Perlane® is an injectable cosmetic dermal filler that has been used to soften wrinkles and facial folds of patients across the world. It is also a popular filler for lip augmentation, facial depressions, and facial scarring.
Perlane® is made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel. This means that Perlane® contains no animal products. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin and other tissue, there is no need for a skin test when using Perlane® filler.
The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® supplements the body’s natural supply, which becomes depleted with age. Perlane® is biodegradable so its effects are not permanent. The results of a Perlane® filler treatment tend to last six months to a year. This is much longer than the typical results of collagen injections, which may only last three to six months.
Perlane® can be used in conjunction with BOTOX® Cosmetic, which neutralizes the muscles that create wrinkles, but Perlane® simply reduces the visibility of wrinkles and folds.
Perlane® is primarily the same product as Restylane®, but Perlane® filler contains a larger concentration of hyaluronic acid. Because of this higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, Perlane® is usually used for larger folds, while Restylane® is better suited for smaller wrinkles or to maintain the results of a previous Perlane® injection.
We remain innovative injectors of the hyaluronic acids and not only published the first papers in the U.S. literature to instruct other physicians about these fillers, but we were also the practice that first identified the appropriate use of the enzyme hyaluronidase which can be used to immediately dissolve these fillers, if needed.
With age, trauma, and disease, our faces lose structural support and volume, leaving us with hollows and sagging bulges. Whereas the botulinum toxins help relax dyanmic lines and wrinkles that first appear with facial movement, the dermal fillers fill in hollow areas and can camouflage some bulges.
Our practice began using the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers (HADFs) in 2003 when they available only in Europe and Canada. Since then, we have performed over 10,000 treatments, making us among the most experienced physician-injectors in this part of the country. In fact, it was our practice’s discovery and publication of the enzyme that rapidly and safely dissolves these materials that helped catapult them to the very top of the list of cosmetic procedures performed every year, right behind the botulinum toxins.
The HADFs are safer than collagens and require no sensitivity testing.
The HADFs remain the only instantly reversible dermal fillers available.
Currently, a wide range of HADFs are available and in our practice we take full advantage of the different properties of all of these fillers to create a complex facial sculpting, combining soft pads with more rigid support, as needed. Our goal is to maintain and enhance each person’s natural appearance, while blunting the ravages of time. Every HADF treatment is customized not only for each person, but with each treatment to adapt to the changing needs of every face.
Perlane Procedures in Houston, The Woodlands, Pensacola, and Destin
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