Perlane Dermal Filler Treatment in Beverly Hills
Are you ready to reclaim your youthful looks in a relatively painless and cost-effective way? Consider a Perlane dermal filler treatment in Beverly Hills at Lasky Aesthetics and Laser Center. As you age, your body gradually loses its supply of hyaluronic acid, an important natural substance found in your connective tissues. Perlane dermal filler is a dense injectable hyaluronic acid gel product that restores lost volume and fullness to your skin in order to soften the look of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles resulting from hyaluronic acid depletion. Treatment with Perlane and other injectable dermal fillers can restore a youthful and healthy appearance to your face and skin. Perlane manufacturer, Galderma, also produces the Restylane family of injectable dermal fillers. The gel particles contained in Perlane are larger than the ones in Restylane, so Perlane has a greater ability to lift and fill injection areas that need a denser formula. As with other dermal fillers, the results of Perlane are not permanent.
Common Perlane Uses
Perlane treatments are used to reduce the appearance of deep facial wrinkles, mild to moderate creases around the lips, sunken or hollow cheeks and pronounced nasolabial folds. They can also alter or enhance the shape of your chin, jawline or cheeks, add volume or size to your lips, and fill depressed scars such as those caused by acne or chickenpox. Off-label uses for Perlane include plumping eyebrows, smoothing out hollows under the eyes and defining the curve of the upper lip.
Perlane Testimonials and Results
Perlane is a popular and effective product that is highly regarded by both treatment recipients and professionals in medical aesthetics. If you would like to read personal Perlane reviews and testimonials, they are available online at websites such as RealSelf.com or the manufacturer's own Perlane website.
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Where to Find Perlane in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills is an ideal location for obtaining the best aesthetic enhancements available, including injectable dermal fillers. The Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills provides Perlane treatments administered by experienced, certified injection specialists. Lasky also offers an extensive array of other non-surgical cosmetic procedures that require little or no downtime, and include the highest quality of care.
Perlane Filler Ingredients
Perlane gel is made from bioengineered, stabile hyaluronic acid gel particles. Hyaluronic acid is a natural, non-animal substance found in every living organism, including human skin. Perlanes ingredients are non-allergenic, so it is not necessary to perform skin allergy testing prior to treatment.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
If you are interested in the aesthetic effects of Perlane, you may schedule a consultation to speak with a licensed injection specialist in our Beverly Hills aesthetics practice. During your initial visit, you will provide a medical history and discuss your expectations and desired results from the treatment. Your candidacy will be based on your health, an examination of your skin and your personal needs. If Perlane is found to be your perfect solution, we can provide same day treatment and present you with aftercare instructions.
The Perlane Injection Procedure
Before administering the injection, one of our licensed injectors will identify all treatment areas and cleanse your skin with an antiseptic solution. A topical anesthetic may be applied to prevent pain if you are not receiving Perlane with lidocaine. The product is injected to a predefined specific depth using a serial puncture or linear threading injection technique. After the injection, the treatment area may be gently massaged.
Frequently Asked Questions About Perlane
How does Perlane work?
Perlane and other injectable dermal fillers work by replacing hyaluronic acid lost during the process of normal aging and exposure to radiation. Perlane effects are specifically due to three-dimensional hyaluronic acid gel particles binding to water molecules while they are degrading; this helps to maintain a higher level of skin volume for several months. Clinical studies involving Perlane found that up to 92 percent of patients reported improvement in facial wrinkle appearance after three months. After six months, up to 71 percent reported continued improvement.
How is Perlane Administered?
Perlane is administered through a series of small injections into targeted treatment areas. The product is injected under the skin using a fine, sterile needle chosen by the certified injector. For the best results, the product should only be administered by a licensed injection specialist who has experience with injectable dermal fillers.
Who is a Candidate for Perlane?
If you are an adult who wishes to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines, you are a potential candidate for Perlane treatment. Dermal fillers are appropriate for cosmetic use in both males and females. However, some pre-existing medical conditions could disqualify you from receiving the treatment. It is important to schedule a professional consultation to determine if injectable dermal fillers will be a safe and effective option.
Is the Treatment Painful?
Perlane injections produce minimal pain, but patients with a fear of pain or needles may benefit from the application of a topical anesthetic about 20 minutes before the procedure to produce numbness. The Perlane-L formula contains lidocaine, a topical anesthetic often used to relieve pain caused by dental procedures. The effects of lidocaine may last for several hours. When Perlane with lidocaine is used, post-injection pain is markedly reduced. Mild bruising or soreness occurring after an injection is possible, but this is temporary.
Can Anesthesia Be Used?
Local topical anesthetics or numbing gels are often applied before an injection. General anesthesia is not necessary for non-surgical cosmetic procedures like the administration of injectable dermal fillers.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
A single treatment will usually last about 30 to 45 minutes. Treatment times may be increased by a larger number of areas being treated or the optional administration of local anesthetics.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Perlane results can be seen immediately following an injection and will also continue to develop over a period of several months. Repeated injections are usually needed to achieve and maintain the desired results. If you are not pleased with the results of your treatment, a substance called hyaluronidase can be injected to dissolve the dermal filler, and reverse its effects.
How Long Does Perlane Last?
The results obtained by Perlane are not permanent, although the product is indicated to last 12 months. They typically last between six and 12 months, depending on the patient, which is a much longer period than most other temporary dermal fillers currently available. Repeated injections or touch-ups are needed to maintain the results of an initial treatment. You may require an additional session once per year. If you stop receiving Perlane treatment, your wrinkles will reappear.
Will Perlane Treatments Require Downtime?
A specific rest and recovery period is generally not required after a Perlane injection. If you feel well, you may resume most of your normal activities after treatment. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol consumption and sun exposure for 24 hours. Perlane aftercare includes avoidance of extreme heat and the application of ice if swelling or pain occurs. Excessive redness or swelling that lasts more than several days should be reported to your certified injector. If you have stopped taking blood thinners in order to have a dermal filler injection, under the guidance and supervision of your primary care physician, you may resume taking them 24 hours after the procedure. You should wait at least four hours before applying makeup to the treated areas.
How Much Does Perlane Cost?
Perlane costs vary by clinic or facility, and medical insurance typically does not cover them because injection of dermal fillers is considered a cosmetic procedure. If your out-of-pocket costs for Perlane are too high for your budget, contact us about financing options available. It’s important, however, to be careful about choosing your aesthetic provider based on cost alone. Providers who offer deep discounts or lower prices for their injectables are often inexperienced. Remember to focus on value over price; this is, after all, your face.
Who Should Not Get this Treatment?
Products in the Restylane and Perlane families should not be used by anyone who has previously experienced serious allergies or adverse reactions to gram-positive bacteria or injectable drugs. People allergic to lidocaine should not use Perlane-L. These products should also not be used by those who suffer from bleeding disorders or who have recently taken prescription blood thinners to prevent clotting. Perlane should never be injected anywhere except under the skin. It should not be used in areas where skin disorders such as sores, pimples, hives, infections, rashes or cysts are present until complete healing has occurred. When diseased skin is treated with Perlane, healing may be delayed or complications such as bruising and bleeding may be worsened. Dermal fillers should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Should I Expect Complications?
Perlane side effects are typically mild include swelling and bruising. They normally last less than seven days in nasolabial folds and perhaps a bit longer in the lips. Swelling is more likely in patients who are under 36 years of age, while bruising is more likely to affect patients older than 35 years of age. In rare cases, red or swollen bumps occur at the injection site. If you have a tendency to develop facial cold sores, injections may trigger an outbreak. More serious complications caused by dermal filler injections include extreme swelling due to allergic reaction, itching or severe skin irritation, blisters or rough patches of skin and discoloration not associated with bruising.
Where Can I Find Perlane Before and After Photos?
Before and after photos of real dermal filler patients will help you determine if Perlane is the treatment option for you while also putting you at ease about the procedure. View them on our website, RealSelf.com and the official Perlane website.
Where Can I Find More Information?
For more information about Perlane and the Restylane family of products, take some time to visit the manufacturer's website or simply schedule a consultation with one of our licensed dermal filler injection specialist who will happily provide more information specific to you and your needs as well as printed materials from the manufacturer.
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