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Jeuveau Treatments vs Botox

By February 14, 2024March 14th, 2024cosmetic dentistry, Jeuveau
Woman receiving a botox injection in the lips zone lying on the medical couch

Smiles by Design has recently added Jeuveau (pronounced JŪ VŌ) treatments to our cosmetic services starting on March 1, 2024. We’re excited to share the news with our patients and give you some additional information on this new product.

In the world of cosmetic enhancements and non-invasive procedures, Jeuveau has emerged as a promising option for people who would like to feel more confident in their appearance. In this blog we will review the history, benefits, and usage of Jeuveau, comparing it with its well-known counterpart, Botox, and share more about how the product can be used.

History of Jeuveau

Jeuveau, also known by its scientific name prabotulinumtoxinA-xvfs, received FDA approval in 2019. The cosmetic treatment was created by Evolus, a company dedicated to providing “innovative aesthetic solutions”.

After its market launch, Jeuveau quickly gained attention for its effectiveness in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—much like another popular cosmetic product, Botox. In fact, Jeuveau is often called “Newtox” because of its similarity to Botox. Jeuveau, like Botox, is considered a neurotoxin, which have been proven to be safe and effective for more than 30 years.

The Benefits of Jeuveau

Jeuveau offers several benefits to patients including diminished fine lines and wrinkles, minimal downtime, and longer-lasting results.

Cosmetic Improvements

Like Botox, Jeuveau is primarily utilized for its cosmetic benefits. It is particularly effective in smoothing out wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines (also called “eleven” lines), that result from repetitive muscle movements over time. Jeuveau works by temporarily blocking nerve signals to the underlying muscles, which relaxes the overlying skin. This effect leads to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

As Smiles by Design increases our offerings for cosmetic services, Jeuveau injections are the perfect addition for our patients.

Minimal Downtime

Time is of the essence and many of us don’t have enough in the day. Jeuveau injections typically don’t require a lot—if any—downtime. This allows our patients to resume their daily activities shortly after treatment. This makes it an appealing option for those with busy lifestyles who want to look and feel their best but who don’t have a lot of time for a treatment.

Long-lasting Results

While results may vary from person to person, many patients experience a noticeable improvement in their appearance lasting for several months post-treatment. With regular maintenance sessions, the effects of Jeuveau can be sustained over time, providing ongoing benefits for those looking to maintain a youthful look.

Jeuveau vs. Botox: Understanding the Differences

While both Jeuveau and Botox belong to the same class of injectables known as neurotoxins, there are subtle differences between the two that may influence a patient’s choice.


While both Jeuveau and Botox are derived from botulinum toxin type A, they are formulated using different proprietary technologies. Jeuveau boasts a state-of-the-art purification process, resulting in a highly purified form of botulinum toxin A. This process potentially reduces the risk of antibody formation and increases efficacy.

Onset and Duration

The onset of noticeable results and duration of results may vary slightly between Jeuveau and Botox. Some patients report that Jeuveau may take effect more quickly than Botox, with results becoming noticeable within a few days of treatment. Jeuveau patients report seeing improvements within two days versus Botox’s three-to-five-day onset.

Both products offer temporary improvements, however many patients report that Jeuveau’s results last up to a month longer than Botox—five months compared to four. Individual results will vary and depend on the severity of the lines that are being treated.

Cost Considerations

Cost is often a significant factor for anyone considering cosmetic procedures. While pricing may vary depending on factors such as geographic location and provider expertise, Jeuveau is positioned as a competitively priced alternative to Botox, making it accessible to a broader range of patients looking for cosmetic treatments.

What to Expect with the Injection Process

The injection process for Jeuveau is relatively straightforward and typically performed in a clinical setting by a trained healthcare provider such as Dr. Kristyn Barker. Here’s what patients can expect during their Jeuveau treatment:


Prior to treatment, patients will undergo a thorough consultation with Dr. Barker and her team to discuss their aesthetic goals, medical history, and any concerns or questions they may have.


The treatment area will be cleansed, and if desired, a topical numbing solution may be applied to minimize discomfort during the injection process.


As a dentist, Dr. Barker has decades of experience with injecting medication into precise locations on her patients. Using a fine needle, Dr. Barker will carefully administer the product into the targeted muscles, using precise techniques to achieve optimal results while minimizing the risk of adverse effects.

Post-Treatment Care

Following the injection, patients may experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, though these side effects typically resolve within a few days. Patients are advised to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area and refrain from strenuous activities for the remainder of the day.


Depending on individual responses and desired outcomes, patients may schedule follow-up appointments to review their results and determine the need for and schedule any additional treatments.

Other Medical Conditions

At this time, Dr. Barker is offering Jeuveau injections only for cosmetic improvements, however, Jeuveau injections, just like Botox, can be used for other medical conditions. According to the Mayo Clinic, conditions that could be treated with neurotoxin injections include migraines, temporomandibular joint (TMJ ), bladder problems, sweating, and eye spasms.

Embracing the Potential of Jeuveau

Jeuveau is a safe, effective, and affordable option for people who want to enhance their appearance and feel more confident. Smiles by Design, and Dr. Barker are excited to offer this cosmetic service to our patients.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to consult with a qualified healthcare provider such as Dr. Barker to determine the best treatment plan based on your individual goals and medical history. By embracing the potential of this cosmetic treatment, patients can feel happier and more confident in their appearance. Contact us online or call us at 316-263-6343 to schedule a consultation!