The Beginner’s Guide to Botox and Fillers

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 take years off your face with a minimally invasive approach instead.

Licensed medical practitioners from The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine in Matthews, North Carolina, can provide you with a fast, easy face-lift. Our proven, safe injectables are perfect for targeting fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes as well as shrinking fat away under the jaw and tightening loose skin.

We offer multiple types of treatments, each designed to resolve a specific type of issue. Some injectables can even help stop migraine headaches and reduce excessive sweating! You can receive injections from our trained medical professionals in our beautifully appointed office and immediately return to your daily routine with no downtime.

Botox® Injections

Botox contains a safe version of botulinum neurotoxin type-A, which targets motor nerve signals and prevents your facial muscles from creating wrinkles when you smile or frown. It can be injected into the upper or lower areas of the face to improve aesthetics or around the back of the neck and along the temples to prevent chronic migraines. Botox can also be used to help prevent you from sweating excessively by blocking chemicals that activate sweat glands.


Xeomin is known as the “naked” form of Botox, containing only botulinum toxin type-A and no additives or other ingredients. Xeomin isn’t approved for migraine or sweat treatment, but it can be a cost-effective way to get the Botox effect for facial cosmetic changes. Botox-type injections can also be used preventively, to keep lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place.

Dermal Filler Injections

Dermal filler injectables contain hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. When injected, this ingredient plumps up the area, adding a dewy, youthful look to the skin and filling in fine lines and wrinkles.

Voluma™ XC

Voluma XCcan targets the center of the face, adding volume and contouring to the cheeks. It’s a gel-like, hyaluronic acid-based injectable that can help correct volume loss in the middle part of the face, and it can last up to two years when administered by a trained professional


Juvéderm is a slightly thinner filler that can be used for long-lasting effects on moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, as well as a way to plump out lips for a fuller, more even appearance.

Kybella™ Injections

Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, which naturally occurs in the body. It can help break down and prompt the absorption of dietary fats. Kybella is the first nonsurgical option approved for treating a double chin. When it is injected into the fat beneath your chin, the cells are disrupted and will melt away, no longer able to store fat.

All of our injectable procedures are performed by licensed medical professionals who have your comfort and improved aesthetics as their primary goals. When you get your nonsurgical face-lift from the experts at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine, you know your health is in good hands.

If you’re ready to achieve a more youthful look, call our office at 704-912-5928, or request an appointment using our online scheduling tool today.

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