Health & Fitness

Wrinkle fillers in demand

Injectable substances to fill facial wrinkles are among the most popular cosmetic procedures. Each filler product has fans, but the most popular substance is hyaluronic acid. A new hyaluronic acid filler called Perlane was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month. Perlane has larger gel particles than Restylane and can reach deeper layers of skin.

Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)

Number of procedures (2006): 78,849; percent change in number of procedures from 2005: up 19%

CollagenNumber of procedures (2006): 267,339; percent change in number of procedures from 2005: up 21%

Fat Number of procedures (2006): 52,904; percent change in number of procedures from 2005: up 8%

Hyaluronic acid (Hylaform, Restylane)Number of procedures (2006): 778,285; percent change in number of procedures from 2005: up 59%

Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra)Number of procedures (2006): 54,912; percent change in number of procedures from 2005: up 18%

Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006 survey. Data collected from Tracking Operations and Outcomes for Plastic Surgeons and a survey sent to the American Board of Medical Specialties' certified physicians most likely to perform plastic surgery.

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