Some people definitely do not look their age. While some people look far younger than they actually are, there are those who actually look much older than they actually are as well. The former category might look the way that they do because of proper nutrition or good genetics. The latter category could age faster because of exposure to the sun, smoking, or poor genetics.
Whatever the source of their wrinkles, medical technology has come up with various procedures such as Perlane to counteract the affects of aging. What does this mean? Perlane, as well as Restylane and other different types of injections, act as a dermal filler. This basically means that the skin structure is filled out because of the hyaluronic acid cosmetic filler.
There are actually two types of dermal filler. The first category, which Perlane fits into, lasts for only a specific period of time. This filler binds together the skin cells that provide moisture, thus giving the skin the fuller look that was depleted because of the wrinkles. The second type of dermal filler is considered permanent, and is injected deep into the skin in the form of a suspended liquid gel.
When it comes to Perlane, one of the first things that a person who is interested in having the procedure done will probably ask is whether or not the injections are safe. The answer to that question is that yes, as of 2007 the United States Federal Drug Administration approved the use of these injections.
Another question that people might ask in regard to these kinds of injections is who would be the right candidate for them. The best candidates for this kind of procedure are those who have facial folds that are mild to moderate, and wrinkles or fine lines. These kinds of injections can also be used for smoothing general creases in the face, making bony hands appear softer, and enhancing lips.
Before the procedure itself can be done, the first thing that the prospective patient will need to do is schedule a consultation with a doctor (usually a dermatologist) who is fully certified, and has many excellent, verifiable testimonials. The dermatologist will discuss the technical aspects of the procedure, and the patient has the opportunity to ask additional questions.
When it comes to the procedure itself, the first thing that happens is that the area that is going to be requiring the injections is cleansed with swabs of alcohol. Once that has been completed, a topical anesthetic cream will be applied to the area for the comfort of the patient. The dermatologist will then have to wait for the anesthetic to take effect.
With the area sufficiently numbed, the injections can then take place. During each injection, the chances are good that the dermatologist will massage the area so that the best possible results are achieved. When the injections are over, the patient will be given an ice pack for additional soothing. The results are immediate, and will last anywhere from six to twelve months.