What is Perlane?
Perlane is a dermal filler that is in the family of products by Restylane. It is TGA approved in Australia and FDA approved in the United States. Its primary use is to go into the dermal layer of the skin to correct moderate to severe cold and wrinkles of the face. It is generated by bacteria of the Streptococcus species.
It differs from other dermal fillers, including Restylane, because of the size of the particles as well as the required depth of the injection. It is used for deeper wrinkles, which means that the injection needs to be made deeper into the skin. It is not approved for injection within the lips, but has been approved for injections elsewhere on the face.
The composition of Perlane is bioengineered to include hyaluronic acid gel particles and is non-immunogenic. The three-dimensional gel has the ability to attract and bind to water molecules as it starts to degrade. The volume that is achieved with the injections can last for approximately 6 months. After that, additional injections will be needed in order to maintain the overall appearance.
Lidocaine is included within the injection to help numb the area, and improve the overall experience of the injections. Many people who are concerned with discomfort from dermal fillers will often choose this one simply because it has a fast turnaround process. Of the clinical studies that were conducted, 95% of the patients reported significantly less pain during their treatment when using Perlane.
A doctor who has experience with Perlane should be chosen in order to answer various questions as to the side effects, the overall improvement that can be expected, and whether it is the right dermal filler based upon the type of wrinkle treatment that is being handled.
The overall procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and a person can resume normal activities immediately. There is no down time and the volume and fullness achieved can be compared to cosmetic surgery – without the side effects.
Since Perlane is in the family of Restylane, additional information can be found by learning more about the entire family of products that Restylane has to offer.
Where it Can Be Used
Perlane has been used to treat wrinkles and lines all across the face. While some areas react better to the hyaluronic acid than others, it has been used in such areas as:
- Nasolabial folds
- Frown lines
- Marionette lines
- Corners of moth
- Lip augmentation
The deeper injections can result in a fuller look that is not achieved with other dermal fillers.
Looking at before and after pictures can be an effective way of learning what Perlane is capable of achieving. After a single injection. After the first injection, the appearance will last longer with each following injection. A youthful appearance can be achieved almost immediately following the injections.
The more person knows about dermal fillers, the easier it will be to determine whether Perlane is right for them. There are some differences between Perlane and some of the other fillers due to the larger particle size. It is intended to be injected deeper into the dermal layer – which means working with the doctor that is familiar with this specific filler is critical.
As is common with other dermal fillers, there can be redness, irritation, swelling, and even itching at the site of the injection. This will generally subside within 24 hours and no more than a few days. If there is any tingling or severe allergic reaction at the area, the doctor that injected the filler should be contacted immediately.
Perlane does not contain any kind of animal protein, which minimizes the chance of any kind of allergic reaction. Doctors will not do any kind of allergic testing prior to scheduling an injection. The formulas are biocompatible and the results will last between eight and 10 months prior to a person needing additional injections.
A consultation should be scheduled. If you are considering Perlane as a dermal filler to help address wrinkles and folds. The more you understand about the process and the overall results that can be achieved, the easier it will be to make a decision as to whether it is right for you. You should always choose an approved doctor to handle the injections so that the depth can be achieved and so that there are minimal side effects, if any.
Perlane has been very successful and there are various reviews about the product and how it has helped people to achieve the look that they wanted without considering cosmetic surgery. Before and after pictures can be viewed at the doctor’s office in order to learn more about the anticipated results. Upon completion of the first injection.