Jeuveau® is the newest botulunim toxin on the market. Studies have shown the effects and duration are similar to Botox®. Jueveau® is a protein complex produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which contains the same toxin that causes food poisoning. When used in a medical setting as an injectable form of sterile, purified botulinum toxin, small doses block the release of a chemical called acetylcholine by nerve cells that signal muscle contraction. By selectively interfering with the underlying muscles’ ability to contract, existing frown lines are smoothed out and, in most cases, are nearly invisible in a week. The medication takes 48 to 72 hours to take effect and can be expected to last about 3 months, though individual results vary and additional injections may be necessary to get desired results.
Dr. Verret performs all Jeuveau® Cosmetic injections himself, not delegating the duty to other office personel.
Bruising can occur with Jeuveau injections though this is usually minimal and resolves in a day or two. As mentioned previously, Jeuveau takes 48-72 hours to take effect and may require an additional doseage to get maximal effect. While effects are estimated to last around 3 months, individual variation is expected and some patients may see return of function sooner. Injection of Jeuveau can cause temporary paralysis of muscles other than those that are targeted. This can result in droopy eyelids and sometimes double vision. These are temporary conditions and resolve when the Botox wears off. Dr. Verret will discuss all the risks of the procedure with you during your consultation.
To determine if you are a candidate for Jeuveau® Cosmetic injections or to learn about more permanent alternatives to Jeuveau® Cosmetic, please call Dr. Verret today at 972.608.0100.