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Comparing Different Injectable Products

With the wide range of injectables available to the consumer, it is important to be familiar with the options. Different fillers are generally used for different applications and have varying degrees of effectiveness and longevity. For example, while Sculptra may last up to two years, it may not be as appropriate for a certain area of the face than another product, say Restylane, might. Ultimately your doctor will let you know how to best achieve your cosmetic goals based on the area you wish to treat and the severity of the wrinkling or volume loss.

*Not all providers will carry every product in this chart. Call your local office to find out which fillers they offer.

What it Treats Substance Length of Effectivenes Area it Treats
Botox Dynamic Facial Wrinkles, Hyperhidrosis Purified Botulinum Toxin
4 to 6 months for wrinkles, up to 1 year for hyperhidrosis
Forehead Lines, Crow's Feet, Eyebrows, Hyperhidrosis
Dysport Dynamic Lines and Wrinkles Abobotulinum Toxin A 4 to 6 months

Forehead Lines, Crow's Feet, Between the Eyes
Cosmoderm Fine lines, wrinkles, and scars

Purified Human Collagen 2 to 3 months Throughout face on lines and wrinkles
Evolence  Deep Wrinkles and Folds
Porcine Collagen 6 months Nasolabial Folds, Smile Lines, Mouth
Radiesse Deeper Wrinkles, some Acne Scarring Calcium Hydroxylapatatite (CaHA) Particles Suspended in a Hyaluronic Acid Gel

Approx. 1 year Throughout the facial area
Restylane Lines in lower face, under eyes, increase lip size Hyaluronic Acid Lips: 3 to 6 months, Other: 6 to 9 months Lips, underneath the eyes, lines such as frown lines and creases

Juvederm Moderate to Deep wrinkling Hyaluronic Acid 4 to 9 months Lips, Mouth Wrinkles, Facial lines

Sculptra Volume loss in the face. Depressed cheeks.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid Up to 2 years Cheeks, Hollow Eyes, Facial Indents
Perlane Facial wrinkles, lips, lines and creases on the face (often in conjunction with Restylane)

Hyaluronic Acid 3 to 6 months Lips, fines lines around mouth and eyes, face
Captique  Deep Wrinkles and Folds, Facial Contouring, Lip Augmentation

Hyaluronic Acid 4 to 6 months Lips, Mouth and Nose, Between the Eyes, Cheeks
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Q: Botox vs. Dysport? Which is Better?
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