Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and now….. Jeuveau – which is right for me?
Many years ago, Botox® Cosmetic was introduced to the medical world for the treatment of muscle spasms. However, it was later discovered that Botox injections could also temporarily reduce or eliminate the prominence of the central frown line, forehead creases, crows feet and thick bands in the neck. Tiny quantities of the toxin are injected into the muscles where treatment is desired and the treated muscles weaken over the following week. The injection is quick, virtually painless and has no downtime. Most treatments last from 4 to 6 months and can be repeated as necessary.
Dysport is newer in the U.S. (on the market since only April, 2009), but it has been battling Botox head to head in Europe and elsewhere for several years already. Here’s what we know so far about the battle of these big boys in the nonsurgical esthetic arena: Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau are botulinum toxin type A proteins and work in a similar fashion. Dysport may be minimally less expensive, but not enough so to make any significant difference cost-wise to the consumer. And, men and women both are enjoying the younger-looking effects provided by all three.
What is Jeuveau?
Jeuveau NEWTOX treatment is a new neuromodulator aka neurotoxin aka “Botox” FDA approved injectable aesthetic treatment for the temporary improvement in the appearance of mild to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabella) in adult patients. Jeuveau works by blocking communication between a nerve and its target muscle. This is safe and is the same way Botox and Dysport. Jeuveau is used for the treatment, control, prevention & temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate and severe fine lines on the face.
Can I have Jeuveau if I’ve had Botox or Dysport?
You can absolutely can have Jeuveau even if you have had Botox or Dysport treatments in the past. Jeuveau is simply a new type of neuromodulator treatment which is exactly what Botox is. The choice between Botox, Dysport and Jeuveau really comes down to the consumer. At The Bougainvillea Clinique, we offer these products to our patients and every treatment is performed by one of our licensed nurse practitioners. We are proud to have Michelle Hartog, APRN, and Liz Montoya, APRN, who are both National Trainers, provide the latest, advanced techniques so our patients receive, excellent, consistent results at every visit.
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