Dermal Fillers Questions and Answers

Prestige Medspa offers Dermal Fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, & Juvederm. These fillers can reduce wrinkles and add volume and fullness back to your face. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Charlotte NC, Pineville NC, Wildwoods NC, Harrisburg NC, Eastway NC, and Myers Park NC.

Dermal Fillers Questions and Answers

Wrinkles are a sign of a life well-lived. They show laughter, anger, sadness, joy, frustration. They show that we have felt things deeply, expressed things outwardly, learned and experienced the world. But, when we start to notice fine lines set in and creases forming, they can impact our feelings of self-esteem and confidence. Dermal fillers are a safe way to reduce the appearance of these lines and add fullness to the face and help create a more youthful profile. At Prestige Med Spa in Charlotte, NC, we have a wide variety of dermal fillers to suit the many needs of our patients, and our highly trained and expert medical staff will help you decide if and which dermal fillers are right for you. To help you prepare for your consultation, we have answered some commonly asked questions about dermal fillers below.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are cosmetic gel injectables that are injected beneath the surface of the skin to treat fine lines and wrinkles that are most noticeable when your face is at rest. Dermal fillers are also used to plump up areas of the face that lose volume as we age, which creates a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are also often used for lip, cheek, nose, and chin augmentation to improve shape, proportion, symmetry, and contour.

We offer a number of high-quality dermal fillers at Prestige Med Spa: Restylane®, Radiesse®, Sculptra, Juvederm®, Voluma, and the Vampire Facelift®. Most of these treatments can last up to year from the time of injection, but the Vampire Facelift® can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years. This is a specialized procedure that involves an HA filler from the patient’s blood to rejuvenate new skin growth, increase collagen, and improve blood flow, all which create a healthy glow.

What happens during a treatment? Will it hurt?

Dermal fillers are administered by board-certified and highly trained medical professionals and physicians. A treatment takes between 15 to 30 minutes depending on how many injections you are receiving and your personal treatment plan and goals.

Some dermal fillers contain a local anesthetic, or you can request the use of a topical anesthetic prior injection to help with pain. While each person’s pain tolerance is different, you might experience some discomfort during the treatment despite the use of anesthetic. However, no downtime is needed, so you can return to your regular routine right after treatment. The best part? You will see results immediately!

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes! The majority of dermal fillers use a stabilized form of hyaluronic acid, which is produced naturally by the body. Because of this, dermal fillers are biocompatible and are safely absorbed into the body. Although this means dermal fillers are temporary, it also means very few people experience adverse side effects or allergic reactions to these treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Despite many technological advances and the safety of the products themselves, you may experience side effects from receiving dermal filler injections, as you may with any medical procedure. These include redness, swelling, tingling, bruising, numbness, swelling, or infection at the injection site.

Our trained, skilled medical professionals put your health, safety, and comfort above all else. Our physician will take the time to discuss your goals and works with you to decide the best treatment four your specific needs. If you are considering dermal fillers and want to find out if they are right, book a complimentary consultation with Prestige Med Spa in Charlotte, NC, today!