Jeuveau temporarily smooths the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines. The product is the newest wrinkle-smoothing injectable toxin with FDA approval to improve the look of frown lines between the eyebrows. Jeuveau temporarily soften lines, forehead winkles and crow’s feet caused by repetitive muscle movements. Jeuveau does have some similarities with Botox, but there are differences that make Jeuveau stand out from other botulinum toxin injections. Jeuveau is a better product for certain types of facial wrinkles and is a slighter cheaper price than Botox. Jeuveau does contain the active ingredient botulinum toxin Type A. This toxin works by relaxing muscles beneath the skin. When Jeuveau is used as a wrinkle treatment, you will see a smoother appearance in your skin.

Since Jeuveau has only been on the market for a short time, the FDA has only approved Jeuveau for the treatment of glabellar lines. However, other locations on the face and body can be treated with Jeuveau, but this is considered off-label use.

Before being treated with Jeuveau for frown lines, consult with your injector. At the consultation it will be determined how many injections you need a well as which specific areas of your face to treat. Jeuveau doesn’t require downtime, but if you so desire, and to feel more comfortable, you can take the day off. The entire process takes about 15 minutes for the injections and another 30 minutes for a numbing cream to take effect.

As the botulinum begins to work, underlying muscles relax and create a smoother appearance in frown lines. You may notice effects right away, but full results develop in in about a week. Your injector will advise you to avoid rubbing the site of the injections, so the active ingredients don’t spread.

Jeuveau will naturally wear off after several weeks to months. Schedule a new round of injections to maintain the results but wait three months between each treatment.

Jeuveau is considered safe, but it does have risks. Common side effects may include:

  •  Bruising
  •  Redness
  •  Pain
  •  Headaches

These side effects quickly subside but you may also have droopy eyelids or upper respiratory infections. Contact your provider if you experience serious side effects.