Fillers Specialist

Metropolitan Med Spa

Med Spa located in Houston, TX

Injectables offered at Metropolitan Med Spa in Houston effectively treat the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. You can also request special injectable treatments to boost your energy, help with weight loss, revitalize your complexion, and regrow hair on the scalp. Marjon Monfared, MD, leads an expert team who reviews your aesthetic goals and recommends appropriate injectable treatments.

Fillers Q & A

What wrinkle-reducing injectables are available?

When you repetitively smile, frown, and squint, the muscle action etches lines in your face and fortifies wrinkles. Both Botox® and Xeomin® are effective injectables that contain a botulinum toxin to relax these muscles and reduce the appearance of the lines and wrinkles they cause. Both are FDA-approved for use in areas such as the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes (crow’s feet.) You’ll notice wrinkle-smoothing effects in a few days, with full results becoming evident in 7-14 days.

The injections offer temporary results that last for 3-4 months. Treatment times are quick, however, taking just about 15-30 minutes, and you can have multiple treatments to maintain a smoother look. You don’t need to schedule downtime following Botox and Xeomin injections.

What are injectable dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers help add hydration and volume to an aging face to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and add volume to thinning cheeks and lips. At Metropolitan Med Spa, Dr. Monfared and her team offer the following fillers:

Juvéderm

A collection of fillers that lifts the cheeks, smooths marionette lines around the mouth, and plumps the lips. Juvéderm contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin.

Volbella®

A product from the Juvéderm line, this injection can increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of smoker’s lines around your mouth. It uses hyaluronic acid with a slightly different molecular weight.

Belotero®

A dermal filler similar to Juvéderm, Belotero also uses hyaluronic acid to smooth wrinkled skin and add volume. It’s particularly effective for nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the corner of the mouth.

Versa®

Versa is a newer dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid. Compared to other types of fillers, it’s water based and more adaptable. Some patients find it’s less painful and results in less swelling or bruising

All dermal fillers used at Metropolitan Med Spa are FDA-approved and their results last from 6-18 months, depending on the formula used, the area treated, and how your body responds.

What is a liquid facelift?

The liquid facelift is the latest innovation in injectables. Special FDA-approved fillers are spread evenly on your skin and then microneedling is performed with a handheld device that pokes tiny holes to a depth of up to 1.5 millimeters below your skin’s surface. This technique stimulates your skin to create more collagen, a natural skin-strengthening compound, and distributes the filler more effectively. You get dramatic results that include reduced fine lines and wrinkles and tighter smooth skin.

How does platelet-rich plasma help me achieve my aesthetic goals?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses your own blood to address a number of skin concerns. A sample is drawn and processed, and only the enriched platelets are mixed with a little bit of plasma. This “liquid gold” is then injected back into your skin to boost tone and texture. PRP can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and tighten lax skin. When injected into the scalp, PRP can encourage hair regrowth.

What are B12 injections and Lipo Slim injections?

B12 injections can be administered once or twice a month to boost your energy levels and ability to concentrate. They also help with weight loss and can improve your immune system function.

Lipo Slim injections help your liver remove fat, effectively releasing fat throughout your body. You may receive these injections up to two times per week to accelerate your metabolic processes and facilitate weight loss.

For more information about the variety of injectable treatments available, call the office or schedule an appointment online.