Barrigel is the first commercially available hyaluronic acid prostate spacer. It is a next-generation prostate spacer made from Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid, known as NASHA®. NASHA has a long history of safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility in a wide variety of medical applications, including paediatric medicine. It is a well-known technology in aesthetic markets as a dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective.1,2 NASHA has been used in over 40-million treatments globally across all approved indications.3
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally present in the human body. Barrigel is fully absorbable by the body, it is a biocompatible alternative to hydrogel spacers.
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