A: alternatives to Restylane

There are many fillers similar to Restylane which contain the chemical hyaluronic acid- Perlane and Juvederm to name a few.  These fillers are indicated to restore volume in the lips, under the eyes, and the nasolabial folds.  They can last anywhere from 4 months to a year.

Another good choice for a filler is Radiesse. This is a different chemical than the above fillers and is best used for the nasolabial folds and to restore volume in the cheek.  It is not recommended for use under the eyes or in the lips.  It can last up to one year.

Please consult with an experienced injector, such as a plastic surgeon or dermatologist, prior to using these products.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno