Drastically Minimize Frown Lines for a Youthful Look with Dysport

For our clients here at Center for Facial Rejuvenation, wrinkles aren’t their style. For clients who want a natural look, there’s Dysport, a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of the face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally.

“I love using Dysport on my clients who are seeing the effects of aging because it gives eyebrows a slight lift, drastically minimizes frown lines, and gives them a more refreshed, natural look” says Lacy Gill, CFR Nurse Injector.

Just like with BOTOX®, Dysport is a neurotoxin that blocks muscle contractions and is a noninvasive form of wrinkle treatment that yield great results with no down time.

To smooth the look of frown lines, Dysport is injected between and above the eyebrows to relax the underlying muscles beneath the skin. With those muscles relaxed and still, the skin above them appears smoother and more youthful due to less wrinkles.

“Many of my clients want to look their best without looking over done—they want a more subtle enhancement, and that’s why I love using Dysport” says Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Medical Aesthetics.

After the treatment, there may be a small red bump at the injection site, which will subside. Overall, it is quick and clients can go back to work / are able to go about their daily activities immediately.

With Dysport, lines are minimized, not your expressions. Call us today to book your complementary Dysport consultation!

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.

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.

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.


Five Things to Know About The Wow! Lift™

If you want all the benefits of a facelift (maybe even more) and are not quite ready for surgery and the permanent commitment, you will love The Wow! Facelift™.  Here are five things to know about this fabulous alternative:


The Wow! Lift™ is a great alternative to the surgical facelift for anyone who is not ready for surgery or does not want to commit to permanent results.


The procedure does not require any anesthesia or scalpels and depending on the injectables included, results can only last up to 2 years.


The Wow! Lift™ is a completely customizable procedure that your injector can fine tune to achieve the specific results you desire. You and your injector can work together to make a plan during your consultation.


You can choose from any combination of the following injectables for The Wow! Lift™: BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvéderm®, Juvéderm® Voluma XC, Belotero, Radiesse®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, and Kybella®.


The Wow! Lift™ is a complex procedure that only an injector that is highly knowledgeable about facial structures and has extensive experience with dermal fillers can perform and achieve optimal results.

Ready to get wowed? Schedule your consultation here.

5 Things to Know About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can help reverse the signs of aging by restoring volume in the face, diminishing fine lines and winkles, plumping the lips, and more. Center for Facial Rejuvenation created the below infographic which includes five things to know about dermal fillers. This infographic contains helpful information about dermal fillers such as what the most popular filler is, some ingredients, and common uses for dermal fillers. For more information on dermal fillers, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Center for Facial Rejuvenation.

Things to Know About Dermal Fillers

Get Ready for the Winter with Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Get ready for the winter with non-surgical facial rejuvenation! Center for Facial Rejuvenation created this infographic on non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures that will have you looking your best this winter season. From injectables to fillers, there are many different non-surgical procedures that will have you feeling confident this winter. To learn more about injectables and fillers, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Center for Facial Rejuvenation.


BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of lines caused from expression. BOTOX® has a 95% RealSelf.com Worth It rating.


Juvéderm® is a smooth gel filler that can be used to instantly smooth away wrinkles and lift sagging facial contours by adding volume. Juvéderm® has a 90% RealSelf.com Worth It rating.


Radiesse® is made of small, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that encourages collagen growth for facial shaping and controuing. Radiesse® has an 82% RealSelf.com Worth It rating.


Kybella® is the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment that is used in adults to improve the appearance of “double chin”. Kybella® has an 87% RealSelf.com Worth It rating.

Get Ready for the Winter!