Injectable Filler in Knoxville

Look and Feel More Youthful with Injectable Fillers in Knoxville and Oak Ridge

Injectable fillers are not meant to provide a completely different look. In the hands of an experienced injector, filler can enhance your beautiful features with natural results.

At Shea Aesthetic Clinic in Oak Ridge, you have access to some of the most experienced and talented filler injectors in East Tennessee.

Our skilled professionals specialize in administering dermal filler injections in a way that helps our clients achieve a more youthful, natural, and refreshed look.

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What are Injectable Fillers?

Injectable fillers are gel-like substances that are placed within and beneath the skin.

Fillers lift, plump and smooth the skin. They are used to treat volume loss. Replacing lost volume minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles and contributes to a more youthful appearing face.

Injectable fillers offer instant results and are a foundational part of natural and beautiful facial rejuvenation.

Three Factors That Contribute To Aging:

To obtain a youthful and refreshed look, it’s necessary to address each of the issues that contribute to aging:

  1. Volume loss: Bone resorption and fat pad loss. This leads to sagging skin and heaviness of the facial tissues.
  2. Skin laxity: Loose, excess skin and wrinkles
  3. Superficial skin health: skin color, texture, pigment, and hydration status

These changes are part of the normal aging process. Facial fillers help address aging by correcting volume loss.

Fillers are a great option to help replenish lost volume without any downtime or surgery.

If you are looking for ways to rejuvenate or enhance your natural features without undergoing any invasive or permanent treatments, fillers can often help you achieve the look you desire.

At Shea Aesthetic Clinic, we use facial fillers to provide a little tune up. Our goal is to help you feel and look a little refreshed, but still like the natural, beautiful you.

How Can Dermal Fillers Enhance My Appearance and Refreshed?

Dermal fillers are commonly known as “wrinkle fillers,” but they can do much more than this!

Here are a few ways that injectable filler in Knoxville helps you look more youthful:

  • Enhance and restore volume to sunken cheeks and temples
  • Plump and enhance the lips
  • Smooth out lines and wrinkles around mouth and nose (marionette lines and smile lines)
  • Soften vertical lip lines
  • Smooth out chin creases
  • Improve facial symmetry
  • Replaces facial volume loss: Injectable fillers are used to add volume to the cheeks, lips, chin, jawline, temples, and under the eyes, creating a smoother, plump, more youthful, refreshed look.
  • Smooths out wrinkles: In addition to adding volume, injectable fillers help smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, especially around the mouth and nose.
  • Enhances facial contours: Injectable fillers add volume and smooth out wrinkles. This enhances facial contours and creates a more sculpted appearance.
  • By sculpting areas like the cheekbones, jawline, and chin, dermal fillers can redefine facial features and give a subtle lifting effect.

Where Do Injectable Fillers Go?

Injectable fillers are used to target specific issues in areas such as lips, cheeks, chin, and jawline.

Lip filler is a popular treatment used to provide volume and hydration while still maintaining your natural lip shape.

Dermal fillers cam be used to smooth marionette lines and smile lines.

Filler provides contour. Injectable fillers re-volumize the cheeks, define and sharpen the jawline, camouflage jowls, and can improve chin projection.

At Shea Aesthetic Clinic, our injector uses facial balancing as the key to providing a natural look with fillers.

What’s a Filler Procedure Like?

Before filler injections: You’ll meet with your experienced injector to discuss your concerns and goals. Specific filler(s) will be selected based on your needs.

During the procedure: Small droplets of filler are applied a little bit at a time in the treatment areas until the desired result is achieved. The area may then be massaged to help contour the filler to fit the specific location.

After filler injections: Your results will be immediately noticeable after receiving filler. Although the area may swell for a few days, this swelling will ease on its own and you should see your final results approximately two weeks after your treatment.

After receiving dermal filler, you’ll be asked to

  • Take it easy for 24 hours
  • Avoid strenuous exercise
  • Refrain from excessive sun exposure

This will help decrease the potential redness and irritation that can occur after the injections.

It’s best to avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like, ibuprofen, for 2-3 days after injections to help decrease the risk of bruising.

It’s also important to avoid using RetinA products on your face for several days after injections. This will help decrease the chance and severity of post-treatment redness.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dermal Filler

As we age, our skin loses volume and elasticity. This leads to heaviness and a hollow or sunken appearance.

Dermal fillers, typically made of hyaluronic acid, can replenish lost volume in areas like the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds, restoring a more youthful fullness to the face.

Dermal fillers come in various forms, including Juvederm, Revance, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Bellafill. The most common fillers are made of hyaluronic acid.

Dermal fillers last between six months to two years depending on which product is used.  

Dermal fillers are generally safe and effective.

The most common reactions after filler injections are swelling, redness, itching, bruising, and tenderness.

These problems are usually mild and resolve within a week or two.

Most fillers are not permanent, so additional treatments are needed every few months or years

Rarely, filler may be mistakenly injected into a blood vessel. This blocks the blood flow in that vessel. The tissue supplied by that vessel can be injured due to lack of blood flow. This can lead to tissue injury and even tissue loss with subsequent scarring. The most severe effects occur when the blood vessel supplies a portion of the brain or the eye.

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Allergic to any of the components in the filler 
  • Allergy to lidocaine
  • On blood thinners or immunosuppressant medications
  • Those with a history of severe scarring or pigmentation disorders

That’s a difficult question. Fillers and Botox address similar but also different skin concerns.

Most of the time, combining the two works best to achieve a more beautiful and natural result.

Since both are helpful, but for different problems, it’s best to have a consultation with a skincare expert to determine if one or both treatments is best for you.

Dermal fillers can improve the appearance of acne scars, but they can’t fully cure them.  

Any tissue injury can activate the sleeping virus that causes cold sores. So, yes, a filler injection can cause a cold sore.

If you have a history of cold sores and are going to receive filler in your lips, or around your mouth, please let us know.

If this is the case, you’ll be prescribed a medication that helps prevent cold sores. This medication needs to be started the day prior to your injections.

So, please make your provider aware if you need a medication to prevent cold sores.

Lidocaine is added to many of the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. The lidocaine numbs the area being treated which eases the discomfort of subsequent injections.

To help further reduce the pain of the injections, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area prior to injections.

One syringe of filler typically ranges from $550 to $900. Some people need 1 syringe of filler, others may need up to 8 or 9.

The cost of dermal fillers depends on which filler is chosen and how much filler used.

The expert injectors at Shea Aesthetic Clinic will discuss your specific goals and help you understand the costs of filler in Knoxville and Oak Ridge prior to your appointment.

If a filler is composed of hyaluronic acid, it can be dissolved and removed.

It’s fairly common to dissolve filler for those that have been over-filled and those who are not happy with their results.

Fillers not made of hyaluronic acid cannot be removed.

Some fillers are designed to be applied right next to the bones in the face. These fillers tend to last the longest. Some can last as long as 2-5 years.

Other fillers are placed more superficially. These fillers last about 6 months to 2 years.

So, the duration of the filler depends on how the filler was made. Some fillers last 6-12 months, others can last 2-5 years.

If the thought of injecting hyaluronic acid fillers into your face is just too much to consider, there are other options.

One could consider skin tightening treatments to help improve wrinkles.

There are multiple options available at Shea Aesthetic Clinic in Oak Ridge for skin tightening. In fact skin tightening is one of the main focuses in which we specialize.

These are some of the skin tightening options we offer to help tighten skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles:

There are a variety of FDA approved filler products use by cosmetic providers.

In general, fillers are categorized by their composition.

**A note for your safety: always make sure that you are receiving FDA approved, brand name fillers, which are only available through licensed physicians.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found naturally in your skin.

It helps keep the skin plump and hydrated.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are soft and gel-like.

These filler results are temporary, lasting 6 months to 2 years or longer before the body gradually and naturally dissolves the filler.

Most hyaluronic acid fillers are mixed with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment.

FDA approved hyaluronic acid fillers include:

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

Dermal Filler in the Knoxville and Oak Ridge Areas

If you are interested in injectable filler in Knoxville or the Oak Ridge area and are looking for options to rejuvenate, restore, and enhance your natural beauty, Shea Aesthetic Clinic is eager to help you look and feel your best with our top of line services and premium products including fillers and Botox.

We know that injectables are the most successful when they are tailored to your specific needs, so we take the time to plan and customize your treatment plan.

Our dedication to both our clients and medical expertise makes us the premier provider of medical aesthetics in Knoxville and the Oak Ridge areas.

No matter why you’re considering injectable filler in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, we are happy to discuss your options and help you create a simple and effective treatment plan to accomplish your goals.

Come to us with your goals, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Schedule a consultation with our nurse injector specialist Stacy Swiney, RN BSN or Kirk Bass, MD at Shea Aesthetic Clinic today.

For Fillers in Knoxville and Oak Ridge areas:

Call (865) 737-1709, or Text (877) 585-0091 to make your filler appointment today. 

You may also book online.