Washington DC Botox® patients now have another option for a smoother forehead. Jeuveau has recently become available in plastic surgery and dermatology practices. We at Potomac Plastic Surgery have had the opportunity to be one of the first cosmetic surgery practices to offer this office treatment.
Botox®, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures worldwide, is so common that patients may come to plastic surgery offices asking for Botox specifically, rather than wrinkle reduction.
Sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime lift”, wrinkle reduction treatments have provided safe cosmetic results with minimal downtime. Other wrinkle relaxers, such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, have become available over the years. However, Botox remains the most commonly requested relaxer by Washington DC patients.
A new relaxer will be available in our office soon. Jeuveau™ just recently obtained FDA clearance for cosmetic improvement of glabellar lines, the “frown lines” in-between the eyebrows.
Treatment areas for Relaxers
Relaxers such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin have been used beyond just the forehead by plastic surgeons and dermatologists for several years. Common treatment areas for relaxers include:
- crows feet
- in-between eyebrow
- jawline slimming
- lip lines
Dr. Chaboki uses a variety of injectables, such as relaxers and fillers, in an off-label manner to enhance one’s appearance as listed above. The new relaxer Jeuveau may also be available for similar treatments.
Jeuveau (prabotulinumtoxinA) is very similar to other relaxers on molecular level. All relaxers are variations of botulinum toxin type A, which temporarily relaxes muscle for smoother skin, a lifted brow, or a sculpted jawline.
As more nonsurgical treatments become available each year, a choice of options and increased diversity of treatments allow plastic surgeons to help tailor treatments for each patient.
Potomac Plastic Surgery has been selected exclusively to be an early adopter of Jeuveau. Below is a video of one our first patients who wanted to try this new Botox alternative.
Patients can consider Jeuveau for similar off-label treatments, as shown in the video. We will keep our patients updated as we learn more about Jeuveau and when it may be available more broadly to our patients.
What is the best Relaxer?
Overall, Jeuveau is similar to existing drugs to soften wrinkles and contour the face. Plastic surgeons and dermatologist do not consider a single “best” option. Some patients and doctors may prefer one over the other for a variety of reasons. In double-blind applications, both the patient and the doctor are often unable to tell the relaxers apart from one another. Keep in mind that the person injecting may be just as important as the treatment itself. Dr. Chaboki is considered an advanced injector with years of experience.
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