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.
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.