Jeuveau, also known as Newtox, is an effective anti-aging treatment that can be ideal for just about anyone who wants to revitalize their appearance, regardless of age. Not only is it safer than surgery, but it’s also highly effective at minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, lasts for quite some time, and you can have it administered safely and quickly by a certified professional here at East Bay Plastic Surgery in Pleasanton CA, and Danville, CA.
How Long Does Jeuveau Last?
Although the effects of this therapy eventually wear off, they typically last at least three to four months. You may have heard of patients experiencing results for up to six months, and this is always possible, though it depends on many different factors. How quickly your body metabolizes the medication is one factor and how long you’ve been receiving treatments is another.
You may start to see the effects lasting longer after a few years of regularly scheduled injections. This is because the muscles gradually become more relaxed as time goes on, which makes it easier for Jeuveau to keep them in this more relaxed state.
How Does Jeuveau Therapy Work?
This therapy works by reducing the muscle contractions that contribute to the development of both fine lines and wrinkles. It does this by blocking the release of a chemical messenger known as acetylcholine, which sends signals to the muscles that tell them to contract.
This medication can also increase collagen levels in the skin and helps to retrain the muscles so that they don’t remain in a hyperactive state. All of this can result in a more youthful-looking appearance, which can boost self-confidence and improve social scenarios in everyday life.
What Types of Imperfections Does It Treat?
While this therapy is highly effective at treating different types of cosmetic issues, it’s more effective in the treatment of dynamic ones than static ones. Dynamic lines and wrinkles are those that appear whenever you make facial expressions but gradually go away or become minimized when relaxing your face.
Static lines and wrinkles, on the other hand, are those that remain apparent and visible long after you’ve relaxed your facial muscles. They’re not just simply linked to muscle contractions and can develop over time due to other factors, such as smoking, excessive sun exposure, aging, and certain lifestyle habits. Although this treatment may work well for milder types of static issues, it’s much more effective for those that are dynamic because of its muscle-relaxing effects.
What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated?
Next to the Eyes
The area next to the eyes often requires treatment because periorbital wrinkles and lateral canthal lines, which are commonly known as “crow’s feet,” can form here. Muscles located in the eyelids and around the eyes, orbicularis oculi muscles, are responsible for the formation of these lines, and they typically respond well to this medication.
On the Forehead
The frontalis muscle is a large muscle found in the forehead area that is responsible for lifting the eyebrows. Injecting this muscle with only a small amount of medication can usually help to minimize worry lines, which are the large horizontal lines that are often found spanning across the forehead.
Between the Brows
Glabellar lines, also known as frown lines, are vertical lines that often appear in pairs or triplets in the glabella region between the eyebrows and just above the nose. These lines are formed by certain eyebrow movements, though injecting two muscles–the procerus and corrugator muscles–is normally very effective at hiding them.
Bridge of the Nose
The center or bridge of the nose is also a commonly treated area, as lines that develop here can be quite noticeable and bothersome. These lines, which are technically called nasalis lines but are often referred to as “bunny lines,” can sometimes be very easy to treat by injecting the various nasalis muscles found in this area.
Near the Mouth
Deep lines sometimes appear on both sides of the mouth extending downward from the nose area. These are known as nasolabial folds but have been given the nickname “parentheses” because of how they appear in pairs and tend to look like crescent-shaped brackets. While dermal fillers are normally a better treatment option for these creases, in milder cases, Jeuveau can be effective.
All Over the Chin
Pebble chin, dimpled chin, and cobblestone chin are all names given to a condition where the chin takes on a rough, pitted look. We normally treat this area by injecting the mentalis muscle, which can cause the bumpy-like appearance associated with this condition. Once this muscle relaxes, the chin often becomes smoother and softer looking.
Above the Lips
The area just above the lips is where perioral lines appear, which are sometimes called either lipstick lines or smoker’s lines because of their location and the fact that they’re often more noticeable when the lips are puckered. In some cases, they can even develop on the lips themselves, though they can often be minimized by injecting the small perioral muscles in this area.
Jeuveau vs. Botox: What’s the Difference?
The French word “nouveau” means “new,” and Jeuveau is called such because it’s a play on this word and is considered to be a newer alternative to Botox, which is why it’s gained the nickname “Newtox.” Both treatments are formulated from botulinum toxin A, so they carry the same safety profile, and the results normally last the same amount of time with both.
The main advantage that Jeuveau offers is its fast-acting effects, as many of our patients have reported the effects starting much sooner than those who have had Botox, and this is likely because it goes through a unique purification process. The difference can sometimes be several days or more. Also, some patients may respond better to this therapy than other injectables when it comes to noticeable improvements.
What To Expect During Your Treatment
Exam and Consultation
During your initial consultation, we’ll assess your skin to gauge how effective this therapy will be for you and your specific lines and wrinkles. Not all lines can be corrected with this medication, so we’ll need to see how deep they are while examining your muscle tone to determine if it’s muscle contractions that are causing the issue. If so, we can then start with your treatment session after discussing your medical history and cosmetic goals.
During each treatment session, we’ll normally have you lie down while we gently palpate the muscles that we’ll be injecting. As for the injections, we only use microneedles that are too small to cause any significant pain, though you may feel a very brief pinching sensation, which most patients tolerate quite well.
Is There Any Downtime?
One of the best things about this treatment is that there’s zero downtime, so if you made your appointment during your lunch break, you can return to work immediately. Other than a minor bit of redness that will fade within one to two days, there’s nothing to heal, so there’s no recovery. We’ll provide you with a few precautions to take in the days following your treatment session, but other than this, you can go about your daily routine as usual.
How Long Does It Take To Work?
This treatment can take some time to work in the body for many different reasons, though you can expect to see its effects within 15 days after treatment. One of the main reasons that it takes so long is that everybody’s bodies have different levels of acetylcholine in them, which is a neurotransmitter that contracts muscles and is affected by stress.
Because this medication works by stopping acetylcholine from being released, it has no effect on any existing acetylcholine that was already present and affecting your muscles before treatment. Therefore, it takes a bit of time for the body to naturally remove this pre-existent acetylcholine. Once this happens, which can take a week or two, you should start to see more results, as the medication has less resistance and can do what it’s meant to do by relaxing your muscles.
How Can I Extend the Effects?
The following may help to extend the results:
- Reduce daily stress
- Keep a healthy diet
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Refrain from smoking
- Avoid excessive sunlight
- Quit alcohol consumption
- Keep the skin moisturized
Get Started Today
In a matter of minutes, a quick Jeuveau therapy session can lead to noticeable differences in a person’s appearance by reducing the visibility of lines and wrinkles while replenishing the skin through stimulated collagen production. To discuss this treatment and see how it might benefit you, contact us today at East Bay Plastic Surgery in Pleasanton, CA, and Danville, CA to set up your first appointment, and get ready to feel great about your appearance again.