At Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, we understand how frustrating it is to spend time and money on over-the-counter anti-wrinkle creams that do nothing to smooth your skin. We also understand how frustrating stubborn lines, wrinkles, and folds are, especially as time goes on. They never get better, and eventually, they get noticeably worse. That’s why we’re proud to offer Jeuveau, an injectable muscle relaxant otherwise known as Newtox.
Why Is Jeuveau Called “Newtox”?
Jeuveau is often called Newtox due to its similarity to Botox, the original injectable muscle relaxant. The former, however, is a new generation of injectable muscle relaxants. While both medications can treat dynamic wrinkles, Botox doesn’t work quite as well. The reason Jeuveau provides many benefits over Botox is that the former is made up of prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs while the latter is made up of onabotulinumtoxinA.
Both onabotulinumtoxinA and prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs are derived from bacteria, and they both work the same way. The active ingredient blocks some of the motor receptors in the treated muscles. This means that only some of the communication from your brain to the treated muscles gets through. As a result, your treated muscles relax, and eventually, your skin relaxes.
What Benefits Are Provided By This Treatment?
It Provides Rapid Results
One of the most compelling benefits of this injectable muscle relaxant is how quickly you can enjoy the results of treatment. Botox usually takes a couple of weeks to work if only one injection session is necessary to achieve the desired results, and in mild dynamic wrinkle cases, it can work in as little as a week. That said, it can’t hold a candle to its successor. Its successor can smooth out deep, dynamic wrinkles in just four days.
It Is Easy to Prepare for
Another incredible benefit of this treatment is that it is easy to prepare for. One step we will take to ensure this treatment is appropriate for you is advising you on all of the required preparation steps. You may be disqualified from treatment if you can’t follow all of these preparation steps. For instance, you will be deemed a poor fit for this treatment if your doctor advises you not to stop taking oral muscle relaxants or certain sleep aids.
Fortunately, preparing for this injectable muscle relaxant treatment is pretty easy. While cosmetic surgery can provide the same wrinkle elimination as this injectable, you need to be able to fast for eight hours before surgery to be deemed a good fit. On the other hand, the only change you may need to make to your diet is avoiding alcohol consumption for 24 hours before treatment.
Other Requisite Preparation Steps
It is also necessary that you avoid tobacco consumption in the 24 hours leading up to your injection session. Moreover, you need to moderate your sodium and caffeine intake for 24 hours before treatment to help ensure your blood pressure is not too high. Additionally, you need to refrain from getting any cosmetic treatments in the targeted areas before your injection session. Moreover, you should take care to avoid sun damage before your appointment.
It Requires No Downtime
Another very exciting benefit of this anti-aging treatment is that there is no downtime required afterward. Once your injections have been administered, you can generally expect to be able to return to work. There are only a few exceptions to this general rule. There are several aftercare guidelines you must adhere to, and most of them won’t disrupt your routine too much. However, three of the most important steps you’ll need to take are avoiding:
- Extreme heat exposure
- Sun exposure
If you work outside or have a very demanding job, you may need to take time off from work. Similarly, if there is no air conditioning at your place of employment, you may want to take the rest of the day off or schedule your appointment on a Friday afternoon. When sun exposure is not avoidable, wear a broad-spectrum sunblock with an adequate SPF for your skin tone and family health history.
It Is Comfortable
People also love how comfortable their treatment session is. We use a tiny needle to administer the medication, so there is no need for general or local anesthesia to remain comfortable during treatment. Moreover, even if your skin isn’t numbed prior to treatment, you won’t feel any pain, and you shouldn’t anticipate any discomfort. If you don’t like needles, let us know during your evaluation. We’re happy to apply a topical numbing cream to ease your mind.
It Can Be Used To Treat Multiple Concerns
This injectable muscle relaxant, like its predecessor, can be used to address several cosmetic concerns. Most often, it is used to correct glabellar lines spanning your lower forehead from eyebrow to eyebrow. These lines are often referred to as frown lines because they deepen when you frown. It is also commonly used to relax away crow’s feet that branch out from the outer corners of your eyes and deepen when you smile.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
An initial evaluation with an aesthetic expert is required to verify whether this treatment is appropriate for you. If you are concerned about cosmetic problems caused by overactive muscles, there’s a very good chance you’ll qualify for this treatment. However, you must be in relatively good health. During your initial evaluation, we will discuss your present health and health history to ensure this treatment will be safe for you.
Be prepared to discuss both chronic and acute conditions, including acute conditions you recently recovered from. Moreover, you should be prepared to advise us on all of the medications and supplements you currently take. We recommend denoting these pharmaceuticals, including the dosages you take, in your phone or a bullet journal. Taking certain pharmaceuticals will not necessarily disqualify you from treatment. However, you may need to discontinue their use temporarily.
Who Is a Poor Fit for This Treatment?
You will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if your cosmetic concerns are caused by moderate or severe volume loss rather than overactive muscles. If you have volume loss-related concerns, this treatment won’t be effective for you. Moreover, you will not qualify for this treatment if you are not 18 years of age. The FDA has not reviewed independent clinical trial results on the effects of this medication on minors.
You should also not consider this treatment if you are currently sick or have had an infection in the past 14 days. You must advise us on all of your medical history because your safety and comfort are two of our top priorities.
What If an Injectable Muscle Relaxant Isn’t Right for Me?
If an injectable muscle relaxant isn’t right for you, there’s a good chance that you will be considered a good dermal filler candidate. Dermal fillers are another popular type of anti-aging injectable. A dermal filler will probably be deemed appropriate for you if you don’t qualify for an injectable muscle relaxant because your cosmetic concerns are caused by volume loss.
Dermal fillers are a bit different from Newtox and Botox because they’re not as versatile. Each filler is designed to be extremely effective in a specific region of the face. Therefore, you may need two or three filler formulas to achieve your desired results.
Where Can Dermal Fillers Be Administered?
Dermal fillers can be injected into areas with moderate or severe volume loss. It is not uncommon for people to come in for dermal filler injections in their midface because they have lost a significant amount of fat or collagen in the apple of their cheek. It is also possible to get a dermal filler injected into the lip to augment it. In some cases, it is ideal for an injectable muscle relaxant and a dermal filler to be used in the mouth.
Find Out Today Whether This Treatment Is Right for You
Jeuveau is often referred to as Newtox because it is essentially a new and improved version of Botox. It works quickly, provides natural-looking, long-lasting results, and can treat several cosmetic concerns effectively. Contact us today at Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN to schedule your initial evaluation and find out for sure whether this highly innovative treatment is appropriate for you. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your goals.