Perlane® at SilkeySkinMD
The aging process is not always kind to the skin. Add to this the years of stress, illness, chemical exposure, weight fluctuations, and genetics, the skin can begin to lose its firmness and elasticity. Fine lines and deep creases can develop around the eyes and around the mouth. Fatty deposits, that give the face its healthy structure, can also begin to decrease, giving the eyes and cheeks a hollow appearance. While there is no way to actually turn back time, SilkeySkinMD does offer patients a solution – Perlane.
Perlane is used to treat moderate to deep lines and to restore lost facial volume. Composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance in the skin, Perlane triggers the body’s production of collagen. Injected just below the skin’s surface, Perlane plumps cells to smooth and sculpt tissues.
Perlane can successfully treat:
- Nasolabial Folds (between the nose and mouth)
- Lip Lines (Smoker’s Lines)
- Scars from acne and trauma
- Lost volume under the eyes and cheeks
- Thinning lips
The Ideal Candidate for Perlane
Perlane injections can be beneficial for both men and women; anyone unhappy with the appearance of fine lines and sagging facial tissues that come with age. Generally, SilkeySkinMD recommends patients be in good health, understand the dermal filler process, and hold realistic expectations for the Perlane results. As the dermal filler is safe for all skin types and ethnicities, Perlane can be an excellent choice for a variety of patients. At the pre-treatment consultation, it will be determined if Perlane is right for an individual patient.
The Perlane Consultation
Before any treatments with Perlane are scheduled, potential patients will have a brief consultation in SilkeySkinMD’s Kaysville office. At this time, we will review past medical history and current medications. After examining the skin and facial anatomy, our aesthetic expert will discuss Perlane, as well as any other appropriate noninvasive treatments. If Perlane is the right procedure for the individual patient, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
A treatment session with Perlane will take less than half an hour, from beginning to end. Once the target areas are established, Perlane is injected immediately under the skin with a very small needle. The use of a local or topical anesthetic is optional, although most patients do not consider their injections to be painful.
After a Perlane treatment, patient are able to resume work or school the same afternoon. It is not uncommon for the face show mild bruising, redness, or swelling at the injection site. This will quickly resolve over the first several days.
Results from Perlane
One great benefit from Perlane is that the results are immediately apparent. Right away, facial volume is restored, creases are eliminated, and tissues are lifted. As the Perlane triggers the body’s collagen production, the appearance of the skin will continue to improve. The benefits of Perlane will last between nine and twelve months. At that time, a repeat visit to SilkeySkinMD can help maintain the results.
Potential Complications from Perlane
Perlane is one of the most trusted dermal fillers on the market. It is considered extremely safe, when applied by an experienced, aesthetic professional. Common side effects from Perlane can include redness, swelling, bruising, and bleeding at the injection site. On the rare occasion, more serious complications such as nerve damage or lumps under the skin will occur.
What is Perlane?
Perlane is a dermal filler, designed to improve lost facial volume and smooth deep lines and wrinkles.
Who is the ideal candidate for a treatment with Perlane?
The ideal patient for a Perlane treatment, at SilkeySkinMD, should be knowledgeable on about the dermal filler treatment process, in good health, and hold realistic expectations for their results.
Where are Perlane injections performed?
Perlane injections are performed in a comfortable, private treatment room in SilkeySkinMD’s office.
Why choose a treatment with Perlane at SilkeySkinMD?
Perlane provides smooth, textured skin, while at the same time replenishing lost facial volume and hydration. When performed at SilkeySkinMD, Perlane can achieve a healthy, refreshed appearance.
How long will a Perlane Treatment take?
Perlane injections will take less than 30 minutes in the SilkeySkinMD office.
How is a procedure with Perlane performed?
Once the face has been prepped, Perlane will be applied to the predetermined area with a very small needle.
How long will the results of Perlane last?
The tight, contoured appearance will last for up to two years after the Perlane injections.
Are Perlane inductions painful?
No, a Perlane session at SilkeySkinMD is not considered painful.
Will any anesthesia be used during a Perlane session?
To ensure patient comfort, Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, is premixed with Perlane. A topical anesthetic may be used upon request, as well.
What can be expected from the recovery period, after Perlane injections?
The injection site may be red, swollen, and mildly bruised immediately after a session with Perlane. These will diminish over the first week following treatment.
When can I return to work after a treatment with Perlane?
Patients can return to work or school immediately after Perlane injections.
What are the risks of Perlane injections?
Perlane injections are considered very safe. Should complication occur, these can include redness, bruising, and itching along the treatment site. Although more serious complications can appear, such as nodules, nerve damage and numbness, these are rare.
Are Perlane injections affordable?
Yes, Perlane injections are affordable for most people. When the filler’s long-lasting results are taken into consideration, which can extend for 18-24 months, Perlane is considered a good value.
What are my payment options, after receiving Perlane injections?
SilkeySkinMD offers patients the choice of cash and all major credit cards.