The cosmetic injectable market has become increasingly competitive, as evidenced by the recent introduction of injectables like Dysport® and Evolence®. Continuing this trend is Hydrelle™, the newest hyaluronic acid (HA) filler available to cosmetic and plastic surgeons. Hydrelle™ was recently featured on the popular TV show The Doctors as the first FDA approved filler to also contain the anesthetic lidocaine, to provide a more comfortable injection.
Like other popular HA fillers such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, and Perlane®, the collagen used in the syringe is made of a substance that occurs naturally in the body and therefore carries a very low risk of allergic reaction. These HA fillers are commonly used in the correction of wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as for the plumping up of lips – with results lasting up to a year. Another benefit of HA fillers over other types of injectables is that hyaluronidase (enzymes that eat away HA) can be used to dissolve the product if the results are not what you expected.