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Prevelle Silk

People can have a Prevelle Silk injection in the late afternoon and look young and beautiful in time for a dinner party later. This is the promise you often hear and read in just about all the dermal fillers advertised. And it's true. Dermal fillers can deliver amazing instant results to make people look years younger by diminishing the lines and creases on their faces.

Characterized as a soft and colorless gel, Prevelle Silk is a hyaluronic acid dermal tissue filler that contains a local anesthetic chemical Lidocaine. Its main advantage among other hyaluronic filler substances that don't contain anesthetics is that injections after the first one are less painful and thus, provide a more comfortable cosmetic enhancing procedure.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally produced carbohydrate (polysaccharide) compound found in connective tissues in animals and humans. Since its early use back in 2001 with the FDA approval of Juvederm, there have been other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Perlane and Restylane that have likewise secured FDA approval.

They have made hyaluronic acid based fillers the most popular injectable substance for the non-permanent treatment of age-ravaged facial wrinkles and creases, acne scars as well as enhancing facial lines and features. Prevelle Silk is one of the latest hyaluronic acid based dermal filler with Lidocaine and the first in the family of Prevelle injectable fillers to get FDA approval back in March 2008.

Prevelle fillers are manufactured by Mentor Corporation in tandem with Genzyme Corporation and are generally cost less than Juvederm or Restylane.

How it Works

Prevelle Silk works to instantly reduce, if not eliminate, moderate to severe facial lines and folds like smile lines and frown furrows and generally soften age-worn facial features. It is also used for lip augmentation and for enhancing the cheek, chin and jawlines. It works as a soft tissue filler injected under the skin in mid to deep dermis layers to add volume under the crease skin to pump it up on the same level as other parts of the skin, thus, smoothing out skin depressions.

Prevelle Silk injections vary in frequency depending on the severity of the skin crease or how deep it is. Some may require a full syringe or two while others may need less. The results are instant but as a temporary aesthetic solution, the effects of Prevelle Silk only last for 3-4 months. This means patients will need to have regular follow-on sessions to touch-up dissipated Prevelle Silk fillers.

Like most other hyaluronic filler injections, Prevelle Silk injections can result in mild to moderate allergic reactions that last a week at the most. They include redness, tenderness and some swelling in the treated areas. Reactions are more due to the injection than the filler itself which is the most bio-compatible of all dermal fillers in the market.


For short-term cosmetic enhancement, Prevelle Silk does a competent job and will cost just in the range of 150 or 1cc syringe. People who have had their cosmetic treatment experience with Prevelle Silk as their first dermal filler will most likely be pleased with the results and come back to their dermatologist or cosmetologist for a more permanent dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm or even the more permanent dermal fillers like Artefill and Aquamid. But if you just want to look your best in tonight or tomorrow's party, a brief visit to the doctor for a Prevelle Silk injection is good enough.

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