your treatment.