In the last ten years, there has been tremendous growth in the use of dermal fillers for cosmetic purposes. Hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers are the most commonly used type of dermal filler worldwide.
One of the reasons for the popularity of dermal fillers is that they can be used to effectively treat a wide range of issues. They can plump thin lips, reduce hollows and minimize the look of dark circles under the eyes, fill wrinkles, soften facial creases, and even contour the nose.
At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery and The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we access all the dermal fillers available in the United States. Common brands of Hyaluronic acid fillers include the Juvederm Collection of Fillers, which include Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra, Volbella, Vollure. Restylane and Belotero are also hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Fillers such as Radiesse (which is made of calcium hydroxylapatite) and Sculptra (a polyactic acid-based filler) are frequently used to enhance the cheeks and other facial contours.
Depending on the type of filler used, and where it is placed, you can expect it to last about six months to two years. Drs. Butler, Leveque, and Patterson, along with our highly trained team of nurse practitioners/nurse injectors, will be able to advise you to the best filler for your particular need.