Jeuveau is the new kid on the block of aesthetic medicine, and is a newly FDA-approved injectable neuromodulator for the treatment of mild to severe glabellar lines in adults. Quite a mouthful, right? This interesting-to-pronounce medication is the brainchild of Evolus, a “performance beauty company with a customer-centric approach focused on delivering breakthrough products” and founded in 2012. At Aviva Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA, we have been watching both Evolus and Jeuveau with interest for quite some time, and are excited for Dr. Inessa Fishman to try Jeuveau as soon as it is available–in late spring 2019, according to the most recent reports.
Jeuveau treatment is a new neuromodulator (also known as a neurotoxin, also known as a cousin of Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) currently indicated for the treatment of frown (or between-the-brows) lines. Unlike some of its counterparts, Jeuveau currently has an aesthetic only indication and is the only neuromodulator in the United States with this claim.
How does Jeuveau work?
Jeuveau interrupts the communication between a nerve ending and its target muscle. In this mechanism of action, Jeuveau works similarly to Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, the other 3 neuromodulators currently FDA-approved in the US for cosmetic purposes. Jeuveau is used for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines on the face.
Is Jeuveau like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
Jeuveau is very similar to Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin (which are a proprietary type of neuromodulator). All of these medications are derived from the same bacteria and work similarly to improve the appearance of lines and creases on the face, by relaxing the muscles into which they are injected.
Is Jeuveau the same as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau are NOT the same, much like Coke and Pepsi are not the same–especially so in Atlanta! Even though these products work in similar ways and have similar components, their brands are separate and different.
Why should I choose Jeuveau over Botox or Dysport?
Choosing one type of neuromodulator over another is a decision based on patient experience, aesthetic goals, and the physician’s experience and preference. Dr. Fishman has years of experience with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, and is excited to try Jeuveau–both as a potential great option for her patients and another tool in the aesthetic toolbox.
Can I have Jeuveau if I have had Botox or Dysport injections?
Yes, you can have Jeuveau injected by Dr. Fishman (once it is available) even if you have had Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin treatments in the past. Jeuveau is simply a new type of neuromodulator treatment, and is expected to be available in the US aesthetic market in late spring 2019.
What areas of the face can be treated with Jeuveau?
Jeuveau has been studied and shown to be effective to treat glabellar lines (the frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as the “11’s”). Dr. Fishman employs this type of injectable medication to address the forehead, crow’s feet, kisser’s/smoker’s lines, frown lines, and neck bands.
Can other body parts be treated with Jeuveau?
Though it would be “off-label,” Jeuveau can be used to treat just about any place that Botox, Dysport or Xeomin is used since the Jeuveau is the same family or class of neuromodulator. Think about Dr. Fishman using Jeuveau (once available) or other currently available neuromodulators in the axilla/underarm for excess sweating, for example.
Is there downtime with Jeuveau?
There is relatively little downtime with Jeuveau treatment and similar medication. While there is risk of a small bruise, most of these are quick to resolve and are well covered with makeup. Most of Dr. Fishman’s patients return to work and social activities immediately after treatment–without evidence of treatment.
How long does it take for Jeuveau to show results?
Patients can see an improvement in lines and creases as early as 2-3 days. Most neuromodulator medication take up to 7-10 days to show 100% of the treatment result.
How long does Jeuveau last?
According to studies, Jeuveau lasts several months and boasts high patient satisfaction even at 5 months. Most patients will have anywhere from 3 to 6 months of clinical longevity.
Ready to get started?
Ready to learn more about Jeuveau injections and find out if you are a good candidate? Call 678-974-8435 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Fishman.