Pinnacle Medical Group
Internal Medicine & Med Spa located in Nashville, TN
If you’re worried about forehead frown lines, Botox® is the perfect solution — but what if you’ve got deeper lines, facial folds, or need to add some volume to your lips? That’s where dermal fillers can help. Pinnacle Medical Group in Nashville, Tennessee, offers dermal fillers including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Sculptra® to help define, contour, and enhance your face rapidly with beautiful results. Book your appointment using the online scheduler or by calling the office today.
Dermal Fillers Q & A
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that add volume to your face. You lose about 1% of your body’s natural collagen every year after age 18. Since collagen is the substance that keeps your skin plumped up and smooth, this means that you could notice significant volume loss, lines, and wrinkles by the time you’re in your 30s, and sometimes even earlier.
Dermal fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, and Sculptra can restore the volume and can also add extra definition or contouring where you need or want it.
How does Juvéderm work?
Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Your care provider at Pinnacle Medical Group can inject Juvéderm in facial lines, cheeks, or lips based on your needs. Juvéderm takes effect immediately. Longevity varies based on formula and area injected.
- Lips: Juvéderm Ultra XC or Juvéderm Volbella® lasts around 12 months
- Nasolabial folds around the mouth: Juvéderm Vollure® lasts around 18 months
- Cheeks: Juvéderm Voluma® lasts around 24 months
Juvéderm dissolves naturally and harmlessly over time, but you can maintain results with retreatment before your Juvéderm is completely gone.
How does Restylane work?
Restylane is very similar to Juvéderm in terms of composition and function. It’s a hyaluronic acid dermal filler for use in facial lines, cheeks, lips, or hands. Restylane takes effect right away, and its longevity depends on the formula and area of injection.
- Lips: Restylane Silk® lasts six months
- Hands: Restylane Lyft™ lasts six months
- Cheeks: Restylane Lyft for up to 12 months
- Nasolabial folds: Restylane up to 18 months, Restylane Refyne® and Defyne® up to 12 months
As with Juvéderm, Restylane dissolves harmlessly over time, and you can extend results with follow-up treatment before the product is all gone.
How does Sculptra work?
Sculptra is made from Poly-L-lactic acid, and it works by stimulating your body to make new collagen. Most patients have around three injection sessions, spread over a few months, for optimal wrinkle treatment in the lower face.
Although Sculptra doesn’t take effect right away, it does work very effectively within a few months. In clinical trials, patients still had good results 25 months (the point when the clinical trials ended) after their Sculptra treatment.
You can also combine dermal fillers with Botox for a liquid facelift that addresses wrinkles, volume, and contour concerns all at once.
Need fast wrinkle treatment or lip plumping? Contact Pinnacle Medical Group by phone or through the online tool to make your dermal fillers appointment now.