A Guide To The New Alternative To Botox in Wheaton
BOTOX® Cosmetic entered the US beauty industry in 2002 after its FDA approval – marking the beginning of a new injectable era in beauty.
Botox was, and still is, the number one cosmetic treatment in the world.
However, just a few months ago, the FDA greenlit a new beauty product called Jeuveau.
Its approval made it the first wrinkle relaxer approved for aesthetic use in a decade, and it’s even calling itself #NEWTOX.
Both products contain similar active ingredients, and also provide similar results.
By relaxing the muscles that contract and cause wrinkles when you make a facial expression, these injectables treat frown lines and wrinkles on and between the brows.
Images Med Spa, Chicago’s premier med spa, is now offering this amazing alternative to Botox in Wheaton to clients who want to fight the signs of aging and achieve smooth, gorgeous skin.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Jeuveau.
What is Jeuveau? How is it different from Botox?
In order to receive FDA-approval, medical products are put through rigorous testing.
Studies have shown that Jeuveau delivers consistent results and is just as safe and effective as Botox.
With the same active ingredient, Botulinum toxin A, and even the same molecular weight, you may be asking, “What’s the difference between Jeuveau and Botox, anyway?”
We’re glad you asked!
If you want to get technical, Jeuveau and Botox are made of different strains of the same toxin, with Botox being onabotulinumtoxinA and Jeuveau being prabotulinumtoxinA. (Try saying that 5 times fast 😉)
You may have heard that Botox is also used for more traditional medical purposes, to treat patients suffering from migraines, excessive sweating, drooling, or uncontrollable facial & neck spasms.
Jeuveau, on the other hand, is manufactured by a beauty company, Evolus, and was created for aesthetic purposes only.
Jeuveau’s formula also undergoes a different manufacturing process, and is a much more purified form of Botulinum toxin that relaxes those pesky, wrinkle-forming muscles.
How is Jeuveau the new alternative to Botox in Wheaton?
The introduction of Jeuveau on the neurotoxin injectable scene is so exciting because it has been designed specifically for the aesthetic and beauty market.
The only purpose for its use is to temporarily minimize the appearance of frown lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and neck lines.
Are you an adult who wants a non-surgical way to smooth out wrinkles, lines, and creases that have been frustrating you?
Our alternative to Botox in Wheaton could be the treatment you have been waiting for!
It’s important to note that neurotoxin injectables treat dynamic wrinkles only.
So, if you have bothersome lines and wrinkles, even when making a completely 😐neutral 😐face, these will not be treated by Jeuveau or Botox.
None of the neurotoxin products currently available provide permanent results. Patients who receive Jeuveau or Botox injections will have to come back 2-3 times a year for regular treatments to maintain the effects.
The good news? In addition to treating your current wrinkles & lines, you are also preventing new ones from forming!
If you are in your late twenties and don’t quite have any bothersome lines yet, but you want to prevent wrinkles before they can even form, you should definitely schedule an appointment with the Images babes for Jeuveau in Wheaton!
What happens when I come to Images for this new alternative to Botox in Wheaton?
When you come to our Wheaton location for your Jeuveau injections, the procedure will proceed like any of our injectable treatments – quick, smooth, and painless!
We can fully treat your dynamic wrinkles with this alternative to Botox in less than 15 minutes.
There’s also no downtime or recovery to worry about! You can come see us on your lunch break and head straight back to work without anyone guessing that you got injections.
First, your Images Jeuveau specialist will provide a complimentary consultation to make sure Jeuveau matches your unique skin care needs and goals.
Then, you will be asked to make a variety of facial expressions to allow the aesthetician to study where your dynamic wrinkles appear.
Next, a marker will be used to make light marks on your face to ensure the product is injected in a precise location in the facial muscles for optimal results.
After the product is prepared, we make the injections with a tiny, ultra-fine tip needle.
Since the needle is so small, and small amounts are injected, most patients report feeling minimal discomfort.
You will start to see serious results of your injections within a week of your appointment, with your smooth skin and minimized wrinkles lasting for several months.
Like we mentioned, you are free to go about your daily routine after your Jeuveau injections at our Wheaton office.
There are, however, a few post-care tips to help you get the most out of your treatment:
Keep your head upright for 2-4 hours after your injections
Avoid touching or massaging the skin at or near the injection sites to prevent the product from moving where it was not intended to go
Do not schedule any facials, laser treatments, or microdermabrasions for at least 10 days
Avoid heavy lifting or vigorous workouts for 6 hours
Stay out of the sun for 72 hours, to avoid dissolving the product
Does Images offer any other alternatives to Botox in Wheaton?
Alongside Jeuveau, we have one other alternative to Botox in Wheaton available at Images.
We offer another neuromodulator, Dysport®, which utilizes AbobotulinumtoxinA, another strain of the active ingredient in Jeuveau and Botox.
With FDA-approval to treat expression lines between the eyebrows, the main characteristic that sets Dysport apart is its dosing and ability to diffuse easily under the skin, treating larger surface areas.
It is FDA-approved to smooth wrinkles between the eyebrows.
What aesthetic treatments pair well with Jeuveau in Wheaton?
If you are still struggling with the appearance of non-dynamic fine lines and wrinkles on your face and neck, there are multiple professional treatments we offer to help treat them.
To get rid of all the stubborn non-dynamic wrinkles and lines, we offer injectable fillers in Wheaton.
Depending on your goals and skin type, we offer four different types of Restylane® fillers, five different fillers in the JUVEDERM® family, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®, which target different areas of the face and offer different benefits.
These fillers use hyaluronic acid, a moisture-loving ingredient already found in your skin cells, to fill and plump fine lines and wrinkles from below, replace lost volume due to age, enhance cheekbones, define chins, and plump the lips.