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.
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:
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® Cosmetic or one of our dermal fillers.
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.
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.
Although results from cosmetic injectables will always be temporary, certain measures may help you maximize the rejuvenation achieved with Jeuveau™. In general, deep frown lines can be minimized by using sun protection daily and avoiding certain activities that can prematurely age the skin, such as smoking and artificial tanning. A healthy diet rich in antioxidants, along with getting plenty of sleep, are also known to improve the quality of the skin. Finally, applying high-quality wrinkle-reducing skincare products can help soften existing frown lines and even extend the timeframe between touch-up treatments.
While Jeuveau™ is considered a safe non-surgical treatment with a minimal risk of severe side effects, some reactions may occur at the injection site. Redness, discomfort, bruising, and headaches are all possible after treatment, although most patients do not experience uncomfortable after-effects. Should they occur, over-the-counter medication should provide relief until adverse reactions naturally resolve. It’s generally recommended to avoid rubbing the treatment area after injections to help lower the risk of complications. The likelihood of side effects can also be reduced by ensuring you receive treatment from a plastic surgeon-supervised practice. More often than not, facilities led by a board-certified aesthetic surgeon are able to offer a higher standard of care when compared to med spas that do not have a doctor available on-site.
Yes, Dr. Goldberg offers surgical and non-surgical alternatives to Jeuveau™ that may serve as more effective solutions to refresh the brow area for certain patients. If you’re looking for a frown line treatment that offers more enduring results than the outcomes Jeuveau™ can provide, you may be interested in a brow lift. This cosmetic procedure is designed to reduce aging in the upper face by lifting and repositioning a drooping brow, as well as removing excess skin along the forehead. In turn, frown lines can be significantly reduced without the need for frequent touch-up treatments.
For patients who would rather not undergo surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a time-tested wrinkle reduction treatment that has been used to combat facial aging for decades. The treatment process for BOTOX® Cosmetic closely resembles the protocol for Jeuveau™ injections, and results often last for approximately the same length of time. Namely, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be a more ideal treatment option if you also exhibit horizontal brow creases, crow’s feet, or other expression wrinkles. If desired, Dr. Goldberg can explain the differences between each injectable and recommend an optimal treatment based on your needs and goals.
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.