Dermal Fillers Near Chattanooga, TN

Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. Fillers are popular to combat signs of aging and help give you a more full, youthful appearance.

If you are concerned with the loss of facial fullness, contact Uderm to discuss natural-looking dermal fillers with cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Brittanya Limone. To schedule your dermal filler consultation at our dermatology clinic near Chattanooga, please call (423) 206-2777 or request an appointment through our secure online form.

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What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours.

The concept of injectable fillers has been around as early as the 1800s, when medical professionals took fatty tissue from one area of the body, and injected it into another area to restore lost volume to facial defects and scars. Fillers as we know them today have been around since the 1980s.

Why Dermal Fillers?

Many visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss. This is because as your facial tissue thins, areas can look a little hollow.

Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance. Fillers should look and feel natural if done correctly.

Other benefits of dermal fillers include:

  • Smoothing out lines around nose and mouth
  • Enhancing and restoring volume to sunken cheeks or temples
  • Diminishing vertical lip lines
  • Plumping or enhancing the lips
  • Smoothing out a chin crease
  • Improving symmetry among facial features

What are the Types of Dermal Fillers?

Hyaluronic acid fillers

  • These tend to be the most temporary option
  • Often recommended for first-time filler patients
  • Typically last from 6 to 18 months
  • The body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles
  • Often gives a more natural look
  • Certain HA fillers, such as VOLUMA, are formulated to last longer, but are usually limited to certain areas, such as the cheeks

FDA approved HA fillers include:

    • Juvéderm products: Juvéderm XC, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, VOLLURE
    • Restylane products: Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour
    • Belotero Balance
    • Revanesse Versa
    • The RHA collection: RHA 2, RHA 3, and RHA 4

Synthetic fillers

  • Tend to last longer
  • Not absorbed by the body
  • A great option for the right patient
  • Must commit to results that will be there for six months to five or more years
  • Choose an experienced, qualified provider whose aesthetic style you like

FDA approved synthetic fillers include: 

    • Artefill – 20% polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) beads suspended in 80% collagen. A few months after injection, the collagen breaks down, sparking your body to produce its own natural collagen to fill in the space.
    • Radiesse / Radiance– An injectable calcium hydroxylapatite gel. Calcium hydroxyapatite is found in teeth and bones and is used for numerous medical applications including cheek, jaw, skull, and chin implants.
    • Sculptra – Injectable polylactic acid. This compound is used in numerous medical products, such as stitches and screws used to repair broken bones. Considered “off label” for cosmetic treatments, requires three monthly treatments to rebuild lost volume, and is considered semi-permanent.

Fat injections

  • Meant to last indefinitely
  • May overfill the treatment area, as some fat is not expected to survive
  • May result in an initially fuller look that will gradually settle into a more natural appearance

Which Dermal Filler is Right for Me?

With so many dermal filler products on the market, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you without guidance.

Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern. You may also need a combination of fillers, depending on the treatment area.

We know it can be overwhelming with so many products to chose from. Schedule a consultation with us to discuss which products are best for you!

What  Can I Expect?

Dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging. Keep in mind that ongoing treatments are suggested for long-term results. We will help you establish a treatment plan.

How long the effects of dermal fillers will last depends on:

  • The product
  • The area of treatment
  • The patient

Generally speaking, the denser the product is and the more deeply it is injected, the longer it will last, although this is not a hard and fast rule.

To maintain your results we will work with you to adjust the amount and techniques as necessary.

What to expect on the day of your dermal fillers:

  • At your appointment you will be guided into a comfortable room and the area will be cleaned.
  • You may receive a topical anesthetic to numb the area and minimize discomfort.
  • Many filler products also contain a mild anesthetic which helps to minimize your discomfort during and after your treatment.
  • Your provider will inject the filler beneath the skin and give you an ice pack afterwards.
  • You can usually return to normal activities following your visit.

Why Choose Us?

Dermal fillers require great knowledge, skill, and a level of expertise that should not be taken lightly.

You can feel confident in us. Our specific training and skill will ensure safe treatment and natural-looking results. We are educated in facial anatomy and aesthetics to give you a look that works best for you.

Schedule Your Dermal Filler Consultation Near Chattanooga

If you’d like to learn more about how dermal fillers can restore facial fullness, contact Uderm to meet with cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Brittanya Limone. To discuss your desired results and ensure safe and natural-looking treatment, please call (423) 206-2777 or request an appointment online to schedule your visit at our dermatology clinic near Chattanooga.

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