A facial filler that just hit the market means looking younger just got less expensive and less painful. It’s the first filler approved by the FDA that has an anesthetic premixed in the solution.
A new and improved facial filler has hit the market – boasting a low price and the distinction of being the first one approved by the government to mix lidocaine and hyaluronic acid.
The combination brings the promise of a facelift that is more affordable and comfortable for its patients.
The product is called Hydrelle, a product from Anika Therapeutics, based in Massachusetts.
It is a dermal filler that has lidocaine, an anesthetic, mixed in during manufacturing. This sets it apart from other fillers that require pre-injection mixing. Similar to Juvederm and Restylane, the results of Hydrelle last roughly a year.
But according to its promotional literature, Hydrelle not only costs less than those products, but produces the same results with half the amount. It has been designed to correct folds and wrinkles of all sizes through only 50 percent of the injection volumes required by other fillers.
Hydrelle has received the blessing of the Food and Drug Administration after successful testing on more than 200 patients. Clinical studies have shown that negative side effects were no more than moderate in nature and usually disappeared within a week.