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What is Jeuveau? The New Botox® Alternative for Wrinkles

Here at Dr. Sajjadian’s Newport Beach, CA office, we are always looking for the most cutting-edge, affordable means of meeting our client’s wide-ranging cosmetic needs and dreams. So, when local cosmetic innovation firm Evolus announced the arrival of Jeuveau, the first new FDA approved treatment of moderate to severe frown lines in nearly a decade, we got to work ensuring our clients would have access to this groundbreaking product. 

For the last ten years, Americans hoping to smooth and avoid unwanted fine lines caused by regular facial muscle activity had only a few options. BOTOX® has long reigned supreme as the first-ever FDA approved neurotoxin to reduce wrinkles. Even as competitors like Dysport and Xeomin® entered the market, consumers have chosen Botox® to ensure the quality, ease, and results they desire. 

However, with the arrival of Jeuveau, the non-surgical cosmetic landscape is getting a makeover. Structurally similar to BOTOX®, Jeuveau has been specifically designed for cosmetic usage and Evolus has worked tirelessly to ensure a sizable reduction in cost compared to BOTOX®: 20-30% cheaper to use. Glabellar lines, commonly known as “frown lines,” have never been easier or more affordable to fix. 

It is incredibly exciting to get to offer our customers this new option in the fight against wrinkles. Jeuveau ensures the same quality of product and results while saving our clients a sizeable chunk of change. What is not to love?

What Makes Jeuveau Different?

Having arrived in Spring 2019, Jeuveau™ is already opening new doors to anti-wrinkle innovation. More and more people of all ages are seeing the results of this miracle neurotoxin. Jeuveau™ is the first aesthetic-only neurotoxin approved in the U.S., offering its users a competitive price-point advantage over more expensive aesthetic neurotoxins marketed towards cosmetic and medical usage. 

We are on the frontline of a #NewTOX movement. Released on May 15th, 2019, Jeuveau™ has just arrived across the nation. Be amongst the first to try this groundbreaking product under the expertise and guidance of Dr. Ali Sajjadian, one of the few triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons in America.

An Anti-Aging Options Designed Specifically for Cosmetic Use

Jeuveau™ is the first-ever anti-wrinkle injectable to be approved by the FDA for solely cosmetic use. In comparison to BOTOX® which began its clinical testing in the medical market long before it entered the cosmetic realm. Jeuveau™, on the other hand, has been formulated and tested for cosmetic usage from the beginning.

By avoiding hefty medical-industry costs such as being subject to insurance coverage, reimbursement, and pricey medical vetting, Evolus provides the same results and quality at a much lower cost while maintaining rigorous testing and quality assurance. Customers can still be assured they are receiving the highest quality neuromodulator when receiving Jeuveau™. 

Evolus is a modern company, offering loyalty programs, a transparent and customer accessible website and even an app available on the app store, #NEWTOX. Through unique branding, testing and roll-out strategies, Jeuveau™ arrives fully formed for a new kind of customer, one with beauty and wrinkle-free skin in mind on a flexible and manageable budget. 

The Same Stunning Reduction in Appearance of Age Lines, at a Consumer-Friendly Cost

Since the outset of its approval by the FDA, BOTOX® has renamed synonymous with wrinkle-relaxing injectable procedures; nearly interchangeable with the process itself. Since 2002, the injection of botulinum toxin type A has become the most common cosmetic procedure in the United States. In 2018, nearly 7.5 million Americans experienced the benefits of neurotoxin injectables. 

Jeuveau™ is used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows. Just like BOTOX®, Jeuveau™ has a molecular weight of 900 kDa. However, they are derived from different strains of the same toxin. The minimal risks and potential side effects listed by the companies are identical, as are their guarantee of the utmost quality. Jeuveau™ is produced by a state-of-the-art manufacturing process in a facility using Hi-Pure™ technology.

Jeuveau™ has strict quality and safety standards and has been evaluated in clinical studies with over 2,100 patients. This study included the largest aesthetic head-to-head pivotal trial comparing Jeuveau™ and BOTOX® Cosmetic, and was published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. The study found that at day 30, 87.2% of Jeuveau™ users achieved desired results of non-inferiority, in comparison to 82.8% of BOTOX® users.

How Does Jeuveau Work?

Jeuveau™ works similarly to other injectable neurotoxins, smoothing wrinkles through the process of temporarily paralyzing underlying facial muscles. Thus creating younger-looking, smoother, line-free skin. 

Through a lifetime of usage, the brow muscles (or the corrugator and orbicularis oculi muscles) cause facial lines to arise. This motion causes a “frown” or furrowed brow. Depending on the individual these muscles may vary in location, size, and usage. 

Upon completing a consultation with Dr. Sajjadian, our office will determine the perfect dosage and location for injection. An effective dose will then be applied during a short, one-time visit to relax these muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

The Benefits of Jeuveau

Though each of the wrinkle relaxing products on the market offers similar results, minimal risk and possible side effects: they each have their own “personality,” so to speak. 

Many cosmetic surgeons offer multiple brands to suit the diverse needs of their patient’s physiologies, budgets and personal desires. Up until the recent release of Jeuveau™, Dr. Sajjadian has chosen only to offer BOTOX® due to its rigorous quality control and, until now, unparalleled reputation. 

With the roll-out of Jeuveau™ to the cosmetic market, however, Dr. Sajjadian decided to expand his offerings to allow for a broader range of affordability and choice. By maintaining the utmost quality and care in its production and presenting unprecedented affordability to reduce wrinkles, Jeuveau™ is making its way into the offerings of cosmetic surgeons across the country. If you are interested in joining this cosmetic revolution, do not hesitate to contact our Newport Beach, CA office today!

Are There Possible Side Effects or Complications?

Much like other wrinkle relaxing neurotoxin competitors , Jeuveau™ has a relatively low chance of side effects or complications after injection. 

There is a slight chance of small red dots becoming visible at the site of injection after receiving a treatment, as well as possible minor bruising. However, both of these symptoms will fade within a few hours of leaving our office. We recommend you follow all of your doctor’s post-treatment instructions to ensure optimal results and a painless healing process. Some patients find it helpful to utilize a light cold compress at the site of injection for a few minutes after receiving a procedure. 

If you are concerned about post-procedure bruising or redness, makeup can be used to minimize visible signs. You will be ready and able to return immediately to work or any social engagement!

Jeuveau™, as well as other neurotoxin treatments, have been linked in some cases to problems swallowing, speaking or breathing due to weakened muscles affected by the relaxant. These rare symptoms may occur within hours or weeks of receiving a treatment. In other rare cases, patients have experienced headaches, increases in white blood cell count and eyelid ptosis. 

When Will I Be Able to Return to My Regular Lifestyle?

A Jeuveau™ procedure takes only a few minutes to administer and does not require the use of general or local anesthesia. After visiting our office to receive a treatment, you will be out the door and back to your regular lifestyle in under an hour. 

Dr. Sajjadian recommends avoiding lying down for three to four hours after a treatment, but there is no drowsiness, downtime, or recovery period to worry about. Some light facial exercises may be recommended to help encourage ease of motion and optimal results. 

Will I Find the Procedure Painful?

Some patients report a small amount of discomfort as the needle is inserted and liquid injected into the muscles under the skin. The needle used is extremely small and a minimal amount of liquid gets injected at one time. However, many patients cannot feel the injection at all or liken it to the sensation of a minor insect bite. The feeling lasts approximately five seconds, and as such topical anesthetic is rarely needed. 

There is a small chance the treatment may trigger a mild headache afterward, for which patients are recommended to treat with acetaminophens such as Tylenol®

How Long Will the Results Last?

Dr. Sajjadian will inject small doses of the neurotoxin directly into specific muscles of the face, which cause unwanted expression or frown lines. The muscles will weaken and relax immediately. Following the treatment, it may take three to 14 days to see optimal results. The effects of Jeuveau™ last between two to five months and, in some patients, may last much longer. 

To maintain the effects and achieve optimal results, we recommend repeated injections. There is absolutely no recovery time for Jeuveau™ injections. 

Am I the Right Candidate for Jeuveau?

If you are looking for a quick, painless and scientifically proven means of reducing fine lines and wrinkles you are a good candidate for Jeuveau™. The FDA heavily vets all approved procedures before releasing to the public, and Jeuveau fits well into the lifestyle of anyone seeking to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. 

While millions of patients between the ages of 30-65 utilize neurotoxin wrinkle-reducing treatments each year, the number of people under the age of 30 receiving these groundbreaking procedures has been steadily on the rise. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, neurotoxin injectable procedures have increased by almost 30 percent (28 to be exact) since 2010 among 20- to 29-year-olds. 

If you are worried about the appearance of fine lines or hoping to get ahead of their formation, consider reaching out to schedule a one-time, no-obligation consultation and find out if Jeuveau™ is right for you.

What to Consider When Scheduling a Jeuveau Treatment

Welcome to the next era of injectable wrinkle-fighting cosmetic treatments. 

As the first-ever cosmetic-only approved treatment in the US, Jeuveau™ offers patients an affordable, quality controlled and FDA approved option to fight back against unwanted frown lines and wrinkles. 

If you are looking for a cost-effective and proven method of reducing wrinkles, call us today. 

Looking for Rejuvenated Skin? Consult an Expert and Try Jeuveau Today!

Based in sunny Newport Beach, CA, Dr. Sajjadian is one of the few triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons in the country. He is very excited to be offering his patients this new treatment and would be happy to speak to you to answer any questions or concerns and find the perfect treatment to fit your budget, lifestyle, goals, and anatomy. We look forward to discussing this cutting-edge treatment, contact us today!