There are a variety of augmentative fillers and injectables available, and no standard product is appropriate for every need. Some replacement fillers and injectables perform better in certain regions of the face than others. Some fillers are more fluid while some are thicker. Some last only a few months.
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our primary objective with these products is to eliminate deep wrinkles and sunken cheeks, smooth furrows on the forehead, plump up lips, smile lines, and marionette lines, and more.
Because of our extensive experience with these products, as well as research regarding the new alternatives, we provide our patients with distinctive insights on what will be most effective for their needs. Our surgeons offer new and modified techniques well ahead of other centers in North Texas.
|Restylane||Natural biodegradable gel based hyaluronic acid||6 months|
|Perlane||Stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel||6 months|
|Sculptra||Synthetic and biocompatible material||2 years|
|Radiesse||Made of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microsphere||9 months|
|Juvéderm||Nonanimal, biodegradable gel based on hyaluronic acid||6 months|
|ArteFill||Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres (miniature beads) suspended in bovine collagen||6 months|
|Fat Filler||Taken from patient’s body||6 to 9 months|