Virginians looking to smooth facial lines now have another injectable option. Jeuveau®, a neurotoxin similar to Botox®, is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. This injectable is the first neurotoxin to come to the United States market in almost a decade. Any newly approved cosmetic product is critical when you’re searching for new options to add to your therapeutic toolkit.
It has been a hit with the under-30 age bracket, with close to 30% of its usage among 20- to 29-year-olds since 2010. Once you finish your Jeuveau® treatment regimen, you will look relaxed and more approachable.
Your Consultation for Jeuveau®
During your initial consultation, Dr. Montante will ask about your concerns and goals, and answer any questions you might have. He will review your medical history and examine your face to determine if you are the right candidate for Jeuveau®.
Suitable candidates have noticed unwanted wrinkles and lines on the upper third of the face – more specifically, frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. If you are a good candidate for Jeuveau®, you can have your treatment immediately after your consultation at our office in Richmond.
How Jeuveau® Works
Like Botox® injections, we use a tiny needle in conjunction with cold compresses to minimize discomfort. Jeuveau® blocks underlying nerve signals in treatment areas to reduce moderate to severe frown lines. The treatment is quick and convenient. Many people choose to get theirs during lunch and resume their normal daily routines immediately thereafter.
At Montante Aesthetics, we ensure your first appointment is easier than you would think. Total injections vary between five and 20, depending on your degree of cosmetic concerns.
Jeuveau® benefits are similar to other neurotoxin treatments like Botox®, and outcomes depend on the areas treated. Fine lines on your forehead and around your eyes may become softer, you may notice fewer brow furrows, and your eyes may appear more open and approachable. Your overall facial appearance will be more alert and relaxed. Wrinkle reduction will vary from patient to patient, but correction lasts about four months before additional treatment is necessary.
Recovering from Jeuveau® in Richmond
You can return to work immediately after Jeuveau® injections. Some patients experience mild redness around the treated areas for about a half-hour. Rarely, patients experience tiny bruises at the injection sites, which usually go away within two to three days. As soon as three days after treatment, you’ll see your results!
Dr. Montante will ask you to come back for a follow-up appointment two weeks after your treatment. Most people do not need a touch-up, but if you do, you can have it done at that time.
Who Performs Jeuveau® Treatments?
Jeuveau® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved medication. For your safety, you should only seek a licensed medical provider to perform your treatment. These include nurse practitioners and physicians licensed to prescribe medications and trained in facial anatomy and aesthetics. At Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we use a small, fine-gauge insulin syringe and needle to artfully inject Jeuveau® Cosmetic into facial muscles. We strategically place these injections to relax and soften fine lines and wrinkles.
When correctly injected, the outcome should appear natural, accentuating facial beauty and refreshing your appearance. If your injector places injections into the wrong muscles, it can cause unwanted paralysis of facial muscles and less-than-ideal cosmetic results. That’s why it’s critical to choose a qualified injector to administer this drug.
For more information about Jeuveau®, contact us today.