WHAT ARE COSMETIC INJECTIONS
Botox /Jeuveau /Xeomin injection, is an injectable neuromodulator that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to soften the look of lines and wrinkles. It works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, so the injected muscle can’t contract.
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.
Injectable fillers, also called dermal fillers, can be used to plump lips, smooth wrinkles and folds, and enhance the upper cheeks, creating a beautiful, non-surgical face lift. They can also add volume to cheeks and reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
TOXINS 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. Dr. Paul offers complimentary, non obligatory consultations for all of her cosmetic injections. Dr. Paul is one of the only female Board Certified Dermatologists in the Grand Valley to do cosmetic injections.
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.
DOES MWDA OFFER HALF SYRINGES?
Dr. Amy Paul does not offer half syringes at MWDA to protect our patients. Half-syringes are NOT a legitimate practice. It is important that patients understand the dangers of this practice. When you are offered to be injected with half a syringe of any filler (at half the cost) you may be receiving contaminated product. Fillers are prepackaged and sealed by their manufacturer to ensure safety of the product inside. Once opened, and “reused” they can be to contaminants making “half-syringe” treatments a dangerous option. These “half-used” syringes may be using a product that was already used on someone else as well. Even if you are not using a syringe that might be used by someone else, placing a needle into the product can contaminate and introduce bacteria into the product. We want to please our patients and always provide them with the best care possible, but as doctors it is our duty and our primary responsibility to always place the safety of our patients first and not to compromise their health for an aesthetic treatment.
Your injector IS an investment. Our injector, Dr. Amy Paul is board-certified Dermatologist. Dr. Amy Paul is here to make you feel comfortable, understand your concerns, and answers all 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.