BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the darling of the aesthetics industry for quite a while now. At this point, the treatment has become pretty synonymous with beauty and Hollywood glamour. However, BOTOX® Cosmetic isn’t the only injectable treatment available. A rising star called Jeuveau® has recently come into circulation and become a popular alternative among the younger crowd. The competition begs the question, is there really a difference between the two neurotoxins?
Here at Vita Aesthetics & Wellness, we’re happy to provide our clients with both treatments, allowing them to discover which gives them the best results. For now, let’s explore the differences, drawbacks, and benefits of choosing one over the other.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Due to its long-standing reputation, there is little that needs to be said about BOTOX® Cosmetic. This treatment is essentially a neurotoxin injectable that works by paralyzing certain areas of your face. It achieves this effect by disrupting the nerve signaling processes responsible for muscle movement. Unlike dermal fillers that enhance facial volume, BOTOX® Cosmetic prevents movement and reduces added strain to your skin.
The effects of this paralysis are known to last from 3-4 months and sometimes up to six months for certain patients. This injectable is tried and true, FDA-approved, and can help you get the beautiful skin you want for a long period of time.
How is Jeuveau® Different?
Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Jeuveau® achieves its effects by temporarily immobilizing the muscles that cause facial wrinkles to form. These injections take about the same amount of time to administer, roughly 15 minutes, and last for about the same amount of time. So, how is this new and exciting injectable any different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
The key lies in the botulinum formula. Jeuveau® is made using a unique purification process that is unlike that of any other injectable treatment. For some patients, this could mean better results. In particular, those who have been using BOTOX® Cosmetic for an extended period of time may experience diminished results from the injectable. In those cases, switching to Jeuveau® may yield better results.
That said, while BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for treating wrinkles in several areas of the face as well as certain medical issues like hyperhidrosis, Jeuveau® is only FDA-approved for treating glabellar lines. It could be used off-label to treat other facial wrinkles, but more studies are required before it receives greater FDA approval.
Which Treatment Should I Choose?
The choice of which injectable is better suited for you comes down to personal preference and professional advice. Here at Vita Aesthetics & Wellness, we can provide you with a thorough consultation to evaluate the needs of your skin and help you determine the best treatment choice.
Along with these injectables, we also offer several dermal filler options including the Versa+ and Lips+ from Revanesse® and the XC, Voluma XC, and Ultra XC from the JUVÉDERM® family. Additionally, we provide SculpSure® body contouring to help you shape your physique and give you the look you’ve always dreamed of.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Jeuveau® Injections in Whittier, CA.
Our team at Vita Aesthetics & Wellness is ready to provide you with the best aesthetic care possible. Schedule an appointment today and discover which injectable treatment is right for you. To get started, simply call us at (562) 205-4500 or submit our contact form below.