Have you heard of Jeuveau™? An injectable neurotoxin, made from botulinum toxin type A, Jeuveau received FDA clearance as a wrinkle treatment in 2019. If you’re thinking, “Botulinum type A, used to treat wrinkles… wait a minute! That sounds like Botox!”, you are not wrong. Jeuveau contains the same active ingredient as Botox, and both are used to treat wrinkles. So, what’s the difference between the two treatments, and why would you choose one over the other?
- It’s the same ingredients, but a different recipe. Just as different cooks favor different recipes for essentially the same thing, so Jeuveau and Botox are favored by different people, even though they’re both powered by botulinum type A.
- Are these the only two options? Botox was the first injectable neurotoxin on the scene, approved for cosmetic use in 2002. Since then, it’s been joined by products in the same class, like Xeomin and Dysport. Jeuveau, also called Newtox, is the new kid on the block.
- Is there a price difference? When Jeuveau first emerged onto the scene, it was expected to be a lower-priced alternative to Botox. In fact, the price difference is negligible. It’s about the same price, and typically produces similar results.
- Botox is used to treat a broader range of conditions. When Botox was originally designed, it was used for treating eyelid muscle disorders. Since then, it’s been approved for many different uses. There are cosmetic uses, like treating frown lines, but there are also therapeutic applications. It’s used to treat excessive sweating, for instance, and also migraines. Newtox, by comparison, is only currently approved to treat frown lines. This is not to say that some doctors won’t use it to treat other parts of the face and neck.
- How do the two products compare? Both treatments are safe, take about 15 minutes, require no downtime, and produce results that last three to four months.
- So, when is Jeuveau a better option? This is something to discuss with your doctor. Board-certified dermatologists understand the nuances of both products, and your doctor will be able to tell you which one is a better fit for you. If you have been using Botox and you’re no longer satisfied with the results you’re getting, Jeuveau may be a more effective option. If you’ve never tried either product, the choice is really up to you and your doctor: there’s no wrong answer.
If you’re looking for the best care and most up-to-date cosmetic treatments, Swinyer-Woseth Dermatology is committed to providing superior, professional care that’s practical, efficient, and compassionate. With over 30 years of experience providing dermatological services in Salt Lake City, we provide a variety of services, from cosmetic skincare to treatment for skin cancer. Our team of board-certified dermatologists, licensed cosmetic service providers, and friendly staff members is here to provide you the care you need in a comfortable, professional atmosphere. For more information, contact us through our website or call 801.682.4715 today.