4 popular wrinkle fillers

Considering a wrinkle filler? Here are four treatments for those tell-tale signs of lines, wrinkles and diminishing lips. For more information, talk to your physician

4 popular wrinkle fillers

Source: Best Health Magazine, October 2008

Restylane

What is it: Non-animal-derived hyaluronic acid in gel particles
What’s it for? Adding volume, diminishing wrinkles, plumping lips
Average price: $500-$700
Prime user age: 35-60
How long does it last? 6 months
Potential side effects: Bruising, swelling, bumpiness; rarely, allergic reaction

Botox

What is it: Purified protein derived from botulinum bacterium
What’s it for? Diminishing forehead lines, crow’s feet
Average price: $300-$450 for the lines (“eleven”) between the brows
Prime user age: 35-50
How long does it last? 4 months
Potential side effects: Temporary droopy eyelid and/or bruising

Sculptra

What is it: Synthetic poly-L-lactic acid
What’s it for? Adding volume to cheek area
Average price: $3,200-$4,800 (over 2-3 sessions) for full face treatment
Prime user age: 40-60
How long does it last? 1-1/2 to 2 years
Potential side effects: Bruising, swelling, bumpiness; rarely, allergic reaction

Juvéderm

What is it: Non-animal-derived hyaluronic acid
What’s it for? Adding volume, diminishing wrinkles, plumping lips
Average price: $400 and up to fix both nasolabial folds (“smile lines”)
Prime user age: 35-60
How long does it last? 6 to 8 months
Potential side effects: Bruising, swelling, bumpiness; rarely, allergic reaction

This article was originally titled "Considering a treatment?," in the October 2008 issue of Best Health Magazine. Subscribe today and never miss an issue!

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