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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.

Skin Care Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Young woman in Oregon applying sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and premature aging

At Burgess Plastic Surgery, we want you to love your skin. Your skin will feel radiant and refreshed by the professional skin care services at our Lake Oswego practice. We know that beautiful skin is healthy skin. One of the most significant factors related to skin health and aging is sun exposure. Ultraviolet radiation leads to wrinkles, volume loss, discoloration and an increased risk for melanoma and other skin cancers.

It’s National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and below you’ll find our tips and advice for everyday sun protection. The seasons ahead of us in Oregon mean time outdoors with friends and loved ones. Take these simple steps to reduce your risk of harmful sun damage. We also offer a wide variety of medical-grade products, which erase past sun damage, repair current damage and protect your skin from the elements.

Renew and Protect with Medical-Grade Skin Care Products

Our products come from leading brands, including:

  • ZO® Skin Health. In addition to sun protection products, the ZO line targets aging, discoloration, acne, rosacea and pigmentation.
  • Neocutis. This innovative line includes an SPF-30 day cream called Journee. Neocutis uses processed human skin cell proteins, which are rich in beneficial growth factors and antioxidants.
  • Epionce®. This line features a wide array of products targeted at improving the wellness and health of your skin. They fight inflammation and rebuild the outer protective layer of cells.
  • Teoxane. The RHA serum by Teoxane smoothes and brightens skin. Working from the inside out, this serum renews cells and restructures tissue. It’s a form of hyaluronic acid, so it attracts and retains hydrating water molecules in your skin.

A Hydrafacial is another great way to prep your skin for spring and summer. This facial is a comprehensive approach to refreshing your skin. It works similarly to a chemical peel, but it also hydrates your skin and protects it with antioxidants and a variety of optional boosters. It cleanses, extracts, hydrates and protects. You’ll head into the sunny season with vibrant, glowing skin.

For those who have visible sun damage, there are options to diminish the pigmentation. Treatments like IPL (intense pulse light) or a Clear + Brilliant laser, are devices that target sun damage by turning over superficial pigment. Series of treatments can help clear the skin and slow down future brown spots from forming.

Before and after of skin care treatment

Protect Your Skin this Summer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. About 5 million cases are diagnosed in our country each year. UV exposure is the most common and widespread contributing factor to skin cancer. It is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Because sun exposure is the largest risk factor, you can protect yourself by protecting your skin. Here are a few ways to do so:

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re outside
  • Wear loose long sleeves and pants if you’ll be out in the sun for a while
  • Wear sunscreen for extended outdoors time and an SPF-rated cream or foundation daily
  • Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours if you’re hiking, boating, playing volleyball, swimming, etc.
  • Stay in the shade, if possible, between the hours of 10am-2pm, which is when the sun is most intense

Unfortunately, we continue to see patients who keep tanning because they think their skin looks better because it evens out their brown spots. However, this only creates more brown spots and greatly increases your risk of skin cancer. It is best to break out of this cycle of tanning. As Dr. Obagi, of our medical grade skin care line, Z.O., says, “a tan is your skin crying for help.”

Consult your doctor if you notice any moles, spots or discolorations on your skin that concern you. Generally, you should address any new changes, especially if it’s a new growth or a sore that doesn’t heal. Your dermatologist can evaluate these marks.

Find Out Which Skin Treatments are Right for You

If you are interested in rejuvenating your skin and protecting it from UV radiation with professional products, please arrange an appointment at Burgess Plastic Surgery by calling 503-699-6464. Dr. Elisa Burgess is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is personally committed to her patients’ best results. Our friendly, state-of-the-art practice is located in Lake Oswego, and we proudly care for patients from Portland and all of the surrounding areas in Oregon.

Silhouette InstaLift

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Closeup of beautiful woman

Silhouette InstaLift addresses midface sagging and wrinkles to produce both immediate and long-lasting results. For the procedure, Dr. Burgess will make small incisions in the treatment area through which the Silhouette InstaLift sutures can be inserted. Once in place, these sutures will be tightened to gently lift subcutaneous (below the skin) tissue into a more pleasing and youthful position, instantly lifting and smoothing the midface area. (more…)

4 Ways to Lift a Sagging Brow at Burgess Plastic Surgery

Monday, January 16th, 2017

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A large concern for many of Dr. Burgess’ Portland patients is a drooping brow line, as even the slightest change to the eye area can make a person look older. Aside from aging, men and women tell Dr. Burgess that their sagging brow makes them look continually tired, sad, or angry. Fortunately, Dr. Burgess performs a number of procedures, ranging from non-invasive to surgical, that can help to open the eye and restore a youthful brow line. We have found that the best and most natural results are possible when you layer two or more of these anti-aging treatments.

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Silhouette InstaLift™: Let Us Introduce You to the Latest in Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

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Dr. Burgess is excited to introduce Silhouette InstaLift to her Lake Oswego practice. Having received FDA approval this past spring, this new, breakthrough procedure lifts sagging facial skin without the need for surgery. While most anyone with some signs of aging could benefit from Silhouette InstaLift, some may benefit more than others.

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