Welcome to Aloha Med Spa, your premier destination for cosmetic treatments and rejuvenation on the beautiful island of Kauai. In this blog post, we want to introduce you to Jeuveau, also known as “NewTox,” and delve into the world of this innovative botox alternative.
Jeuveau, like its well-known counterpart BOTOX®, utilizes purified botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the small muscle groups responsible for dynamic wrinkles. By injecting these compounds into the muscle tissue, nerve signals are blocked, preventing the brain from instructing the treated muscles to move.
While Jeuveau and BOTOX® share a similar mechanism, they are produced by different manufacturers and originate from different countries. BOTOX® is manufactured by Allergan in Ireland, whereas Jeuveau is produced by Evolus in South Korea. Jeuveau utilizes prabotulinumtoxinA, a slightly different form of botulinum toxin compared to BOTOX®’s onabotulinumtoxinA. Clinical trials have shown that both compounds have similar safety profiles and efficacy in treating dynamic wrinkles. If you’re interested in exploring your options, we’re here to guide you through the process.
You may wonder what exactly a neurotoxin is and if it’s the same as BOTOX®. Neurotoxins are compounds that alter the function of nerve tissue, and they can be chemical or produced by bacteria, like BOTOX®. However, it’s important to note that the effects of neurotoxins on nerve tissue are temporary, as the cells have the ability to regenerate. BOTOX® and Jeuveau specifically target nerve cells in certain areas, and over time, the cells naturally regrow, allowing the effects of the treatment to fade. Rest assured that cosmetic neurotoxins like BOTOX® and Jeuveau do not harm the skin or muscle tissue, and any temporary effects will revert to normal within four to six months.
Neurotoxins have not only revolutionized the field of cosmetic treatments but also offer numerous medical benefits. Initially investigated by medical researchers in the late 1800s, neurotoxins have been found effective in reducing muscle spasticity. Today, they are used to treat various medical conditions such as involuntary facial spasms, migraines, excessive sweating, strabismus, bruxism, and TMJ pain. So, while the term “neurotoxin” may raise concerns, when administered correctly, these compounds are safe and can bring about positive outcomes.
Now, let’s address the frequency of BOTOX® or Jeuveau treatments needed to achieve optimal results. Typically, we recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment for a second round of injections three or four months after your initial treatment. However, with subsequent treatments, you may find that “top up” injections are required only every three to six months. This is because repeated injections can gradually train the targeted muscles to remain in a more relaxed state, potentially prolonging the effectiveness of the treatment.
If you’re eager to extend the longevity of your BOTOX® or Jeuveau results, there are several steps you can take. Setting up a long-term treatment plan with regular injections can keep your muscles and skin smooth, preventing the formation of “rebound wrinkles.” Following proper aftercare protocols, such as avoiding vigorous scrubbing or massaging of the face for 24 hours post-injection and refraining from heat-based skin tightening or laser treatments for at least three days, can also enhance the efficacy of the treatment. Additionally, protecting your skin from excessive sun exposure can help maintain its health and reduce the risk of developing new wrinkles.
It’s essential to approach discounted specials with caution. While the availability of multiple neuromodulators has led to lower prices, it’s crucial to thoroughly review any special offers. Ensure that the injector is qualified and operates in an accredited medical facility. Avoid informal events such as “BOTOX® parties,” as they may involve the use of impure, black-market products that can be harmful.
If you’re considering switching from BOTOX® to another neurotoxin like Dysport®, Xeomin®, or Jeuveau, most individuals do not notice a significant difference in their results. However, some patients may find that one compound works better for them due to natural variations in physiology. In such cases, if you’re unsatisfied with the results, you can resume using BOTOX® after a few months once the effects of the previous neurotoxin have worn off. Experimenting with different neuromodulators is safe as long as you allow an adequate interval between treatments.
When it comes to injecting BOTOX® or Jeuveau, it’s unfortunate that these treatments are not federally regulated. Consequently, in some states, virtually anyone can administer these injections without facing legal repercussions. To ensure a safe and comfortable injection experience, it’s crucial to verify your injector’s credentials. Look for injectors who are Board Certified in specialties such as Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, or Oculoplastic Surgery. Collaborating with these board-certified specialists or their qualified team members, such as highly trained nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or nurse anesthetists, guarantees that you’re in the hands of experienced professionals.
Choosing an injector who specializes in facial cosmetics, such as a facial plastic surgeon, can lead to more favorable and natural-looking results. These specialists possess extensive knowledge of the facial muscles and receive comprehensive education and training, averaging around ten years. Their expertise allows them to target the muscles responsible for wrinkles while preserving the ability to make facial expressions.
At Aloha Med Spa, we pride ourselves on offering a range of cosmetic treatments, including Jeuveau, to help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Whether you’re looking to address crow’s feet, frown lines, or other dynamic wrinkles, our experienced team is here to guide you through the process and deliver exceptional results. Schedule a consultation with us today and discover the transformative power of Jeuveau, the “NewTox” alternative in the world of cosmetic rejuvenation.