We reported in December that Anika CTA was a new hyaluronic acid with added anesthetic approved by the FDA. Plans are that the filler, which can be used for improving the appearance of wrinkles and scars as well for lip augmentation, will hit doctor’s offices this summer, under the name Elevess.
Interestingly, while most fillers are first approved in Europe and then, often years later, receive approval by the U.S. FDA, this happened the other way around. Approved in December here in the states, Elevess received approval in April to be marketed in Europe. It comes from Anika Therapeutics, the company that makes Orthovisc, a hyaluronic acid approved for injection to improve conditions of osteoarthritis of the knee.
Featured on page 144 of the Summer-Fall 2007 issue of NewBeauty.
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