Jeuveau™, sometimes called “Newtox”, is the newest injectable toxin that is rivaling BOTOX® Cosmetic. Much like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Jeuveau™ improves the look of moderate to severe glabellar lines between the eyebrows for patients in Birmingham, AL.
Frown lines temporarily develop from the muscle contractions that create facial expressions. Eventually, these temporary lines between the eyebrows worsen to become permanent. Newtox, developed by Evolus™, is the first anti-wrinkle toxin to be created purely for aesthetic use. This injectable temporarily smooths and prevents the formation of frown lines for patients looking for a minimally invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery.
With age comes the natural loss of collagen and the breakdown of tissues. This causes the formation of lines and wrinkles across the face. Candidates for treatment with Newtox are healthy adults who want to reduce and prevent moderate to severe glabellar lines. Patients should discuss any allergies and nerve conditions with their doctor, as these may prevent you from receiving treatment.
Jeuveau™ prevents frown lines in adults, much like BOTOX® Cosmetic and its competitors. And like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Jeuveau™ is made with a purified strain of botulinum toxin type A that, when injected, blocks the chemical signals that cause facial muscles to contract and form frown lines.
Jeuveau™ is created using HiPure™ technology, a stringent purification process that vacuum-dries the botulinum toxin instead of freeze-drying the protein (as BOTOX® Cosmetic does). This technique causes less damage to the protein so that it remains more potent. This may allow Newtox to treat deeper lines than BOTOX® Cosmetic and similar neuromodulators.
A local anesthetic is applied to the eyebrow area before strategic injections are made to soften the appearance of frown lines. Newtox is FDA approved and safe for repeated treatments.
Recovery and Results
Newtox injections do not require any significant downtime but may cause localized pain, tenderness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects should resolve over the following hours. Patients can return to their regular activities immediately but should refrain from exercise or strenuous activity for the rest of the day.
Patients start to see the reduction of frown lines immediately after the treatment, and these results improve further over the following days and weeks. Newtox gradually wears off, and most patients need to repeat the injections three times a year to maintain their results.