The field of cosmetic injectables continues to get more complicated as the newest filler, Evolence, is set to make its widespread debut in the United States.
Evolence is a type of injectable collagen made from pig tissue. It's FDA approved as of July 2008 for the improvement of nasolabial folds, or the deep wrinkles that extend between the nose to the corners of the mouth. It's not recommended for the lips. The results appear to last six months or more according to most articles. The big selling point is the reported lack of bruising or swelling which accompanies its injection.
I don't have experience with this product yet, but have been invited to become trained in it. The cosmetic market is full of so many fillers nowadays, some I use (Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Sculptra) and some I don't (Artefill, Radiesse, Captique, Hylaform). Time will tell if this one is all it's hyped to be.
My problem with ALL of these fillers is the cost per syringe. The average person has a hard time spending $500-$1000 per treatment, especially in this terrible economy. If a company could market a filler that lasts a year but costs only $100 per syringe all the other ones would go out of business. I'd buy that one!
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I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.