Jeuveau is an FDA-approved injectable muscle relaxant that erases dynamic wrinkles away quickly and effectively. This treatment is so effective because it treats the root cause of the wrinkles; wrinkled muscles beneath the skin. Today, our aesthetic experts at East Bay Aesthetic Surgery in Danville, CA are discussing everything you need to know about this incredible anti-aging injectable, including when it is appropriate, to help you see if you’re a good fit.
What Is the Best Age for Getting Jeuveau?
If you are at least 18 years of age, the best age for getting Jeuveau injections is the age at which you are concerned about dynamic wrinkles. However, you should understand that an initial appointment with an aesthetic expert is required. It is vital that the cause of your cosmetic concerns is diagnosed. Regardless of your age, you will not qualify for this treatment if your cosmetic concerns are caused by volume loss.
You should also understand that your health must be reviewed thoroughly before a determination can be made regarding your candidacy for this treatment. For instance, regardless of your age, you will be disqualified from this treatment if you cannot follow all preparation steps, such as discontinuing the use of:
- Tobacco products
- Oral muscle relaxants
- Certain sleep aids
- Blood-thinning drugs
What Preparation Steps Will I Need To Follow?
During your initial consultation, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of preparation instructions. For instance, we will go over all of the sleep medications you will not be allowed to take in advance of your treatment session. We will also go over all of the blood thinners you will not be allowed to take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and dietary supplements.
For example, to qualify for this treatment, you must be able to go several days without fish oil supplements or aspirin. In addition to discontinuing certain drugs and supplements, you must be able to hydrate and eat nutritiously prior to your injection session. Moreover, you must protect your skin from irritation in the weeks leading up to your treatment session. Don’t schedule any potentially irritating cosmetic treatments or procedures. Also, don’t shave the area.
How Long Does Jeuveau Last?
This injectable muscle relaxant stands far above other injectable muscle relaxants because of how much longer its results last. Other injectable muscle relaxants only provide results that last for two to four months. On the other hand, you can expect the results of this injectable muscle relaxant to last for five to six months. In other words, you can enjoy results that last for up to three times longer than the results of other injectable muscle relaxants.
However, you need to keep in mind that individual results vary. Depending on where this treatment is administered and how severe your cosmetic concerns are, your results may fade faster. Also, the choices you make after your injections will affect how long your treatment results will last. Typically, results fade faster when this medication is injected into large, strong, extremely hyperactive muscles. The longevity also varies based on the dosage administered.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Extend My Results?
It is natural to want the results of your treatment to last for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to enjoy longer-lasting results. For example, it is vital that you schedule regular follow-up sessions if you want to ensure that your ideal results last for as long as possible. After several months of not being overused, your muscles will slowly but surely weaken.
The weaker your muscles are, the longer it will take for dynamic wrinkles to become apparent again. Also, the weaker your muscles are, the milder the dynamic wrinkles will be once they appear. We recommend scheduling maintenance sessions every six months even if your results haven’t faded significantly yet. We can administer a small dose of medication so you maintain your natural-looking results while keeping your muscles relaxed.
How Soon Do You Get Results From This Injectable Muscle Relaxant?
You can enjoy the initial muscle relaxant results two to three days after your injections are administered. The final results can be enjoyed just 96 hours after treatment. However, in some cases, it can take up to a week for the final results to become apparent.
How Does This Compare to Other Injectable Muscle Relaxants?
This injectable muscle relaxant provides results that can be seen roughly 3.5 times faster than the results of other injectable muscle relaxants. Typically, you can expect the initial results of other injectable muscle relaxants to become apparent approximately one week after the injections are administered. After that, it usually takes around another seven days for the final results to become apparent.
Can I Do Anything To See My Final Results Faster?
Yes, you can take steps to hasten the appearance of your final results. Specifically, you can exercise the treated muscles thoroughly on the day of your appointment and massage the treatment areas in the days following your injections.
Exercising Your Treated Muscles Thoroughly
The reason it usually takes four to seven days to see the final results of your treatment is that it takes time for the medication to spread throughout the treatment area and settle into some of the nerve endings in your muscles. You can speed this process up significantly by exercising your treated muscles 120 times.
Specifically, you should perform 40 repetitions of muscle contractions, wait 10 minutes, perform 40 more repetitions of muscle contractions, wait 10 more minutes, and perform 40 final repetitions of muscle contractions. For example, if you are using this treatment to reverse dynamic nasolabial folds, you should scrunch your nose 120 times in roughly 20 minutes. You should smile 120 times if you are treating smile lines and squint if you are treating crow’s feet.
Massaging the Treatment Area
Massaging the treatment area regularly will also go a long way in helping you see your final results faster. Specifically, you should massage the treatment area very gently for five minutes. It is advisable to remember “the rule of 5.” The treatment area should be massaged for five minutes at a time, five times per day until you see your desired results.
What Should I Expect During the Treatment Process?
We’ll let you know what to expect during your treatment process once we have discussed all of your cosmetic goals. Depending on what you are trying to achieve, you may just receive a few injections in one treatment area, like your forehead or between your eyebrows. However, in some cases, numerous treatments are necessary.
Note, regardless of the specifics of your treatment, it will start with a thorough inspection of your areas of concern. We need to make sure that the areas are free from irritation before we can administer the injections. From there, we will sanitize the areas thoroughly to mitigate the risk of infection. Next, we may apply a topical analgesic to the treatment areas if you’d like. Just know that it will take some time for the anesthetic to take effect.
Is Topical Anesthesia Necessary?
Most clients do not feel the need to have topical anesthesia applied to the areas of concern prior to their injections. This is because we use tiny needles to administer the medication. If you’ve ever had your blood drawn for a donation or drug test, you should know that your treatment will be far more comfortable than such an experience. You will only feel a slight pressure if you opt to go without a topical numbing cream.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
Every treatment length is unique because it depends on a number of factors. For instance, even if you had the same concerns as someone else, your session may take roughly 15 minutes longer than someone else’s if you opt for a topical numbing agent. The length of your treatment session is also affected by the number of treatment areas you are targeting.
Be Your Best Self
The bottom line is that there is no best age for getting Jeuveau injections as long as you are at least 18 years old. However, this treatment is only right for adults who are fairly healthy and worried about dynamic wrinkles. To find out for sure whether this treatment is right for you, contact us today at East Bay Aesthetic Surgery in Danville, CA to schedule your initial anti-aging consultation with Dr. Eric P. Bachelor, MD.