Posted April 07, 2008 in Blog, Uncategorized

The FDA has approved a new hyaluronic acid facial filler Prevelle Silk. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the filler material in Restylane, Perlane, and Juviderm. Preville Silk is the first hyaluronic acid product to contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic. In a controlled study, patients reported significantly less pain during injection with Preville Silk as compared to the other HA products that do not contain lidocaine. The new product is manufactured by Mentor Corp. of Santa Barbara, CA. It is still to be seen how long the product will last compared to the other currently available facial soft tissue fillers. I will keep you posted, if you have any questions contact me.