IDEAL IF YOU HAVE:
Frown lines between the eyebrows that give the appearance of a permanent scowl. Also may be used to reduce the appearance of other facial lines, such as crow's feet around the eyes.
HOW IT WORKS:
Jeuveau™ is a modern-made neurotoxin that is safe and approved by the FDA to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines. It is similar to Botox® and Dysport®, but Jeuveau™ is the first and only product of its kind dedicated exclusively to aesthetics, and it is the only new neurotoxin in almost a decade. The differences between Jeuveau™ and other neurotoxins such as Botox® and Dysport® are subtle, and the effects vary between treatment areas and among patients. Dr. Sullivan uses all three of these products, and will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of each product with a patient on an individual basis.
The muscles of the face repeatedly contract and tighten over time, and this can cause wrinkles. Jeuveau™ works by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, resulting in the reduction of muscle activity, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and the formation of lines that form over time. As the muscles relax, skin becomes smoother and deep lines begin to fill in with repeated treatments.
When you arrive for your Jeuveau™ appointment, Dr. Sullivan will typically numb the area to be treated with an anesthetic cream prior to treatment to reduce any discomfort. The procedure can be performed in just a few minutes, with results within days. You will be able to return to work within minutes after treatment.
Jeuveau™ offers rapid results with very little risk. Improvement is seen within days, and can last anywhere from 3 to 5 months. As the product wears off, muscle action returns gradually. The previously treated lines and wrinkles may then begin to reappear and will need to be treated again. With repeated treatment, the lines and wrinkles often appear less severe than before.