Vince Bertucci, MD, FRCPC: Bertucci MedSpa

26Whether you have had a dermal filler treatment in the past or are curious to try one for the first time, you will likely benefit from the addition of 0.3% lidocaine to the world’s #1 selling dermal fillers; Restylane and Perlane. This June 2010 Medicis will launch the latest additions to the Restylane family of products that will now contain lidocaine—a numbing medication similar to Novocaine. Adding this numbing agent will dramatically reduce patient discomfort during and following filler procedures. In fact, treatments that might have otherwise required a full dental block (direct numbing of a facial nerve) can now be done safely and comfortably with the new filler alone.

But what about the needle itself? Many men and women would love to lessent the appearance of their deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, marionette lines and tear troughs or enhance their lips with a filler procedure. However they also shy away because of fear of the needle. Thanks to the unique benefits of Medicis’new ‘Terumo Thin Wall’ needle, now even the needle will be a fear of the past.

I spoke to Dr. Bertucci, board-certified dermatologist and skin surgeon and Dr. Madronich, board-certified plastic surgeon, both prominent cosmetic physicians in the GTA, about the new lidocaine-added formulation, the new re-designed needle and the advantages of using Resylane-L and Perlane-L to reduce their patients’ discomfort.

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