What Is Botox?
The results from Botox typically last four to six months and according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost is $466 per session. Depending on the treatment area, the recommended dosage will vary. To sustain achieved results, follow-up treatments will be required accordingly. Botox is considered safe however there can be side effects. The most common side effects are swelling, bruising, redness, headaches, numbness, and slight pain, which the American Academy of Dermatology says will resolve on their own about a week after the procedure. In rare cases, Botox can cause paralysis and carries a slight risk of botulinum toxicity.
What Is Jeuveau?
Produced in South Korea and made by Evolus, Jeaveau differs from Botox slightly due to the fact that it uses a slightly different form of botulinum toxin than Botox. Botox contains onabotulinumtoxinA, while Jeuveau contains prabotulinumtoxinA. Clinical trials have shown both compounds are equally safe and effective for treating dynamic wrinkles.
Jeuveau is the newest neuromodulator to be granted FDA approval for cosmetic use. In addition to using a slightly different form of botulinum toxin, treatments with Jeuveau may cost less than Botox and the other neurotoxins available. The reason for the potential price difference is that to keep their costs low, Evolus decided not to pay to have their product go through the approval process for medical usage. Another difference between Botox and Jeuveau is that Jeuveau may have a faster onset of action and may last longer than Botox. As of 2019, the average cost of botulinum toxin injections was $408, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. But, pricing will vary depending on a variety of factors like where you live, who is injecting the compound, and how many injections you get.
Another distinguishing difference between the two injectables is where they can be used on the face. While Botox can be used in several places on the face and neck, Jeuveau is best known for treating frown lines, technically known as glabellar lines. Like Botox, Jeuveau is considered safe. However, the treatment still comes with possible side effects like bruising and pain near the injection site, redness, headaches, droopy eyelids, upper respiratory infections, and in rare cases, botulism.