If you’re noticing more changes to your skin, and they’re not changes you’re happy with, our team at South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL may have the solution for you. Our Jeuveau treatments can provide you with safe and effective treatment. Here’s everything you need to know.
How Long Does Jeuveau Last?
If you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment that can help you reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your face, Jeuveau might be the perfect option for you. It’s an effective way to get back your youthful appearance or to prevent signs of again from appearing in the first place.
The amount of time that you can enjoy your results depends on a few factors, including where you get your injections and how your skin reacts to them. Most people find that they can enjoy their results for around 3 to 4 months after their appointments.
Why Skin Changes as You Age
You may remember having full, smooth skin in your youth. That’s because your skin contains high levels of certain chemicals during this time in your life. These chemicals, including the proteins collagen and elastin, are what provide your skin with its structure and elasticity.
But as you get older, your body stops being able to produce these chemicals easily on its own. This makes it harder for your skin to maintain its elasticity, which is why you start to see lines and wrinkles appear. To better understand these changes, you should know about the different types of wrinkles that can appear on your face: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles.
When the muscles under your skin contract, the skin on top creases, forming lines and wrinkles. If the lines disappear when you relax the muscles, then the wrinkles you’re seeing are dynamic wrinkles.
With repeated facial movements and a loss of elasticity, your dynamic wrinkles may start to become static wrinkles.
Static wrinkles are lines that are on your face regardless of whether the muscles underneath your skin are relaxed or contracting. These lines often appear around your mouth area as well as your neck and chin.
Over time, you’ll find that dynamic wrinkles become static, especially in areas where there is a lot of movement. For instance, your forehead, eyes, and mouth tend to show significant signs of wrinkling and aging as you get older.
What Is Jeuveau, Exactly?
This injectable cosmetic treatment is formulated to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkling that you’re seeing on your face. You may also be able to use it to manage certain chronic medical conditions.
The main ingredient in this filler is botulinum toxin type A—the same ingredient in Botox. This injectable, however, has a different formula.
What Does Botulinum Toxin Type A Do?
When it’s injected into your desired areas, the botulinum toxin type A acts as a neuromodulator. Your brain sends signals called neurotransmitters to your muscles telling them to contract. This is what, over time, causes dynamic wrinkles to become static ones.
The botulinum toxin type A in this injectable treatment blocks these signals from reaching your muscles. This forces the muscles to stay relaxed and prevents more wrinkles from forming on your face while also reducing or eliminating the appearance of existing wrinkles on your face.
Everything You Need to Know About Treatment
What to Do Before Your Appointment
To ensure that your treatment is as safe and effective as possible, there are a few things that you’ll need to keep in mind. When we hold our initial consultation with you, we’ll go over the specific instructions on how to prepare for your appointment.
These instructions will be simple and easy to follow. For example, to avoid thinning your blood before your injections, we’ll ask that you not consume any alcohol or tobacco. You should also refrain from taking certain over-the-counter medications and supplements for the same reason.
All About Your Treatment
You’ll know that you’re in good hands when you visit our clinic. We’ll do everything we can to make you feel safe and comfortable throughout the entirety of the treatment process. To begin, we’ll carefully and thoroughly clean the areas where you’re going to get your injections. We can also apply a local numbing agent to help keep you comfortable.
With your skin prepared, we can begin injecting the product. Treatment will be very fast, generally taking only around 15 minutes in total. We’ll apply small amounts of the injectable at a time in multiple locations so we can ensure that you get precisely the results you want.
What to Expect After Your Appointment
Because this treatment is non-invasive, you can leave as soon as your appointment is done, and you won’t need to worry about taking any extensive downtime. You can get back to your normal life right away as long as you remember a few simple things.
For example, have to stay out of direct sunlight, since your skin can burn more easily over the next few days. You should also avoid pressing down on the areas where you’ve gotten the injections to prevent them from spreading to unwanted areas.
What Areas Can It Treat?
This treatment was first designed to target glabellar lines or the lines that appear between your brows when you furrow them. However, it can also be used to reduce the appearance of other lines that you may find on your face.
This includes wrinkles like laugh lines, or the wrinkles around your mouth, as well as crow’s feet, which are the little lines extending from the outer corners of your eyes. It can also be used to reduce the appearance of forehead lines that appear when you raise your brows.
What Medical Uses Does It Have?
This treatment has certain off-label medical uses. If you have any of the following medical conditions, you can speak to your doctor about getting this treatment or a similar one to help you manage your symptoms and live more comfortably.
The botulinum toxin type A in this injectable may be helpful for managing certain conditions like chronic migraines or general headaches. It can also be used to treat things like cervical dystonia, which is an uncontrollable and painful spasming of the neck muscles, as well as issues like uncontrollable blinking or lazy eyes.
When Will I See the Results?
As soon as the product is injected into your desired areas, the botulinum toxin type A will begin to take effect. However, it may take a few days for the full results of your treatment to become apparent.
After two or three days, you should start to see a change in your overall appearance. After about three or four days, you’ll see your full results.
What Will My Results Look Like?
One of the best reasons to consider getting this injectable is that it’s super easy to customize your treatment to fit your specific goals and needs. While many people avoid getting certain cosmetic treatments because they don’t want to look fake, that’s not something you have to worry about with this treatment.
As long as you head to a reputable clinic like ours, you can count on natural-looking results that will help you look and feel more confident while also allowing you to avoid uncomfortable questions from friends and family members. Whether you want a dramatic change in your appearance or you’re looking for something more subtle, we have you covered.
Who Is a Candidate?
Almost anyone can be a candidate for this injectable. People considering getting this treatment to target their cosmetic concerns should be in good general health, should not be experiencing any skin-related conditions like sunburns or eczema flare-ups, and should not have had poor reactions to similar products in the past. Before booking an appointment, we’ll go over your medical history to ensure this treatment is right for you.
This treatment is perfect for anyone looking to maintain a more youthful appearance without needing to go through more invasive treatments like surgical procedures. If you’re curious about the results that this injectable can offer you, it’s worth giving it a try.
Call Our Clinic Today
If you’re ready to learn more about Jeuveau and what the team at our clinic can do for you, it’s time to get in touch. We’ll be more than excited to help you look and feel more youthful. Book your consultation today by getting in touch with South Lake OBGYN in Clermont, FL.