And no, not Jordan, Joey, Donnie, Danny or Jonathan.
We're talking about the newest kid on the block for beauty! Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs) is the new FDA-approved injectable treatment to temporarily improve the look of frown lines. Jeuveau joins the FDA-approved toxins that are currently on the market: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Having another option is always a good thing!
Hating the lines on your face but still hesitating? Let us clear up some common misconceptions.
"I'm afraid I'll look wierd."
With proper technique, a very natural, more youthful result can be achieved. Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and now Jeuveau can smooth the "eleven" lines between the eyebrows, which make people appear angry, even when they're not. It can relax lines across the forehead, as well as crow's feet. It can stop wrinkles on the nose (bunny lines), a dimpled chin (golf ball chin), and tight neck bands. It can even slim the face when injected into the masseter muscles. A board certified dermatologist with cosmetic experience has the training necessary for beautiful, natural, "non-wierd" results. Please note that injections outside of the glabella are considered off-label.
"I don't think it's safe."
Botulinum toxin has been used in millions of patients worldwide for more than 20 years in the treatment of both medical and cosmetic conditions. While there are certain patients that should not have the treatment (those with an allergy to the product, certain neuromuscular conditions, those pregnant or nursing), when used correctly, it is overall a very safe treatment, with serious side effects being very rare.
"I don't want to look worse once it wears off."
The effects of neurotoxins last about three months. It works by temporarily stopping the release of a chemical from nerves called acetylcholine which instructs muscles to contract. After a short period of time, the nerves begin releasing the chemical again, and the muscle will contract, just like they did before. Wrinkles will return to what they were before the treatment.
Botulinum toxin injections are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. With no cutting or downtime, a little can go a long way.
Ask us at pdmd which toxin is right for you!