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Is Jeuveau™ the New BOTOX® Cosmetic?

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Is Jeuveau™ the New BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Woman with style hair making an ironic face and wondering about Newtox injections

There’s a new injectable neurotoxin on the block, and its name is Jeuveau™. It’s also been lovingly coined “NewTox,” because it works the same way as BOTOX® Cosmetic. One is not better than the other, but treatments may indicate that Jeuveau™ injections may last longer. We also know many of our patients are BOTOX® loyalists, and we still trust its results, reputation and efficacy as well. Therefore, we’re happy to provide both of these options to patients at our Lake Oswego practice. Give both a try and see which one you prefer! To learn more, please call Burgess Plastic Surgery at 503-699-6464.

Hello, Jeuveau™: Another Option for Facial Rejuvenation

Jeuveau™ – a name inspired by “nouveau,” meaning “new” – is highly structurally similar to BOTOX® Cosmetic. This NewTox injectable was FDA-approved specifically for cosmetic rejuvenation this past February, which means it has received the FDA’s stamp of approval for safety and effectiveness for its intended use.

Jeuveau™ is FDA approved to treat:

  • Vertical lines between eyebrows (also called glabellar lines or “11s”)

The two injectables are different strains of the same toxin. BOTOX® is onabotulinumA, while Jeuveau™ is prabotulinumtoxinA. The former is created by Allergan at their Westport, Ireland facility, while the latter comes to us from the company Evolus, out of Seoul, South Korea. The injections work the same way, by temporarily halting the over-activity of specific muscles that cause furrows and wrinkles. Both injectables allow you to retain your emotive expression, but simply relax the contractions that cause unsightly wrinkles.

The Jeuveau™ Treatment Process

This fast, no-downtime treatment includes the following:

  • Visit our office for the injection appointment
  • Relax while we inject Jeuveau™ in the treatment areas
  • Leave the office with the option to get right back to your normal routine – there’s no downtime

The vast majority of people describe these injections as extremely tolerable. Most people don’t even need a topical anesthetic. You will feel a slight prick as the injection is administered.

Patients can start to see results around 3-5 days after injection, with full results expected by 2 weeks. The results may last 3-4 months, just like BOTOX®, and potentially a little longer. You can schedule another injection appointment after 90 days to maintain the effect.

“I had it on a Friday afternoon and by Sunday morning, my forehead was smooth and lines were erased. I feel that it set up quickly and with greater results”  -happy patient from Burgess Plastic Surgery

Ready to Give Jeuveau™ a Try?

Burgess Plastic Surgery is excited to offer the new kid on the block – Jeuveau™. It’s one of several injectables offered so that we can tailor treatment to you and your skin. To learn more, please call the practice of board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Elisa A. Burgess at 503-699-6464. We are passionate about providing results for our patients. Men and women from Portland and across the surrounding areas visit us at our Lake Oswego practice.

Botox in Oregon -The First Step In Fighting Aging

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Using Botox® as the First Line of Defense

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Facial plastic surgeries such as facelifts and eyelid surgery are very common in the United States. Men and women from their 40s to 60s opt for these procedures to turn back the hands of time for a youthful look. However, millions of people are taking action much earlier in order to slow and prevent these visible signs of aging. With the wrinkle-fighting results that Botox® provides without incisions, people are becoming much more proactive in the fight against visible signs of aging.
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EXPLAINING THE HISTORIC RISE OF BOTOX® POPULARITY

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Just over a decade ago, Botox® was FDA-approved and since then its popularity has consistently grown. Learn more about the historic rise of this facial injection.
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Thumbs Up for Cheek Filler

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Juvederm could be FDA approved for cheek augmentation later this year.

girl in bushesA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel has recommended that the agency approve Juvéderm Voluma XC for cheek augmentation. Approval would make Juvederm the first injectable dermal filler with FDA indications for mid-face volume restoration.

A gel composed of hyaluronic acid suspended in phosphate buffered saline with 0.3 percent Lidocaine, Juvéderm Voluma helps restore deep volume loss and smooths the mid-face, rejuvenating sunken areas around the cheeks, re-creating youthful contour and fullness. The results are instant, natural looking and can last up to 18 months. There’s little if any downtime – most people resume normal activities immediately.

Based on the clinical trial data presented, the FDA’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel agreed that the product is effective and safe and the benefits outweigh the risks. The most frequent common treatment site responses (CTRs) reported in the trial were tenderness, swelling, and firmness.

FDA reviewers noted that the incidence of CTRs decreased for subjects receiving touch-up and repeat treatments. More than half (52.8 percent) of subjects received the optional retreatment at the end of the extended follow-up period “suggesting these subjects perceived an acceptable benefit/risk profile for [its] continued use,” the reviewers said.

An additional consensus was that Juvéderm Voluma XC fills more than cheeks, meeting the needs of what people want in plastic surgery. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), in 2012 nearly 2 million people had soft tissue filler augmentation, representing a 205 percent increase since 2000.

Photo: by Alaskan Dude on Flickr

Smile More Youthfully With Lip Augmentation

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

If you are interested in reducing the appearance of your age, but are unwilling to consider face lifts, consider lip augmentation. Lip augmentation is a quick, non-surgical, cosmetic procedure that uses injectables to add volume to a patient’s lips and reduce signs of aging around the mouth.

Signs of aging around the lips and mouth include decreased lip volume and lip lines which extend on to the skin above and below the mouth. A decrease in the structural components of the lips, around the corner of the mouth lead to these signs. Time, smoking, and exposure to the sun accelerate the signs of aging in and around the lips.

Materials And Procedure

In order to create the look of fuller, plumper lips, or to reduce wrinkles around the mouth, lips may be injected with a natural or a biocompatible, synthetic material.

The natural options are transferring fat from another site on the patient’s body or injecting liquid collagen. The synthetic filler is known as hyaluronic acid. In addition to filling in the depressions around the lip area, hyaluronic acid has been found to stimulate the collagen production in the area injected with it.

Some of the brand names of the synthetic options include:

It is recommended that a conservative amount of filler is used in the procedure so the results will have a more natural appearance. In some cases a second injection may be needed to achieve the optimal results.

The average results from the lip augmentation procedure typically last six months or longer.

Patients with very thin lips, deep wrinkles, or severe sun damage should be realistic with the results of the procedure. Results for these types of patients would be less dramatic than those with fuller lips and subtler signs of aging.

If you’re interested in exploring or learning more about your lip augmentation options, contact Dr. Elisa Burgess online, or at her Lake Oswego location.

Sources: Science Daily and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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