Jeuveau®, the “newtox on the block” is the latest in wrinkle reducing injectables. Jeuveau®, like BOTOX®, uses purified botulinum toxin protein to temporarily relax the small muscle groups that cause dynamic wrinkles. When these compounds are injected into muscle tissue, they block signals so that the brain can no longer instruct treated muscles to move.
Though they work similarly, Jeuveau® and BOTOX® are made by different manufacturers and produced in different countries. BOTOX® is made by Allergan and manufactured in Ireland, whereas Jeuveau® is made by Evolus and produced in South Korea. Jeuveau® also uses a slightly different form of botulinum toxin than BOTOX®: BOTOX® contains onabotulinumtoxinA and Jeuveau® contains prabotulinumtoxinA. According to clinical trials, both compounds share a similar safety profile and are equally effective for treating dynamic wrinkles.
What are the differences between Botox and Jeuveau?
They are essentially the same product, just manufactured by different companys in different countries. Some patients feel that Jeuveau® takes effect quicker and may last longer. Patient feedback has also been that Jeuveau® provides a smoother look.
How long will Jeuveau® last?
On average 3-4 months.
Is Jeuveau® FDA approved?
Yes, Jeuveau® is FDA approved for treatment of glabellular lines (frown lines between the eyebrows). However, Jeuveau® is often used in other areas “off label”. It is frequenty used to treat the forehead, lateral canthus (crow’s feet) and in the perioral area.