Has your skin started to show the typical signs of aging? We offer Jeuveau injectables at Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA. By targeting your facial muscles, this new neuromodulator can be used to rejuvenate your skin, eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles, and help you look much younger.
How Jeuveau Gets Rid of Facial Wrinkles
Neuromodulators, such as Jeuveau, freeze the facial muscles where wrinkles and deep facial lines develop. By calming the target muscle, this new treatment smoothes the lines that appear on your face when you make any facial expressions. When properly administered, this treatment provides a comfortable and refreshed look without appearing to “freeze” your regular facial expression. Our team uses the proper needle positioning and dose consistency to ensure your beautiful results.
The treatment is performed with the use of tiny needles and requires little to no downtime. You can have it done in a breeze. Are you worried about how you might feel during the treatment? You won’t need to deal with intolerable pain or discomfort. Since your comfort is our priority, we can use a topical anesthetic before starting the injections.
What Happens During Your Appointment?
We use the smallest available needles and use topical anesthetics to perform the treatment painlessly. As highly trained professionals, we carefully plan your treatment so we can produce natural-looking, long-lasting results. With our attention to detail and years of experience performing aesthetic treatments, you can rest assured that we inject with precision.
Once the treatment area has been cleansed and prepared, we strategically inject small amounts of the active ingredient into various muscles. We carefully choose the most overworked muscles that are affected by repeated facial motions. The active ingredient blocks the communication between the nerve and the target muscle. This mechanism works to prevent wrinkles from appearing and offers you a cleaner, younger look.
What Areas Does It Treat?
Jeuveau is an ideal treatment of choice for multiple facial regions and problems, such as:
- Crows feet
- Lines around the mouth
In many cases, the treatment shows promising results for treating glabellar lines, known as deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. The treatment may also be used in the bottom arm to treat excessive hyperhidrosis.
The treatment’s primary focus is the region between the eyebrows, in which the famous glabellar lines show. Thus, this treatment is highly suitable for those who would like to erase aging and stress signs. The treatment can smooth out this region by relieving the muscles that cause skin wrinkles and deep lines. After receiving the injections, your face should look smooth and young while your muscles stay relaxed.
Is There a Recovery Period?
After receiving the treatment, there is virtually no recovery time. You can expect to return to your routine activities once you leave our office after getting the injections.
There might be slight swelling or bleeding at the injection sites, usually lasting just a few days. Any redness is nothing to be worried about and can easily be managed or even avoided. However, we advise you not to plan your treatment immediately before a major event to ensure that your skin has time first to recover.
Do the Results Show Right Away?
Once we have completed the treatment, you can see an improvement in the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles within a few days only. The most visible results should begin to show after about a week. These visual changes should be sustained and noticeable for approximately three to six months. With proper skincare, and in combination with other treatments, you can extend the efficacy of neuromodulator injectables.
Note that each person has a different metabolism. The way your body reacts to the treatment can influence the effectiveness of the injections. For example, treatments and other forms of therapy are metabolized better by people with greater muscle mass. Therefore, more units of the injectable would be needed to ensure an extended and improved efficacy. The location of the treatment may also affect the duration of its efficiency. We will consider all these factors.
Is This Suitable for All Types of Wrinkles?
Injectables work differently depending on the type of wrinkles to be addressed. There are two distinct types of wrinkles that we have to fight as we age. The first is dynamic wrinkles, which develop when you make certain expressions on your face. Usually, these occur around the eyes and the mouth.
The second type is referred to as static wrinkles. These creases are attributable to collagen deficiency in the dermal structure, causing laxity in the skin and the development of wrinkles. Neuromodulators such as Jeuveau are directed at the muscles forming dynamic wrinkles and are used mainly to treat crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and frown lines. Static wrinkles usually respond better to dermal fillers that preserve support under the skin surface.
What Makes the Treatment Unique?
Jeuveau injectables are uniquely formulated to eliminate the tell-tale signs that facial muscles have been temporarily “paralyzed.” This feature sets it apart from other injectables. Only a highly purified form of botulinum toxin is used in the formulation to achieve this effect. The active ingredient’s purity and quality make the injectable treatment a preferred formulation, especially for glabellar lines or the deep crease between the eyebrows. By minimizing the appearance of these wrinkles, you can have smoother and younger-looking skin.
Similar to the application of other anti-aging injectables, this treatment requires no general anesthesia, sedatives, or prolonged downtime. It is practically pain-free, especially with the use of a topical anesthetic. It takes less than half an hour to complete the injections. In our years of experience, we have seen many excellent outcomes from this treatment.
Why Choose It Over Other Injectables?
We understand why some people are hesitant to have neuromodulators injected into their facial areas. Some people tend to develop a “frozen” appearance for the first time due to the treatment. Nevertheless, you can rest assured that this will not be a problem if you work with an experienced, licensed professional with expertise in performing injections. With our keen attention to detail and awareness of the injectable product, we can provide you with superior outcomes while preserving your facial expressions.
The treatment only causes a temporary immobilization of the treated areas. It’s an ideal option for you if you need to enhance the presence of mild to extreme frown lines and creases between your eyebrows.
How Can You Get the Best Results?
While no neuromodulator injection will last forever, there are many things you can do to prolong your results:
- Establish a long-term treatment plan
- Follow a proper skincare routine
- Avoid extended sun exposure
- Wear sunscreens and moisturizers
- Prepare for your succeeding treatments
If you regularly receive treatments, your facial muscles and skin will become smoother, and you can avoid the development of “rebound wrinkles.” Please do not scrub or massage your face vigorously for a day after the treatment after receiving the injections. Do not undergo laser treatments that heat the skin for a minimum of three days after injection, as heat can affect the efficacy of the injectables.
Sunlight does not make the treatment less effective, but it tends to accelerate the aging process. You may experience collagen and elastin breakdown due to excessive sun exposure, causing your skin to lose its firmness and laxity. Lastly, to minimize any chances of bleeding, you can stop consuming alcohol the day before the treatment.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
In general, three or four months after your first visit, we recommend getting a second round of injections. However, you’ll need only “top-up” injections every three to six months after two or three treatments. Repeated injections can gradually train specific muscles to remain more relaxed, leading to longer-lasting results.
You may also have a chemical peel, dermal filler, or other cosmetic treatments together with Jeuveau. The right mixture of treatments will rejuvenate your skin and slow down the formation of new lines and wrinkles.
What Are the Best Anti-Aging Injectable Treatments?
If you consider adding treatments to your skincare routine, you have a few options, including Botox. Injectables are mostly classified into two groups: dermal fillers and neuromodulators.
Botox is the first-ever anti-aging injectable neuromodulator in the beauty industry. It is used to treat mild to severe lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. After receiving Botox injections, your visible results can be seen in one to two weeks and can last for up to four months.
Xeomin is primarily used to treat eyebrow lines. Unlike most injectables, it doesn’t have proteins that need to be kept cold before being used. Therefore, your skin is less likely to oppose the treatment. The result from Xeomin is comparable to Botox’s results and usually lasts two to four months.
Dysport is our treatment of choice when it comes to frown lines. We recommend his injectable treatment for mild to severe conditions. Like Botox, it has proteins attached to the substance and must be kept cold. Still, the toxin itself is a smaller molecule that diffuses more quickly, so it can be metabolized faster and deliver fast results. Visible improvements to your wrinkles can be seen two days after treatment and can last up to four months.
Jeuveau is the newest choice to enter the market and is similar in structure to Botox. We highly recommend this injectable in the treatment of mild to severe frown lines and glabellar lines. When used on the loose skin around the eyes, or “crow’s feet,” this treatment can show you visible results quicker than Botox. It is specially designed for cosmetic use, so it is specially formulated to maintain your natural look and facial expressions.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Anyone who’s a successful candidate for neuromodulator injectables is also a suitable candidate for the treatment. You may not receive the treatment if you have allergies to type A botulinum toxins and suffer from neuromuscular disorders like ALS. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are also not good candidates. When it comes to your skin conditions, the treatment should not be performed on areas with inflammation.
The ideal candidates are men and women who:
- Have good health
- Want to smooth wrinkles and fight the signs of aging
- Have no ongoing infections or inflammation in the treatment area
- Are not allergic to any ingredient in the product
- Do not have a health condition that could make injections unsafe
Get Younger, Smoother Skin
The visible signs of aging are an inevitable result of frequent facial expressions, collagen loss, and natural tissue breakdown. Without treatment, they may get worse and become irreversible in the future. Are you ready to minimize your wrinkles and have cleaner, smoother skin? Contact Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA today and schedule your appointment! Our talented team is here to help you get the anti-aging treatment you deserve.