Fight wrinkles: The most popular fillers in the Southeast

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Hyaluronic acid
This natural substance (e.g., Juvederm Ultra and Restylane) offers elasticity, easing wrinkles and lines.


0115_ybye_pie03_oneuseonlyCalcium hydroxylapatite
The heaviest dermal facial fillers, these biosynthetics (e.g., Radiesse) fill cheeks and frown lines.


0115_ybye_pie05_oneuseonlyPolylactic acid
This synthetic filler (Sculptra) stimulates your own collagen. It’s used primarily for laugh lines and thin lips.


Fat from one part of the body is reinjected into another area to soften creases or fill out thin lips.


Injections from animals or human skin are used for fuller lips and to treat wrinkles around the mouth and on the forehead.


0115_ybye_pie06_oneuseonlyPolymethyl-methacrylate microspheres
This semipermanent filler (Artefill) for medium to deep wrinkles fills scars and thin lips.



217 Sunny days
Atlanta’s average number of days of sunshine, compared with a national average of 205.* So get out the sunblock. You should use one ounce (about a shot glass full) every time you apply. Here’s how our sunny days compare with other big cities:

Los Angeles  284
Miami  248
New York  224
Philadelphia  207
Houston  204
Boston  200
Chicago  189

*Sperling’s Best Places

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This article originally appeared in our 2015 Health issue.