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Fillers services located in Wake Forest, NC

As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag, causing you to look older than you feel. Fillers can treat this issue by restoring your skin and increasing your confidence. At Wake Forest Dermatology in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Patricia Matheis, MD, offers fillers to her patients who desire younger and rejuvenated skin. Call Wake Forest Dermatology or use the online booking tool today to schedule a consultation for fillers.

Fillers Q & A

What are fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances designed to add volume to different areas of your face, such as your cheeks, lips, under eyes, and side of your mouth. Depending on the area of your face where you receive the fillers, they can last anywhere from six months to a year. However, lip treatments typically have a shorter lifespan, lasting 3-5 months. 

There are several types of fillers you can receive, with each one working differently, such as:

Hyaluronic acid

Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, which can be made into a gel-like filler, typically lasting 6-12 months. 

Calcium hydroxylapatite 

This is a calcium in your bones that produces a vegan-friendly, soft, gel-like filler, with a life span of 9-15 months.

Collagen stimulator

This type of filler contains ingredients that stimulate your body’s natural collagen production process, gradually showing results that last up to five years. 

Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) Microspheres

These microspheres consist of tiny, synthetic balls that are injected to give structure underneath deep wrinkles and to fill out lips. The effects of this filler can last up to five years and may require multiple visits to complete the procedure. 

Autologous fat injections 

This filler uses liposuction to take fat deposits from other areas of your body, like your midsection and buttocks, providing results that last forever. 

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Matheis to learn more about your filler options and to determine which treatment is right for you.

What do fillers treat?

At Wake Forest Dermatology, Dr. Matheis uses fillers to rejuvenate your face by erasing your wrinkles, plumping up your cheeks and lips, and correcting your acne scars. Per patient request, she typically uses fillers to treat signs of aging, such as:

  • Forehead furrows
  • Nasolabial lines (smile lines)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Hand veins and wrinkles
  • Chest wrinkles

Fillers provide several cosmetics benefits for your appearance, helping you achieve the younger-looking skin you desire. Hyaluronic acid, in particular, may soften scar tissue and add volume where injected. 

What should I expect during a fillers procedure?

During your consultation at Wake Forest Dermatology, Dr. Matheis reviews your medical history and makes sure you’re not taking medication that could interfere with your filler procedure. If you have certain neurological diseases or are pregnant, you shouldn’t receive filler injections.

Once Dr. Matheis determines that you’re eligible for fillers, she helps you prepare for your procedure, explaining the details to you and answering your questions. To begin the procedure, she uses a thin needle to inject a small amount of filler into the desired areas of your face. Certain treatment areas may require more injections than others. 

Once Dr. Matheis finishes the procedure, you may experience slight swelling and numbness in the affected areas; however, these side effects don’t last long. As soon as your procedure is over, you can return to your daily activities. 

To learn more about fillers, call Wake Forest Dermatology or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment.