After years of sun exposure, weight fluctuations, and the inescapable aging process, facial skin can become lax and sunken. This loss of tissue elasticity and the associated fine lines/wrinkles can quickly add unnecessary years to the appearance. While not even the most expensive lotions, creams, or serums will be able to turn back the hands of time, patients can find hope at the cosmetic surgeon’s office.
Perlane is an innovative new dermal filler, recently approved by the FDA to treat deep facial lines and creases, as well as to improve a depletion of facial volume. Composed of large molecule Hyaluronic Acid, Perlane provides a super-volumizing effect when injected below the surface of the skin. Further, Perlane will increase the body’s own production of Collagen, providing a steady improvement of the appearance. Most commonly used to treat Nasolabial Folds and lines around the mouth, Perlane also has the ability to correct the appearance of facial scars. *
The Ideal Candidate:
Perlane is safe enough to treat any skin type and ethnicity. Both men and women can experience excellent, rejuvenating results with the facial filler. It is perfect for those people looking for immediate results, without the risks or long recovery from an invasive procedure. Perlane’s large molecules make it excellent for patients with deep facial creases or significant facial volume depletion. As with any cosmetic procedure, patients should be in generally good health and have realistic expectations for the treatment. *
A treatment with Perlane will take less than an hour in the office. Using a small needle, Perlane is injected just below the surface of the skin, into predetermined areas. While the injections are not considered painful, a local anesthetic or dental block may be used to maximize patient comfort.
Perlane injections hold virtually no risk of complication. When administered by a trained professional, Perlane provides patients with safe and reliable results. Perlane, as well as all other injectables, may temporarily cause mild swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection site. These will resolve over the following several days. Patients are free to return to work or school immediately; however, some people prefer to wait until the following day, to allow any these side effects to resolve.
The full benefits of Perlane can be appreciated immediately. Over the next several months, as the Hyaluronic Acid triggers the body’s own Collagen production, the smooth appearance of the skin will continue to improve. The results of Perlane are long-lasting; patients do not have to return for a repeat treatment for a year or longer.
Talk to Dr. Vitenas, or your aesthetician, about the benefits of Perlane. The Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique can suggest other noninvasive cosmetic treatments to further improve and maintain your results, such as Botox Cosmetic or IPL. *
What is Perlane?
Perlane is one of the newest dermal fillers available today. It’s FDA-approved to add volume to the cheek area and under the eyes. Perlane is composed of Hyaluronic Acid, containing larger molecules than other fillers, making it excellent for smoothing deep creases. *
What areas can be treated with Perlane?
Perlane can replace lost volume in the cheeks and mid-face, as well as smooth deep creases such as Nasolabial Folds, Marionette Lines, and Smoker’s Lines. *
How is Perlane applied?
Perlane is administered with a very small needle, injected under the skin in the predetermined area. *
Where are Perlane injections administered?
Perlane treatments are performed by Dr. Vitenas in his state-of-the-art office-suite, located in the heart of Houston.
How long do Perlane injections take in the office?
Injections with Perlane will take less than one hour in the office. *
Am I a good candidate for Perlane?
Both men and women, struggling with facial folds and wrinkles may make an excellent candidate for Perlane. The large-molecule makeup of Perlane makes it perfect for deep creases. *
Will anesthesia be used during my Perlane injections?
A local anesthetic or dental block is often used to increase patient comfort during Perlane injections. *
Are Perlane injections painful?
Injections with Perlane are not considered painful, although a topical anesthetic or dental block can be used to further increase patient comfort. *
What can I expect from the recovery period, after my Perlane injections?
Initially, following injections with Perlane, patients may note some minor swelling and bruising at the injection site. These will quickly diminish. No downtime is required after a session with the dermal filler, so people may return to work and normal activities the same afternoon. *
When can I return to work after my Perlane injections?
Patients are able to return to work the same day as their Perlane injections, although they may decide to wait until the following day, for redness and swelling to diminish. *
Will the results from my Perlane injections be long-lasting?
Yes, the benefits of Perlane will last from 10-12 months; most patients do not need a repeat treatment for over a year. *
What are the possible risks of Perlane?
Perlane is considered safe with very few complications. Side effects from any dermal filler can include bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. *
How much will a Perlane treatment cost?
The average cost of Perlane injections is between $550-$700, depending on the exact treatment area and correction level needed.
Can I finance my Perlane injections?
Yes, Mirror Mirror makes financing your Perlane treatment easy. Visit carecredit.com or contact our office for more information.