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What Is the Difference Between Botox and Newtox?

by | Injectables

Whether you want to decrease signs of aging or improve areas that lack volume, there are cosmetic injectables that can help you accomplish your goals. One of the most popular injectable treatments available is Botox. If you keep up with the latest in the cosmetic industry then you may have heard the word Newtox being used. Our patients are currently asking us what is the difference between Botox and Newtox?

That is why we decided to dedicate this blog to explain the difference and similarities in these two treatments.

What is Newtox?

The official name for Newtox is Jeuveau. Newtox may be a name that you are not highly familiar with, but when used it is simply referring to Jeuveau. The Jeuveau name is more familiar to a lot of patients but it’s important to understand that when Newtox is used it is simply referring to Jeuveau.  You may have received this treatment from your cosmetic provider already as “Jeuveau” and not connecting it to the “Newtox” term that everyone is tweeting about.

Just like Botox, Newtox is a neurotoxin. The Jeuveau product is very similar to Botox in it’s uses and effectiveness. Neurotoxins are administered through a series of injections that should only be performed by a licensed Nurse or Physician.

Your provider injects a small amount to relax the muscles in that targeted area. The restricted muscle movement can help decrease and in some cases reverse fine lines and wrinkles. Aging makes us all susceptible to deep wrinkles, which can cause a person to look older than they might be. Injectable procedures offer the ability to help decrease signs of aging without the need to undergo invasive surgery and with significantly less, to no downtime.

Check out our blog to learn more about the difference between Dysport vs Botox.

Similarities of Newtox and Botox

Botox and Newtox are comparable products in reference to result in longevity, potency, onset, and frequency of injections.

Jeuveau and Botox are both created from the same type of bacteria and are neuromodulators. The industry gold standard for treating wrinkles and fine lines has long been held by Botox. Patients and providers have come to know Jeuveau as Newtox because it provides similar gold standard results.

What Are The Differences between Botox and Newtox?

The biggest difference between these two treatments is Botox’s FDA approval to treat more areas of the face and body than Jeuveau. Botox is FDA indicated for crows feet and the forehead vertical lines as well as other areas of the body, while Newtox has only received FDA approval for frown lines. This is mainly because the approval process can take an extended amount of time and financial commitment, and all drugs are required to apply for each indication one at a time with the FDA.

Botox is a household name. Because other neuromodulators on the market such as “Newtox” yield comparable results they can be injected in the same ways, which can create some confusion in the marketplace for new and existing patients. How do you choose which one to use? Individuals will react differently to all medications. Therefore, one  Neuromodulator treatment may provide better results than the other.

The best way to know which treatment will work for you is by receiving injections that are given by the same injector with the same technique and the same dose at 2 different visits and noting the efficacy and longevity of each one. A more unorthodox way to test the neuromodulator against each other is to treat half of the face with one product and the other half with the other.

If I Typically Get Botox Would I Be Able To Switch To Jeuveau?

Both the safety and effectiveness in Jeuveau is comparable to Botox. Because the treatments are so similar, you can substitute one for the other. If you have not tried each treatment together to see which gives the best results and just substitute your regular treatment, you may experience varying results with the other brand.

Which Brand Should I Choose?

Your cosmetic provider will be able to assess your overall health, area of treatment, and make a recommendation of which injection you should use. Dr. Soleiman and her team have years of experience and can offer guidance on treatment options and the potential effectiveness of the product for you. It’s not always about the product you are using, but the skill of your injector. Proper administration will ensure optimal results. Are you a man who is considering a neuromodulator? Check out our blog Botox for men.

Botox or Newtox: What’s Best For You?

While there are many perks to having injections it comes down to which treatment is providing you with the best results. If you are ready to explore injectables as a tool to decrease the signs of aging, give us a call at 818-322-0122 to schedule a consultation with our talented staff. Call today to begin your journey of restored youth.

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