Botox and Fillers Specialist

General and Cosmetic Dermatology located in Crossville and Cookeville, TN

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Botox and Fillers
If you have wrinkles or sagging skin due to the natural aging process, injectables like Botox® and fillers can minimize their appearance. At Cumberland Dermatology, the team of skin care specialists administers Botox and fillers to people ages 18 and older. If you want smoother and more supple skin, make an appointment in Crossville or Cookeville, Tennessee, by calling the nearest office or booking online today.

Botox and Fillers Q & A

What are Botox® and fillers?

Botox and fillers are cosmetic injectables that improve the appearance of your skin. Even though they’re often mentioned together, Botox and fillers have differences.


Botox is an injectable neuromodulator made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When Botox enters your body, it blocks nerve signals from reaching certain muscles in your face. That allows your muscles to relax, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.


Fillers are cosmetic injectables that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a protein produced naturally by your body. It keeps your skin smooth and plump. Fillers don’t minimize the appearance of wrinkles or lines. Instead, they “fill” sagging or loose skin.

What types of issues can Botox and fillers treat?

At Cumberland Dermatology, the team uses Botox and fillers to treat various cosmetic issues, including:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Wrinkles between the eyebrows
  • Smile lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Thin lips

You might also benefit from treatment with fillers if you have loose or wrinkly skin on your hands or chest.

How do I prepare for Botox and fillers?

Getting Botox or fillers doesn’t require much preparation. The team at Cumberland Dermatology administers cosmetic injections onsite during a quick outpatient appointment.

During the initial consultation, let your provider know if you have any allergies or underlying medical conditions. Also, alert them if you take any prescription medication, vitamins, or supplements. If you take blood-thinners or other similar medicines, your provider might ask you to stop a few days in advance to reduce the risk of bruising.

How many Botox and filler injections will I need?

The number of Botox or filler injections you receive depends on several factors, including your medical records, age, and goals. After a comprehensive exam, the team at Cumberland Dermatology develops a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

Are Botox and fillers safe?

Botox and fillers are safe and usually well-tolerated, but like any cosmetic injectable, there are potential risks. For example, after you receive injections, it’s normal to experience:

  • Mild swelling or bruising
  • Sensitivity at the injection site
  • Dry eyes
  • Tiredness
  • Itching

These symptoms should subside within a day or two, but if they persist or worsen, contact the team at Cumberland Dermatology right away.

Are the results of Botox and fillers permanent?

The results of Botox and fillers aren’t permanent, but they typically last 4-6 months* and sometimes longer. To ensure a positive treatment outcome, follow your provider’s instructions carefully and attend each of your follow-up appointments.

To see if you can benefit from Botox and fillers, make an appointment at Cumberland Dermatology by calling the nearest office or booking online today.