The skin on the face is often the first to show visible signs of aging, as the natural production of collagen slows down over time and gravity takes its toll on the loose skin. Over time, many people see the development of facial folds and deeper wrinkles, especially in the area between the nose and the corners of the mouth. These more dramatic signs of aging can now be treated with Perlane®, an FDA-approved dermal filler injection that can smoothen moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles and add youthful volume and smoothness to your face.
What is Perlane®
Perlane® is a clear gel formulation in the Restylane® family of products. Like Restylane®, Perlane is also composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in younger skin that keeps the skin full and hydrated. What differentiates Perlane® from Restylane® is the size of the particles and the depth of injection, which makes Perlane® better suited to treat more severe signs of aging. Perlane® is designed to attract and bind water molecules, which helps the skin to maintain volume over time. The particles in Perlane® are specifically designed to delay the body’s natural efforts to break them down. Results will continue to develop for several months after the initial procedure, ensuring long-lasting results*.
When Can You See Results
Many patients see immediate results from Perlane® after just one injection, and the treatment does not require any downtime for recovery, unlike a traditional facelift or other surgical procedure*. Perlane® is injected into the skin with a very fine needle, so although the procedure is minimally invasive, local anesthesia may be an option to consider.
Common Side Effects
Mild side effects such as skin discoloration, swelling, redness, and itching are common immediately after the procedure, but these symptoms typically last less than a week as the injection site heals*.
Perlane® should not be used by people with:
- Severe allergies, specifically to gram-positive bacteria
- Bleeding disorders
It is also not yet approved for treating lips, for nursing mothers, or for people under 18 or over 65 years of age.
Perlane As a Wrinkle Solution
Like Restylane®, Perlane® is not a permanent solution for wrinkles or other signs of aging. Because Perlane® mimics the effects of the body’s own hyaluronic acid, the body is able to absorb and distribute it the same way, ensuring great looking results*. But for the same reason, the hyaluronic acid in Perlane® is gradually broken down and released by the body over time, just like natural hyaluronic acid. Effects from a Perlane® treatment typically last around six months. The frequency of follow-up treatments is up to the discretion of the patient and the doctor.
Schedule Your Perlane Consultation with Dr. Frank
If you think Perlane® might be the right solution for you, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank at the AAAHC-accredited 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center today. Dr. Frank has extensive experience with Perlane® and other dermal fillers, and can help you determine if Perlane® is the right solution to help you reach your anti-aging goals. Now you can laugh freely again, without worrying about the lines!
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