Jeuveau is considered the newest neuromodulator made from botulinum toxin type A. It is specifically approved for cosmetic use and has coined the phrase #newtox. In 2019, it became FDA approved, the last injectable to do so in over ten years. Jeuveau's ‘Hi-Pure’ technology works by efficiently interrupting the communication between the nerve ending and its targeted muscle. Patients may see results in as little as 2-3 days.
What is a neuromodulator?
A neuromodulator is any chemical or compound that affects signaling between neurons or nerve cells. In the skin, this leads to muscle relaxation. The most popular neuromodulator on the market is Botulinum toxin type A, the most popular of which is Botox. Jeuveau and Botox are FDA-approved neuromodulators made from botulinum toxin type A. Jeuveau and Botox are useful in correcting and enhancing facial lines and wrinkles. Among other cosmetic injectables, these two have proven track records of efficacy. In fact, people who are fans of neuromodulators, use Jeuveau and Botox interchangeably to achieve maximum results. Note: at LumiereMD we only carry Botox and Jeuveau.
Who is a good candidate for Jeuveau?
Anyone 18 years of age or older with mild to severe facial lines and wrinkles is considered a candidate for Jeuveau. It is important to speak to your provider about which option will best treat your specific concerns. You may not be a candidate if you have any of the following, please be sure to discuss these conditions with your provider before pursing treatment with Jeuveau: those with muscle or nerve conditions, such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, Myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and difficulty breathing from typical doses of JEUVEAU®. Those with a history of side effects from botulinum toxin products, including dry eye; breathing, swallowing, bleeding, or heart problems; plans to have surgery; weakness of forehead muscles; drooping eyelids; have had surgery on your face; or are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed.
What is the treatment like?
The treatment duration for both products is about 30 minutes and could even be done on your lunch break. Multiple injection points with an ultra-fine needle to precisely treat the muscles involved in the creation and exacerbation of the expression line to be treated.
Is it safe?
The most common side effects with Jeuveau include: headache; eyelid drooping, upper respiratory tract infection, and increased white blood cell count.Although safe, it is still essential to check its suitability with the body. Some people may be either allergic or immune to ingredients in neuromodulators. Do not use JEUVEAU® if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in JEUVEAU® (see Medication Guide for ingredients); had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as rimabotulinumtoxinB (MYOBLOC®), onabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX®/BOTOX® Cosmetic), abobotulinumtoxinA (DYSPORT®), or incobotulinumtoxinA (XEOMIN®); have a skin infection at the planned injection site; or are a child. Before trying any procedure, speak with your provider, who can do a health check to determine if they are right for you. View complete Safety Information by clicking here.
What is the cost?
The cost for Jeuveau is $13/unit. Jeuveau rewards $40 per treatment up to $160 per year!