What is one of the most visible signs of aging on the face? While the answer may vary from person to person, many agree that wrinkles are responsible for giving our ages away. Unfortunately, wrinkles are a byproduct of aging, and in particular, dynamic wrinkles that are caused by natural facial movements and expressions can be difficult to reverse. Luckily, our skilled staff at Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville, AL has solutions that work, such as Jeuveau: a new injectable treatment with a reliable reputation.
Jeuveau is a neuromodulator injection, meaning it is a cosmetic treatment that is performed by injecting a neurotoxin into the skin. Similar to Botox, this treatment works by interrupting the signals between the brain and the muscles in the face. This Jeuveau treatment can diminish the appearance of wrinkles between the eyebrows and also prevent wrinkles from worsening, which means that this is an anti-aging treatment that works double-time.
But what about the results of Jeuveau treatment? Many prospective patients like to know what results they can expect when they are deciding if a treatment is right for them. Learn everything you need to know about Jeuveau results, from how long the treatment takes to work to how to best extend the results of your treatment.
As an injectable treatment, this neuromodulator presents results in stages. Fillers and neurotoxins require time for the solution to settle into the skin and begin working. Like all dermal injections, the results of this treatment involves initial results and final results.
The initial results of this treatment take about 2 to 3 days to appear. These initial results will be a smoothing of the skin surface as the muscles beneath the skin relax in response to the injection. For most patients, this means that the initial results are an overall improvement to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Some patients see results as soon as 24 hours after treatment.
The final results for this treatment are apparent within 7 to 10 days after your appointment. After a week, the solution of the injection has time to settle into the skin and begin working more effectively. The final results of this treatment include fully relaxed facial muscles and a great improvement to the dynamic wrinkles on the upper portion of the face. Some patients can see the final results of treatment as soon as 5 to 7 days after treatment.
This is a complicated question. The question of whether you will need multiple treatments depends on certain factors, such as your expectations for treatment, how long your results last, how quickly results appear, and how well you respond to treatment.
If the question is whether you will need multiple treatments to see initial results, then the answer is no. A single treatment appointment is powerful enough by itself to produce the intended results. The vast majority of patients require only one treatment to enjoy the results of this neuromodulator. However, this treatment is not a permanent one, meaning if you want to continue seeing results you will need to have multiple treatments to maintain your desired appearance.
If you have had dermal injectable treatments before, then you probably already know that the longevity for most treatments is about 3 months. However, unlike neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport, this treatment produces results that last for a longer time. While other neuromodulators last only 3 to 4 months, Jeuveau produces results that can last up to 5 or 6 months. Compared to some other injectable treatments, this treatment produces long-lasting results.
For most patients, we recommend regularly scheduling appointments about 3 times a year to maintain the results of this treatment. Some patients opt to alternate between this treatment and other neuromodulators to low down tolerance build-up of the neurotoxin present in the injectable solution. We can discuss how often you should have treatments to enjoy the results of this treatment for the longest time.
Is there a way to extend the results of this treatment, or any other injectable treatment for that matter? What can you do to make sure you can enjoy the effects of treatment for as long as possible? Fortunately, there are several choices patients can make in their personal and lifestyle habits to extend the results of neuromodulator treatments, including:
Touch-up appointments are probably the easiest way to extend results for this treatment. But what is a touch-up? You can think of a touch up as a sort of partial treatment. Unlike your regular treatment appointments, a touch-up appointment only uses a small amount of the injection to maintain results.
Touch-ups typically occur during the halfway mark between treatment appointments or whenever patients notice a flagging of the results. However, not all patients require or want touch up appointments. We can help you determine if touch-ups are necessary to continue your desired results.
Of course, we know that protecting our skin from the sun is important. Wearing the right strength of SPF can save your skin from sun damage, dark spots, the development of unwanted freckles, and other weathering from the elements that contribute to the development of wrinkles. But did you know that the UV rays in the sun can actually cause a premature break-down of the solutions in an injectable treatment?
To extend the results of your injectable treatment, we strongly encourage patients to wear sunscreen and other sun protection, such as wide-brimmed hats, when exposed to the sun. For patients who use tanning beds, we also recommend the use of sunscreens or other products that block UV rays.
Proper skincare is important for maintaining the results of any cosmetic treatment. What does proper skincare mean? As a rule of thumb, the best way to take care of your skin is to use gentle cleansers, regularly moisturize the skin, and also drink an adequate amount of water every day. The enemy of skin is dryness, both externally and internally. Injectable treatments respond more favorably to skin that is hydrated inside and out.
Eating right is another way to extend the results of your treatment. As you might know, the types of foods we eat can have a great impact on our skin. It is best to eat a balanced diet that is high in vitamins and minerals and low in sugars, salts, and other foods that cause inflammation of the skin. For some patients, this means adjusting to a diet of whole grains, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables. For other patients, this means avoiding overly processed foods to protect the health of the skin.
For neuromodulator injectables in particular, it is important to have enough zinc in the body. Zinc is an important mineral that helps support the immune system, but it has also been found to interact positively with neurotoxins to extend the effectiveness of the toxin. Foods rich in zinc include shellfish, whole grains, legumes, and dairy products. Zinc supplements can also work for this purpose.
Reducing stress is a tough thing to do, but it can greatly impact the health of your skin and the results of your treatment. Stress causes a release of hormones in the body that directly affect the skin by causing break-outs, dryness, and redness. Stress also makes us frown, which causes wrinkles to form more quickly. Reducing stress is self-care that can be done with mindfulness exercises or finding quiet time for the self each day.
Is there a way to enhance results? Absolutely. Enhancing the results of your treatment means finding ways to make the treatment more effective or more comprehensive. As this is a treatment that treats dynamic lines on the forehead, the best way to enhance the results of treatment means finding complementary cosmetic treatments. Some treatments that complement this one include:
It is common for patients to combine neuromodulators with other neurotoxin injections and dermal fillers. This is because each of these injections is designed to treat different areas of the face. For example, some patients use another neurotoxin to smooth lines around the mouth and then use a dermal filler to restore lost volume in the mid-face or lift the skin around the eyes.
Laser and light-based treatments are usually two-fold because they can treat both the inside and outside of the skin. For example, radiofrequency treatments can be used to stimulate the production of collagen within the skin while at the same time correcting superficial skin concerns, such as uneven pigment, dark spots, or acne scars. Both radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments can tighten and lift the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Chemical peels are also commonly used to compliment neuromodulator treatments. Chemical peels come in three different levels–light, medium, and deep–but the best chemical peels to complement this treatment are light peels that use mild acids. Chemical peels are mostly used to treat superficial skin concerns, including acne scarring, uneven skin texture, dryness, sun damage, dark spots, and enlarged pores. Chemical peels can also diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that creates micro-injuries on the skin to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative abilities. Microneedling can be used to lift and tighten the skin as well as correct superficial skin concerns like acne, acne scars, and uneven skin texture. Microneedling can also be combined with PRP or radiofrequency treatments.
Finding the right skincare products is one of the easiest ways to enhance the results of any cosmetic treatment. At our office, we have several skincare systems, such as SkinMedica, EltaMD, Obagi Nu-Derm, and Skinceuticals. Each of these systems are comprehensive lines that include cleansers, day creams, night creams, and serums that can treat all aspects of skin health.
If you are interested in enhancing the results of your treatment with any of these options, please speak with our staff to explore which treatments are the best complement for your individual needs.
Candidates for this treatment will need to attend a consultation appointment to determine if this treatment is right for you. Good candidates include those who have dynamic wrinkles on the forehead and those who would like to improve their overall appearance.
Dynamic wrinkles might be difficult to treat, but that doesn’t mean that treating them is impossible. If you think Jeuveau is the right treatment to rejuvenate your appearance, contact Advanced Life Clinic in Huntsville, AL to schedule your consultation appointment today!
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