Jeuveau is the newest injectable on the market, with FDA approval for use in early 2019. Jeuveau™ (prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs) injection is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a temporary period of time. The procedure is considered a safe and effective way of treating aging skin. 

Reasons for Considering a Jeuveau Treatment:

  • Excessive facial wrinkles.
  • A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.

General Procedure

The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles.  A cream with local anesthetic will be placed on your skin prior to treatment, and ice will be immediately applied upon completion of the treatment. Typically a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of Jeuveau is injected into the area of the wrinkle.  Jeuveau works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of treatment will last approximately three to six months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.

Recovery Process

Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.