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ASAPS Injectable Quick Facts

  HYALURONIC ACID BOTULINUM TOXIN FAT INJECTIONS BOVINE-BASED COLLAGEN HUMAN-BASED COLLAGEN
Name Restylane, Perlane, and Restylane Fine Lines Botox and Myobloc Fat Injection Zyderm and Zyplast CosmoDerm and CosmoPlast
What It Is A substance found in all living organisms Botulinum toxin type A - produced by Clostridia Botulinum bacteria. Fat transfer from one part of the body to another Derived from purified bovine (cow) collagen Derived from human collagen
How It Works Adds volume Temporarily relaxes the muscle Adds volume Adds volume Adds volume
Injection Areas Nasolabial folds, forehead wrinkles, smile lines and lips Forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet and vertical neck bands Nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, lips, frown lines, and facial recontouring Nasolabial folds, crow’s feet, frown lines, and lips Nasolabial folds, frown lines, crow’s feet, and lips
Results Up to 12 months Up to 6 months Highly variable:
months to years
Up to 6 months Up to 6 months
Average Cost * Unknown $399 per procedure $1,282 per procedure $399 per procedure Unknown
US Availability Yes – FDA approved Yes – FDA approved for frown lines; other uses are "off-label” Yes – Does not require FDA approval Yes – FDA approved Yes – FDA approved
Back To Work No downtime No downtime Minor: 1-4 days
Extensive: 7-14 days
No downtime No downtime
Possible Reactions Swelling, redness, and tenderness Bruising, redness, droopy eyelid, flu-like symptoms, headache Swelling, bruising and lumpiness Slight bruising and allergic reactions Swelling, redness and bruising
Other Considerations Does not require allergy skin test None identified at this time Requires a donor site (i.e., thighs, abdomen, or buttocks) Requires allergy skin test–at least one month wait Does not require allergy skin test


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