Comparing Dermal Filler Injection Options

People throughout the Philadelphia, PA area come to our board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons asking how to reduce wrinkles and look younger. While facial plastic surgery is a tried and true option, patients tend to favor non-surgical treatments these days. Non-Surgical anti-aging means excellent results with a low risk of complications.

Cosmetic injectabels are the most popular cosmetic treatment available today. Dermal fillers are a broad group of injectables that help add volume to the face and smooth away unwanted wrinkles and lines. Below, we’ll look at some of the most popular dermal filler options and give you an idea of how each can benefit you.


RESTYLANE® is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the human body. RESTYLANE® is rather versatile, used to fill in lines and wrinkles all over the face. Plastic surgeons can even add volume to the lips and other facial features thanks to proper placement of RESTYLANE® injections.

On average, the results of RESTYLANE® injections last for about six month for most patients, though some RESTYLANE® patients experience even longer cosmetic benefits.


JUVEDERM™ is part of a family of various injectables designed to treat different parts of the face. It is also hyaluronic acid-based, and can be used to smooth away lines and add volume the cheeks, lips, and other facial features.

The results of JUVEDERM™ injections can last anywhere from six months to 18 months depending on the type of injection used and its location.


RADIESSE® is a type of filler that’s ideal for major lines, creases, and the loss of facial volume due to fat loss (facial lipo-atrophy). The active ingredients in this filler are microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, which is naturally found in the teeth and bones.

The results of RADIESSE® injections can last a year or longer. Repeat treatments can be used to help prolong the cosmetic benefits.


PERLANE® is another hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler. It’s ideal for moderate-to-severe wrinkles and lines, particularly deep creases and laugh lines located around the mouth and nose.

The results of PERLANE® will usually last for several months. Additional PERLANE® injections can be administered to help ensure long-lasting cosmetic benefits.

Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic is a poly-L-lactic acid-based dermal filler. It’s a great option for deep nasolabial folds located around the nose and mouth as well as wrinkles around the chin.

The results of Sculptra® Aesthetic injections will usually last for about two years. As with the other fillers, repeat injections can help prolong the positive cosmetic outcomes.


BELOTERO BALANCE® is also a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Plastic surgeons typically use this filler to treat lip lines, marionette lines, smile lines, and various signs of aging around the mouth.

The results of BELOTERO BALANCE® last about six months, at which point another round of injections can be performed to help patients look youthful and refreshed.

Which Dermal Filler Is Ideal for Me?

Not all fillers will yield the same results for every patient, which is why it takes an expert to assess your situation and make sure you’re getting the treatment you need. During your consultation at our practice, we can go over your cosmetic goals and determine the most ideal type of filler for your needs.

Learn More About Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

To learn more about dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectable options, be sure to contact our board-certified plastic surgeons and anti-aging experts. Our team will answer all of your questions and address your concerns.

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