Frown lines between the eyebrows can make you appear angry, concerned, or older than you are. Board-certified dermatologist Adrienne Stewart, MD, can help smooth these “elevens” and boost your confidence with Jeuveau® at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. This FDA-approved neuromodulator rivals Botox® in its ability to soften lines between the eyebrows. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Jeuveau, also called NEWTOX, is a popular neuromodulator that softens frown lines between the eyebrows. An injectable medication, Jeuveau targets the muscles beneath the skin to inhibit muscle movement. The skin on top relaxes, causing the glabellar lines (the “eleven” wrinkles) to subside temporarily.
When injected, Jeuveau interferes with the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. The treatment temporarily paralyzes muscle movement, causing the skin atop to unfold. Within three days to a week, the skin appears smoother and more youthful. Jeuveau can address existing fine lines and wrinkles while preventing new ones from forming.
Jeuveau and Botox Cosmetic share many similarities. However, Botox can treat a wider range of treatment areas than Jeuveau. While Jeuveau is currently FDA-approved to address glabellar lines, Botox treats frown lines as well as crow’s feet and forehead lines. Botox can also minimize the symptoms of migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Jeuveau typically costs slightly less than Botox and lasts just as long. It’s an effective treatment for individuals who have received Botox in the past and are no longer satisfied with their results. After a cosmetic consultation, Dr. Stewart can determine whether Jeuveau or Botox is best for you.
Jeuveau addresses dynamic wrinkles. Also called expression lines, dynamic wrinkles develop from repeated muscle movement. Targeting the muscles that control skin folding allows the wrinkles to soften. Jeuveau can also prevent fine lines from deepening by slowing the muscle contractions in that area.
Jeuveau treatments require no preparation and take only a few minutes to inject. Dr. Steward may apply a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable before injecting the medication into the predetermined areas. You may experience minor swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection sites, but these side effects subside within a few days.
Jeuveau lasts for about three to four months before gradually wearing off. You can return to Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology for additional treatments to maintain your results. Dr. Stewart may also recommend combining your treatments with complementary cosmetic procedures to enhance your appearance.
Jeuveau is an effective alternative to Botox for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re interested in Jeuveau treatments, call Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek today or schedule an appointment online.