What is Perlane®?
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 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.
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 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.