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!!

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.