WHAT IS JEAUVEAU®?
Jeuveau® is a brand name for a type of injectable treatment called botulinum toxin type A. This medication is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the face by temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause them. Jeuveau works in a similar way to other botulinum toxin type A products such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.
When Jeuveau is injected into the muscles that cause wrinkles, it blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine. This chemical is responsible for signaling the muscle to contract. By blocking the release of acetylcholine, Jeuveau causes the muscle to relax, reducing the appearance of wrinkles in the area. The effects of Jeuveau usually last for about three to four months before gradually wearing off.
Jeuveau has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as glabellar lines. It is important to note that Jeuveau should only be administered by a trained medical professional and that there are risks associated with any medical procedure, including the possibility of adverse reactions or side effects.
Jeuveau is made by Evolus, Inc., a company based in Newport Beach, California. Evolus specializes in developing and marketing aesthetic medicine products, and Jeuveau is one of its flagship products. The development of Jeuveau involved years of research and clinical trials to demonstrate its safety and effectiveness for the treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows. In 2019, Jeuveau was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in adults.
What Are the Possible Side Effects of Jeuveau®?
As with any medical treatment, Jeuveau may cause side effects in some patients. The most common side effects of Jeuveau are mild to moderate and generally resolve within a few days to a few weeks after treatment. These may include:
- Drooping of the eyelid (ptosis)
- Eyebrow droop
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Dry mouth
- Injection site reactions (such as pain, redness, swelling, or bruising)
- Eyelid swelling
More serious side effects of Jeuveau are rare but can occur. These may include:
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Speaking difficulties
- Muscle weakness
- Blurred or double vision
- Loss of bladder control
If you experience any of these more serious side effects after receiving Jeuveau, it is important to seek medical attention right away.
It is important to disclose your medical history and any medications you are taking to your healthcare provider before receiving Jeuveau or any other botulinum toxin type A product. This can help to reduce the risk of side effects and ensure that Jeuveau is a safe and effective treatment option for you.