Perlane® is an injectable dermal filler used in cosmetic procedures to soften wrinkles and reduce lines and other depressions of the skin. Its natural ingredients and long-lasting results have quickly made Perlane one of the leading cosmetic dermal fillers used today. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, hyaluronic acid-based fillers are the fastest growing non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States. Like other fillers, Perlane is easy, safe and affordable. Perlane is particularly effective in treating deeper lines and wrinkles, as well as fine lines and imperfections.
Perlane can be used on wrinkles and lines across the face. It is especially effective on lines that stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth, known as nasolabial folds. Perlane is commonly used to decrease fine lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead that include crow’s feet, worry lines, frown lines and smile lines. It can also be used to enhance and augment the lips or chin, fill cheek depressions, redefine lip borders, soften acne or other facial scars and improve other facial depressions. Less commonly, it can also be used to fill hollows under the eyes, create a temporary eyebrow lift and soften the appearance of jowls. Most patients reach their desired results with just one injection, however some required more than one.
A good candidate for Perlane may be anyone in New York or New Jersey wanting to enhance their appearance by decreasing wrinkles and lines across their lips, mouth, nose, or forehead. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with Perlane are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
Perlane can also be used with other products, such as Restylane and BOTOX® Cosmetic. It differs from Botox in that Botox is a drug that helps to relax facial muscles. Perlane often serves as an ideal “middle layer” between other products for use in deep folds.
Most injections are done within 30-45 minutes. The procedure is performed with a very fine needle. Pain is minimal, but a local or topical anesthesia may be used if requested by the patient. The procedure is performed by physicians or nurse practitioners who are experienced in dermal filling. It requires no special care following the procedure.
No special care is required after a Perlane procedure. While Perlane is not permanent, it is long lasting and safe. The effects of Perlane are visible immediately and usually last six to eight months. The actual length of the results depends on the patient’s skin, lifestyle and age, but tends to be longer than most other dermal fillers. Repeat sessions are needed once or twice a year, but are short and simple. Because there are no animal products and allergy testing is not necessary, there is no waiting period and procedures can be performed right away.
Side effects of Perlane are minimal. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, allergic reactions are extremely rare. Slight swelling, redness, itching or bruising can occur, but usually subsides after a few weeks. Patients can return to work and engage in normal activities immediately after the procedure.
To learn more about how Perlane can help you achieve the refreshed and youthful look you’ve been wanting, contact Dr. Fiorillo online or by calling 866-537-0954 to schedule a consultation at one of his three locations in New York and New Jersey.