Sunday, April 3, 2011


Collagen Fillers (Cosmoplast; Cymetra; Zyderm; Zyplast): Expected Duration: 3-4 months

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (Juvederm; Restylane; Perlane; Hylaform): Expected Duration: 6-12 months

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers (Radiesse): Expected Duration: 1 year.  Seems to be more effective in correcting  nasolabial folds than Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Poly-L-lactic Acid Fillers (Sculptra):  Expected Duration: 2 years; Used to restore volume in HIV patients and used for cosmetic purposes.  Should not be used in the perioral or periorbital regions because of nodule formation

Polymethyl Methacrylate Fillers (Artefill):  Expected Duration: 5 years