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 life. They can also add volume to cheeks and reduce the appearance of pitted acne scars. Some people even choose to get a nonsurgical nose job using injectable 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.