What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are safe, minimally-invasive injectable treatments that sculpt, refine and renew the appearance without requiring downtime. Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid or other compounds found naturally in the human body that form a gel-like substance to provide better structure, definition and youthful plumpness. 

 Fillers achieve many aesthetic results and are used on the face or other parts of the body to restore lost volume, contour the features, and smooth wrinkles. Used on the face, fillers can sculpt and lift the cheekbones, plump the lips, and define the jawline.

  • Average Cost: $500 to $600 per syringe
  • Typical Recovery Period: Two Weeks
  • Discomfort Level: Minimal
  • Anesthesia Options: Not Needed

How does BOTOX different from Dermal Fillers?


BOTOX (Botulinum Toxin): BOTOX is a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes muscles by blocking nerve signals. It primarily treats dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle contractions, such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow's feet.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injectable substances (commonly hyaluronic acid or collagen) that add volume to areas with wrinkles or loss of facial fullness. They work by plumping up the skin and filling in lines, wrinkles, and hollowed areas.

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What are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Getting dermal fillers in Nashville can provide many benefits for those who would like to enhance or rejuvenate their appearance: 

  • Short, minimally-invasive treatment
  • No downtime
  • Rejuvenated features and skin
  • Fewer, smoother wrinkles, folds and creases
  • Contoured, defined facial features
  • Reduced hollows, bags, and dark circles under the eyes
  • Lifted corners of the mouth
  • A more defined jawline
  • Plump, supple lips
  • Smoothed wrinkles around the lips
  • Improved self-confidence 
  • Can be used as a part of a non-surgical (liquid) facelift, rhinoplasty, or blepharoplasty 

How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?

The length of time dermal fillers last depends on which type of filler is used and where it is injected. 

HA-based fillers typically last 6 to 18 months, and in some cases, even longer. Other fillers based on different substances can last longer, for up to 2-5 years.

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How Much do Dermal Fillers Cost?

The cost of facial fillers in Nashville depends on the type of filler used, how much filler is required to achieve your aesthetic goals, and where the filler is applied on the face or body. Once we examine your skin and discuss your desired outcome, we will recommend the best filler to use and how much of it is needed. From there, we will be able to give you the exact price of your dermal filler treatment.

Recovery and Aftercare for Dermal Fillers

You’ll be able to see your results immediately after your short dermal filler treatment. After getting dermal fillers in Nashville, you can get right back to work or your usual activities right away. Fillers have the nickname “lunchtime lift” because of how quickly you can be in and out of the office. After your treatment, there’s no downtime to worry about, but there may be minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection sites. Side effects are short-lived, usually disappearing within a few days. After your treatment, avoid manipulating the area and extreme heat for about two weeks. We recommend no strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Protect your skin from sun exposure for a couple of days.

The Different Types of Dermal Fillers Explained

Navigating the realm of cosmetic enhancements and understanding the diverse landscape of dermal fillers is crucial—each type offers unique properties and applications.


A hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to smooth wrinkles and add volume to the skin.

Restylane Lyft

Similar to Restylane but formulated with larger particles for deeper injection to address moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

Juvederm XC

A hyaluronic acid filler designed to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, providing a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Juvederm Voluma XC

Specifically formulated to add volume to the cheek area, providing a lifting effect and addressing age-related volume loss in the midface.

RHA Collection

A range of hyaluronic acid fillers designed to mimic the natural movement of facial tissue, providing a more dynamic and natural-looking result.


A calcium hydroxylapatite-based filler that stimulates collagen production and is commonly used for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.

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Why choose Dr. Moran for Dermal Fillers in Nashville?

Our practice is centered around our patients and their results, providing competent, compassionate patient care in a comfortable, high-end setting where your experience and results are of utmost importance. 

Dermal fillers must be injected precisely and carefully by a practiced expert with experience and finesse when it comes to achieving natural, beautiful results that never make you appear to have had “work done.” As the only female double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Tennessee, Dr. Moran has 28 years of experience achieving the aesthetic goals of her patients. Her precise, gentle hand in delivering facial filler treatments in Nashville helps refresh, enhance and beautify the appearance to achieve sculpted, enhanced, more youthful-looking features. Her patients love her filler treatments, whether they are younger patients looking for enhancements or older patients wanting rejuvenation and fresh definition.

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