Injectables & Fillers

Affordable and natural-looking face rejuvenation in Nashville & Memphis

Easy Face Rejuvenation with Injectables & Fillers

Injectables and fillers are FDA-approved medicines that are injected into the face for temporary rejuvenation. They are not permanent but can last up to 9 months. 

An injectable wrinkle remover can smooth out moderate to severe frown lines on your forehead and upper part of the face. Dermal fillers are typically used in the lower part of the face to reduce deep lines around the mouth or to plump up the lips.

We carry all major filler and injectable brands and invite you to call us in Nashville or Memphis for an appointment.

Each patient is unique. Our plastic surgeon will meet with you in a consultation to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon to find a procedure that achieves your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What we call injectable is the medication botulinum toxin to freeze your facial muscles to keep you from frowning, thereby eliminating your wrinkles. It works best on the upper part of your face, especially the forehead and around the eyes.

A filler, also called facial filler or dermal filler, is also injected, but it is a substance that expands to fill out an area. It works best to fill deep creases such as the nasolabial folds (the lines left and right of the mouth), to plump up the lips, and to alleviate bags under the eyes. 

No. Both are temporary solutions. A round of injectables will result in a smoother look for approximately 4-6 months, while fillers will last up to 9 months.

The effects of injectable to reduce wrinkles begin to show within 3-5 days and will become most noticeable between 1-2 weeks. The exact timing varies from patient to patient and depends on your age, skin condition, and skin type.

Dermal fillers on the other hand work instantly so that you will see the result immediately after the injection. It does take up to 4 weeks for the filler to fully integrate into the tissue, depending on the type of filler used.

Studies indeed have shown that starting BOTOX injections as early as in your 20s and 30s may slow down the future forming of permanent wrinkles.

But should you start BOTOX on your 20th birthday? Not necessarily. Throughout your twenties, your skin has enough volume and elasticity that it can withstand the activity of your underlying muscles. It makes sense to wait until the skin begins to lose volume and thickness, between 30 and 40 years old. You’ll save money by only starting with Botox when you really need it and have the means to see a professional board-certified plastic surgeon on a regular basis.

Especially when treating an area as sensitive as your face, it is important to select a professional medical practice with years of experience in cosmetic surgery. At NuBody Concepts, all injectables are administered by an experienced plastic surgeon or a certified nurse injector. Learn more about our surgeons and nurse injectors.

Botulinum toxin has been FDA-approved and widely used for a long time, and is very safe. As with any medical procedure, there may be some side effects. Some patients experience temporary redness and swelling at the injection site, but this is rare. An inexperienced injector may overdo the dose which can result in arched eyebrows or similar effects. This is why it is important to receive injections from an experienced plastic surgeon or injector nurse.

We carry Juvederm (including Volbella, Vollure, and Voluma) as well as Versa fillers. This may depend on provider preference so please make sure you ask if you’re looking for a specific filler.

You can also use your own fat as a natural filler by removing it from your waistline with liposuction

There are pros and cons to using an artificial dermal filler vs using natural fat as a facial filler. Learn all about natural fat transfer vs facial fillers.

No. If administered inexpertly, BOTOX can leave you with a stiff, “plastic” appearance. This is often exaggerated for entertainment value in TV shows and movies. But most cosmetic surgeons are very skilled in administering an injectable strategically to maintain a natural look that leaves you able to smile or show fear and excitement as you normally would. Learn more about common BOTOX myths.

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Additional Information about Injectables & Fillers

What Are Injectable Wrinkle Treatments?

One of the most effective non-invasive wrinkle treatments is the injection of botulinum toxin into the skin around the eyes (crow’s feet) and frown lines between and above the eyes. The toxin paralyzes the tiny muscles we use for facial expressions including frowning, thereby eliminating any lines we have formed. It can last 5-6 months between treatments, and for some people the muscles “learn” to relax even beyond that time.

What Are Injectable Fillers?

Dermal fillers contain gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to add volume, smooth wrinkles and soft creases, or enhance contours in the face in non-invasive, natural looking treatments. More than 1 million men and women choose recurring filler injections as a cost-effective facial rejuvenation treatment without the need for invasive surgery or downtime.

How Can Dermal Fillers Enhance My Appearance?

Dermal fillers are more commonly known as “wrinkle fillers.” However, they can do so much more for your appearance than just smooth out wrinkles! Some more common issues dermal fillers can help address include:

  • Smooth out facial lines around the lower face (lips, nose, and chin)
  • Enhance & restore facial volume loss due to sunken cheeks
  • Diminish vertical lip lines
  • Plump & enhance the lips
  • Smooth lines around the chin
  • Improve symmetry in the face
  • Reduce the effects of sun damage

What Types of Dermal Fillers are Available?

There are many types and brands of FDA-approved dermal fillers available in the US. Here at NuBody Concepts, we carry all major filler and injectable brands and invite you to call us in Nashville or Memphis for an appointment.

Below are a few different types of fillers you may be interested in.

Hyaluronic acid

Brand names include: Captique, Esthélis, Elevess, Hylaform, Juvederm, Perlane, Prevelle, Puragen, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Lyft

HA fillers are a type of filler that use hyaluronic acid injections to improve the skin’s contour, reduce depressions from scarring and injuries, as well as treating small wrinkles. When using hyaluronic acid fillers, you could potentially see dramatic improvements for:

  • Acne scars
  • Cheek depressions
  • Crow’s feet
  • Deep smile lines that run from the side of the nose to corners of the mouth (also known as nasolabial furrows)
  • Frown wrinkles between the eyebrows
  • Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth
  • Redefining lip border
  • Scars including burns, acne and those caused by wounds
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Anxiety lines that run across your forehead
  • Puffy lower eyelids

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that your body naturally produces. Often, high concentrations of the acid can be found in your soft connective tissues and in the fluid around the eyes. It also can be found in cartilage and joint fluids and other skin tissues. Scientists have extracted and reformulated the acid to make it into one of the most popular types of facial fillers.


Brand names include: Aquamid

Polyalkylimide dermal fillers are semi-permanent and are often used by board-certified plastic surgeons to:

  • Treat deep set wrinkles (i.e. nasolabial folds or depressed scars)
  • Plump thinner lips
  • Enhance the cheekbones and jawline, replacing lost volume due to aging
  • Treat facial wasting from HIV medications

Polyalkylimide injections have very little reaction with human tissue meaning that they are biocompatible and typically last longer than some other dermal fillers. They are also radio transparent. This means that you will not be required to take an allergy test prior to your treatment nor will they interfere with x-rays.

After your injection, a thin layer of collagen will begin to slowly form around the gel over the course of about a month. This product shows considerable stability over time and may even be removed if necessary.

Poly-l-lactic acid

Brand names include: Sculptra, Radiesse

Poly-l-lactic acid is a synthetic, non-toxic, biodegradable dermal filler that has been used for over 40 years as suture material. It is known as a stimulator filler and induces collagen production when injected into the skin.

Poly-l-lactic acid is known to work well treating lower facial wrinkles, and is often used to:

  • Fill laughing lines
  • Plump thin lips
  • Treat deep nasolabial folds

Unlike other dermal fillers, this product does not produce immediate results. Instead, as your body is stimulated into producing its own collagen, the results will begin to appear gradually over a few months.

Most patients will experience the best results of these fillers after three monthly treatments. Each treatment will re-stimulate the face for the production of collagen. The full effects may not be seen completely for at least 4 to 6 weeks. Although it is considered semi-permanent, you may need to make maintenance appointments in the future.

Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA)

Brand names include: Bellafill

PMMA fillers are semi-permanent and are often used to treat more moderate to severe wrinkles, folds,  and furrows around the cheeks and nose, particularly nasolabial folds. These procedures can also help fill in pitted scars or augment thin lips.

For those who may be seeking out surgical, rejuvenating cosmetic treatments, a plastic surgeon is often likely to recommend using PMMAs as an alternative – most often replacing certain procedures such as: collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic therapy. For years, PMMA has been used in surgical implants. For this reason, your cosmetic surgeon may actually underfill in the first treatments and add more at a later date if needed.

PMMA may require a greater number of injections in order to create the volume a patient may desire, and may take up to 3 months before you may experience the full effects. The filler may also be noticeable under the skin. For the best results, ensure that your treatment is being performed by board-certified dermatologists or a board-certified plastic surgeon.