WHAT IS A BOTOX-TYPE INJECTABLE?
Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable neurotoxin, better known under brand names such as Botox Cosmetic®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau®, and Daxxify®. Neurotoxin treatments are the most popular single cosmetic procedure in the U.S. and are mainly used to smooth dynamic wrinkles, or those wrinkles that form as a result of facial movements like frowning, squinting, smiling, and other expressions we tend to make day after day. Treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to the muscles, causing them to relax. As a result, your expressions soften and the dynamic wrinkles are greatly reduced.
The injection can treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines, but it’s also used in other areas, including the lips, nose, lower face, neck, and even downturned smiles. The toxin treats wrinkles created by repeated muscle movement (think: frown lines and furrowing your brow).
It can also delay the formation of new lines, which is a plus if you’re in your mid-20s to early 30s and are concerned about wrinkles developing later.
WHAT ARE FILLERS?
Also called soft-tissue fillers, dermal fillers, soft-tissue augmentation.
As we age, our skin loses its youthful fullness. Fillers help to restore lost fullness to the face, lips, and hands. fillers are popular for several reasons. Patients like that they can return to everyday activities immediately after getting most fillers. They like the immediate results that many types of fillers deliver. Patients also like that they can get this treatment during an office visit.
Uses: With a number of fillers now available, our board-certified dermatologists can diminish signs of aging that appear on the face, lips, and hands.
Fillers can effectively:
Restore fullness to cheeks, hollow areas under the eyes, and deep creases.
Erase fine lines.
Lift the brow or a down-turned mouth.
If you decide that fillers are right for you, it is important to know that injecting a filler is a medical procedure. Having a filler injected in a non-medical setting can be extremely dangerous. When selecting a provider for injectable treatments, give your decision the same level of care and scrutiny that you would for a surgical procedure. Choosing a board-certified dermatologist means choosing a provider with an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic eye, and a doctors’ skill and precision. MWDA is dedicated to to high-quality continuing education and investing in the newest and most innovative technology. MWDA is proud to be the only office in Grand Junction with an all-female, all Board-Certified Dermatologists team of injectors administering your filler. To protect your health, you should never get a filler injected at a non-medical spa, party, salon or someone's home.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
BOTOX-LIKE INJECTABLES AND FILLERS??
A lot of people think injectable botulinum toxins, like Botox and Xeomin, are fillers, but they work in an entirely different way. While fillers add volume, neurotoxins like Botox relax muscles to smooth lines and wrinkles (and prevent more from forming). They’re often paired with fillers, for optimal results.
WHAT IS A BOTOX LIP FLIP?
The lip flip, a growing lip augmentation trend, uses a micro-dose of Botox, Jeuveau or Xeomin (about 2 units on either side) to relax the muscles in the upper lip. This technique flips the upper lip out just enough to make it appear slightly fuller and more youthful.
Natural-looking results appear within five to ten days and can last up to three months.
Lip flip won’t create the same kind of volume as injectable lip fillers but it’s a popular option for people seeking a more subtle improvement.
WHAT IS THE COST?
At this time, we do not offer pricing online because all of our services and products are customizable to fit your unique needs. To discuss pricing, please contact our front desk to schedule a consultation. Our doctors offer non obligatory consultations for all of their cosmetic injections.
WHY CHOOSE MWDA?
Because Botox is advertised in day spas and other non-medical offices, many people think that Botox injections are on the same level as a manicure, facial or haircut. This is not the case! Your injector is an investment! An investment in you! Botox is a medical procedure that requires specific training, knowledge and skill to administer safely and effectively.
When selecting a provider for injectable treatments, give your decision the same level of care and scrutiny that you would for a surgical procedure. Board-Certified Dermatologists receive specific training performing neurotoxin injections during their fellowship. Choosing a board-certified dermatologist means choosing a Botox provider with an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic eye, and a doctors’ skill and precision. MWDA is dedicated to to high-quality continuing education and investing in the newest and most innovative technology. MWDA is proud to be the only office in Grand Junction with an all-female, all Board-Certified Dermatologists team of injectors administering your Botox.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Schedule a consultation with our Board-Certified Dermatologists. During this consultation, one of our skilled doctors will personally evaluate the anatomy of your face to determine what injectable treatment is best for you. While our doctors educate you on your treatment, they will discuss pricing based on your injectable needs.
Your injector IS an investment. Our injectors are all board-certified Dermatologists. Our team is here to make you feel comfortable, understand your concerns, and answer all of your questions. Your results should leave you looking and feeling your best, so it's important to choose an injector who has the expertise and skill set to match the expectations you have set for your treatment.