Many people develop “frown lines” at some point in their life, which is a term that refers to the vertical wrinkles that appear when the brow is furrowed. Sometimes called “eleven” wrinkles, these glabellar lines often form when facial expressions are made, although they can deepen over time and eventually remain etched in the skin. If you have a perpetually angry or concerned expression due to lasting frown lines, an exciting non-surgical treatment may be the perfect answer to soften wrinkles between the brow and restore a more relaxed appearance. Jeuveau™ is a dynamic new injectable that holds the distinction of being the first neurotoxin FDA-approved for aesthetic purposes only. Dr. Neal D. Goldberg, our board-certified plastic surgeon in Westchester, offers Jeuveau™ as an effective alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic designed specifically to target frown lines.
What are the Benefits of Jeuveau™?
Jeuveau™ is known for its ability to treat moderate to severe frown lines more effectively than previous injectable treatments. Similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic, the wrinkle-softening formula is designed to relax the muscles in the area of injection. This can help to smooth existing expression lines and temporarily prevent the deepening of wrinkles caused by hyperactive facial muscles. Jeuveau™ can offer an array of benefits in facial rejuvenation, including:
- No downtime required after injection
- Conveniently administered in our treatment rooms
- Formulated specifically for frown lines
- Results in frown line reduction tested as consistent or superior to BOTOX® Cosmetic in clinical trials
Jeuveau™ is just one of many injectable treatments Dr. Goldberg offers to minimize signs of facial aging. If your cosmetic goals align more closely with volume enhancement, jowl reduction, or the smoothing of facial folds, Dr. Goldberg or our certified aesthetic nurse injector can suggest an alternative solution to treat your concerns, such as BOTOX® Aesthetic or one of our dermal fillers.
Jeuveau™ vs. BOTOX® Cosmetic
Jeuveau™ works similarly to BOTOX® Cosmetic, but this new injectable is sometimes preferred as a treatment for frown lines since it was formulated specifically to target glabellar wrinkles. The longevity of results achieved by Jeuveau™ is also comparable to BOTOX® Cosmetic, with some cases of Jeuveau™ treatment even outlasting the results of its predecessor. Due to their similarities, some consider Jeuveau™ the “next generation” of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
How is Treatment with Jeuveau™ Performed?
Jeuveau™ is injected in a 15 to 30 minute treatment session at our Scarsdale and Dobbs Ferry-area practices. After confirming that Jeuveau™ is the best solution to achieve your goals, your injector will meticulously deliver small amounts of Jeuveau™ to muscles located in the glabella, or eyebrow, region. This should temporarily inhibit movement between the brows, effectively diminishing the appearance of frown lines. Some redness is expected, but swelling and discomfort is usually minimal. If desired, Dr. Goldberg can apply a mild numbing agent to the injection site before treatment to enhance the experience. There is typically no downtime after injections and you may return to your normal routine immediately.
How Long Does Jeuveau™ Last?
Jeuveau™ can soften frown lines for approximately three to four months after injections, although some patients experience longer-lasting results. The effects of Jeuveau™ should become apparent within a few days after treatment. It is often helpful to receive touch-up treatments once the outcome begins to fade for year-long rejuvenation. We typically recommend three treatments per year as an optimal treatment plan, but our experienced medical team will advise you based on your individual needs and concerns.
Jeuveau™ may be the perfect solution to help you diminish the appearance of frown lines. For more information about treatment, or to speak to a friendly member of our team, please contact Dr. Neal Goldberg today.