BOTOX® Cosmetic & Jeuveau
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Jeuveau are similar in nature. They are a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. It contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism. Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., Botox is used to treat permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles. In addition to its cosmetic applications, it is used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines.
Be sure to call ReNu Med Lounge today at 818-308-7131 to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and Jeuvea, or to determine whether you are a candidate for treatment!
Applications for BOTOX Cosmetic & Jeuveau
Although originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX Cosmetic was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value. Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat the following:
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow's feet
- Skin bands on the neck
According to Allergan, BOTOX Cosmetic has been "extensively researched, with approximately 2500 studies."
Ideal Candidates for BOTOX Cosmetic & Jeuveau
The vast majority of adults who are interested in smoothing away frustrating lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and on the neck are good candidates for Botox or Jeuveau. Seeing that these products have similar action in the target tissue, either is a fine choice for the correction of frown lines, forehead lines, crows' feet, and platysmal bands on the neck. Botox is also a great nonsurgical brow lift option. To achieve the best results, patients should be in relatively good health overall and mustn't be allergic to the ingredients in the FDA-approved drug. Neuromodulators are not approved for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, nor for patients with a muscle or nerve condition or active skin infection.
Recovery and Aftercare for BOTOX Cosmetic & Jeuveau
One of the advantages of injectable treatments is that there is virtually no downtime during which the patient must lay low to recover. Some swelling and redness can occur as a result of injectable treatments. To avoid exacerbating these common side effects, we suggest that patients return to light, normal activities and avoid those that may be more strenuous. Excessive heat should also be avoided for about 24 hours. To ensure that the drug absorbs exactly where it is injected and does not migrate to surrounding tissue, it is necessary to remain upright for 5 hours after the appointment and to resist touching the face.
Will the Results of BOTOX Cosmetic & Jeuveau Look Natural?
Yes. The results of both of these popular neuromodulators can look completely natural when treatment is performed with care. To get the best results from injectable treatments of any kind, it is important to select your provider carefully. Dr. Ashour and our Physician Assistant Mari are board-certified professionals with extensive training and experience. They routinely use Botox and Jeuveau to treat mild to moderate dynamic wrinkles and so are familiar with the characteristics of each of these FDA-approved drugs. If you are concerned about the way that your muscles may respond to neuromodulator injections, let us know. We can tailor treatment to your needs and increase the units of your treatment at a later visit, after you've become familiar with your unique reaction to the drug.
Is BOTOX Cosmetic & Jeuveau Only for Women?
No. Millions of men have received neuromodulator treatments for similar cosmetic concerns that we treat in women. Wrinkle reduction is just as crucial for the modern man as it has been for women for decades. The development of conservative treatments like Botox and Jeuveau have made it easier for men to address the frustrating cosmetic problems that may affect them at work and in social situations. Men who have treated problems like deep frown lines or worry lines on the forehead have stated that they feel more like themselves, more confident, and more energized. They are perceived not only as younger but also as more competent, trustworthy, and motivated.
Injection Procedure and Results
Using a very fine needle, BOTOX or Jeuveau is injected directly into facial muscles that are causing furrows and lines. Receiving the injections requires no anesthetic, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream. Results can usually be seen within a few days of treatment, and typically last up to four months, although areas that are treated on a regular basis may retain results longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.
Are there any Side Effects of BOTOX® and Jeuveau?
Injection-site side effects are usually mild and temporary, and include the following:
Normal activities may be resumed immediately after receiving injections.
"I came to ReNu Med Lounge for Botox and Lumecca IPL. The staff is wonderful here and made me feel so comfortable and welcome. Such a zen type space I almost didn't want to leave. I seriously can't wait to come back.! The services they have are extensive and the outcomes with my treatments were amazing not to mention Dr. Sylvia and her amazing PA Mari were so kind and thorough. Definitely 5 stars all around." - A.R.
Call ReNu Med Lounge Today For BOTOX® Cosmetic & Jeuveau In Studio City, CA!
Interested in learning more about Botox? Please call 818-308-7131 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ashour and her skilled staff today! ReNu Med Lounge Corp serves Studio City & the greater California area.