- avg. recovery
About the Procedure
Jeuveau® by Evolus contains the primary active ingredient prabotulinumtoxinA. Targeted to the millennial population with a slightly lower price point than Botox® by Allergan, Jeuveau® has a similar profile to Botox® — composed primarily of human albumin and sodium chloride (mixing solution). Due to the relative newness of the product (it was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use only in February 2019), there is limited data on Jeuveau®, however, it has shown a similar safety profile and efficacy to Botox®. Botulinum toxin type A (and all of its specially formulated offshoots like Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) generally functions by inhibiting cell transmissions between nerve and muscle cells causing a flaccid paralysis. These are temporary results, as the body will naturally degrade the toxin over time.
The goal of Jeuveau® injections are varied, but they are most often used to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
What to Expect
Jeuveau® injections are a simple, outpatient procedure with minimal recovery. Here is a general guide for what to expect before, during, and after a Jeuveau® injection:
- Typically, only a few considerations need to be taken prior to treatment
- There are no medication contraindications to receiving neurotoxin injections, but aspirin and supplements like fish oil, ginseng, garlic, and ginkgo biloba (to name a few) can increase a patient’s chance of bleeding and, therefore, bruising
- Exercise prior to treatment, as you'll need to stay upright (read: not lay down or bend over) for about three hours after being injected
- Topical local anesthetic applied to site of injection
- Injections are made in predetermined areas
Most candidates encounter few side effects lasting no more than 24 hours. Minimal swelling, pain, and redness resolve almost immediately after the procedure and most individuals resume activities directly following the injections.
The ideal candidate for a Jeuveau® injection is a patient looking for a safe, efficacious, and temporary solution to alleviate and mitigate the development of age related skin changes.
Not Recommended For
Jeuveau® is not recommended for those under 18, women who are pregnant or nursing, anyone with an allergy to the components of Jeuveau®, or those with certain chronic medical conditions.
Common side effects of Jeuveau® injections include skin reactions like redness, dryness, and flaking. Warmth, itchiness, tightness, injection site infection, and/or bruising may also occur. Some candidates experience dizziness, weakness, headache, or vision problems and these side effects usually resolve within two days. More serious, and less common side effects of Jeuveau® include double vision, muscle spasms, severe muscle weakness, hoarseness, and difficulty breathing. These types of reactions typically resolve within three to four months. Severe allergic reactions can occur.