Similar Treatments and Alternatives for Prevelle Silk

Prevelle Silk is a popular dermal filler that can be used in a wide range of patients. The treatment uses hyaluronic acid, which is a common filler used in several other cosmetic treatments. If you are interested in similar treatments and alternatives for Prevelle Silk, you can look into a few options such as Juvederm®, Restylane, Perlane, Zyderm or Zyplast.

Fillers with Hyaluronic Acid

Dermal fillers that use hyaluroic acid are frequently used in today’s cosmetic treatments, due to the fact that it is well tolerated by a wide range of patients and will give minimal downtime and durable results.

Common dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid include:

  • Juvederm®, which has a similar formula to Prevelle Silk
  • Restylane
  • Perlane

The difference between these dermal fillers that all contain hyaluronic acid is the size of the particles. Perlane is the dermal filler with the largest particles. For this reason, this treatment may be more painful, but may have more durable results (approximately 12 months). The needle used should be larger, so the puncture points will be larger and may be visible for longer.

Juverderm® may have results that last up till 12 months, while Restylane may only last for up to 6 months.

Collagen Based Dermal Fillers

In addition to hyaluronic dermal fillers, collagen based fillers are the most commonly used, due to their effectiveness. There are a few dermal filler cosmetic treatments that use collagen such as:

  • Zyderm
  • Zyplast
  • Cosmoderm
  • Cosmoplast

These dermal fillers may be categorized according to their type of collagen. Zyderm and Zyplast employ bovine collagen, while Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast use synthetically created human collagen.

Bvine collagne is considered less durable and is less and less used by dermatologists and dermal filler specialists. This is also due to the fact that some people may be allergic to these compounds and testing is needed prior to administering the dermal fillers.

The synthetically created human collagen is similar to the human collagen and is not likely to cause allergic reactions, so no testing is required. All types of collagen based dermal filler last on average 3 to 6 months, so are less advantageous when compared to hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers. However, dermal fillers based on collagen are less expensive than the hyaluronic acid based compounds.

Face Lift

If you are getting the Prevelle Silk treatment to iron out a few wrinkles on your face, you can opt for a more invasive treatment: a face lift. This procedure involves surgery, but will have longer lasting effects. The treatment will tighten the skin by removing excess skin.

The cost of a face lift is higher than the cost of a Prevelle Silk treatment, but may be more advantageous in the long run. The face lift is performed once and the effects will be visible for a number of years. The effects of Prevelle Silk will only last for 6 to 12 months and the procedure will have to be repeated periodically.

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