FDA Approval Status for Prevelle Silk

Prevelle Silk is among the leading, anti-aging solutions for treating facial skin. This technology uses a high-precision needle for injecting a gel called HA (hyaluronic acid) gel into fine lines or wrinkles. This gel is reputed to be non-allergic to most skin-types, and the procedure has a short recovery time with minimal risks.

FDA Approval Status

Mentor Corporation had entered into a strategic partnership with Genzyme Corporation for the development of various HA-based products. Mentor Corporation developed Prevelle Silk and obtained the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for Prevelle Silk in May, 2008. Prevelle Silk has been one of the company’s biggest successes in the recent past, particularly in the U.S. market. Prevelle Silk is among the rare hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that contains lidocaine, which is used as an anesthetic for reducing the pain/swelling at the time of injecting the gel.

Mentor Corporation is a NYSE-listed company that manufactures and supplies various kinds of medical products in the cosmetics and aesthetic niche, including surgical and non-surgical products. Genzyme Corporation is also a major, global pharmaceuticals brand with an extensive portfolio, including manufacturing and development of various HA-based products. Mentor Corporation is also the sole, global distributor of Prevelle Silk.

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