Perlane® is an injectable gel that is specially designed to treat deep facial lines and wrinkles. If you are considering a dermal filler to reduce these signs of aging and restore youthful volume to your face, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gregory T. Mesna. During a consultation, he can help determine whether Perlane® or another dermal filler is right for you.
Like other dermal fillers, Perlane® replaces hyaluronic acid that is lost as we age. But Perlane® is unique because Dr. Mesna applies it deeper into the skin to soften deep-set wrinkles. To learn more about Perlane®, contact our Minneapolis plastic surgery practice today.
How Perlane® Works
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our skin, providing volume and elasticity. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases . As this happens, our skin loses elasticity. Eventually, after years of smiles and other facial expressions, deep lines remain even when our faces are fully relaxed. Perlane® replaced lost hyaluronic acid to rejuvenate the skin. Injected deep beneath lines that occur around the lips, nasolabial folds (lines that extend from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth), eyebrows, and chin, Perlane® restores volume and smoothness to your skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
The actual Perlane® treatment process takes just minutes to complete. Patients usually see full results from Perlane® within a few weeks, and the results can last from six months to more than a year in some cases. We are happy to schedule regular injections of Perlane® at Mesna Plastic Surgery to ensure you maintain your smooth, youthful results.
Because different patients require different amounts of Perlane® to effectively fill deep lines, your consultation with Dr. Mesna is very important. He can determine the appropriate amount of Perlane® needed to achieve your goals.
Perlane® versus Restylane®
Perlane® and Restylane® both use hyaluronic acid to soften lines and wrinkles. However, Restylane® is composed of smaller particles, and is injected at a moderate skin depth to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Perlane®, on the other hand, is composed of larger particles that are injected deep into the skin to treat more pronounced signs of aging.
Who is a Candidate?
Perlane® is a great treatment for almost anyone with deep facial lines that will not likely respond to Restylane® or other shallow-injection dermal fillers. Patients who are allergic to microorganisms and lidocaine, are pregnant or breast-feeding, or have bleeding disorders may not be candidates for Perlane®. Dr. Mesna will take ample time to determine if you are a good candidate for Perlane® or other dermal fillers.
Contact Mesna Plastic Surgery Today
Perlane® can produce outstanding results when used alone. It is also a great treatment to combine with other injectable treatments like JUVÉDERM®, or a plastic surgery procedure like a face lift. If you are considering this or other cosmetic and plastic surgery treatments, contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.