New dermal filler offers less discomfort for patients

02/3/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

The FDA has approved a new dermal filler that contains enough lidocaine to provide nearly instantaneous numbing for patients getting facial wrinkles and folds filled. "Before the introduction of Juvederm XC, it often took up to 30 minutes for an anesthetic block to take effect," clinical investigator Dr. Charles Boyd said. The product has a similar safety profile as its predecessor Juvederm.

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