Dermal Fillers Specialist

Starkey Medical Esthetics

Michele Meinhart, FNP

Aesthetics & Dermatology located in Salem, VA

As you age, you lose volume in your face. Fortunately, this change to your appearance is reversible — along with the wrinkles it often creates. With dermal fillers, Michele Meinhart, FNP, and her team at Starkey Medical Esthetics help their patients in Salem, Virginia, protect their natural beauty against the effects of aging. To find out if dermal fillers are right for you, call the office or schedule a dermal filler consultation with the online booking tool.

Dermal Fillers Q & A

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that replace lost facial volume. Most are formulated with synthetic hyaluronic acid, a substance your body produces naturally.

Not only do dermal fillers enhance fullness immediately, but they also prompt your body to create new collagen over time. This can extend your results long after your body absorbs the dermal filler material.

What cosmetic issues can dermal fillers treat?

The team at Starkey Medical Esthetics uses dermal fillers to help their patients minimize a number of cosmetic concerns. They may recommend them for you if you’re bothered by:

  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Thinning and/or lined lips
  • Sagging jowls


In other words, if loss of volume in your face is causing wrinkles or changing your appearance in an unwanted way, ask your Starkey Medical Esthetics practitioner about dermal fillers.

Which dermal fillers are available?

Starkey Medical Esthetics spends considerable time and effort to determine which dermal fillers offer the best results and are backed by a strong safety record. Although exploring what dermal fillers can do for you, rest assured, you’ll only receive the best fillers currently available.

The JUVÉDERM® family of products offers a wide range of options, each formulated to add volume in specific areas of your face. Some of their products include:

  • JUVÉDERM XC®
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
  • JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC
  • JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC


Fillers from Restylane® also offer numerous formulations designed for use in various areas of your face. Some of their products include:

  • Restylane-L®
  • Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine
  • Restylane® Silk
  • Restylane® Kysse
  • Restylane® Refyne
  • Restylane® Defyne
  • Restylane® Contour


RADIESSE® and RADIESSE® (+) are great options for smoothing moderate-to-severe folds and lines, as well as plumping the backs of your hands.

BELOTERO BALANCE® is also available, helping to plump the backs of your hands and moderate-to-severe facial folds and lines.

During your initial consultation, you’ll receive a thorough skin assessment and have a discussion about your treatment goals. That allows your practitioner to guide you toward the dermal fillers best suited for your needs.

What is it like to get dermal fillers?

When you come in for your filler injections, you might be surprised by how fast and comfortable the process can be. The needle used in the injection is very thin, and there is no significant discomfort during injections. You’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately afterward.

Some fillers last for several months, while others last a year or longer. Touch-up treatments can extend your results.

For more information about dermal fillers, don’t hesitate to call Starkey Medical Esthetics or schedule an appointment online today.

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