is a new
hyaluronic acid filler from Mentor Corporation. It is different from
Juvederm and Restylane because it contains lidocaine. This is a new line of
hyaluronic acid dermal fillers and it contains 0.3% Lidocaine. Having this pain
blocking ingredient in it’s formulation makes the injection easier to give
without having to treat the area first with a local anesthetic first.
Prevelle Silk is approved
for injection into the mid to deep dermis to reduce moderate to severe facial
lines and wrinkles, and of course the
Due to its soft gel density, there is less likelihood that there will be ridging
Prevelle Silk contains 5.5mg of hyaluronic acid per cc, and in fact is very
similar to Captique. There are physicians that have referred to this product as
Captique with an anesthetic (or lidocaine) added. Prevelle Silk doesn’t last as
long as Juvederm or Restylane because it has a thinner consistency.
There is a patient niche for this product, mainly the fact that you can get
injected with this hyaluronic acid filler and be able to go out in public
immediately. This is because it has a much lower probability of bruising and
swelling unlike Juvederm or Restylane (which should be injected up to a week
before an event incase there is some bruising).
Prevelle is recommended for patients who
want the following:
reaction and swelling
discomfort with injection
also an ideal "first-timer" dermal filler. The lowered concentrations mean that
Prevelle will last a lesser amount of time than the higher-concentration
formulas of Juvederm or Restylane. This allows you to "try on" a dermal filler
without a long term commitment.
Longevity:Duration is around two months. If longer lasting results are then
desired, it's easy to switch to another hyaluronic acid filler.
Silk comes packaged in a 75ml syringe.