Jeuveau™ joins Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® as the only four FDA-approved wrinkle-relaxing injectables in the market. Botox®, of course, is the most well-known. Since Jeuveau™ is the latest on the scene, it makes sense that there may be questions regarding whether it is cheaper (in cost or quality) or better (onset or longevity of results) than Botox®. Jeuveau™ is not necessarily better than the others – just different.
Jeuveau™ is extracted from the same type of bacteria as Botox® (botulinum toxin Type A), making it a reasonable alternative. It is an injectable used to temporarily improve the appearance of glabellar lines (commonly known as frown lines between the eyebrows or the “11s”). Working on the same principle as Botox®, Jeuveau™ smooths out creases in the face through injections into specific muscles. These injections temporarily freeze habitual muscle contractions, allowing the muscles and wrinkles to relax.
Over the last 30 years, Botox® has been FDA approved for treating a much longer list of concerns than Jeuveau™, which is FDA approved only for treating glabellar lines. Each is great for treating frown lines.
Injectable Results: Onset and Longevity
The final results for treating expression lines take a few days to settle in with either Jeuveau™ or Botox®, and last for about 3 to 4 months on average. Most patients will see full results within 7 days following their Jeuveau™ treatment. While there have been no definitive studies that demonstrate a statistically significant difference in duration compared to other neurotoxins, Jeuveau™ is prepared using a unique purification process. This means that some patients may get better results than with Botox® treatments, and vice-versa.
Although Jeuveau™ is new to the market, there have been no reports of negative side effects or adverse complications from its use. Both Jeuveau™ and Botox® are FDA approved, which indicates their safety and efficacy have been successfully proven through clinical trials.
Injectable Cost Comparison
When Jeuveau™ was first introduced, it was speculated to be priced much lower than Botox®. With the exception of special promotions, however, these two injectables end up costing roughly the same when you compare the same treatment areas.
It’s important to consider that if a patient responds better to Jeuveau™ than Botox®, fewer units may be required. In these instances, the total cost for Jeuveau™ treatments may be lower.
Which Injectable is Better for You?
If you’ve noticed Botox ® has become less effective for you, or are interested in trying wrinkle relaxers for the first time, it’s time to schedule an in-person consultation at Capital Laser & Skin Care. Since these products are very similar, our board-certified surgeons will be able to provide you with a fair recommendation based on your individual needs, concerns, and goals. Which injectable is better for you comes down to personal preference and the experience of your injector.
“I highly recommend Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi and Capital Laser & Skin Care. I have had multiple services performed by Dr. Tanzi and her staff, and couldn’t be more pleased with the results and overall care. Over the years I’ve had botox on my forehead, laser hair removal on my legs, under arms and bikini line, and brown spot removal on my face. Most recently I had Coolsculpting on my chin (or double chin, that is) and belly. Dr. Tanzi made recommendations based on my unique characteristics, set clear expectations for results, and never pushed services that I didn’t need or that wouldn’t work on me. Her honest and natural approach in this field is truly unique and appreciated. The results met or exceeded expectations every time – I’m thrilled with the end results. I never thought anything could get rid of my double chin, but after two treatments with mini Coolsculpting it is finally gone. And all of the staff in the office are professional and very caring, ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible during your procedures. The office feels more like a spa that a doctor’s office, which helps tremendously (there are TV’s in the rooms for Coolsculpting, which made the time fly, thank goodness). I get complimented quite often that I don’t look like I’m in my late 40s, and I attribute that to the excellent work of Dr. Tanzi.” *
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