Favorite Fillers Get Comfortable New Formulas

Originally called Elevess, Hydrelle was the first hyaluronic acid filler featuring lidocaine to be approved by the FDA. Prevelle Silk wasn't far behind. But in order to receive simultaneous anesthetic relief with the popular fillers Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane, doctors had to manually mix lidocaine into the formulas.

Last week, however, manufacturers Allergan and Medicis announced the approval of new lidocaine-laced versions of their fillers on the same day. Juvederm XC, Restylane-L and Perlane-L will all have 0.3% lidocaine in their formulas.

Both manufacturers oversaw studies comparing non-anesthetic versions of their fillers to the new compounds, and both reported more than 90% of subjects found the new ones more comfortable.

The only differences between these new fillers and the other anesthetic fillers on the market are the differences that already existed in their fundamental formulas. An experienced dermatologist, plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon can assess your needs and determine which is right for you.

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