Although we no longer perform this procedure information on it can be found below.
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In 2008 the FDA approved a wrinkle filler called Perlane for the treatment of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). Perlane is made by Medicis, which also makes the wrinkle filler Restylane. Both products contain hyaluronic acid. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the body, no allergy testing is required.
The primary difference between Restylane and Perlane is that the hyaluronic acid gel particles in Perlane are larger than those found in Restylane. Perlanes larger gel particles can reach the deep layers of the skin offering enhanced volume and lifting power. The plumping of the skin is noticed immediately by binding water molecules which helps to maintain volume. Perlane is a clear gel that is non-animal based.
Perlane is injected into the skin with an ultra fine needle by a Cosmetic Nurse Specialist at the Williams Rejuva Center. Before being treated, avoid using St. Johns Wort, high doses of vitamin E supplements, as well as aspirin and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines like Advil. These may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. The effects of Perlane generally last for about six months. The side effects are minimal and can include slight discomfort at the time of the injection. After your treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, tenderness at the injection site and bruising. This will normally last three to seven days.