Perlane is a hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal filler used to treat wrinkles. After 15 years, Perlane-L, a type of Perlane comprising lidocaine was renamed Restylane Lyft. The FDA also approved another product, Restylane, in 2003.
Perlane and Restylane Lyft both contain a combination of HA and saline that helps add fullness to the skin. These cosmetic dermatology products are meant for adults only.
Suncoast Skin Solutions, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, provides dermal filler treatments to patients in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Sarasota, Central Florida, Florida, and surrounding locations.
In general, HA is considered safe and well-tolerated by patients. The patient may experience some potential side effects at the injection site, such as bruising, pain, and redness. Rare but serious side effects include allergic responses, infection, and scarring.
Only a board-certified and experienced medical doctor should inject Perlane. Perlane injections may be available from a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. The process of administering Perlane is relatively fast, and the patient will not require time off work.
The treatment offers instant but temporary outcomes. The patient may need follow-up treatments within six to nine months of their initial Perlane injections.
How does Perlane work?
Perlane and Restylane Lyft medical spa fillers are based on hyaluronic acid. This creates a voluminizing effect when it is mixed with water and injected into the skin. In addition, these products are strong enough to prevent the disintegration of collagens and enzymes in the skin temporarily.
Consequently, the skin appears fuller in targeted sites leading to a smoother surface. While wrinkles and fine lines do not disappear forever, the patient is likely to experience a reduction in these lines for a few months.
Procedure for Perlane
The doctor will inject the HA solution into the treatment areas using a fine needle. The procedure is minimally painful, but the patient can ask their doctor to apply a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort during the injections.
The patient is free to leave the doctor’s office after the injections are complete. They may even return to work on the same day depending on their comfort level.
Targeted Sites for Perlane
The primary use of Perlane is for the nasolabial folds, which are the wrinkles that run from the mouth corners to the sides of the nose. Perlane may, at times, be used for the lip lines and cheeks as well. However, it is not considered to be an effective lip enhancement treatment.
Restylane Lyft can be used to lift the cheeks. It may also be used for the tiny wrinkles around the mouth.
While Perlane is a long-lasting treatment, the effects slowly wear off over time. The voluminizing effects of Perlane are visible almost immediately after the initial injections. The manufacturer informs that the effects of Perlane sustain for around six months at a time.
The doctor may recommend that the patient undergo a follow-up treatment six to nine months after their initial injections.
After undergoing Perlane injections, the patient does not need to make any major lifestyle changes. But they will need to avoid sun exposure until their skin heals completely. The patient may want to apply cold compresses as required to reduce the inflammation and redness.
Dr. Ewanowski’s skin care clinic receives patients from Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, Sarasota, Central Florida, Florida, and nearby areas for facial filler injections.
SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.