Growing older is a beautiful process that comes with many positives — maturity, stability, an ever-evolving outlook on life — but that doesn’t mean every change is welcome. Although you may feel as young and energetic as you always have, your outward appearance may tell a different story.
Years of emotions and facial expressions imprint themselves into your face. A smile causes the skin around your mouth to fold. A wink causes creases at the edges of your eyes. A frown brings out furrow lines between your brows. The ability to communicate through these expressions is invaluable, but repeating them over and over again turns once-fleeting lines into deeply-etched features of your face.
Thankfully, these self-perceived imperfections don’t need to define you. With advances in aesthetic enhancement, women and men looking to stave off facial lines now have another injectable option to combat the signs of aging. Jeuveau® is the newest neuromodulator to join Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® at Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery. Like these other line-smoothing injectables, Jeuveau® relaxes existing wrinkles and helps prevent new folds from forming on the face by temporarily inhibiting muscle movement.
If you’re interested in learning more about Jeuveau® or comparing products, please contact us at 847-234-2400 or reach out via our contact page. Dr. Anthony Terrasse is an experienced plastic surgeon who can help you explore your options and choose the right product for your needs.
What Is Jeuveau®?
Like Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®, Jeuveau® is a prescription medicine that contains a purified form of the neurotoxin botulinum toxin type A. These products work by preventing nerves from telling facial muscles to flex. When Jeuveau® is strategically injected into an overactive area of your face, it temporarily immobilizes the muscles that cause wrinkles to form, smoothing expression lines so you look more refreshed. Jeuveau® is FDA-approved to treat vertical creases that can develop in between the eyebrows — also known as “elevens,” frown lines or glabellar lines.
Jeuveau® is different from its competitors in several key ways. Jeuveau® is only developed for aesthetic purposes, while other neurotoxins have both cosmetic and medical applications. The botulinum in Jeuveau® is derived from a different strain (prabotulinumtoxinA) than other wrinkle-relaxers and prepared using a unique, state-of-the-art purification process. This means that Jeuveau® may get better results than another neuromodulator for some patients, and vice-versa. Jeuveau® has positioned itself as a cost-effective alternative to other neuromodulators for a younger generation.
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Ideal Candidates for Jeuveau®
Jeuveau® is a potent age-defying treatment for men and women of any skin type. The procedure is ideal for individuals who have mild to moderate visible wrinkles, but it is also an excellent preventative option for patients who wish to minimize the wrinkles that form in the future. Patients interested in Jeuveau® should be in good overall health and have reasonable expectations about the results a Jeuveau® treatment can provide.
Unlike other neuromodulators, which can be used for treating medical conditions such as muscle spasms and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), Jeuveau® is exclusively intended to treat cosmetic imperfections. Jeauveau® addresses concerns such as:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Marionette lines that run from the mouth to the chin
- Bunny lines that form from scrunching the nose/li>
- Gummy smile (excessive gum tissue visible when smiling)
Advantages of Jeuveau® injections include:
- A minimally-invasive procedure
- Customizable for each patient’s goals
- Quick, virtually pain-free treatments
- No downtime
- Can be combined with other nonsurgical and surgical procedures
The Jeuveau® Procedure
During an initial consultation, Dr. Terrasse will discuss your medical history to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for a neuromodulator and gauge which one would be most beneficial for you. If Jeuveau® is decided upon, he will then determine which areas should be treated and how many injections will be needed to meet your goals. The amount of product used during your treatment will depend on the severity of the wrinkles and the number of areas that are addressed. It’s essential to receive Jeuveau® injections from a qualified injector, like Dr. Terrasse, to ensure your results meet your goals while retaining the natural mobility of your face.
Jeuveau® is administered through carefully placed injections performed with an ultra-fine needle. These injections require a mix of experience, artistry and attention to detail to produce fresh, natural-looking results. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. If you are concerned about your treatment being painful, you may choose to have a topical anesthetic applied before the injections. A typical Jeuveau® procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and patients are allowed to return to their daily activities immediately afterward.
Jeuveau® Recovery and Results
After your appointment, you may notice some mild bruising, redness and swelling in the locations of your injections. This is normal and temporary and should not keep you from resuming your regular routine. These symptoms will naturally subside.
Jeuveau® produces results quickly but not immediately. It will take some time for your muscles to relax after an injection — usually around two to five days — and will take approximately one week for your results to fully set in. Most patients enjoy months of beautiful and natural rejuvenation, which can be maintained with regular touch-up sessions. Our Lake Forest patients often schedule three sessions a year to keep their smooth, refreshed complexion looking its best.
Jeuveau® at Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery
Jeuveau® can help you keep wrinkles at bay or turn back the clock to restore a younger-looking appearance. Whatever your goals, you can rely on Dr. Anthony Terrasse of Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery to help you achieve the level of facial rejuvenation you want. Dr. Terrasse can create a personalized treatment plan based on your current needs and prevent future issues from occurring. Your anti-aging plan can include other treatments for the face and body for complete rejuvenation, without invasive surgery.
For more information about Jeuveau® or the other neuromodulators offered at Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery, please contact us at 847-234-2400 or visit our contact page today!