Do you have deep frown lines that make you look angry or tired all the time? Do you wish your appearance matched how young you feel? If so, Jeuveau at Texas Laser and Aesthetics in Austin, TX may be right for you. This revolutionary injectable can help you look years younger without undergoing an invasive procedure. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Jeuveau Used for?
Jeuveau, also known as Newtox, is FDA-approved for the safe, effective treatment of glabellar lines, also known as frown lines. It is also used to erase other moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet. Crow’s feet are the deep lines that extend outward from the outer corners of your eyes.
This region of the face is notoriously difficult to treat because of how thin the skin is around the eyes. However, our cosmetic experts have the precision to administer this injectable in such a way that your lines will be erased and you will remain able to emote as you did before treatment. During your initial consultation, we will assess your problem areas and advise you on whether Jeuveau can erase the lines you are worried about.
How Quickly Does This Injectable Work?
Among the most advantageous aspects of this injectable muscle relaxant is the speed at which it works. People begin to experience the results of their injections at different rates. However, you can expect to start seeing smoother skin approximately 48 to 72 hours after your injections.
When Can I Expect To See the Final Results of My Treatment?
People also experience the final results of their injections at different rates. However, you can feel fairly confident you will start to enjoy completely smooth skin four days after your treatment session. In rare, extreme cases, it can take up to seven days to enjoy the final results of treatment.
Is This Comparable to More Popular Neuromodulators?
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to see the final results of this neuromodulator 3.5 times faster than you could see the final results of more popular neuromodulators. For instance, you shouldn’t expect to see the final results of Botox until roughly 13 days following the injections.
Is There Any Way I Can See My Final Results Faster?
Yes, you can take steps to see the final results of your neuromodulator injections faster. For example, you can exercise the targeted muscles as soon as your injections are complete. Additionally, you can massage the treatment area the day after your injection session.
Gently Exercising the Targeted Muscles
Once your injections are complete, you can exercise the treated muscles to enjoy your final results faster. This doesn’t have to take up a large portion of your day. You can exercise these muscles while waiting at traffic lights if you can remember to perform another set of repetitions after a 10-minute rest period. Ideally, you should perform three sets of 40 repetitions of muscle movements with 10-minute rest periods between each set.
For example, if Jeuveau was administered into your glabellar muscles, frown 40 times to exercise your glabellar muscles. If you don’t think you can remember to perform another set after 10 minutes, set a 10-minute timer and repeat the activity another 40 times when the timer goes off. Restart the timer and perform 40 more repetitions. If you don’t set a timer and you forget to perform your second or third set of repetitions, complete the repetitions when you remember.
How Long Do the Results of This Injectable Last?
You can expect the results of Jeuveau injections to last between five and six months. What’s great about this is the results of other neuromodulator injections last only two to four months. Additionally, the longevity of other treatments diminishes over time. You don’t have to worry about this injectable A botulinum toxin losing efficacy or longevity after repeated treatments.
However, you should understand several factors affect how long your treatment results will last. Some of these factors can’t be changed, such as the severity of the muscle hyperactivity and the size of muscles being treated. However, there are also steps you can take to increase the longevity of your treatment results.
What Can I Do To Increase the Longevity of My Treatment Results?
Many things can increase the longevity of your treatment results. For example, the simplest step you can take is to schedule regular maintenance sessions. Additionally, you can minimize heat and UV exposure and not apply too much pressure to your face within the first 24 hours of treatment.
Schedule Regular Injection Sessions
If you are wondering how to increase the longevity of your treatment results, what you probably want is continuous results. Continuous results can be achieved by scheduling regular injection sessions. If you receive Jeuveau injections, you are already at an advantage because the results of the unique injectable last three times longer than the results of alternatives. However, the only way to maintain your results for life is to come in for touch-up treatments regularly.
How often you should schedule touch-up sessions depends on numerous factors. For example, you may need to come in sooner for maintenance after your first injectable muscle relaxant session. The more often you come in for treatment, the longer your ideal results will last. This is because the treated muscles “atrophy” after months of fewer contractions. We will advise you on how regularly you should schedule touch-up sessions during your initial consultation once we have evaluated all of your concerns.
Be Gentle With the Treated Location
Another effective way to increase the longevity of your treatment is to be gentle with the treated area during the first 24 hours following your session. We strongly recommend sleeping on your back to avoid a prolonged period of excessive pressure from the force of gravity.
You should also consider not applying makeup once your session is over. If you feel the need to apply makeup once your injections are complete, make sure you can remove it gently. Don’t apply anything you need to scrub off your face aggressively. Furthermore, wash your face gently with lukewarm water and a mild facial cleanser. Then, dry your face gently with a soft washcloth. Don’t use a new face soap with fragrances that may irritate your skin.
Another important step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to avoid heat for the first 72 hours after your injections. As noted above, use lukewarm water to wash your face. Additionally, you should avoid eating or drinking anything so hot it is steaming, such as soup and hot coffee.
Yet another simple, effective step you can take to make the results of your treatment last longer is to wear sunscreen. To mitigate the risk of UV damage and help your results last as long as possible, wear an SPF 30+ sunscreen and reapply your sunscreen every four hours. Note, this step is necessary even if you will be in your car or an office all day. Windows will not protect your skin from the damaging effects of UVC rays.
However, it is better to be inside than out in direct sunlight when the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 AM and 4 PM. Note, if you don’t have any sunscreen at home, make sure the SPF 30+ sunscreen you purchase has not expired and is a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Other sunscreens do not protect your skin from UVC ray damage. Additionally, you should be aware that you need more protection if you have a family history of melanoma.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
Since Newtox is a non-invasive anti-wrinkle treatment, you don’t have to do too much to prepare for your treatment session. We will discuss your medical history and current health to determine what you need to do in preparation for your injection session. Depending on the medications and supplements you are currently taking, you may need to speak with your primary care physician and ensure you can stop taking certain drugs and supplements safely.
For example, it is not advisable to take sleep aids in the days leading up to your treatment session. Additionally, you should stop taking NSAIDs, fish oil supplements, and other pharmaceuticals that can thin your blood. Furthermore, we strongly recommend you stop drinking alcohol and consuming tobacco products in the weeks leading up to your treatment session. Since this treatment is non-invasive, it is safe to drive after your treatment so you don’t need to arrange a ride.
What Should I Expect Following My Treatment Session?
There is no downtime following this non-invasive treatment session. Thus, you may return to virtually anything you may have scheduled, such as work. However, there are a few things you should avoid during the first 24 hours following your treatment. As mentioned, you should not apply any makeup to the treatment area that you cannot remove gently. You should also avoid sleeping on your side or stomach to mitigate the risk of excessive pressure being applied to the treatment area.
Remember, the injectable is more likely to settle into the desired location if you sleep on your back. Thus, you will experience better results. Additionally, you should strongly consider avoiding vigorous exercise in the 24 hours following your treatment session. Remember, excessive heat shortly after your treatment session will reduce the longevity of your injections. Vigorous exercise increases your body temperature and can make your face too hot. Furthermore, you should try to keep your blood pressure stable.
Is This Treatment Appropriate for Me?
We will determine whether Jeuveau is appropriate for you during your initial consultation. Several factors affect whether this treatment is appropriate for you, including your medical history, your current health, and the cause of your cosmetic concerns. This injectable is FDA-approved to treat dynamic wrinkles in healthy adults. If you have static wrinkles or other cosmetic concerns caused by volume loss, this is not the ideal treatment method for you.
Learn More About This Incredible Injectable Today
Jeuveau can be used to relax overactive muscles but is primarily used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe glabellar lines. Within 48 to 72 hours of your treatment, you can begin to enjoy the initial results and you can see the final results of treatment within four days. Contact us today at Texas Laser and Aesthetics in Austin, TX to schedule an appointment for more information on this efficient, effective injectable. We welcome the opportunity to help you smooth your skin.