Perlane is an injectable cosmetic dermal filler that is used soften facial wrinkles and folds by restoring volume and fullness to the skin. Made from nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel, Perlane can be used to improve the contour of facial skin, reduce or soften scars, enhance lips and redefine lip borders, fill hollows under the eyes, temporarily lift the eyebrows, augment the chin and fill other facial skin depressions.
How does Perlane work?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in skin, and as women age this substance gets depleted. Perlane supplements the body’s natural supply of hyaluronic acid. Once it is injected into or just under the skin, Perlane attracts and binds water molecules, providing structural support to the skin and helping it maintain volume. Perlane has a three-dimensional structure that enables it to bind water several times its own weight. This property makes the results of Perlane treatment last between six to 12 months, twice longer than the typical results of collagen injections.
Is a skin test needed before treatment?
No. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body and thus does not cause allergies. Since the gel particles in Perlane are biodegradable, they diminish over time with no harmful effects on the body.
What are the differences between Perlane, Restylane® and other injectable fillers?
While hyaluronic acid is a common component of Perlane and Restylane, Perlane has a higher concentration and larger gel particles of the substance. Perlane is more suited for treatment of deeper wrinkles. Because of the higher level of hyaluronic acid, Perlane costs more than Restylane.