June 2019

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New Beauty Buzz: What is Jeuveau?

In the beauty industry, we’ve come to expect to hear a new product name on a regular basis. Depending on the level of cosmetic effect, we may see new products as often as monthly or much less frequently. In the medical cosmetic arena, new products tend to come in waves. First, we had Botox, then a sea of dermal fillers, then an expansion of in that sea of wrinkle reducers. Now, we’ve got something we haven’t seen in a long while: a Botox competitor. In our Denver office, we’ve begun performing Jeuveau injections as a way to help patients manage cosmetic aging. If you’ve thought about getting Botox injections, you’ll want to know more about this new wrinkle-smoothing treatment.

Jeuveau: Is it Really the Big New Thing in Beauty?

Jeuveau is a neuromodulator. IT is made from botulinum toxin type A. Yes, that’s that same ingredient that makes Botox a wrinkle-fighting wonder-drug. The primary use of Jeuveau is to reduce the appearance of frown lines, also just like Botox in its early days. So why would the emergence of a new product be so newsworthy? There are a few key reasons.

One of the appealing aspects of Jeuveau is that the product has been developed by a manufacturer that is solely interested in aesthetics. Unlike Botox, Jeuveau is not utilized for excessive sweating, migraines, or other medical problems.

In clinical trials, product investigators found that younger patients reported a high satisfaction rate after Jeuveau injections. These patients tended to have little to no experience with Botox and a strong desire for natural-looking results.

The dosage instructions for Jeuveau are comparable to Botox: 20 units in the official dose. After injections, facial rejuvenation occurs gradually over the course of approximately 5 days for both drugs.  Side effects are also similar, typically limited to redness and swelling. Where clinical investigators saw a difference was in the longevity of results. Patients treated with Jeuveau maintained results with three treatments in the year-long study. With Botox, four treatments are usually the norm.

Some may have a difficult time discerning the differences between Botox and Jeuveau. However, to the trained eye, these differences are much more apparent. We are excited to have an additional wrinkle-reducing option to offer patients who want to correct or prevent the signs of aging using safe, effective techniques.

To learn more about Jeuveau, schedule a consultation in our Denver office.

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That Time in the Sun Comes at a Cost

Around this time of year, many of us begin craving long days of lounging in the sunshine. The rays of the sun feel as though they can warm us right down to our bones and, after the long winter we’ve had, that sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Before we make sunbathing the theme of the summer, we should talk about the potential consequences of UV exposure.

You may have heard quite often that you need to wear sunscreen whenever you go outdoors. This can come in the form of a full-on sunscreen or a tinted moisturizer. However it looks in practical use, what we also need to discuss is the reason why sunscreen should be worn. We think it goes beyond the fact that “sunscreen prevents sun damage.” What does it actually mean to sustain sun damage? We want to dive a little deeper into this question.

Consequences of UV Exposure

When we use the term “sun damage,” what we’re saying is that the skin’s ability to maintain vital components like vitamin, hyaluronic acid, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants has been degraded by exposure to UV light. UV light is a form of ultraviolet radiation. According to studies, up to 90 percent of the visible signs of aging one incurs over time is attributed not to biological changes but to ultraviolet light.

Most people know that too much time in the sun can increase their risk of skin cancer. In fact, all it takes is one decent sunburn for this risk to rise. Additionally, UVA and UVB rays contribute to the development of spots on the skin, fine lines and wrinkles, dryness and thinning, and cellular buildup on the epidermis that dulls and roughs-up the surface.

Have a Beautifully Healthy Summer

The first step in long-term beauty is to preserve the natural functions of the skin as much as possible. How do we do this? With daily sunscreen use. In our Denver medical spa, highly-qualified estheticians assist our patients in choosing the skin care products that are right for their current needs. In addition to offering an in-house skin care line professionally developed by Dr. Fante, we carry ZO Skin Health products. For beautifully healthy skin all year long, top priority must be given to broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Protect, Preserve, and Correct

There is immense value in professional skincare services. From products to corrective services like the BBL photo facial, our team has the treatments your skin needs to stay resilient and radiant. Learn more. Schedule your consultation at (303) 839-1616.


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