Skip to main content
Cosmetic Dentistry

Jeuveau® Facial Injections

To Feel More Confident

Smile! We Now Have Jeuveau® Injections!

Smiles by Design is now offering Jeuveau® injections! In addition to our cosmetic dentistry services — such as cosmetic bonding from BIOCLEAR, teeth whitening kits, and clear aligners — Dr. Barker and the Smiles by Design team have added another way to help you feel more confident!  

While it’s new to Kansas to have dentists administering facial injections such as Botox and Jeuveau®, dentists across the nation have been providing these services to patients for years. Dentists like Dr. Kristyn Barker specialize in the jaw, head, and smile, and receive extensive training for injections including neurotoxins like Botox, as well as local anesthetics for dental procedures.  

Dentists also have knowledge of the muscles in your face, in and around the mouth, and how those can affect your oral health in addition to your appearance. Adding injection services such as Jeuveau® to our practice is the next step in offering more complete cosmetic dentistry services! 

What is Jeuveau®

Jeuveau® is a neurotoxin like Botox that is used as a treatment for wrinkles. What sets Jeuveau® apart is its purification process. It’s like the modern, refined version of its counterparts. The result? A high-purity product that’s all about precision and predictable wrinkle reduction. Designed to target and temporarily freeze those pesky muscles causing wrinkles, Jeuveau® promises a smoother more youthful vibe exactly what we all crave.

How Safe are Facial Injections?

The term neurotoxin can sound scary, however, this term just means that the active ingredient relaxes the muscles beneath the skin. Jeuveau® or Botox injections are delivered in small increments and do not enter your bloodstream in large amounts. Therefore, these products are safe to use and have low rates of complications. Complications may include bruising, or headaches.  

In addition to being safe, neurotoxins like Jeuveau® or Botox are extremely effective. Neurotoxins have been used for cosmetic purposes, such as reducing the signs of lines and wrinkles, as well as for medical purposes like migraines, neck and facial spams, jaw pain, sweating, and even bladder issues. At Smiles by Design, we are focused on the cosmetic use for our patients to help them become more self-assured. 

Where Can Jeuveau® be Used?

Jeuveau® can be used pretty much anywhere you have fine lines or wrinkles starting to occur. 

  • Forehead Lines: This is one of the most common spots for injections. Many of us have years of worry lines across our foreheads, and neurotoxin injections like Jeuveau® work magic to smooth those horizontal forehead lines and wrinkles. 
  • Glabellar Lines: What is a glabellar line? Perhaps you’ve heard beauty bloggers or friends talk about “11 lines”, which is the informal term for glabellar lines. These wrinkles are vertical frown lines between your brows that look like the number 11 — hence the nickname. This is another common source of concern for people looking to reduce the signs of aging. 
  • Crow’s Feet: Laughing and smiling are good for the soul, but over time laugh lines or “crows feet” can appear on the outer eye. Jeuveau®, like Botox can help soften those lines. You can still laugh and smile, you will just have less wrinkling around those areas. 
  • Bunny Lines: Do you have a habit of scrunching up your nose? Jeuveau® can relax those bunny lines. Another way to develop bunny lines is sun exposure. Too many of us go outside without the proper SPF. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can break down collagen and elastin over time, which can cause those crinkly lines above your nose. 
  • Marionette Lines: Jeuveau®’s got your back for those lines around the mouth and brings back a youthful contour. 
  • Nasolabial Folds: In mild cases, Jeuveau® can even help with reducing the prominence of “parenthesis” lines, the nickname for the creases in skin extending from the base of the nose to the corners of the mouth on both sides. 

How Often Should You Receive Injections? 

Jeuveau® treatment is not a one-size-fits-all wrinkle treatment. Your unique factors like wrinkle severity, metabolism, and lifestyle play a role. Typically, patients go in for Jeuveau® injections every three to four months to keep wrinkles at bay. The goal of these injections is to prevent muscle contractions that lead to wrinkles.  

Fast-Acting Wrinkle Treatment

Unlike some other neurotoxins, Jeuveau® offers faster results. In just two to three days post-injection, you will start to notice a difference. The full effect can be seen within just one week making it perfect for those “I need to look fabulous ASAP” moments. Conversely, it typically takes Botox two weeks to fully work 

Post-Injection Aftercare

In the first 24 hours post-injection, be sure to skip the gym, stay out of the direct sunlight, and avoid alcohol. Also, do not rub your face in the areas that have been injected. You want to avoid accidentally spreading the product in areas you didn’t intend to have affected.   

Hydration is also essential. Patients should drink plenty of water to help their body heal and help Jeuveau® last longer.  

Finally, be sure to use sunscreen daily and have a consistent skincare routine including moisturizer. 

Keys to Making Your Wrinkle Treatment Last

While these Jeuveau® and other neurotoxin injections, like Botox, are temporary there are steps you can take to make your results last as long as possible. 

  • Consistent Follow-Up Treatments: Stick to the recommended schedule for optimal results. 
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Eat well, move that body, and get a good night’s sleep — your skin will thank you. 
  • Hydrate: Water is your skin’s best friend. Drink up and keep your skin hydrated and radiant. 
  • Sun Protection: Shield yourself from UV rays — sunscreen is your skin’s other best friend. 
  • Skincare Routine: Treat your skin right with moisturizers, antioxidants, and anti-aging products. 

What Causes Wrinkles?

There are a variety of factors that can cause wrinkles and fine lines. Some of the most common include sun exposure, age, smoking, stress levels, repeated facial expressions, dehydration, and genetics.  

  • Sun Exposure: UV rays damage your skin. To prevent more damage, you should use sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 every day, but especially if you are spending extended periods outside. Remember to reapply sunscreen often. 
  • Age: Of course, as we grow older, our skin tends to lose elasticity and collagen production drops. This contributes to the creation of fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Smoking: Smoking is bad for the body in many ways, the least of which is that it ages you rapidly. If you smoke, you should quit to help improve your oral, and overall health as well as to prevent lines and wrinkles. 
  • Stress Levels: Elevated cortisol levels break down skin cells which leads to less collagen and elastin production and ages the skin. 
  • Repeated Facial Expressions: If you have a habit of scrunching up your forehead or nose, squinting, or frowning, your facial muscles form tiny grooves under the surface of the skin. When we age, our skin loses elasticity and the grooves become wrinkles and fine lines.  
  • Dehydration: Drinking water is one of the most important ways you can improve your overall health, including the appearance of your skin! Water helps to increase elasticity, so it stays moisturized longer. 
  • Genetics: Some people are born with naturally great skin. The rest of us may not be so lucky. Genetics plays a huge part in the amount of collagen and elastic you produce and if your parents have deep wrinkles, you may have the same struggles. 

Genetics is a large, and uncontrollable factor in your skin aging. However, following the steps above will help mitigate the factors you can control. For the rest, there is help through Jeuveau®. 

Confidence Without Plastic Surgery

Dr. Kristyn Barker and the Smiles by Design team can help you improve your appearance without plastic surgery. Our cosmetic dental services, combined with Jeuveau® injections can give you the boost of self-confidence you deserve. Contact us today to learn more! 

glass bottle of jeuveau facial injection 100 units
Jeuveau consultation woman has skin around mouth area accessed by a dentist
Jeuveau Before and after image depiction of results
Middle aged woman looking at face and wrinkles in the mirror