Bizarre Anti-Aging Treatments Around the World
By Dr. Fredric Brandt as told to Sophia Banay Moura
Photo Credit: Liz Von Hoene
Details: In Europe, patients swear this French hyaluronic acid filler outperforms FDA-approved options like Juvederm Voluma in terms of longevity, sculpting, and lifting capacity. Teosyal is versatile, available in six different viscosities to add volume and lift where it's needed. Treatments take five minutes to an hour.
Best for: A broad range of needs, from fine lines around the mouth to more intense restructuring. It's especially good for areas like the chin or jawbone, which lose definition with age and might otherwise require more intense intervention like a face-lift or implant. Unexpected bonus: A firmed-up jawline will lift and smooth out neck wrinkles, too.
ETA in the U.S.: Early 2013 (Teosyal has not been submitted for FDA approval; clinical trials are ongoing).
Price in France: $500 for superficial or mid-depth lines to $5,000 for restructuring face or cheeks.