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10 Things Besides Botox You Can Stick In Your Face

Photograph courtesy Rueda


Made from botulinum toxin—like Botox—but used for larger areas like neck and chin (lasts 3 to 6 months).

Lip filler made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is derived from streptococcus (lasts 9 to 12 months).

Similar to Juvéderm, but with a granular consistency. Firms jaw and plumps earlobes (lasts up to 6 months).

Filler with larger HA particles. Injected into deeper, more pronounced wrinkles (lasts up to 6 months). 

HA filler designed to smooth fine lines. Widely used in Canada and Europe, it was FDA approved in 2011 (lasts 6 to 9 months).

Filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite (synthetic bone material) that acts as a scaffold for falling faces while new collagen forms (lasts 1 year).

Sculptra Aesthetic
Injectable made of poly-L-lactic acid, a synthetic used in dissolvable stitches. Jump-starts collagen production (lasts up to 2 years).

Vampire Face-Lift
New procedure in which small amounts of one’s own plasma are injected into skin to rouse dormant stem cells (lasts up to 2 years). 

Bovine collagen mixed with thermoplastic (think Plexiglas) that fixes wrinkles and props up skin (lasts 5-plus years).

Fat Graft
Flab is moved from body to face. Results are permanent—so you’re a butthead forever. 

Plastic Surgery