Perlane: Everything You Need to Know

Perlane is injectable cosmetic dermal filler that has been used to soften wrinkles and facial lines of individuals. It is also a popular filler for lip augmentation, facial depressions, and facial scarring. It can be used in both sexes.

What is Perlane made of?

Perlane is made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel. Perlane is a non animal product and does not pose any risk of allergies. Hyaluronic acid is a resilient chemical and can easily adjust and mold to the facial contours. Unlike other dermal fillers, no prior skin testing is required prior to the injection of Perlane.

How does Perlane work?

The hyaluronic acid in Perlane augments the body's natural supply, which has become depleted with age. The injected Perlane fills up scars, lines and wrinkles on the face. Perlane is not a permanent product and is broken down in the body. At most, the wrinkle free face remains for about 6-8 months after injection of Perlane. This is a much longer period than any of the currently available temporary dermal fillers.

What is advantage of Perlane?

Collagen injections, once very popular, are now obsolete in most cosmetic clinic. The availability of better, safer and longer lasting products have entirely replaced collagen. Perlane not only is much safer but also lasts longer than collagen as a dermal filler.

Can Perlane be used with other products?

Yes, Perlane can be combined with other cosmetic products such as Botox.

What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated with Perlane?

Perlane injections can be used to improve the contour of facial skin, decrease unsightly wrinkles, and reduce fine lines around the nose, folds, scars, and other facial skin depressions.

What conditions can Perlane be used to treat?

  • wrinkles on the face
  • decrease fine lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead
  • lip enhancement
  • improve the crease lines around the nasolabial area
  • Chin and lip augmentation
  • Filling cheek depressions
  • Redefining lip border
  • Softening acne scars
  • Correct the hollows around the eyes
  • Improve facial depressions

When can one see the effects of Perlane injection?

The Benefits of Perlane treatments are usually noticeable after 4-8 months. Areas around the lips and chin may require more frequent touch up every 4-6 months, whereas other areas of the face may remain wrinkle free for 6-8 months.

What is the advantage of Perlane?

The big advantage of Perlane is that it is a non-permanent and natural treatment. The chemical contains a natural bodily chemical which fills up the skin like normal tissues. The modeling and contouring effects appear natural.

How long is a treatment?

Perlane injections do not take long. Most injections can be performed within 30-45 minutes. The injections are usually done in a clinic or a spa.

Is there any allergic test required?

Unlike injection of collagen there is no allergic testing required before injection. The product in Perlane is non animal and has no allergic tendencies.

How long does Perlane last?

The effects of Perlane last twice as long as collagen- up to 6-8 months.

Does one need additional treatments?

Yes, Perlane is not permanent and repeat injections are required to maintain the wrinkle free face. Most individuals will require a repeat session once a year. If treatment is stopped, the wrinkles will re appear.

Is the injection painful?

Most individuals do not like needles but there is minimal pain associated with injection of Perlane. For those who are anxious about needles, the physician can apply a topical local anesthetic 20 minutes prior to the injections.

What are Side Effects perlane?

Perlane is generally a safe product. Because it is made up of hyaluronic acid (Which is also a normal component of the human nobody) the skin does not react adversely to the product. Reports of allergy or granuloma formation are rare.

What side effects have been reported with Perlane?

Studies from Europe where the product has been widely used indicate that side effects are rare. The most common side effects have been temporary redness, swelling, itching or tenderness. These side effects usually resolve in a few weeks.

What is the difference between Perlane and Restylane?

The major difference is that Perlane is a large molecule compared to Restylane, because it contains more hyaluronic acid molecules. This means that Perlane can easily fill in deep skin wrinkles, scars, and creases better than restylane. Restylane on the other hand can be used to treat the finer lines in fair skinned people.

Who performs the treatment?

Perlane injections can be performed by either physicians or nurse practitioners who are experienced in the field of dermal filler. Most nurses and physicians have had relevant training required to ensure that they perform the procedure with due care.

Who should do my procedure?

Because of the technical expertise required to do this procedure, without any mistakes, one should take care and select a board certified physician who is familiar with the technique and skillful. One should always ask if the physician is aware of the product and has undergone a training program with fillers. When there is easy money to be made, there is a bandwagon of people rushing to-do this procedure. So buyer beware whom you choose as your surgeon.

What is the cost of Perlane?

The cost is variable but each session may start off at $500 - $900. Perlane is more expensive than Restylane because of the less animal content of Perlane.

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