Jeuveau is the most recent of the neurotoxins to be developed and FDA-approved for cosmetic indications. It is often referred to as the New Botox, or Newtox. Jeuveau is made from botulinum toxin type A and is FDA-approved for treatment of the glabellar lines. Jeuveau works by preventing your nerves from telling your facial muscles to flex.
Glabellar lines are the pesky frown lines that occur between the eyebrows. When left untreated, these lines can become deeper over the years. Treating these lines with Jeuveau can prevent them from deepening over time. Jeuveau is also used to treat the horizontal lines on the forehead and the crow’s feet on the sides of the eyes.
Jeuveau has been studied in over 2,100 patients across 5 clinical studies. Injections of Jeuveau typically last 3 months and sometimes longer. Results of Jeuveau have been consistently favorable for our patients and this is a staple of neurotoxin treatments at Portica.
Jeuveau can be used for other indications besides the cosmetic treatment of the wrinkling in the top one-third of the face. Jeuveau is also helpful to treat the following indications at Portica:
- Jaw clenching and grinding that comes from involuntary flexing of the masseter muscle. Jaw clenching can cause a myriad of issues including grinding down of the teeth, chipping teeth, pain in the jaw muscle, erosion of gums, TMJ pain, enlargement of the jaw muscle and a squaring off or masculinization of the lower face. Jeuveau used to treat this area can help for many months and even years after injection if the habit is effectively broken.
- Inadvertent frowning and down-turning of the corners of the mouth.
- Neck banding caused by the platysmal muscle contracting in the front of the neck. The flexing of this neck muscle can cause unsightly vertical bands that extend along the neck up into the jawline. These bands can create loose skin and permanent sagging neck skin after many decades of repeated skin stretching.
- Headaches: Muscle tension in the muscles of the head and neck can lead to chronic headaches. Injections of Jeuveau in these tense muscles can help to relax the tension and prevent the headaches.