Perlane: Benefits and risks of this filler

Cosmetic procedures


Perlane, or better known as Perlane injectable get or Restylane Lyft, is a cosmetic filler than has hyaluronic acid as active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found in humans. Hyaluronic acid gives your skin volume and elasticity. However as the skin ages, it your hyaluronic acid levels drop. The result of that is that you will lose skin and the skin will start to wrinkle. By injecting Perlane into the skin will plump the skin up, adding volume to the cheeks, temples, chin and jawline.

The benefit of this product, Perlane to resylane gel is that it contains larger particles that allows for a better filling of deeper depressions.

While all three fillers contain gel particles suspended in hyaluronic acid the particles of gel in Perlane are larger in diameter. The benefit of the larger gel particles in Perlane is that they can be placed via injection deeper into the dermal layer. This is important to the results of treatment because of our skin structure. It is the base layers of skin that provide support for the surface of our face.

Perlane can be used for:

Perlane injections are used for moderate-to-severe lines around the lips, nose, mouth and forehead. It is also used to volumize the temples, cheeks, jaw and chin.

Common uses for Perlane filler include:

  • Wrinkle correction
  • Diminishing worry lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, marionette lines at corners of the mouth, and smoker’s lines
  • Lip enhancement
  • Reducing the severity of nasolabial folds
  • Chin augmentation
  • Filling cheek depressions
  • Redefining lip border
  • Softening acne scars

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Other, less common, uses for Perlane filler include:

  • Filling hollows under the eyes
  • Creating a temporary eyebrow lift
  • Correcting facial depressions caused by fat loss
  • Softening the appearance of jowls
  • Benefits of Perlane

There are many benefits of Perlane cosmetic injection treatments. Perlane is a popular dermal filler for deeper folds and wrinkles, lip enhancement, facial depressions, and facial scarring. It can be used in both men and women. Perlane is biodegradable so its effects are not permanent and the results of the filler treatment tend to last six months to a year. Other benefits of Perlane treatment includes:

Scientifically proven to be safe and effective

  • Scientifically proven to be safe and effective.
  • FDA approved for deeper wrinkle corrections.
  • Has been used throughout the world safely by doctors since the year 2000.
  • Contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid available.
  • Supplements the body’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid, which becomes depleted with age.
  • Requires no pre-testing.
  • Biodegradable so its effects are not permanent.
  • Effective around the mouth, eyes, cheek nose & chin.
  • Can fill small facial & hand bone defects.

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The Perlane Procedure: What to Expect

You will need to meet your doctor for a consultation whereby your wishes and concerns should be discussed. It might be that the process of injecting Perlane into the skin might not solve your problem, or not be the right procedure for your issues. Your doctor can then suggest alternatives such as fat injects, a brow lift, Botox injections or a chemical peel.

During the consult, if you are going to have this treatment done, then your doctor will outline your treatment plan. This treatment plans begins with a procedure in the doctor’s rooms. The process of the procedure will take around 20 minutes to complete. But the length of the procedure will depend on the amount of syringes that is needed.

You will be able to leave after the procedure once you feel fine to do so. But you need to avoid any strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for 24 hours. Normal activities you can do. Your recovery will take around 3 to 5 days. But you need to return for a follow-up visit between 7 to 14 days post the procedure. During this follow-up visit you will be assessed to see if there aren’t any side effects or other problems after the procedure.

For greater patient comfort, Perlane-L includes lidocaine in its formulation to decrease the amount of pain felt during the injections

Perlane injections are associated with some minor side effects, including pain, redness, swelling, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the site of the injections. These side effects should go away within a day or two.