What’s the Difference Between BOTOX and Jeuveau?
At Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, MD, we offer the most effective cosmetic injectables, including BOTOX and Jeuveau, to help our Baltimore, MD, area patients combat aging, improve their appearances, and feel more confident. Both injectables work by smoothing expression lines on the upper half of the face to reverse the aging process and promote a youthful, well-rested appearance. We can design a treatment plan with one of these wrinkle-relaxing injectables to restore smooth, youthful-looking skin.
What Is the Difference Between BOTOX and Jeuveau?
BOTOX and Jeuveau are both wrinkle-relaxing injectables called neuromodulators that contain neurotoxins, highly-purified proteins that work on the muscular level to prevent communication between the brain, nerve signals, and muscles. Injections into the area relax the muscles and the skin at the treatment site to temporarily restore smoother, wrinkle-free skin. While both contain neurotoxins, they have slightly different formulas, and some patients will be better suited for one product over the other.
Jeuveau is FDA-approved to address cosmetic concerns, including expression lines on the upper half of the face, but BOTOX can treat both cosmetic and medical concerns, including expression lines and medical concerns like hyperhidrosis, TMJ pain, migraine pain, lazy eye, and other muscular conditions that detract from the quality of life or cause pain and discomfort.
What Should I Expect From a Baltimore, MD, Area Injection Appointment?
Regardless of which of these products we use to address your cosmetic concerns at our Baltimore, MD, area office, the treatment process will be virtually the same. We will begin the treatment by cleansing your skin to sanitize the area to prepare it for injections. Some patients request a pre-treatment topical numbing cream for added comfort, but most undergo treatment without it and remain comfortable.
Once your skin is prepared, we will administer the exact amount of product per your treatment plan into the muscles responsible for your expression lines. Treatments can take as little as ten to 15 minutes from start to finish, and we can treat one or multiple areas during the same appointment. Once your appointment is over, you can resume most of your normal daily activities.
Is There Downtime?
Neither BOTOX nor Jeuveau injections require post-treatment social downtime. However, both treatments require that patients follow specific aftercare instructions to achieve optimal results.
You will need to avoid hot environments that increase your body temperature, strenuous exercise, blood-thinning supplements and medications, and sun exposure for at least 24 hours after your treatment. You must also keep your head elevated for the first four hours to avoid product migration and ensure the best results.
When Will I See My Results?
These cosmetic injectables do not deliver immediate results, but both are relatively fast-acting. After your appointment, you can expect Jeuveau results to appear within the first two to three days, and results will continue to improve during the week following treatment. BOTOX results can take slightly longer, appearing four to five days post-treatment. Both treatments deliver the best results at 30 days post-treatment.
Are They Safe?
These neuromodulators have been studied, tested, and proven to be safe treatment options for those who want to address specific cosmetic concerns. As long as you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in these injectables and we determine you are a good treatment candidate, you can feel confident undergoing treatment, knowing that we will do what it takes to ensure a comfortable injection process that is safe and effective and will help you achieve your specific goals.
How Long Will My Results Last?
After your treatment, you can expect your results to last approximately three to four months. You may enjoy longer-lasting results if your body takes longer to metabolize the product. Regardless of whether you choose BOTOX or Jeuveau to treat expression lines and other cosmetic concerns, you can expect temporary yet long-lasting results. After your results wear off, you can schedule a follow-up treatment to avoid the reappearance of your expression lines.
Which Injectable Is Right for Me?
These injectables provide an effective solution for expression lines, but one may be a better option for you. The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for BOTOX or Jeuveau is through an initial consultation. During this consultation, you will meet with an injector who will listen to your concerns, ask questions about your medical history and any previous neuromodulator experiences, and then make treatment recommendations.
Some patients may be better suited for one of these products over the other or may alternate between the two for best results. Pregnant and nursing women do not qualify for treatment, nor do those with an allergy to one of the proteins in the injectables.
Learn More About Our Wrinkle-Relaxing Injectables
If expression lines or other cosmetic imperfections prevent you from feeling confident in your appearance, there is a quick and easy solution. Both BOTOX and Jeuveau can relax the muscles responsible for your expression lines and help you achieve and maintain smoother, younger-looking skin. Contact us today at Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, MD, to schedule your Baltimore, MD, area consultation so that we can design the perfect treatment plan for you.