Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin treatments are non-surgical therapies that can remedy a variety of conditions ranging from cosmetic concerns such as crow’s feet and forehead furrows to health ailments such as migraines, jaw pain and muscle spasms. Understanding how these rejuvenating remedies work can help you decide which treatment best meets your cosmetic or health goals.
Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin are FDA-approved procedures for treating the appearance of aging, and they are non-permanent. Doctors and nurse practitioners inject the formulations to diminish visible lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movement and tension in the face and neck. The products can significantly improve the appearance of lines around or between the eyes, across the forehead and neck, or along the mouth or jawline regardless of their causes.
Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin work in a similar fashion to one another and rely on the same active ingredient to produce a more youthful and rejuvenated look.These injectablesare neuromodulators that stop nerve signals from telling muscles to contract. The formulations contain purified proteinsthat immobilize muscles by blocking the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. As a result, the targeted facial muscles relax, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles created by the contraction or tensing of specific facial and neck muscles. The targeted areas of skin look smoother and more relaxed. When used regularly, the products can reduce the number, depth and length of the wrinkles that develop over time.
Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin cost about the same amount to treat a comparable area, although they have a slightly different mode of action. Your practitioner will help you determine which product will achieve better results for your skin.
The cosmetic effects of Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin can vary depending on such factors as the unique facial structure and musculature of an individual and the condition of the skin at outset of therapy. Our practitioners will help you develop a custom treatment plan.
Patients will see the full effects in two weeks and expect them to last up to 3-to-4 months on average and sometimes longer. Regular treatments can extend the longevity of results but depend on your individual treatment plan developed with your practitioner. Some patients with especially dense muscles, for example, may require more treatments. Women often see results more quickly than men.
In addition to cosmetic benefits, doctors and practitioners can inject Botox, Jeuveau, and Xeomin to treat health conditions including frequent migraines, extreme sweating, TMJ discomfort, blepharospasms and various muscular twitches, and some specific bowel and bladder conditions.
Both injectables are relatively safe treatments with few contraindications. Adults from all age groups can reap the benefits of the treatments with full understanding of how the products work and the outcomes to be expected.
Other possible side-effects include headache, bruising at injection site, dropped brows or eyelid weakness, red or irritated skin or development of a rash or hives, and moderate discomfort.
Our doctors, however, discourage the use of both treatments in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Some patients experience swelling and redness at the injection site immediately following treatment. If this side-effect occurs, it usually disappears after 10 minutes.