Other Injectable Fillers
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
These injectable filling agents have surged in popularity. They are very effective at treating facial wrinkles (forehead, between the eyebrows, the nasolabial folds [laugh lines], vertical upper and lower lip wrinkles, the depressions at the corners of the mouth, and wrinkles on the cheeks). They work well in conjunction with BOTOX® and can be used to improve depressed scars, inflate the lips, enhance the cheeks and chin, and even improve some irregularities along the nose.
This family of hyaluronic acid fillers includes Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Ultra Plus (Ultra Plus has a larger particle size better suited to deep wrinkles). Treatments last up to a year and in some cases longer. I like Juvederm® around the mouth and in the lips because it has a soft feel.
The Restylane® family of hyaluronic® acid fillers includes Perlane® (Perlane® has a larger particle size for deeper wrinkles). Dr. John M. Sarbak prefers Restylane® for wrinkles that have been present for a while, because he believes it to have a firm quality that provides better structure. He also likes the way that Restylane® behaves when placed along the junction between the lower eyelids and the cheeks. Injections in this area can improve the tired appearance of your lower eyelids.