Hyaluronic acid-rich Prevelle Silk injections not only smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds but also provide patients with the benefit of lidocaine, a safe and effective local anesthetic that diminishes any discomfort caused by the injection. Prevelle differs from other cosmetic dermal fillers due to the ability of hyaluronic acid to strengthen thin skin and add volume to sagging, wrinkled areas, whereas Botox only relaxes the muscles surrounding folds and wrinkles. In addition, the hyaluronic acid in Prevelle is a substance already found in the body, specifically the tissues, so after a time following an injection of Prevelle, the body naturally absorbs the acid and uses it as it would normally use its own hyaluronic acid.
Lidocaine is a topical anesthetic used to inhibit pain caused by everything from minor surgical procedures to relief from jellyfish stings. When combined with Prevelle, it alleviates any burning or itching patients may experience at the injection site. Lidocaine works to relieve discomfort by blocking pain signals before they are activated and transmitted to the brain via cellular action potentials. Because of the lidocaine/hyaluronic acid combination in a Prevelle injection, patients who are sensitive to skin pain or do not like needles can enjoy the benefits of a dermal volumizer without experiencing discomfort.
Are You a Candidate for Prevelle?
People who are on a regimen of anti-inflammatory drugs, blood thinners or have certain kinds of allergies should not use Prevelle. A Mayoral dermatologist will ask you a series of questions to evaluate your candidacy and determine whether Prevelle is right for you.
The number of treatment sessions you will need to provide the results you desire depends on several factors, such as the depth of facial folds and severity of wrinkling. Patients do not need to worry about downtime following a treatment and can resume normal activities immediately after the injection.
Revitalize Your Skin with Prevelle
Hyaluronic acid is the primary substance that allows our connective tissues to remain flexible, cushiony and hydrated. Without healthy connective tissues, we could not move as freely as we do because our joints would scrape and rub against other, causing the type of pain and inflammation similar to what affects people with osteoarthritis. Hyaluronic acid also nourishes our facial tissues and provides nutrients to the skin that keep it supple and moisturized as well. As we age, our body naturally decreases its production of hyaluronic acid, which contributes to signs of aging such as wrinkles, deepening nasolabial folds, dryness and sagging.
Patients will see immediate results following one treatment session with Prevelle due to the enriching, volumizing effects of hyaluronic acid. In addition, the added benefit of lidocaine anesthetizes the injection area so that patients do not feel any pain or stinging during or after the injection.