What Colorado Springs patients need to know about Jeuveau injections
If you’ve recently looked in a mirror and saw an older version of yourself than expected, you are not alone. Many in Colorado Springs reach out to Dr. Susan Schroeder and request her help to transform them to a more refreshed and youthful younger version of themselves. Dr. Schroeder offers a full suite of aesthetic, cosmetic, and surgical solutions to help her patients achieve these outcomes. Now, with Jeuveau there’s another option to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
What is Jeuveau
Jeuveau is an injectable neuromodulator that has been approved by the FDA to treat frown lines. It is a new, cost-effective solution for patients who want to address the early signs of aging.
How does Jeuveau work?
Similar to Botox and other injectable treatments, Jeuveau temporarily immobilizes the muscles that over time cause wrinkles to form. Like Botox, the treatment only takes about 15 minutes and provides visible results in about a week that lasts for three to four months.
Can I make my Jeuveau results last longer?
Neuromodulator injections don’t last forever. There are ways, however, that you can maximize and prolong your results.
- Minimize bruising: avoid drinking alcohol 48 hours before your treatment and stop using blood thinners, if allowed by your prescribing physician, for a week before your treatment date. Stop taking herbal medications and vitamin E three days prior to injections.
- Talk to your physician about a long-term treatment plan. This can help keep your facial muscles and skin smooth and prevent wrinkles from recurring.
- Follow the directions from your physician. In most cases, you will be advised not to scrub or massage your face for the following day after your injection. Additionally, treatments with lasers or that heat the skin should be avoided for 1-2 weeks.
- Be smart about the sun. While sunlight doesn’t harm the Jeuveau compound, sunlight does contribute to the aging process as it breaks down your natural collagen and elastin.
What are the side effects of Jeuveau?
Side effects from the treatment are typically mild and only last a short time. These effects include some tenderness, swelling, redness at the injection site, bruising, or a mild headache.
How much does Jeuveau cost?
Your cost will depend on how many units of the injectable you need. 1 unit of Jeuveau is equivalent to 1 unit of Botox, and the cost is equivalent ($12/U). Dr. Schroeder typically treats a frown complex with 10-30 units, depending upon strength of your muscle complex.
Will Jeuveau work for me?
Jeuveau is a great choice for many first-time injectable patients. However, with many options on the market, it often comes down to personal and physician preference on which treatment to try. Patients should consult with a doctor they trust and who understands the results they are trying to achieve.
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