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Prevelle Silk Injections in New York

Prevelle Silk is an injectable gel FDA approved for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and altcreases. Prevelle Silk is unique because it contains a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid and the anesthetic lidocaine. During a clinical study, participants who received treatment with Prevelle Silk experienced significantly less pain during injection. If you have never experienced treatment with a wrinkle filler, Prevelle Silk is a good choice.

At our New York plastic surgery offices, we typically use Prevelle Silk to reduce the appearance of the nasolabial folds – the “smile lines” that travel from your nose to each side of your mouth. Prevelle Silk is also useful for conditions such as the following:

  • Marionette lines – lines that extend downward from the mouth
  • Sunken cheeks – age related loss of facial volume
  • Hollowness under the eyes
  • Thin lips

Prevelle Silk is composed of hyaluronic acid, a very important natural component of the skin that gets depleted over time. Hyaluronic acid functions as a space filler and cell protector that provides structure, volume, and hydration. When we lose this important component, the skin begins to lose its youthful contour and wrinkles, folds, creases, and other undesirable imperfections start to appear. A precise injection of Prevelle Silk can be really effective in correcting such age-related imperfections, so your skin maintains its youthful volume.

Using a fine (27 gauge) needle, Dr. Pfeifer injects it into the middle or deep dermis. While lidocaine is part of the product composition, anesthetic or nerve blocks can also be used to manage discomfort during treatment.

Compared to fillers like Juvederm or Restylane, Prevelle Silk contains a low concentration of hyaluronic acid, so results are thought to endure for a shorter time. However, according to the manufacturer, results lasting as long as 12 months have been documented.