Fillers Specialist Questions and Answers
Are you looking to address any age-related concerns in your face, and not sure if dermal fillers would be a beneficial option for you? Contact Metabolic Medical today! Our knowledgeable staff can offer you the information you need to make an informed decision! call us or schedule an appointment online! We have 5 convenient locations to serve you in Mount Pleasant SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, and Bluffton SC.
What are facial fillers?
Facial fillers, which are also known as dermal fillers are a cosmetic injectable that is a soft, gel like substance that is injected under the skin and can address a number of age-related concerns including:
- Smoothing deep under-eye circles
- Lifting cheekbones
- Volumizing of the lips
- Smoothing lip lines and creases that can run from the side of the nose to the corners of your mouth; and
- Hand rejuvenation
Not all dermal fillers are created the same, or with the same substance, most of them however are composed with common compounds like hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound that can be found in your skin already. It helps to play a major role in keeping your skin hydrated and volumized.
Other substances that can be commonly found in fillers include numbing agents which are premixed into the filler to help maximize the comfort level of your treatment. Calcium hydroxyapatite which may also include a mineral-like substance that is found in human bones. Calcium hydroxyapatite has been previously used in plastic surgeries to help with the density and reconstruction aspects of surgery and has long been proven the safety of its use.
Synthetic fillers which are included help to stimulate your collagen production. Fillers that use this ingredient are different from other fillers, as these fillers result in gradual instead of instantaneous results. It helps to add volume over a few months time period and stimulates the body’s own collagen production.
All dermal fillers are created differently to suit each individual’s needs and which desired result they are trying to achieve. Call Metabolic Medical today to learn more about how our fillers could be beneficial to you through your consultation appointment. You also will have the opportunity to get any questions you may have answered before booking your filler appointment.
How long do fillers last in the face?
Each brand of filler will determine the longevity of the results you will receive. Filler is not a permanent solution; it is however a maintainable option that can be used for years to help with your desired results. Filler was created to be broken down by the natural components in your body and helps to dissolve nicely. This is why keeping up maintained appointments is necessary to continue to see your desired results.
What are the types of fillers?
At Metabolic Medical, we have two different cosmetic injectables offered at our clinic. Our first is Botox Injections, which are primarily noted for the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Xeomin injections are a prescription medicine that is injected into the muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines which are between the eyebrows.
The main difference between Botox and Xeomin fillers is that Xeomin contains a “naked” form of botulinum toxin. Xeomin is designed to deliver its product without any protein additives. This purified structure can help to prevent antibody resistance, which is becoming a growing problem that has been seen with injections administered over time.
What are the benefits of fillers?
Dermal fillers are used as a cosmetic improvement and are meant to add volume and fullness to an individual’s skin. When done through certified and experienced technicians like ours at Metabolic Medical, the dermal fillers diminish the most common signs of aging such as facial wrinkles and skin folds.
Dermal fillers are found in many forms and benefit the individual different from one product to the next. It is important you talk to your injectionist prior to choosing a dermal filler as they will be able to help you choose the best one suited for you.
If you are interested in Dermal Fillers, contact one of our two medical spa locations in Columbia or Mount Pleasant, SC. Book an appointment with one of our experienced and qualified injectionists at Metabolic Medical. We Serve Patients from Mount Pleasant SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, Bluffton SC, Sullivans Island SC, Isle of Palms SC, Daniel Island SC, Charleston SC, James Island SC, North Charleston SC, Pawleys Island SC, Myrtle Beach SC, Hilton Head SC, and Hardeeville SC.