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Prevelle Silk

Often thought of as a "starter" filler, Prevelle is slightly thinner than other popular dermal fillers.

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: June 26, 2012

Treatment Basics

Regulatory approval: Approved by the FDA in February 2008.

Manufacturer: Mentor Corporation

Prevelle Silk is often thought of as a "starter" filler. Based on hyaluronic acid (HA) gel, Prevelle is slightly thinner and has a lower concentration of HA than other popular fillers like Juvederm and Restylane. Prevelle's relative thinness makes it suitable for delicate areas and also means it doesn't last as long.

Hyaluronic acid is a crucial molecule in our skin, providing support and structure to the collagen, elastin, and other compounds. Prevelle, which is in the form of a clear gel, plumps up your skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It can also be injected into the lips to add plushness and volume.

What It's Good For

Prevelle is recommended for the nasolabial folds ("smile lines"), crow's feet, and marionette lines.

Recommended Uses
Name Description Cost
Crow's feet Prevelle Silk is frequently used in the sensitive area around the eyes. While Botox and Dysport are the primary treatments for crow’s feet, a thin filler like Prevelle can top off any...more For crow's feet treatment with Prevelle, one syringe at $200 to $600 should suffice.
Dark circles under eyes A relatively thin filler, Prevelle Silk is specifically designed to fill shallow areas of the face, such as the undereye area. Prevelle Silk is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, which is a...more One syringe of Prevelle Silk costs between $300 and $400. The undereye area typically...more
Glabellar lines (frown lines) Prevelle is a good second-line treatment for glabellar lines. It’s not appropriate as the only treatment for these deep, motion-caused wrinkles, but it is useful for smoothing over any...more One syringe of Prevelle is usually used for glabellar lines treatment, costing between $200...more
Marionette Lines Prevelle Silk is a hyaluronic acid filler best used for faint marionette lines. Hyaluronic acid is a natural product found in humans, so Prevelle is safe when introduced under the skin. ...more One Prevelle syringe costs $200 to $600. Two or three syringes are commonly used for...more
Undereye wrinkles Prevelle Silk is specifically designed for very fine lines, such as the lines under the eyes. Prevelle is based on hyaluronic acid – a substance found naturally in the skin. It is...more Prevelle Silk costs around $200-$600 per syringe, depending on the amount injected and...more
Wrinkles Prevelle Silk is a hyaluronic acid filler aimed at treatment of shallow to moderate wrinkles. Sufficiently unpronounced crow's feet, nasolabial folds, forehead wrinkles, and marionette lines...more Prevelle costs $200 - $600 per syringe.

Who it works for: Prevelle can be effective if you're looking to diminish the appearance of moderate wrinkles on your face.

Because it does not last as long as other fillers, it's a good first step for someone who is unsure whether they want fillers or who wants a very temporary effect.

Recommended age range: Prevelle may not be safe for patients under 18 years old.

When will I see results?: Results are evident immediately.

How long it lasts: Prevelle injections last about three months.

Key benefits of Prevelle Silk: Prevelle is slightly thinner than other fillers, and thus may be a safer bet for injection into delicate areas, like the undereye.

Since Prevelle is composed of plant-derived hyaluronic acid, there's very little incidence of allergic reaction.

Prevelle tends to cost less than other dermal fillers.

Licensed uses: Prevelle Silk was aproved by the FDA in March 2008 for treating wrinkles and nasolabial folds.

Did you know?: Prevelle was the first hyaluronic filler to be formulated with lidocaine for pain reduction, but many other brands, like Restylane, followed suit.

Who's Done It?

Hyaluronic acid fillers have been popular with celebrities like Jessica Simpson, Charlie Sheen, and Oprah, though none have copped to using Prevelle specifically.

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