Are you ready to reclaim your youthful looks in a relatively painless and cost-effective way? Consider a Perlane dermal filler treatment in Beverly Hills at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center. As you age, your body gradually loses its supply of hyaluronic acid, an important natural substance found in your connective tissues. Perlane dermal filler is a dense injectable hyaluronic acid gel product that restores lost volume and fullness to your skin in order to soften the look of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles resulting from hyaluronic acid depletion. Treatment with Perlane and other injectable dermal fillers can restore a youthful and healthy appearance to your face and skin. Perlane manufacturer, Galderma, also produces the Restylane family of injectable dermal fillers. The gel particles contained in Perlane are larger than the ones in Restylane, so Perlane has a greater ability to lift and fill injection areas that need a denser formula. As with other dermal fillers, the results of Perlane are not permanent.
Common Perlane Uses
Perlane treatments are used to reduce the appearance of deep facial wrinkles, mild to moderate creases around the lips, sunken or hollow cheeks and pronounced nasolabial folds. They can also alter or enhance the shape of your chin, jawline or cheeks, add volume or size to your lips, and fill depressed scars such as those caused by acne or chickenpox. Off-label uses for Perlane include plumping eyebrows, smoothing out hollows under the eyes and defining the curve of the upper lip.
The Perlane Injection Procedure
Before administering the injection, one of our licensed injectors will identify all treatment areas and cleanse your skin with an antiseptic solution. A topical anesthetic may be applied to prevent pain if you are not receiving Perlane with lidocaine. The product is injected to a predefined specific depth using a serial puncture or linear threading injection technique. After the injection, the treatment area may be gently massaged.
PERLANE FREQUENTLY ASKED
1. HOW DOES PERLANE WORK?
Perlane and other injectable dermal fillers work by replacing hyaluronic acid lost during the process of normal aging and exposure to radiation. Perlane effects are specifically due to three-dimensional hyaluronic acid gel particles binding to water molecules while they are degrading; this helps to maintain a higher level of skin volume for several months. Clinical studies involving Perlane found that up to 92 percent of patients reported improvement in facial wrinkle appearance after three months. After six months, up to 71 percent reported continued improvement.
2. HOW IS PERLANE ADMINISTERED?
Perlane is administered through a series of small injections into targeted treatment areas. The product is injected under the skin using a fine, sterile needle chosen by the certified injector. For the best results, the product should only be administered by a licensed injection specialist who has experience with injectable dermal fillers.
3. WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR PERLANE?
If you are an adult who wishes to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines, you are a potential candidate for Perlane treatment. Dermal fillers are appropriate for cosmetic use in both males and females. However, some pre-existing medical conditions could disqualify you from receiving the treatment. It is important to schedule a professional consultation to determine if injectable dermal fillers will be a safe and effective option.
4. IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Perlane injections produce minimal pain, but patients with a fear of pain or needles may benefit from the application of a topical anesthetic about 20 minutes before the procedure to produce numbness. The Perlane-L formula contains lidocaine, a topical anesthetic often used to relieve pain caused by dental procedures. The effects of lidocaine may last for several hours. When Perlane with lidocaine is used, post-injection pain is markedly reduced. Mild bruising or soreness occurring after an injection is possible, but this is temporary.
5. HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?
Perlane results can be seen immediately following an injection and will also continue to develop over a period of several months. Repeated injections are usually needed to achieve and maintain the desired results. If you are not pleased with the results of your treatment, a substance called hyaluronidase can be injected to dissolve the dermal filler, and reverse its effects.
6. HOW LONG DOES PERLANE LAST?
The results obtained by Perlane are not permanent, although the product is indicated to last 12 months. They typically last between six and 12 months, depending on the patient, which is a much longer period than most other temporary dermal fillers currently available. Repeated injections or touch-ups are needed to maintain the results of an initial treatment. You may require an additional session once per year. If you stop receiving Perlane treatment, your wrinkles will reappear.
7. WILL PERLANE TREATMENTS REQUIRE DOWNTIME?
A specific rest and recovery period is generally not required after a Perlane injection. If you feel well, you may resume most of your normal activities after treatment. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol consumption and sun exposure for 24 hours. Perlane aftercare includes avoidance of extreme heat and the application of ice if swelling or pain occurs. Excessive redness or swelling that lasts more than several days should be reported to your certified injector. If you have stopped taking blood thinners in order to have a dermal filler injection, under the guidance and supervision of your primary care physician, you may resume taking them 24 hours after the procedure. You should wait at least four hours before applying makeup to the treated areas.
8. HOW MUCH DOES PERLANE COST?
Perlane costs vary by clinic or facility, and medical insurance typically does not cover them because injection of dermal fillers is considered a cosmetic procedure. If your out-of-pocket costs for Perlane are too high for your budget, contact us about financing options available. It’s important, however, to be careful about choosing your aesthetic provider based on cost alone. Providers who offer deep discounts or lower prices for their injectables are often inexperienced. Remember to focus on value over price; this is, after all, your face.