Jeuveau® for Wrinkles
Jeuveau is a treatment that makes it easy to tame your wrinkles and rejuvenate the youthful beauty of your face. Wrinkles are a telltale sign of aging. Not only are wrinkles easily noticeable, they are difficult to prevent. They form naturally due to repeated facial muscle movements over the years.
Our goal at The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands is to provide you with the professional aesthetic care you need to reach your beauty goals. We can use Jeuveau to resolve wrinkles and keep you looking your absolute best for as long as possible.
What Is Jeuveau® for Wrinkles?
Jeuveau® is an FDA-approved cosmetic injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults. Jeuveau® is also commonly used to treat moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles that occur during facial expressions) on the forehead and around the outer eye area (aka crow’s feet). The injection works by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles in the problem areas. This results in a decrease in wrinkles in those areas because the muscles are no longer contracting or they are contracting much less.
Who Benefits From Jeuveau®
Clients that most often benefit from this non-surgical procedure are males or females with transverse/horizontal wrinkles of the forehead, wrinkles between the eyebrows, and/or wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet). In clients that are prone to forming wrinkles from facial expressions, Jeuveau® can also be used as a preventative measure.
Jeuveau® Procedure for Wrinkles
Clients should wear minimal make-up when coming in for facial Jeuveau® injections. The injections will be performed in the areas that need treatment and that are agreed upon by the client and the plastic surgeon. Unlike many other practices, in our practice, the plastic surgeon will be doing the injections. The in-office procedure will take about 15 minutes.
How Does Jeuveau® Work?
Jeuveau® works by targeting the underlying cause of dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that form on the face when you frown, smile, squint, look confused, or get angry. All these expressions require your facial muscles to move and contract, which can cause the overlying skin to form wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, these wrinkles become a permanent fixture of your appearance.
Jeuveau’s® formula contains a purified form of a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin type A. This neurotoxin blocks nerve signals to the muscles, which prevents stiff facial muscles from being able to contract. This helps to soften the appearance of existing wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles. It also helps prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Post-Operative Care Jeuveau® Treatment
After the injections, some redness and swelling can occur to the treated area. This goes away quickly. Some bleeding can occur but this is usually very mild. If bruising occurs, it will resolve in a couple of weeks.
Strenuous activity should be avoided for the remainder of the day that your injections are performed. You can return to work the same day and can return to full activity the following day.
Jeuveau® is considered a preventative treatment for facial wrinkles. Results can last about three months. Jeuveau® injections will need to be repeated when the effect is starting to wear off.
Potential Complications from Jeuveau® Treatment
Jeuveau® injection is a very low risk procedure. Potential complications can include, as mentioned above, a small amount of redness and swelling. You can also develop some bruising. Temporary muscle weakness can also occur. Other rare complications will be discussed with you during your consultation.
On occasion, under-correction of the deformity may occur. It will take about three to five days for Jeuveau® to start working. For new clients who are being injected by the plastic surgeon for the first time, he will always be a little more conservative with the initial injections in order to decrease the risk of over-injection problems. If five days or so have gone by and the desired results are not adequate, the plastic surgeon will have you come back to the office, and a few more units of Jeuveau® can be added to those areas to achieve the desired effect. Once a relationship is established with your plastic surgeon, he will learn what your body needs to achieve the desired effect. It is always safer to start with lower dosing and increase the dosing as needed. Jeuveau® can always be added but once it is injected there is no way to reverse it other than waiting. The results of Jeuveau® typically will last about three months. With that being said, if complications such as facial muscle weakness occur this will resolve in about three months.
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Jeffrey G. Lind II, MD and The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery offer luxurious, personalized care for cosmetic Jeuveau clients in The Woodlands, Houston, Conroe, and College Station Texas area.
Schedule a Jeuveau Consultation
If you are looking for an easy and effective way to get rid of your forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, contact The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands for a Jeuveau consultation. We are here to provide you with the amazing aesthetic care you need.