Perlane is a dermal filler product that uses hyaluronic acid to fill in wrinkles and enhance facial features. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the human body, making Perlane a completely natural product. The long-lasting gel works as a supplement to the body’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid. Perlane is typically used for eliminating deep wrinkles and fine lines, enhancing the lips and chin, filling in depressions in the cheek area, redefining the border of the lips, softening acne scars and correcting the hollows around the eyes.

What happens during the Perlane treatment?
Because Perlane is an all-natural product, patients do not have to be tested for allergic reactions to the product. Perlane causes minimal pain; the physician may apply a local anesthesia before the injections. During the procedure, the Perlane gel is injected with a very fine needle. The session lasts 30 to 45 minutes. The Perlane injection adds volume to the treatment area. The increased volume is not permanent, and patients will typically need to be treated every six to nine months. Patients have noticeable improvements after four to eight months.

When can normal activities be resumed after the Perlane treatment?
Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the Perlane treatment.

Is there any pain after having a Perlane treatment?
Perlane is a safe procedure, but there are risks associated with any procedure. Some patients may experience swelling, redness, bruising and discomfort after treatment, but these side effects usually subside within a few days. Although rare, Perlane carries a risk of infection, bleeding or allergic reaction. Choosing a qualified physician for your Perlane treatment can greatly minimize the occurrence of complications.