If you follow new trends in cosmetic treatments, chances are you’ve heard rumblings that there’s a new Tox rolling out across plastic surgery and cosmetic centers across the country. Developed by Korean manufacturer Evolus, Jeuveau brands itself as Botox for the modern woman (or man). But questions remain for many patients – in particular, with Jeuveau leave you with better results than Botox? Here’s what we know about how this procedure stacks up against the ever-popular brand. For additional questions about how Jeuveau can help you control fine lines and wrinkles, get in touch with our Palm Springs specialist for a personalized consultation.
What You Should Know About Jeuveau
Jeuveau is an FDA-approved injectable treatment used to treat moderate to severe creases that appear between the eyebrows, known as glabellar. Like Botox, Jeuveau’s main ingredient is a protein derived from the Clostridium botulinum toxin. Known as prabotulinumtoxinA, the protein temporarily blocks nerve receptors in facial muscles below the skin. This causes the muscles to relax, thereby smoothing the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The result is a “modern-day makeover”, in Jeuveau’s words.
Jeuveau Versus Botox
As the first new neurotoxin to be introduced to U.S. consumers in over a decade, there is some curiosity among patients as well as practitioners interested in how this new treatment compares to ever-popular Botox. While every person’s anti-aging needs and tactics are personal, there are some considerations to make before choosing one treatment over another:
Jeuveau’s manufacturer Evolus sent consumers and investors into a frenzy when the company announced that the treatment would be offered at a premium price – an estimated 20% below current injectable prices. For patients who’ve put off wrinkle treatment due to cost, Jeuveau may be a more affordable option than what’s currently available.
Botox was originally developed as a treatment for other medical conditions. Throughout its lifetime, the injection has gained approval for treating non-traditional medical conditions such as excessive sweating or migraines. However, the process of FDA approval for medical use can be lengthy and expensive, increasing the final cost for patients. Jeuveau was developed exclusively to improve a person’s appearance by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, allowing the company to focus on creating a formula that directly treats problem areas while reduce the costs of production.
While it hasn’t been a full year since Jeuveau was released for use in the U.S., studies have been promising. During clinical trials leading up to FDA approval, no serious drug-related conditions were observed, making it just as safe as Botox.
Explore Your Options at Aesthetic Art
As with any other cosmetic procedure, choosing the right neuromodulator treatment comes down to personal evaluation and consultation with a specialist. While Jeuveau may be the newest neuromodulator on the block, the treatment offers some benefits that can help different patients achieve the smooth skin of their dreams. To learn more about the NewTox and to discover if Jeuveau is right for you, call and schedule your appointment with Dr. Kato. Our Palm Springs specialist can help you determine whether Jeuveau is the best solution for tackling your specific wrinkles. Get started today!