What’s New in Anti-Aging? Hello Jeuveau!

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There is a new wrinkle relaxer set to launch this Spring from Evolus, and like most new injectable treatments that become available, The Derm Institute will be one of the first clinics in the country to launch the product, and we are here to share the 411 on this new “botox-like” product.  If you want to be one of the first to experience this Botox-like “newtox” to reduce wrinkles, contact us today to get on our waiting list for launch specials!

Let’s review the basics.

What are neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators are a family of non-invasive injectable treatments made of proteins that are designed to soften the appearance of wrinkles and lines that are created by repeated expressions.  The most well-known of this group is Botox, but includes other treatments like Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau.  These treatments relax and treat wrinkles by softening the hyperactive muscles that cause them to appear. It is a simple quick 5 minute treatment with zero down time and incredibly high patient satisfaction rates!

What is Jeuveau?

Jeuveau is the brand new wrinkle-relaxing protein comparable to Botox that will be launching this May 2019.  This exciting new injectable neuromodulator will treat things like the frown lines (aka the “11s” between the brows), crow’s feet, and horizontal forehead lines.  The US currently has four neuromodulators which are essentially the same “active” ingredient housed in slightly different proteins:  Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and now Jeuveau.

What is the difference between Botox and Jeuveau?

Jeuveau and Botox are both wrinkle relaxers that work via the exact same mechanism, just made by different manufacturers.  We like to make the comparison of it being “coke and pepsi”.  They are extremely similar in safety, effectiveness, and duration of effect.  Some of our patients may find they prefer one over the other based on personal experience, so we encourage our patients to try both at some point!  There are nuanced differences in all of the neuromodulators available—discuss with our team and Dr. Chiu to find the best option for you!

Who is Evolus?

Evolus is the home company for Jeuveau based in Southern California. They are the first company in close to a decade that has entered the ever-growing U.S. aesthetic injectable market. Evolus aims to bring a fresh perspective to physician delivered anti-aging treatments and an approachable new focus on performance-based beauty.   Their goal is to deliver breakthrough products for the aesthetic market. They are launching the first ever neuromodulator that is solely dedicated to aesthetic treatments, Jeuveau.

What’s to come in the future of the injectable market?

Thankfully the medical beauty industry is ever growing and innovating.  In the next few years we expect a longer-lasting botox like product on the market, as well as a fast acting (onset in 1 day) neuromodulator to be approved.  If you are interested in trying the latest, contact us and we can put you on our introductory list!