Blog Archive

The Difference Between Botox® and Fillers Jun 11th, 2020

Botox® and fillers are in every aesthetic injector’s toolkit, but the two cosmetic injectables are far from the same thing. Both aim to smooth out wrinkles, but the ingredients involved go about doing it in very different ways, and each works better when tackling certain kinds of wrinkles and lines....

Aesthetics and COVID-19: What You Should Know May 26th, 2020

If you’ve been planning for an aesthetic boost to your appearance, you may have found it difficult to find a medspa open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Why is aesthetics different from other areas of medicine? The key lies in the term “essential services,” and the risk vs. benefit of elective...

What Causes Hyperpigmentation? Apr 1st, 2020

Hyperpigmentation can show up in many different ways: freckles, a birthmark, or a port wine stain, for example, or scar tissue from surgery, acne, or stretch marks. Understanding what causes hyperpigmentation is the first step in minimizing it. At The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine in Matthews, North Carolina,...

Here's How PRP Can Help Shrink Large Pores Mar 13th, 2020

Are large pores causing you to be self-conscious about the way you look? With the advancement of science and technology over the years, there’s now a comprehensive and effective way to reduce pore size. It’s called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and it harnesses your body’s natural healing powers to help...

Get Ready for Valentine's Day With Microdermabrasion Feb 1st, 2020

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to put your best face forward than with a rejuvenating microdermabrasion treatment? At The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine, we provide microdermabrasion treatments to help you get the glowing results you desire for your skin. What is microdermabrasion?...

Quick Skin Fixes Before the Holidays Dec 1st, 2019

If you're worried about the condition of your skin as we enter the holiday party season, fear not! Here are some quick and easy tips and tricks to improve the health, vitality, and youthfulness of your skin before the holidays really get into swing.  At The Med Spa at Matthews...

Contour Your Face With Juvéderm Voluma XC Nov 1st, 2019

Why wash off your contouring every single night or use Instagram filters to get the youthful look you want when you can achieve all this and more with an easy and quick procedure? Juvéderm® Voluma XC is a fast, injectable procedure that gives you the youthful, contoured look you want...

The Beginner's Guide to Botox and Fillers Oct 1st, 2019

The very act of living and expressing yourself can cause changes to your appearance. Smiling, frowning, and laughing can cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear, and aging can lead to sagging skin or bulging fatty deposits.There’s no need to go under the knife for cosmetic improvement, however. Injectables can...

Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Sep 1st, 2019

Nobody is fully happy with their skin, and it’s common to have at least one or more issues with its overall appearance. But what if we told you that laser therapy is an option for treating spots, scars, stretch marks, and a host of other problems so that you can...

5 Benefits of Microneedling for Your Skin Aug 21st, 2019

Your skin goes through a lot. It battles sunlight, dry air, stress, sweat, hormonal changes, and more. Over time, it’s only natural that your skin changes — but you might not welcome these changes!  As your outermost organ, your skin is susceptible to aging and injury, which leaves people with...

Achieve Longer, More Luscious Lashes with Latisse Lash Serum Jul 18th, 2019

Longer, darker lashes are every woman’s dream, but very few women are born with them. Instead, many women end up getting eyelash extensions that make their lashes look good in the moment but damage them in the long run. A big concern with eyelash extensions is the increased risk for...

What Makes PRP Therapy So Effective? Jun 17th, 2019

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has a long history in medicine. In fact, world-class athletes have used it for decades. And dermatologists are finding out that the natural healing abilities found in human blood may be a superior alternative to some cosmetic procedures used to fight aging and skin imperfections. While...

How to Extend the Results of Your Chemical Peel May 13th, 2019

How to Extend the Results of Your Chemical Peel Hailed as the “secret to perfect skin,” chemical peels can provide you with the youthful complexion that you’ve been longing for. Though the name can make them sound a bit intimidating, chemical peels are actually quite simple and effective procedures. Our...

Why Both Men and Women Are Choosing Dermaplaning to Exfoliate Skin Apr 10th, 2019

Looking for a more effective way to deeply exfoliate skin and treat annoying acne scars? Dermaplaning might be able to help you achieve the smooth, radiant skin you are looking for. What is dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is a type of physical exfoliation of the skin that uses an instrument called a...

Suffering From Adult Acne? How Celluma LED Therapy Can Give You Your Clear Skin Back Mar 1st, 2019

As an adult, you know that looks matter. Whether it’s fair or not, people judge you--at least initially--by your outward appearance. Having adult acne can be a tremendous blow to your self-confidence. After all, acne is usually a teenage phenomenon, along with braces; it isn’t a normal adult experience. That...

Botox: It's Still the Best for Remedying Crow's Feet and Frown Lines Feb 7th, 2019

Years of facial expressions can take their toll on your skin, forming unattractive lines and folds. Smiling, laughing, scowling, squinting, and frowning result in unwanted wrinkles around your eyes and above and in between your eyebrows. Some of these wrinkles, or fine lines, are static, meaning that they are always...

How Surgery-Free Kybella Can Banish Your Double Chin Jan 9th, 2019

When it comes to deposits of fat, few are more tenacious than the one located underneath your chin. This fat seems to mock your every effort and stubbornly remains no matter how much you diet or exercise. Until now. At The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine, we arm our...

Laser Therapy Turns Back the Hands of Time Without Surgery Dec 14th, 2018

There are few constants in life, but the forward march of time is one such unstoppable force. While there’s nothing we can do to turn back time, we can turn back the clock on some of the aftermath, especially on your skin. While it’s not exactly a time machine, new...

Winter is the Perfect Time for a Skin Revitalizing Chemical Peel Nov 15th, 2018

In the war against aging skin, there’s no shortage of claims that promise to turn back the clock so that you can regain that youthful glow of days gone by. In fact, there are so many products and services crowding the anti-aging arena that it can be difficult to find...