Everything to Know About Cosmetic Injectables: Neurotoxins, Dermal Fillers, and QWO®

woman with youthful, plump skin from cosmetic injectables in Menlo Park

With the aesthetics industry always advancing, it’s so exciting to keep up with the latest and greatest uses of non-surgical solutions. One of our absolute favorite types of aesthetic treatments at Entre Nous is injectables! 

Cosmetic injectables are injectable procedures that improve the appearance of skin in various ways for all skin types.

Below our skin professionals discuss our three types of cosmetic injectables in Menlo Park at Entre Nous: neurotoxins, dermal filler, and QWO® injectable for cellulite!

The benefits of cosmetic injectables

Before we jump into detail about each type of injectable, let’s discuss why these are one of the most popular med spa treatments!

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A lot more people are dipping their toes into aesthetics, and do not want the invasive process of plastic surgery. This is totally understandable! Injectables are a fantastic option to achieve dramatic results without surgery. While non-surgical injectables won’t achieve the same effect as surgery, they can certainly improve your concerns in a noticeable way.

This also means that non-surgical injectables are just easier for our clients to fit into their schedule because of minimal recovery time and healing side effects. 


Entre Nous’ cosmetic injectables in Menlo Park are non-permanent, meaning if you are unsure of how you’ll feel about the results, they are reversible! (though we think you’re going to love how they look 😉) Most injectables dissolve within 6 months, maybe less, depending on the person . If you love your results, you can get top up treatments, change the amount you receive, or discontinue use, if needed. 

Small tweaks for big results

One of the best parts about cosmetic injectables is you’re making small changes for significant results! Whether it’s a neurotoxin like Botox to help smooth out forehead lines, or a little dermal filler to emphasize your cheekbones, our goal is to create natural looking results that are so undetectable, you might just get a compliment or two about your skin 🥰

Cosmetic injectables are a fantastic option to feel like a more revitalized version of yourself.


Neurotoxins are a fantastic wrinkle-reducing solution to treat many aging skin concerns. Neurotoxins are FDA-approved, purified forms of botulinum toxin that we inject into certain facial muscles. The product blocks your nerve signals to these areas, making it so the muscles ignore the signal that tells them to contract.

Essentially, this stops you from making deep facial expressions that produce wrinkles like laughing, squinting, frowning, etc. Note: Neurotoxins do not fully stop muscle movement or have a “face freezing” effect; they reduce the amount you’re able to contract the muscle in that area! 

This creates a beautiful smoothing effect on your skin to visibly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles and helps prevent new ones from forming 🙌

Treatable skin concerns & treatment areas with neurotoxins

Neurotoxins are incredibly versatile. We can use them in many strategic ways to improve many types of skin concerns, such as:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Glabellar (frown) lines between brows
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Gummy smile
  • Lip lines
  • Nasal “bunny” lines
  • Wrinkled chin
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Horizontal neck bands
  • Downward-turned mouth corners
  • Masseter muscle hypertrophy/ Bruxism/ TMJ pain
  • Microtox for Aquagold Finetouch® full face and/or neck
  • Downturned nose tip
  • Excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis)

We can treat many specific areas with neurotoxins, including:

  • Forehead
  • Cheeks & jawline
  • Around the nose & mouth
  • Near eyes
  • Neck
  • All-over face and neck skin smoothing and oil reduction
  • Underarms, hands and feet for excessive sweating

Neurotoxin Brands We Carry | Cosmetic Injectables in Menlo Park

We carry three of the highest quality neurotoxins at Entre Nous! We can combine different injections for specific concerns and figure out the best brand(s) for you during your skin consultation.

Treatment process

Your expert injector will study your facial expressions and lines to determine the type of neurotoxin, dosage, and placement for your desired results. 

We’ll ensure you are comfortable during the treatment process. This is a quick procedure, and there is no anesthetic needed. Your provider will perform your injections according to your predetermined treatment plan. After you’re done, there is no downtime or recovery period, and you’ll see visible results within 1 week!

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can give you total face enhancement through their versatility. Dermal fillers are not the same type of treatment as Botox; we’ve actually covered the difference between Botox and dermal filler before! Basically, dermal fillers “fill” in lost facial volume or wrinkles or enhance facial volume for more definition—all in strategic treatment areas! 

filler process for cosmetic injectables in Menlo Park

We use hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers at Entre Nous. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in your skin along with collagen to naturally volumize your skin for a youthful complexion. With HA fillers, we use that same ingredient to replenish volume in your skin!

Treatable skin concerns & treatment areas with dermal fillers

Check out the variety skin concerns we can treat with dermal fillers👇

  • Wrinkles, lines and creases in the skin
  • Deepened facial folds
  • Sagging skin
  • Hollow temples and under eyes
  • Deflated cheeks
  • “Weak” chin
  • Undefined jawline
  • Deflated, wrinkled lips
  • Acne scars
  • Ice pick (pitted) scars

Dermal filler treatment areas include:

  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Near the nose & mouth
  • Forehead
  • Between eyebrows
  • Around the eyes
  • Chin area
  • Back of Hands

Brands We Carry & Treatment Process | Cosmetic Injectables in Menlo Park

We use hyaluronic acid-based fillers from JUVÉDERM® and Galderma product families. Like neurotoxins, we can use strategic types of dermal filler to achieve your desired results! 

We use a micro cannula to inject many of our dermal fillers, a technique that results in less bruising. Your injection specialist will help keep you comfortable while they deliver the product in predetermined treatment areas. The best part is that you get immediate results with dermal filler!

Pairing neurotoxins and dermal filler

Though we use these cosmetic injectables for different concerns, we love to pair them together for an even more rejuvenated look! Combined, these products produce stunning results for treating many types of skin conditions 👯‍♀️ Our injection specialists can help you find the perfect combination of neurotoxins and dermal fillers for your ideal look!

QWO® for cellulite

We are so excited to discuss one of our latest cosmetic injectables in Menlo Park at Entre Nous, QWO® the first and only FDA-approved injectable for mild-to-moderate cellulite in the buttocks! 

Cellulite affects 90% of women and is a common, natural occurrence in skin. The most frustrating aspect of cellulite is that you can’t eliminate it through a healthy diet and exercise, as it isn’t necessarily linked to those factors. Cellulite is believed to come from:

  • Skin that thins over time 
  • Fat cells being pushed against the skin 
  • Fibrous bands that cause tension and dimpling

QWO® uses enzymes known as collagenases to target the structural components of cellulite to smooth your skin from within! 

Treatment Process | Cosmetic Injectables in Menlo Park

Before your treatment with QWO®, you’ll meet with one of our cosmetic injectables specialists to determine whether this is the right treatment for you. We’ll discuss your concerns and expectations with this treatment, then we’ll formulate a customized treatment plan tailored to you.

Before we begin the injection process, we will mark the dimples we’re looking to correct. This ensures that we know where we will place each injection. Then, your provider will deliver the treatment; it only takes 10 minutes or less 👏 

QWO is given in a series of 3 spaced 21 days apart. You can achieve optimal results in 10 weeks! 

Pairing QWO® with Emsculpt

Looking to totally renew your behind? Pair QWO® injectable for cellulite with Emsculpt! Known as a “non-surgical butt lift,” Emsculpt builds and tones muscles for fantastic results 🍑 

Emsculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to activate your muscles and trigger muscle contractions—as many as 20,000 in one 28-minute session! We recommend a series of 4 to 6 Emsculpt sessions to increase muscle strength and definition in the treatment area for optimal results.

Come visit the experts at Entre Nous Aesthetics for all of your injectable needs! We offer the best and most advanced cosmetic injections in Menlo Park.

At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we are proud to be the premier med spa in Menlo Park. Experts in their field perform all of our consultations and treatments, so you can relax knowing you are safe in the most skilled and practiced hands. We take the time to get to know your individual needs and goals for treatment. This lets our providers create a personalized cosmetic injectable treatment plan for you. 

In addition to our highly trained team, we also invest vast amounts of time, energy, and funding in research and continuing education. This ensures we offer the best aesthetic patient care possible with the latest technology.

Contact us by phone at [650] 363-0300, schedule an in-person consultation, or try out an instant e-consultation to learn more! 

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