Perlane® injections are an FDA-approved, non-surgical way to smooth facial skin. This treatment uses hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally within your body. During the aging process, less hyaluronic acid is produced, and Perlane helps to treat this condition. Perlane may also be used to enhance lip volume.
Why Undergo Perlane Treatment?
- Perlane is designed for smoothing of deep facial wrinkles, lines and folds due to aging or stress. This is accomplished through injections of hyaluronic acid gel.
- In some cases, Perlane can be used for augmentation of facial features, such as the lips or cheeks.
- Facial balance can also be enhanced if Dr. Bharti recommends Perlane for non-surgical rhinoplasty or facial augmentation.
Your Perlane Treatment with Dr. BhartiAt your initial consultation, Dr. Bharti will determine if Perlane will provide the proper treatment for your situation. He will also identify the best injection sites. Multiple sites may be required for each treatment location.
Injection sites are cleaned with antiseptic. The injections are made just below the skin using an ultra-thin needle. In some cases, topical or local anesthetic can be administered.
Dr. Bharti will often smooth the injected material following injection. The injections generally take about 30 minutes.
What To Expect After Treatment
Normal activity may generally be resumed immediately following injection of the material. Perlane treatment may often be done as part of a normal day's schedule.
There may be some slight swelling or bruising right after the procedure. This may be slightly increased for lip augmentation injections. In most cases, these effects diminish in a few days.
The results of Perlane injection should be immediately visible, and improve as swelling decreases. They should reach their final appearance in a few days, and last for six to 12 months. Subsequent injections may provide longer-lasting results.
In addition to Perlane, we offer many other injectable products, including Restylane, Juvederm® and Sculptra®.
Botulinum toxin injections such as Botox® and Dysport® may diminish facial wrinkles as well. These products relax facial muscles, smoothing stress and age lines.