It’s normal for wrinkles and other changes to the appearance of your skin to show up as you get older. But some of these changes can make you feel self-conscious and unhappy with the way you look. At Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, our Jeuveau injections can provide you with fast and effective results.
How Quickly Does Jeuveau Show Results?
The natural changes that come along with aging like wrinkling and sagging may be inevitable. But there are still ways that you can treat these issues. If you’ve noticed the wrinkles in between your eyebrows deepening and becoming more pronounced, then Jeuveau could be the perfect way to maintain a more youthful, relaxed look.
There are plenty of benefits to receiving this treatment, including natural-looking results. One of the other major benefits is how fast-acting it is. You’ll see a difference in your appearance as soon as your treatment is done, with full results becoming apparent in about a week.
What Is Jeuveau and How Does It Work?
This is an injectable filler that is designed to treat wrinkles on the face. Specifically, it is FDA-approved for glabellar lines, also called frown lines. These are the 11-shaped wrinkles that appear between your eyebrows.
Like Botox, this filler is made with the ingredient botulinum toxin type A. While it has been on the market for a much shorter time than Botox, it has already proven to be an extremely effective way to treat frown lines which can make you look unhappy and age your appearance considerably.
What Causes Wrinkling?
If you want to understand how this filler works, then it helps to first learn about why your skin wrinkles in the first place. There’s no singular factor that contributes to changes in the texture and appearance of your skin. Rather, it’s a combination of things like repeated facial movements, a loss of proteins in your skin, and exposure to things like the sun’s UV rays.
Your skin is comprised of several different chemicals, including the protein collagen. This protein provides your skin with its structure and firmness. However, as you get older you lose significant amounts of it, which causes your skin to wrinkle more as the muscles underneath move.
How Does Jeuveau Work?
This injectable is made with botulinum toxin type A, which acts as a neuromodulator when it’s been injected into your skin. These words can look pretty intimidating, but this filler has been carefully formulated to be a safe solution for your glabellar lines.
When it’s injected into the skin, the botulinum toxin type A intercepts certain messages that your brain sends to your muscles. These are the messages that tell your muscles to contract. By stopping these messages from reaching your muscles, your muscles stay relaxed and allow the skin on top to remain smooth and wrinkle-free.
How Is It Different from Botox?
Both this injectable and Botox use the same main ingredient. However, the formulas are different. This particular injectable is approved for the use of glabellar lines.
One of the benefits of using this filler over Botox is that it is slightly cheaper. However, the exact cost of your treatment will depend on the number of injections necessary. When you come to Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services, Dr. Jessica West will help you determine which injectable is right for your concerns.
What Is Getting Treatment Like?
Dr. Jessica West and her highly-trained and qualified team are ready to help you look and feel your best. When you visit our clinic, you’ll know you’re in good hands as we work to provide you with both safe and effective treatment.
Before you come in to receive your injections, we’ll begin with a consultation. We’ll need to do this to discuss what your concerns are and help you determine if this is the right treatment for you. We’ll go over your medical history to make sure that this is the safest option for you, and we’ll give you the chance to ask any questions you might have.
Once we’ve booked your appointment, we’ll provide you with some instructions on how to prepare. Don’t worry, these instructions are very simple and there is little you’ll need to do to get ready for your treatment.
We will likely ask that you avoid a few things to make sure that this treatment is both effective and safe. To prevent any bruising, we’ll request that you not take certain anti-inflammatory medications as well as anything that could act as a blood thinner. During the 24 to 48 hours before treatment, you should also avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
When you come to our clinic to receive treatment, you’ll be welcomed by Dr. Jessica West’s super friendly staff. We’ll start by carefully cleaning the skin where you’ll be receiving your injections. We might also apply some topical numbing cream.
When your skin is ready, we’ll be able to start injecting the product into your skin. We will inject small amounts at a time to make sure you get the natural-looking, subtle, yet still effective results that you’re looking for. The entire treatment process is very fast, and you’ll be able to leave as soon as it’s complete.
Because this treatment is non-invasive, your recovery process will be simple and fast. There is essentially no downtime required after your injections are complete. As long as you follow our instructions after you leave our clinic, you’ll get to enjoy long-lasting and effective results.
For the next few hours, you’ll need to stay as upright as possible and avoid poking or pressing down on the area where you’ve received your injections. This is to prevent the product from spreading to unwanted areas. For the next few days, you’ll also need to continue avoiding alcohol and tobacco.
How Long Will Results Last?
One thing you can expect from this treatment is a noticeable difference in your appearance as soon as you leave the clinic. But how long exactly will your results last? While no filler can provide permanent results, you can expect long-lasting results with this treatment.
Over the next few months, your results from the botulinum toxin Type A will begin to fade. If you’d like to maintain your youthful appearance, you will need to return for additional injections after a few months. We’ll be able to help you determine when it’s appropriate for you to return for follow-up treatment.
Is It Safe?
Many people feel put off by the words “toxin” and “neuromodulator.” These words can make this injectable seem much scarier than it is. In fact, products like this one and Botox are carefully formulated and studied to be safe for your skin and body.
When you come in for your consultation, we’ll also take the time to ask about your medical history. This gives us the chance to ensure that treatments like this one are safe for you.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
We understand that our patients have busy lives. While cosmetic surgery may be right for some, if you’re looking for something that’s still effective but much faster, then an injectable treatment will be perfect for you. You won’t need to worry about spending hours under the knife and a lengthy recovery process afterward.
Instead, you’ll just need to come to our clinic where your treatment should only take around fifteen minutes. Since it’s not an invasive treatment, your recovery process will be very fast and you won’t need to take any time off of work as your skin heals.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
If you are concerned about the way your skin looks and how your frown lines are affecting your appearance, then you could be a good candidate for this treatment. However, if you have shown bad reactions to other botulinum toxin type A products like Botox and Dysport in the past, or you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then this may not be right for you.
That said, if you are in good overall health and you’d like to maintain a more youthful, happier appearance, then getting this injection to treat your frown lines might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Book Your Consultation Today
If you’ve been looking for a way to get back your more youthful appearance and refresh your look, then Dr. Jessica West and her team are ready to help. Our Jeuveau injections will help you look more relaxed and younger. Book your consultation today at Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI.