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Do You Need More Units of Jeuveau Compared to Botox?

Jeuveau is a recently FDA-approved formulated botulinum toxin type A neurotoxin which is used for similar treatments like Botox. While it has similar promises as Botox like reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and improving skin appearance, some may wonder if Jeuveau needs more units than Botox. This could be due to several reasons like the dilution or concentration of the neurotoxin in Jeuveau. 

So does Jeuveau require more units than Botox to achieve the same result? Jeuveau and Botox actually require the same number of units in order to become effective. The number of units varies per procedure, targeted area, and desired result. It’s up to the aesthetic practitioner to determine the right number of units required for your specific goal. 

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Does Jeuveau Require More Units Compared to Botox?

Jeuveau doesn’t require more injection units compared to Botox to achieve the same results. For example, 15 to 20 units of Botox are usually used for fine lines on the forehead and eye region, with a higher dosage usually used for men. The same number of units of Jeuveau can also be used for similar results. 

Like what was mentioned, it's up to your provider to determine the number of units for your procedure to be effective. While there are standard units of dermal fillers for everyone, the amounts may somewhat still vary per the recommendation of each cosmetic professional, so it's important to consult a trusted clinic. 

Both procedures are generally a quick and painless operation. In as little as 3 minutes, your doctor can apply the treatment and you can see the results shortly after. Effects from both types of neurotoxins last 3 to 6 months before needing additional injections to maintain youthful, healthy-looking skin. 

Jeuveau vs Botox

Uses

Botox treatment has been used for facial wrinkles, severe frown lines, crow's feet, dynamic wrinkles, forehead lines, glabellar lines, and many more signs of aging for over 30 years while getting FDA approval in 2002. Aside from cosmetic uses, Botox can be used for medical conditions such as dystonia, hyperhidrosis, myofascial pain syndrome, blepharospasm, and other nerve-related conditions. 

In 2019, Jeuveau received its FDA approval for purely cosmetic purposes. Although similar in formulation, Jeuveau can’t be used in place of Botox for medical conditions that Botox is known to treat. However, it can be used for the same cosmetic uses as Botox. 

Dosage

Jeuveau and Botox require the same number of units to achieve similar results. This is mainly because they are the same type of neurotoxin, derived from the same bacteria. Your medical health professional will be able to determine the correct dosage for your specific use. 

Although both Botox and Jeuveau use the same active ingredients, the formulation of their compounds differs. Jeuveau’s Hi-Pure technology claims to have added steps to eliminate potentially dangerous proteins. 

Extraction 

Botox is formulated by the manufacturer Allergen while Evolus created Jeuveau. Jeuveau is similar to Botox as both of these are extracted from the same type of bacteria. They are both neuromodulators, which are substances that can inhibit the responses of neuron receptors. Both are neurotoxins that freeze the injected areas and smoothen out any wrinkle or fine line. 

Safety

Botox and Jeuveau are safer than plastic surgery. When it comes to safety, Botox and Jeuveau have the same typical but manageable side effects. Before releasing it on the market, experts undertook a number of studies and clinical trials to test its safety, and results show that it's safe to use. 

Despite its safety, it’s still necessary to examine its compatibility with the body. Some patients may be allergic to or immune to neuromodulator components. Before attempting any procedure, consult your doctor, who can perform a health examination to evaluate if it’s appropriate for you.

Which One is Right for You?

Either one of these neurotoxins derived from the same botulinum toxin is known to have high efficacy and satisfaction rates among its users. They offer similar results and are safe to use. You may be able to find what is right for you based mostly on 3 factors: use, availability, and cost. 

If you’re seeking treatment for a medical condition, Botox may be the right option for you. Its efficacy in medical conditions is well studied and backed with research. Consult your doctor if your condition can be treated with Botox. If you’re seeking purely cosmetic treatment, Jeuveau is a great option as it gives similar results but at a cheaper price. 

The cost of Jeuveau injections is lower compared to Botox. A unit of Botox is around $10 to $20 while Jeuveau costs around 20 to 30% less, or around $16 to $20 per unit. A typical application of Botox or Jeuveau would need several units of neurotoxin, which really drives the price up, further emphasizing the difference between the cost of both. 

Some Botox users may be seeking an alternative option as Botox efficacy begins to slow down for them. Switching to Jeuveau may be a good Botox alternative for these patients to seek similar benefits they once received from previous Botox treatment. 

Although considered safe, some people should take extra precautions when considering these treatments. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should ask their doctors about Botox or Jeuveau injections.  

People with poor general health, pre-existing medical illnesses, or comorbidities should consult their doctors first to ensure that they are eligible for therapy. Patients with neuromuscular disorders are particularly vulnerable – in fact, a Botox injection could make their situation even worse.

Jeuveau and Botox Side Effects

Due to having similar formulation, ingredients, and uses, Jeuveau and Botox have the same side effects to look out for:

  • Redness/swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness/pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Allergic reaction 
  • Muscle pain/ weakness 
  • Drooping eyelids and/or eyebrows
  • Vision problems 
  • Pain during urination
  • Trouble breathing 

Common reactions to Botox and Jeuveau include redness, bruising, tenderness, or moderate pain in the injection sites. Flu-like symptoms may appear due to the body’s immune response to the toxin injected. This can also include headaches, constipation, and nausea. The side effects should be mild to moderate and gradually disappear over the next few days or weeks. 

Severe rashes and dizziness are signs of the body having an adverse reaction to the toxin. Although rare, allergic reactions can be life-threatening especially for those who experience trouble breathing. Signs that the toxin may have spread to other places in the body are drooping eyelids, vision problems, and pain during urination. Immediately seek medical attention if you experience any of these. 

But do note that severe side effects only happen in the hands of an undertrained and inexperienced provider. It’s best to choose a trustworthy and reliable practice to minimize risks and avoid instances of experiencing adverse effects, especially with Botox or Jeuveau treatments.

Meanwhile, manageable side effects like pain or mild bruising and swelling can be done by keeping the injection site above heart level if possible. Applying cold and warm compresses alternately can also help provide pain relief. It’s also generally better to avoid drinking alcohol for a few days following an injection to keep the blood free of any pollutants.

If flu-like symptoms appear, have plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids and take over-the-counter medicine for the symptoms. Make sure to consult with your doctor first regarding the medicine that you intend to take. Flu-like symptoms may typically occur within the first month of the treatment and are generally mild to moderate. 

A patient who had treatment can experience constipation and nausea which can last from a few days up to 2 weeks in some cases. In these cases, patients should increase their intake of fruits, vegetables, and fluids, and take fiber supplements to relieve the symptoms. 

Can You Use Jeuveau and Botox Together?

Jeuveau and Botox are derived from the same bacteria, essentially creating the same neurotoxin botulinum toxin type A. This means that they can be interchangeable. Most patients don’t notice the difference when both of these are used on them. 

In some cases, patients report that one works better for them compared to the other. It’s up to your doctor to decide which one of the two should be used. It’s more common that only one type of neurotoxin is used per treatment, but if in any case that the situation calls for both being used, it’s safe and effective for both to be administered. 

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Botox has been used for more than 30 years in the cosmetics industry to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and other related conditions. Recently, Jeuveau has been gaining popularity as another option available that gives similar results. For Jeuveau to be as effective, the same number of units as typical Botox use is needed. 

aNu Aesthetics is your go-to medical spa and wellness center that can help assess and recommend options for your specific skin and body concerns. We offer a wide range of aesthetic treatments and services from neuromodulator injections to dermal fillers, chemical peels, and more. Our team of experts can be approached anytime for any questions and concerns about Botox or Jeuveau, as well as other treatments. You may reach us here.

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