Fight wrinkles: The most popular fillers in the Southeast

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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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.

 

0115_ybye_pie02_oneuseonlyFat
Fat from one part of the body is reinjected into another area to soften creases or fill out thin lips.

 

0115_ybye_pie04_oneuseonlyCollagen
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.

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