Fillers

The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine

Certified Laser Specialists & Internal Medicine located in Matthews, NC

Dermal fillers offer the ability to change the contours of your face without the need for incisions, anesthesia, or lengthy recovery time. If you live in or around Matthews, North Carolina, the team at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine can show you how dermal fillers can correct volume loss and reduce the appearance of folds and wrinkles. To learn more, book a consultation today using the online scheduling tool or over the phone.

Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

As you age, your body loses much of the collagen and elastin that keep your skin plump, firm, and youthful. Without that padding, your skin begins to sag into fine lines, wrinkles, and folds.

Dermal fillers are gel-like formulations that are delivered to the treatment areas via injections. Once in place, dermal fillers restore lost volume and youthful fullness. Even more importantly, dermal fillers stimulate your body to produce new collagen and elastin, the results of which last even after your body has absorbed the dermal filler.

There are many types of dermal fillers, each of which is formulated for a specific application. When multiple fillers are combined with other anti-aging treatments like Botox®, the approach is sometimes called a “liquid facelift.”

How can I replace lost cheek volume?

Juvederm Voluma™ XC is a dermal filler created from hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in your body. This filler has a thick, gel-like consistency that can restore lost volume in your cheeks. When administered by a trained professional at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine, Voluma XC can correct lost volume in the middle area of your face, restoring a more youthful profile.

How can I smooth moderate to severe frown lines and marionette lines?

If you have deep lines running from the sides of your nose to your mouth, or from the sides of your mouth to your chin, a dermal filler called Juvederm® might be a great treatment option. This filler is made from hyaluronic acid, which can retain up to 1,000 times its own volume in water.

That plumping works to fill out moderate to severe facial folds, smoothing their appearance and turning back the hands of time. Juvederm also makes a dermal filler that can plump your lips, enhancing their size, shape, and the definition in your lip borders.

Are dermal fillers painful?

Having dermal fillers placed is not a painful process. The professionals at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine are skilled at placing these injections in the optimal position and at the proper depth.

Injections take very little time, and you’ll feel little more than a slight pinch. If you have especially sensitive skin, a numbing cream or ice application can help numb the treatment area. You may experience some mild swelling and soreness over the next few hours, but these temporary side effects are not a cause for concern.  

Schedule an appointment today at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine to learn more about your dermal filler options, as well as how these products can help you refine your facial contours.