Choosing the Right Lip Filler for You (and Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!)

Written by: Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner and Lacy Gill, Nurse Injector

February 14th is a little over a month away, and now’s the time when clients start thinking about giving their pout a little love to get those kissable Valentine’s Day lips.

The reason that our clients come in for consultations or maintenance varies. Some clients simply have naturally thin lips and just want to achieve a fuller appearance, while others have noticed their lips thinning over time and may also have seen vertical lip lines become more noticeable. Whatever your reason, we have a wide range of lip injection options to help you achieve your perfect pout.

Natural Looking Results

Volbella & Refyne:
Volbella and Refyne are ideal to fill fine lip lines and add subtle volume, as its spreadable gel creates a youthful, smooth look. Many clients choose Volbella and Refyne to restore the natural look they once had. Other clients who are new to lip injections opt for Volbella or Refyne, as it allows them to start exploring what pout they’re looking to achieve (natural versus more plump) gradually.

This CFR client’s treatment was 1 syringe of Volbella.

Fuller Looking Results

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus & Defyne:
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus and Defyne adds more fullness and plumps thin lips. Many clients who have naturally thin lips, have had their lips thin over time, or those who want a fuller lip prefer Juvéderm® Ultra Plus and Defyne.

This CFR client’s treatment was 1 Syringe of Juvéderm® using the “ribbon technique”.
This CFR client’s treatment was 1 Syringe of Juvéderm® Ultra Plus in the lips and 1 Syringe of Volbella for the lines.
This CFR client’s treatment was 1 Syringe of Juvéderm® Ultra Plus in the lips.

Deciding which is best for you:
We understand that there are many filler options, and selecting the right one for the look you’d like to achieve can be tough! That’s why our skilled injectors are here to help. We offer complimentary consultation so you can meet our team, discuss your desired results, and learn more about your options. To book, call us at .

Prepping, Treatment, and Healing/Recovery:
Before your treatment its best to avoid alcohol and NSAIDS/aspirin for one week, if possible, as this may minimize bruising.

During your treatment, you may request to have topical lidocaine numbing cream applied, which stays on for about 10 minutes to help relieve any minor discomfort. Depending on how many syringes are administered, each appointment ranges between 30-45 minutes.

As with any injection treatment, after, there is the possibility of temporary swelling, tenderness and bruising. However, at CFR, we are always looking for ways to improve our client’s experience and outcomes with the latest innovations and technology. It is for this reason that we have added the AccuVein vein visualization technology, commonly used in hospitals, to help improve our aesthetic procedures by providing better vein visibility (which means there’s an even smaller chance of bruising!)

We advise that you plan your treatment 2 weeks ahead of any events or vacations.

Results are FDA indicated to last approximately 9-12 months.

To learn more, and to book your appointment, Call us today!!


Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner Specialized in Medical Aesthetics

Kathy York is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Center for Facial Rejuvenation specializing in Medical Aesthetics, including cosmetic BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and medical grade skincare. She brings over 8 years’ experience in Medical Aesthetics, and over 29 years’ experience in Critical Care Nursing with advanced BOTOX® and dermal filler training with the Esthetic Skin Institute.

Kathy received her Masters’ degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in 2013, receiving recognition from her professors with the Florence Oliver Anderson Award for “Outstanding Achievement”.

“For so long, society has perpetuated the idea that youth is the only answer, and that a woman’s worth is directly tied to her age. But advances in nutrition, healthcare and medicine mean people live longer, healthier lives. While we can’t stop the aging process, I love to have conversations with women about aging gracefully and with dignity. Research has shown a direct correlation between body image and psychological well-being, and it is my belief that women can be more confident and look more beautiful as we age!”


About Lacy Gill, CFR Nurse Injector

Lacy Gill, LPN is a highly trained cosmetic nurse injector with 12 years nursing experience and 3 years in medical aesthetics. Lacy has received extensive training and certifications in the use of dermal fillers and neurotoxins. She uses her artistic eye to create a more youthful, symmetrical, and beautiful appearance to help each client reach their desired result. She continues to train in new injectable techniques and comfort measures to set apart the CFR experience. Lacy resides in Georgia with her husband and son. She enjoys the outdoors and coaches her son’s baseball team in her spare time.

Leveraging AccuVein Technology to Further Reduce Bruising after Injecting

At Center for Facial Rejuvenation, we are dedicated to safe practices and always educate patients on what to expect during and after their injectable appointment, including the possibility of temporary bruising. While most aesthetic practices also follow this same best practice, we continually look for ways to improve out client’s experience and outcomes with the latest innovations and technology. It is for this reason that we have added the AccuVein vein visualization technology, commonly used in hospitals, to help improve our aesthetic procedures by providing better vein visibility (that means there’s an even smaller chance of bruising!)

At CFR, we have the AccuVein AV400, a non-contact, lightweight, portable vein illumination device. It provides a visual road map of the client’s vasculature (aka, blood vessels) on the surface of the skin where injectable like BOTOX® are used. The ability to visualize a client’s unique anatomy helps us avoid veins by refining injection placement to minimize bruising during injectable procedures.

We are able to achieve superior results for our clients because of our extensive experience and participation in continuing education, but, with the addition of the AccuVein technology, we’re able to be even more precise and continue to set the bar for Fillers and BOTOX® results in Chattanooga.

When it comes to cosmetic enhancements, choose our highly experienced team of skilled Injectors, and the technology that helps improve your recovery time and results even more. Call us today to start looking and feeling your best!

More about BOTOX® and Fillers

BOTOX® is one of the most sought-after injectable treatments for both men and women here at Center for Facial Rejuvenation in Chattanooga, TN. It’s a great and quick way to make skin appear more youthful by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and can even create a subtle brow lift while smoothing the area above.

A few other popular fillers include:

 


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Rex A. Yannis, M.D.

Supervising Physician, Ophthalmic Plastic & Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Yannis has over 25 years’ experience in Ophthalmic Plastic & Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in orbital, lacrimal and eyelid surgery, eyebrow and forehead surgery as well as other facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Yannis also has extensive experience with lasers and light based technology, dermal fillers, medical and Cosmetic BOTOX® injections, and Autologous Fat Transfer. Dr. Yannis will be seeing patients in our Chattanooga and Athens office.

Dr. Yannis completed his B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1983 where he was on the Dean’s Honor Role. He went on to complete his Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas at Galveston in 1988 where he was Chief Resident for the Department of Ophthalmology. In 1989, Dr. Yannis completed his training with a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas in Houston.

Dr. Yannis is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Yannis served as Associate Clinical Professor for over ten years teaching Oculoplastic and Facial Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Irvine while in private practice. Dr. Yannis has been in private practice in California since 1990 prior to joining us.

Jawline Contouring without Liposuction with Kybella®

Many women and men are frustrated by a less-than-defined jawline, also known as a “double chin”, and are looking for a non-invasive solution to achieve a more chiseled profile. When our clients have moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), we often recommend the injectable Kybella® to help reduce the appearance of the “second chin”.

The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of submental body fat.

When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat, and local collagen production increases. This is how clients get the jowl / jawline contour without liposuction!

At Center for Facial Rejuvenation, our Treat to Complete package (the full treatment!) of Kybella® is $1,900. While retreatment with Kybella® is not expected after a desired appearance is achieved, clients sometimes opt to use filler in the jawline, like Defyne, in addition to Kybella®, to give optimal outcomes.

When it comes to jawline definition enhancements, choose our highly experienced team of skilled Injectors—their results speak for themselves!

 

Click here to see more before and after Kybella® photos from CFR clients.

Call us today to start looking and feeling your best!


Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner Specialized in Medical Aesthetics

Kathy York is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Center for Facial Rejuvenation specializing in Medical Aesthetics, including cosmetic BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and medical grade skincare. She brings over 8 years’ experience in Medical Aesthetics, and over 29 years’ experience in Critical Care Nursing with advanced BOTOX® and dermal filler training with the Esthetic Skin Institute.

Kathy received her Masters’ degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in 2013, receiving recognition from her professors with the Florence Oliver Anderson Award for “Outstanding Achievement”.

“For so long, society has perpetuated the idea that youth is the only answer, and that a woman’s worth is directly tied to her age. But advances in nutrition, healthcare and medicine mean people live longer, healthier lives. While we can’t stop the aging process, I love to have conversations with women about aging gracefully and with dignity. Research has shown a direct correlation between body image and psychological well-being, and it is my belief that women can be more confident and look more beautiful as we age!”

Aesthetic Enhancements Made Easy with Convenient Monthly Payments

At Center for Facial Rejuvenation, we believe you should feel and look your best whenever you’d like which is why we accept the CareCredit health, wellness and beauty credit card for cosmetic and dermatologic procedure financing.

Not familiar with CareCredit? Think of CareCredit as your own health, wellness and beauty credit card. Whether it’s plastic surgery, facial rejuvenation fillers, or a skin care product visit (to name a few!), you shouldn’t have to worry about how to get the procedures you want. That’s why we’re pleased to accept the CareCredit health, wellness and beauty credit card. CareCredit lets you say “Yes” to recommended surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and pay for them in convenient monthly payments that fit your financial situation.

With special financing options*, you can use your CareCredit card again and again for your cosmetic needs, as well as at 200,000 other healthcare providers, including dentists, optometrists, veterinarians, ophthalmologists and hearing specialists.

It’s free and easy to apply and you’ll receive a decision immediately.  If you’re approved, you can schedule your procedures even before you receive your card! With more than 21 million accounts opened since CareCredit began nearly 30 years ago, they are the trusted source for healthcare credit cards.

Learn more by visiting www.carecredit.com.

Ready to apply? Apply Online for your CareCredit card today.

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Ask us for details.

Achieving the Perfect Brow with BOTOX®

In the last few years, eyebrows have found themselves in the middle of aesthetic attention with permanent and semi-permanent makeup services like microblading, tattooing, and the powder-brow technique to create a more full, defined or prominent brow.

While your brows may be full, as you age, you begin to naturally lose collagen in your face, resulting in a loss of firmness and the appearance of “drooping” skin. This is often most notable in the eyebrow and eye area, and clients are looking for a quick and easy option to turn back the clock for a more youthful look.

While some clients choose to have a surgical brow lift, others choose for a less invasive solution with a more speedy recovery time with BOTOX®.

BOTOX® can accomplish many of the same things that a surgical brow lift, as it treats frown lines between your brows and can elevate the height of your eyebrows to create a more feminine arch. This not only enhances the way your eyebrow shape looks, but it allows your forehead muscles to lift and open up the eyes.

How it works: By injecting BOTOX®, it relaxes the underlying muscles to smooth the skin on the outside and relax the muscles, like between your brows (where those pesky frown lies are!) Once these muscles are relaxed, the forehead muscles above can lift them, resulting in an elevated brow.

Some clients also add BOTOX® near the ends of their brows to lift the area as well, achieving a similar look and feel that some experience from a full surgical brow lift.

If you’re considering a BOTOX® brow lift, choose the center with highly experienced Injectors who minimize the possibility of bruising even more with AccuVein technology. Call us today to start looking and feeling your best!

Client Above: Brow lift with BOTOX® helps lift brows and open up the eyes.

Client Above: Stunning BOTOX® results on this beauty using the proper injection technique.

Client Above: BOTOX® for brow lift, 1 Juvéderm® Voluma in cheeks, 1 Juvéderm® Ultra Plus in lips.

Click here for additional CFR client before and afters.


About Lacy Gill, CFR Nurse Injector

Lacy Gill, LPN is a highly trained cosmetic nurse injector with 12 years nursing experience and 3 years in medical aesthetics. Lacy has received extensive training and certifications in the use of dermal fillers and neurotoxins. She uses her artistic eye to create a more youthful, symmetrical, and beautiful appearance to help each client reach their desired result. She continues to train in new injectable techniques and comfort measures to set apart the CFR experience. Lacy resides in Georgia with her husband and son. She enjoys the outdoors and coaches her son’s baseball team in her spare time.

Permanent Makeup: What Treatment is Like

Makeup can help transform your face into whatever you want it to look like. If you are looking to save some time each day when it comes to your morning or night routine, permanent makeup may be an option for you. Read our infographic below to learn more about the treatment.If you’re interested in permanent makeup, contact us today.

Treatments for Your Best Skin

Beautiful and youthful skin often starts at the surface. There are many popular and effective beauty tools and products that can help you look your best – all without invasive treatment.  Whether you’re interested in care to relieve lines, wrinkles, discoloration, or dull skin, there are skin care and cosmetic treatments available to meet your goals. Read our infographic below for more!


If you have more questions about skin care, contact us to schedule a consultation today.

Why Choose Kybella® to Treat a Double Chin?

If you have always been self-conscious about the excessive fat underneath your chin, Kybella® is a fitting solution to get rid of it. Kybella® breaks down and absorbs the dietary fat. Below are 3 reasons why you should choose Kybella® to treat a double chin:

  • Non-invasive – no surgery required
  • Effective – Fat cells under the chin are permanently elimnated
  • Comfortable – Injections are well-tolerated and extensive recovery is not required

Learn More and Schedule your consultation, here.

Local Chattanooga Medical Center Announces Promotion of Executive Director

Center for Facial Rejuvenation promotes Practice Manager to the position of Executive Director

Chattanooga, TN – April 06, 2018

Center for Facial Rejuvenation is a Chattanooga medical center and surgical clinic focusing on treatments to restore youthful facial aesthetics – from dermal fillers and skin resurfacing to eyelid lifts. Included among their talented team is Medical Director and Ophthalmic Plastic & Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Rex Yannis and their new Executive Director, Sharayah Caouette.

Sharayah started with the Center for Facial Rejuvenation team in 2014, as assistant to the then-Center Director, which quickly transitioned into a managerial role in 2015. Sharayah’s talent in company management makes her a natural choice for a position of leadership in the Executive Director role. After spending several years working closely with the center and medical director, Sharayah has unique insight into the job and what it takes to succeed.

Her goal in helping the company grow and thrive helps patients enjoy the best quality services available from the CFR providers and team. With additional experience in financial banking, public affairs, and internal communications, the entire team at CFR knows Sharayah will excel in her new position.

About the Center for Facial Rejuvenation

Center for Facial Rejuvenation offers patients a unique blend of effective aesthetic services and specialized facial plastic surgery. Patients can benefit from procedures that surgically turn back the clock, including neck and eyebrow lifts, or innovative treatment to restore facial fullness, such as fat grafting.

Full-service aesthetic procedures are also available for non-invasive anti-aging. With the latest in chemical peels, laser technology, and injectables, the team at Center for Facial Rejuvenation helps patients enjoy beautiful results and a youthful new look.

To learn more about the team and available services at Center for Facial Rejuvenation, visit https://www.chattanoogaface.com.