Botulinum toxin injections are the most popular cosmetic treatment offered at Perfect Skin and are used to diminish expression lines, sweating, and to subtly enhance the face.
In the case of wrinkle reduction, the toxin is strategically injected in small amounts to relax contraction of the underlying muscle causing the wrinkle. Dynamic wrinkles include: crow’s feet next to the eyes, frown lines or “11’s” between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and “bunny lines” on the sides of the nose. These injections work by blocking nerve impulse transmission to underlying muscle. Because the muscle cannot contract, the wrinkle relaxes, and the effect lasts several months.
Staff so welcoming, kind, and low-key. Dr. Schroeder was patient in answering all my questions and ensuring I was comfortable with the course of treatment.Colleen S.
Dr. Susan SchroederSusan Schroeder MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with advanced, specialized, and formal fellowship training in Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology. She is one of a select few in Colorado with this advanced level of training. Throughout her career, Dr. Schroeder has had a keen interest in ageless skin and maintenance on a scientific level. Before private practice, she was an Assistant Professor at The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus and pioneered the cosmetic dermatology and cosmeceutical division. Dr. Schroeder brings a wealth of knowledge to Colorado Springs from her years of expertise. She addresses all aspects of Dermatology, from skin cancers and acne to injectables, laser skin resurfacing and tumescent liposuction. Her skills are as good-as-it-gets. Dr. Schroeder evaluates the nuances and advancements that drive this market herself, and she never waivers from cutting-edge.
In the case of treatment for excessive sweating, botulinum toxin is injected via tiny pinprick injections over the problem area, relaxing smooth muscle surrounding sweat glands, resulting in diminished sweating. The improvement usually lasts 6 months.
At Perfect Skin, we offer advanced injection techniques, including treatment of a gummy smile, sharpening a jawline, reshaping the nasal tip, reducing neck bands, widening the eye aperture, lifting the eyebrows, treating décolletage, thinning a square lower face, and correcting existing asymmetry.
We have a number of male patients, as men are learning the benefits of Botox. Dr. Schroeder is aware of the subtle differences between a feminine and masculine face and alters her technique to avoid feminizing a male patient.
Dr. Schroeder has performed botulinum injections for 17+ years and has been the primary instructor for this procedure at the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Dermatology teaching residents her artistic technique.