CFR’s Injectable and Dermal Filler 101

At Center for Facial Rejuvenation in Chattanooga, TN, we offer many cosmetic injectable to help our clients look younger and achieve smooth, revitalized skin. The below is an easy guide to help you learn more about your desired treatment based on your current aesthetic concerns.

Loss of Facial Volume

Dermal fillers, plump and smooth skin, adding volume that creates the appearance of a lift. They can be applied in the mid-face (cheeks), around the jowls, and even on the lips to add volume.

Cheek Lift solutions include Lyft and Voluma for those looking to create the perfect cheek lift.

Lip Enhancement solutions include Volbella, Restylane®, and Juvéderm® to achieve a more youthful and full lip enhancement.

Expression Lines

Lines and wrinkles can be caused by repeated expressions such as furrowing your brow, frowning and smiling. BOTOX® injections prevent certain facial muscles from contracting and causing wrinkles. 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.

Double Chin

A pocket of fat below the chin can be troublesome and make your face look rounded or full. With a Kybella® injection, fat cells art the treatment site are eliminated. The result is a well-sculpted profile. To learn more about how Kybella® contours jawlines without liposuction, click here.

Lines around Mouth + Marionette Lines

One of the unfortunate signs of aging is increased skin laxity. Lines from the nose to the mouth and marionette lines will stand out more as skin loses its elasticity. Restylane® Defyne is crafted with XpresHAn TechnologyTM to add volume to deepened lines in your face. Similar to Restylane® Refyne, this dermal filler also uses a unique cross-linking technology in its gel to create natural-looking results and natural facial movements.

To learn more and to book a complimentary consultation, call us today!!

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:



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.

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.

Men’s Rejuvenation: BRO-TOX

Plastic surgery isn’t exclusively for women and we are glad to see more and more men enjoying the benefits of cosmetic procedures. This is particularly true when it comes to BOTOX®. BOTOX® for men has grown so much in popularity that it has been coined “Brotox”. If you are a male considering this treatment, here are five facts about BOTOX® for men:

  • BOTOX® procedures among men have increased 200% since 2000.
  • It can smooth fine lines around the eyes and between the brows.
  • Done by an expert, you can achieve natural, masculine results.
  • The procedure takes about 15 minutes and requires no downtime.
  • Results are noticeable after 1-2 weeks and will last several months.

Schedule a consultation and be one step closer to a younger-looking you.

5 Fun Facts about BOTOX®

BOTOX® is the little black dress of injectables! It’s a classic that delivers stunning results each time. If you are BOTOX® lover or a soon to be BOTOX® lover, here are some fun facts to know about our favorite injectable:

  • BOTOX® was the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the U.S. since 2016.
  • It has maintained that ranking since 2000.
  • Over 4.5 million procedures were performed.
  • 10% of those procedures were performed on men.
  • It is most common amongst 35-50 year olds.

Give this tried-and-true classic a chance (you won’t be disappointed)! Schedule your consultation, here.


Our very own Cindy Wilson interviewed on eHealth Radio!

Cindy Wilson, who specializes in Medical Aesthetics at Center for Facial Rejuvenation joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty & Plastic Surgery Information Channel. She discusses a fantastic new treatment that she has trademarked called the WOW! Lift.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Cindy Wilson discuss the following:

  • What is a WOW! Lift?
  • What areas of the face does a WOW! Lift improve and what is this treatment used to resolve?
  • Who is an ideal candidate for this treatment?
  • How is this treatment different from a Y Lift?
  • What are the benefits of this procedure over a surgical facelift?

Duration: 6:06


Brotox / Male BOTOX® – Happy Father's Day!

Chattanooga - brotox

“Happy Friday! Dr. Rex Yannis is busy today treating clients with BOTOX® left and right! In honor of Father’s Day, we are especially excited about “Bro-tox” for men! Dr. Yannis says, “It is important for men to get BOTOX® too. They often tend to look angry and BOTOX® can give them a more relaxed and friendly appearance. I, myself, am a BOTOX® user as well. Fighting the aging process is important for everyone!.” #fathersday #brotox #antiaging” \

Back to Class Skin Secrets

Just in time for back to class, CFR has the hottest beauty treatments to get “Wow Skin”. Visit the CFR Brow Bar and achieve the PERFECT brows with our talented Licensed Aestheticians/Makeup Artists. Our team will sculpt show-stopping brows that enhance your natural good looks.

Hop over to the CFR Cosmetic Bar for this Falls hottest makeup trends, from a 5 minute morning routine to a night on the town, our team will teach you how to stand out in a crowd.

What could be better than a Complexion Clearing Acne Facial complete with chemical peel and Isolaz treatment?!? Don’t let acne stand in your way this school year, clear that complexion and get noticed.

Now is the best time to purchase a Clarisonic Mia for that deep down clean. For a limited time receive a FREE gentle cleanser and travel bag with purchase, that’s a $50 value FREE!

CFR is your one stop shop for all you Back To Class skincare and beauty needs, stop in today and let one of our talented team members help you. Or call today to schedule one of our many amazing services.

Mom, we’ve got you covered too with our BOTOX® and Voluma “Wow! Lift”. You will love your new Fall Facial Rejuvenation that lasts up to two years, has no downtime and immediate results.

Call Today, one of our friendly customer service team members is waiting to schedule your appointment, or drop in to learn more.….423/648-2035.






The Selfie is the latest form of self expression in a social media driven age. A self-photo taken at arms length conveying how we perceive ourselves, our latest adventure or just to be silly. From celebrities to animals, it seems everyone is getting in on the #Selfie craze, but what if you don’t feel good about what you see in the lens?

CFR has helped their clients love their selfie with treatments like BOTOX®, Voluma Wow! Lift, Fraxel Laser, Chemical Peels, Jane Iredale Cosmetics and Skincare. Call today to schedule your free consultation and let one of our Board Certified Skin Experts help you love your Selfie too!