Facial Rejuvenation: How to Choose the Right Filler for your Face

Dermal fillers and injectables are anti-aging products that are used by a plastic surgeon to help restore a youthful appearance to the human face in less than an hour. They can be used to reduce wrinkles on the forehead and cheeks or to make thinning lips appear fuller. You can have an eyebrow lift or enhance your cheekbones. Eye hollows can be decreased, and dark under-eye circles removed. Finding the right fillers for your face is the key to a well-rested appearance.

The Differences Between Anti-Aging Facial Fillers

There are many choices on the market, so it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you. Your plastic surgeon can guide you to achieving maximum, natural-looking results. Many popular anti-aging fillers available today include Juvéderm®, Perlane®Radiesse®, Restylane®Sculptra® and Belotero®. Below is some information regarding each one.


Radiesse stimulates the body to form new collagen. It treats heavier wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial and cheekbone areas. It is made of calcium hydroxylapatite in the form of microspheres. Radiesse lasts approximately one year and costs about $1,000 per syringe.


Sculptraencourages new collagen to form which builds up the cheeks, filling in hollows or sunken areas of the face, and increasing skin thickness. This decreases the appearance of folds and lines. Sculptra can last up to two years and costs $750 – $1,000 per vial.


Juvederm is a type of injectable gel dermal filler that reduces facial wrinkles, specifically the wrinkles created by smiling. It is a hyaluronic acid that acts like a sponge. It absorbs water and plumps up the area where it has been injected. It lasts from 6 – 9 months and costs approximately $450 – $600.


Restylane improves moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. It can also be used to enhance the lips. The area of injection is enhanced due to absorption of water by the hyaluronic acid. Restylane generally lasts 6 months and costs $450 – $600


Perlane is used to add volume by injecting hyaluronic acid to flattened areas. It is most commonly used to plump up lips and to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep folds. It lasts about 6 months and costs about $400 – $600 per syringe.


Belotero is a type of hyaluronic filler that is injected to smooth out lines and wrinkles. It lasts about 6 months and costs approximately $500 per syringe.

Which Filler Is Best For You?

Together, you and your plastic surgeon can form a plan to decide which filler is right for you. Factoring in your budget, your doctor’s experience and your own opinions and desires will help determine your choice. Each face is unique and there are many options to choose from.

Looking for a plastic surgeon in South Florida? Farber Plastic Surgery, founded by Dr. Scott Farber, is a full-service cosmetic surgery center in Boca Raton. Dr. Farber was recently selected for a Patient’s Choice Award in 2013 from over 800,000 physicians and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. To schedule an appointment Farber Plastic Surgery, call (561) 503-2700 or contact us online now.

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