What Is Perlane®?
Perlane® is a gel-like substance that is made of hyaluronic acid. The filler is used to add volume and fullness to the facial area. Injected beneath the skin, the dermal substance corrects wrinkles, scarring, and depressions. The gel is thicker in composition. Therefore, it provides more structure and supplies more lift and volume than other hyaluronic fillers, such as Restylane®.
Where Is the Filler Administered?
Perlane® can be applied anywhere to the facial area but is typically used to treat deeper wrinkles. The substance is frequently used to diminish the look of smile lines (nasolabial folds), lines at the corner of the mouth (marionette lines), or hollow grooves just beneath the eyes (called tear trough deformities). The substance is also used to correct prejowl depressions and nasojugal grooves (or hollows in the cheeks).
Are Treatments Uncomfortable?
No, treatments are not uncomfortable. A numbing medicine is already combined with the filler.
Are the Results Instant?
Treatment results can be seen as soon as the injectable is used.
How Long Does a Treatment Session Last?
Depending on the work that needs to be done, treatments can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. A follow-up appointment is generally scheduled about two weeks after the therapy.
What About After Care?
Ice packs should be applied to the injection site for a day following the treatment. Phoenix and Scottsdale patients are also instructed to keep their head elevated while at rest and to avoid strenuous activities for about a week.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Phoenix and Scottsdale patients had results last about a year.
Am I the Right Candidate for Perlane®?
If you are in good health and have deeper wrinkles or lines, then Perlane® may be the right treatment option for you.
To schedule a consultation for Perlane with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.