Soft Tissue Fillers

Soft tissue fillers are substances injected into the skin as a cosmetic procedure to add volume and fullness that is lost naturally in the aging process or through injury. Fillers can plump skin and reduce lines around the brow, eyes, cheeks, nose, mouth, and jaw line. It softens and smooths facial creases, elevates and fills in deep folds and shallow contours, and improves the appearance of facial scars and imperfections (including acne scars). Many types of fillers can be used, including hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane gels), a natural substance found in the skin; calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse), which stimulates the skin's own natural collagen to grow; microsphere-enhanced collagen (Artifill); and Sculptra, new type of facial injectable made from poly-L-lactic acid. A doctor can determine the best filler for patients based on their individual skin needs. The injection of soft tissue fillers is a minimally invasive procedure. 


Cosmetic dermatology services at UAB can help you look your best at any age. Our fellowship-trained and board-certified cosmetic dermatologists have extensive experience with the latest treatment options to enhance your health and youthful appearance. Whether you want to firm, smooth, or clear up your skin, we offer many choices for you to consider, including Liposonix, Thermage, tumescent liposuction, and soft tissue fillers. Botox helps tighten facial muscles and relax and smooth your visage. We offer sclerotherapy and Vbeam laser treatment for spider veins and rosacea, along with the latest in photo-rejuvenation to remove larger blemishes such as tattoos, birthmarks, and sunspots. UAB was the first in Alabama to offer non-invasive laser therapy with Fraxel, a process that helps renew the skin’s surface, and we remain the most experienced provider in its application.

Certain procedures related to the eyes and surrounding areas are handled by UAB Oculoplastics & Reconstructive surgeons. Using a combination of surgery and procedures such as Botox and facial fillers, they focus on corrective, reconstructive, and cosmetic eye treatments of the eyelids, eyebrow, forehead, and tear duct system, and they repair orbital trauma and congenital eye defects in children and adults. UAB physicians in this field are ophthalmologists who have received additional training in plastic surgery, and they are experts in treating various conditions and injuries common to the delicate areas surrounding the eyes.


UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials for Soft Tissue Fillers. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information on clinical trials at

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