Perlane is a hyaluronic acid filler made by the makers of Restylane. As a hyaluronic acid filler, Perlane is designed to bind to water molecules. The results of this natural attraction lead to plumping and a marked increase in volume in the treatment area. Perlane may be used in similar ways as its sister filler, Restylane, reducing the appearance of folds between the nose and the corners of the mouth or adding volume to the cheeks. Because this product is derived from a naturally occurring, non-animal substance, there is virtually no risk of allergic response.
If Restylane and other fillers are also based on hyaluronic acid, why might one choose treatment with Perlane? This is a common question among patients of our Arlington, VA and Stafford, VA practices. There are minute differences in the characteristics of the various dermal fillers on the market, which set them apart from one another. In the case of Perlane, the difference lies in consistency. Perlane is made with larger microspheres in a gel solution, making it a denser product for deeper applications. Examples of Perlane’s applications include larger areas of concern such as adding fullness to the cheeks or volumizing the lips rather than just filling lines around them.
Perlane may also be used to:
- Increase volume in the chin area
- Add definition to the jawline
- Reduce the appearance of jowls
- Soften the appearance of hollowing beneath the eyes
Perlane may be used as the primary treatment, or in conjunction with wrinkle-reducers like Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin. Applied with great precision by fellowship trained, board certified dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Neal, results of treatment are beautiful and can last up to a year. With periodic touch up treatments, your appearance may remain as vibrant and youthful as you feel on the inside.
The human body readily accepts hyaluronic acid, so there is a low risk for adverse effects. The most common side effects of treatment include temporary swelling and redness, with some people developing slight bruising around the injection sites. These effects last only a day or two at the most.
When addressing the signs of aging, it is important to consult a trained, experienced physician in order to achieve results you will love. Treat yourself to pampering. Contact Washington Dermatology Consultants for your visit with Dr. Neal.