Soft tissue fillers are a non-surgical way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and to replace volume lost with aging. During this in-office procedure, the physician uses fine needles to insert a filler into the skin to add volume, replace collagen and/or stimulate natural collagen growth.

Wake Forest Baptist Health's plastic surgeons offer the full spectrum of the latest soft tissue fillers, including Juvéderm®, Juvéderm Volbella® XC, Juvéderm Vollure™ XC, Juvéderm Voluma® XC, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Defyne, Radiesse® and Sculptra® Aesthetic. Our physicians are happy to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each filler for each patient’s personal goals. 

Types of Fillers

Wake Forest Plastic Surgery is continually updating our filler lines to offer the newest advancements. The most commonly used categories and products we use are:

  • Hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps cushion and lubricate the skin. This is currently one of the most commonly injected filler types, and plumps and smooths the skin, softens superficial wrinkles, and adds volume to lips and cheeks. Products in this category include Juvéderm, Juvéderm Volbella XC, Juvéderm Vollure XC, Juvéderm Voluma XC, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. Results are evident immediately and can last between 12 to 24 months. 
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite fillers, such as Radiesse, which are derived from human bones and teeth. It’s made into an injectable paste that is used to fill larger wrinkles and folds. It works to add volume under the skin, and over time can stimulate the body’s own natural collagen production. Radiesse lasts up to 12 months.
  • Poly-L-lactic acid, also known as Sculptra Aesthetic, which diminishes facial wrinkles and decreases volume loss by stimulating collagen. Results appear gradually over time, and typically requires multiple injections three to four months apart. Results can last up to two years.

Patient Resources

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Dermal Fillers