BOTOX® & Jeuveau
Park Avenue Plastic Surgery is thrilled to offer botox in NYC. Botox is a protein that weakens muscles that wrinkle the skin. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead, and mouth to reduce “worry lines”, “crow’s feet” and “frown lines”. The procedure is quick and usually done in an examination room.
Jeuveau (also known as Newtox) is an alternative to botox that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines. Jeuveau can be injected between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). This is another quick treatment that can give you a more rejuvenated look.
What are neuromodulators?
Neuromodulators are chemical substances that relax muscle movement. They act to weaken the effect of the muscle, thus decreasing expression and frown lines.
What are the differences between Botox & Jeuveau?
Botox and Jeuveau are two names of products that are both neuromodulators.
How does Botox/Jeuveau work?
They work by relaxing the muscles and preventing contraction of muscles.
What areas are treated with neuromodulators?
The areas that are most commonly treated with neuromodulators on the face include the glabella area, which is between the eyebrows, the forehead wrinkles, and the areas outside the corners of the eyelids known as the “crow’s feet”. These neuromodulators can also be injected into the masseter muscles of the lower jaw which will narrow a wide face. They are even injected around the muscles of the nose and mouth to soften those lines. Patients with TMJ problems or migraine headaches have also benefitted from neuromodulator injection.
What should I expect during the injectable treatment?
During the injection treatment, topical anesthesia is normally applied. After waiting for the topical anesthesia to take effect, the injections are performed. They are tolerated quite well. We apply ice to the area after the treatment and ask the patients to refrain from lying down for several hours and to move the muscles so as to increase the binding of the neuromodulator.
When can you expect to see results after Botox or Jeuveau?
Whether you visit our office for treatment with Jeuveau or botox in NYC, The results will be seen after approximately 3 to 4 days.
How long will results last?
The results will usually last anywhere from 3 to 4 months. There are some patients for whom the effects last longer.
Are there risks associated with these injections?
As with most injection procedures, soreness at the injection site is possible as is a little bit of bleeding or bruising. Very rarely, unforeseen relaxation of muscles can occur leading to untoward results.
Can I pair injections with other treatments?
Botox and Jeuveau injections can be paired with injectable fillers which are often injected into different sites. Remember that the two products work differently although they both will smooth out lines wrinkles and folds of the face. Surgery may also be performed.