Perlane was approved by the FDA in May of 2007 for soft tissue augmentation of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. Perlane is in the same family as Restylane, with a larger particle size. Because of its larger hyaluronic acid particle size, Perlane is injected into deeper folds than Restylane. It is most commonly used in the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and for augmentation of the cheeks.
If you are interested in Perlane and how it may work for you, give our Naples office a call at (239) 594-9100, or e-mail us to set up an appointment at The Aesthetic Surgery Center to discuss this exciting advancement in wrinkle treatment.
How do I choose the injectable filler that is right for me?
Making the right choice of injectable filler is an essential factor in the success of your procedure. Each variety of filler offers a different consistency and range of uses. Many will treat wrinkles, folds, and facial depressions, as well as add volume to the lips, chin, and cheeks. Some injectable fillers have specialty uses and a varying range of depth that it will work to correct the signs of aging. Luckily, choosing the right filler agent is a decision for one of the Plastic Surgeons at the Aesthetic Surgery Center. During your injectable consultation, your needs will be assessed to help determine which treatment is best, whether it is ArteFill, Restylane, Radiesse, and more. Sometimes a combination of fillers can be used together to achieve the optimal results in the different portions of your face.
How long does Perlane last?
Although the results of your Perlane treatment are temporary, how long they last will depend on where you have received your injections. Typically, treatments in the cheekbones last up to a year, while injections in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines will last more like six to nine months.
Is Perlane safe?
Approved by the FDA in May 2007, Perlane is an injectable filler composed of hyaluronic acid, designed to augment soft tissue to correct facial folds and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a biocompatible substance that naturally occurs in the human body, so it can be broken down and processed without issue. Perlane is made by the manufacturer of Restylane.
Do Perlane injections hurt?
All injectable treatments can cause some mild pain at the injection site. Many patients describe this pain as similar to the sensation of a bug bite. Before and after your injection, your plastic surgeon will take measures to minimize your discomfort, often with the use of lidocaine to numb the area.
What are the side effects of Perlane?
Perlane itself does not carry any specific side effects, but patients may experience the general side effects of injectable treatments. These may include some slight bruising, swelling, and pain at the treatment site. Following treatment, your symptoms should last only a few days at most before they subside. Your surgeon might use ice, a topical anesthetic cream, or a lidocaine nerve block during your treatment in order to reduce your chances of pain, bruising, and swelling.
What problems will Perlane correct?
Perlane is a hyaluronic acid filler in the same family as Restylane, although it has a larger particle size. This makes Perlane an ideal treatment for specific concerns, such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and cheek augmentation. Discuss these and other treatment options with your plastic surgeon during your consultation.
When will I see my Perlane results?
The first signs of your Perlane treatments will be visible immediately, although they may be a bit obscured by the initial swelling. Your complete results will emerge as your treatment area heals and the Perlane formula settles.
What’s the right age to receive Perlane treatments?
There is no specific age requirement to have Perlane treatments. Your plastic surgeon will determine your eligibility based on the presence and degree of lines, folds, and depressions. Because these common signs of aging can also be hereditary, facial fillers like Perlane can help patients as young as 30 reverse these effects.
Who will perform my Perlane treatment?
Your Perlane treatments are administered at the Aesthetic Surgery Center by a licensed plastic surgeon. Each surgeon has the skill and aesthetic training required to provide patients with three-dimensional volumetric enhancement.
Can I receive Perlane treatments on the same day as my consultation?
It is possible to have your first injections performed immediately after your consultation. To do so, call the Aesthetic Surgery Center for an appointment with one of our plastic surgeons and mention these intentions. Specify whether you intend to begin your treatments that day or at a later time and your appointment will be scheduled accordingly.