What is a neuromodulator?
Our office offers neuromodulators for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement. Neuromodulators are injections of a neurotoxin called botulinum. The most famous and original brand is called Botox. Other FDA-approved brands include Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau. We use Jeuveau which is near identical to the original.
What is Jeuveau?
Jeuveau is the newest form of botulinum toxin that is most comparable to traditional Botox. It has the same molecular structure, is dosed similarly, and carries a similar duration of effect.
Where does Jeuveau work?
The primary areas that can be addressed are the forehead, the area between the eyebrows or the “11s”, and the crow’s feet. It can also be used to soften the jawline, smooth out bands in the neck, and even reduce wrinkling around the nose.
How long does Jeuveau last?
Generally, the treatment lasts ~3 months and can be repeated once the effects have started to wear off. Patients are often concerned that once you are treated, you have to keep doing it in order to maintain results. This is not entirely true. Once it wears off you will likely want to do it again but you do not need to.
What is Jeuveau treatment like?
We always start with a conservative amount your first time getting the injection, as you can always add more. Generally speaking, it takes ~72 hours to see the full results. Though bruising can occur, a slow and delicate injection technique as well as avoiding alcohol and exercise the day of treatment minimize these effects.
Does Jeuveau hurt?
We use the smallest possible needle to perform injections and typically do not use any numbing cream for Botox as an application of ice before and after the injection helps relieve any residual pain. By utilizing the latest injection techniques and talking you through the process, we are able to provide an extremely comfortable experience. 154
Botulinum Cosmetic FAQs
Botulinum cosmetic injection is a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. BOTOX Cosmetic injections treat moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles that are formed by continual muscle contraction. Treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic is the most popular physician-performed nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the United States.
What Does Botulinum Do?
According to its manufacturers, it is an “FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows and moderate-to-severe crow’s feet in adults.”
How Does botulinum injection work?
Properly placed injections, which contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract.
When Will I See Results From neuromodulators? How Long Does It Last?
Results from injections are apparent within 24 to 48 hours and are maximized by 30 days. Results often last between 3 and 4 months.
Does It Have Medical Applications?
Yes; it is used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back, and jaw pain, and migraines.
Who Is Qualified To Give botulinum Injections?
The manufacturer recommends that injections only be given by a doctor who has the experience, and has a “medical practice that focuses on facial aesthetics and offers other facial aesthetic treatments.”
What Are The Possible Side Effects Of botulinum injections?
Side effects are usually mild and temporary. Possible injection-site side effects include pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, eye drooping, and bruising.