Jeuveau vs. Fillers: Understanding the Difference

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When it comes to rejuvenating your appearance and reducing the signs of aging, there are various cosmetic treatments available. Two popular options that often come up in discussions are Jeuveau and dermal fillers. While both can help you achieve a more youthful look, they work differently and are suited for different purposes. In this blog post, we will delve into the key differences between Jeuveau and fillers to help you make an informed decision about which approach is right for you.

Jeuveau: A Brief Overview

Jeuveau is a botulinum toxin type A injectable treatment specifically designed to target dynamic wrinkles, also known as expression lines. These are the wrinkles that form when you make facial expressions like smiling or frowning. Jeuveau works by temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for these wrinkles, resulting in a smoother appearance. It is commonly used to treat crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines between the eyebrows.

Dermal Fillers: A Quick Introduction

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injectable substances that add volume to areas of the face that have lost fullness due to aging. They can fill in wrinkles, fine lines, and hollow areas, providing a plumper and more youthful look. Dermal fillers are often used to enhance features such as the lips, cheeks, and under-eye area. Unlike Jeuveau, which addresses muscle activity, dermal fillers address volume loss.

Key Differences:

Treatment Goals:

Jeuveau primarily focuses on reducing the appearance of wrinkles caused by muscle movement, while dermal fillers aim to restore volume and fill in lines and wrinkles.

Areas of Application:

  • Jeuveau is typically used on the upper part of the face, targeting lines like crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. 
  • Dermal fillers are versatile and can be used in various areas, including the lips, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and tear troughs.
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Mechanism of Action:

  • Jeuveau temporarily relaxes muscles by blocking nerve signals, which leads to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Dermal fillers use substances like hyaluronic acid to add volume to the treated areas, creating a plumping effect.

Duration of Results:

  • Jeuveau results typically last for three to four months, after which you may need a repeat treatment.
  • Dermal fillers can provide longer-lasting results, often ranging from six months to two years, depending on the type of filler used.

Choosing the Right Option for You:

The choice between Jeuveau and dermal fillers depends on your specific cosmetic goals. If you are primarily concerned with smoothing out expression lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movement, Jeuveau may be the better choice. On the other hand, if you want to restore volume to certain areas of your face or enhance your facial features, dermal fillers might be more appropriate.

It’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced practitioner who can assess your individual needs and provide personalized recommendations. In some cases, a combination of Jeuveau and dermal fillers may be the ideal approach to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation.


Understanding the difference between Jeuveau and dermal fillers is crucial in making an informed decision about your cosmetic treatment. Whether you opt for Jeuveau to target dynamic wrinkles or dermal fillers to restore volume and enhance your features, both options have the potential to help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Ultimately, your choice should align with your aesthetic goals and the advice of a trusted healthcare professional.

Lee A. Kleiman a doctor at Anne Arundel ENT

Dr. Lee A. Kleiman is a double board certified ENT & plastic surgeon at Anne Arundel ENT in Annapolis, Maryland known for his superior clinical outcomes in all Surgical and Non-Surgical ENT, specializing in Sinus Care, Voice and Swallowing, Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, and Facelifts and Non-surgical Aesthetic. He also continues to attend conferences internationally and nationally to keep abreast of the latest treatments and technology.