Perlane is an injectable cosmetic dermal filler that has been used to soften wrinkles and facial lines of individuals. Perlane is injected to the more pronounced facial folds and wrinkles such as those on the sides of the mouth. It is also a popular filler for lip augmentation, facial depressions, and facial scarring. It can be used in both men and women.

What is Perlane made of?
Perlane is made from hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within our bodies that easily adjusts and molds to the facial contours. Because Perlane is a non animal product and does not pose any risk of allergies, no skin testing is required prior to the injection of Perlane.

How does Perlane work?
The hyaluronic acid in Perlane augments the body’s natural supply, which has become depleted with age. Dr. Ross A. Clevens can inject Perlane to fill up scars, lines and wrinkles on the face. Perlane is not a permanent product and is broken down in the body. A Perlane correction can remain for about 6-8 months after injection. This is a much longer period than any of the currently available temporary dermal fillers.

What is the advantage of Perlane?
Perlane not only is much safer but also lasts longer than collagen as a dermal filler.

What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated with Perlane?
Dr. Ross A. Clevens is uniquely skilled at performing Perlane injections to improve the contour of facial skin, decrease unsightly wrinkles, and reduce fine lines around the nose, folds, scars, and other facial skin depressions.

What conditions can Perlane be used to treat?

  • Wrinkles on the face
  • decrease fine lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead
  • lip enhancement
  • improve the crease lines around the nasolabial area
  • Chin and lip augmentation
  • Filling cheek depressions
  • Redefining lip border
  • Softening acne scars
  • Correct the hollows around the eyes
  • Improve facial depressions

When can one see the effects of Perlane injection?
The benefits of Perlane treatments are immediate and usually remain after 4-8 months. Areas around the lips and chin may require more frequent touch up every 4-6 months, whereas other areas of the face may remain wrinkle free for 6-8 months.

How long is a treatment?
At the Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Perlane injections do not take long. Dr. Ross A. Clevens can perform your treatment in 30 minutes or less.

Is there any allergic test required?
NO. There is no allergic testing required before injection. The product in Perlane is non animal and has no allergic tendencies.

How long does Perlane last?
The effects of Perlane last twice as long as collagen- up to 6-8 months.

Does one need additional treatments?
Most individuals will require a repeat session once a year.

Is the injection painful?
There is minimal pain associated with injection of Perlane. Prior to your treatment at the Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery, a topical anesthetic will be applied 20 minutes prior to the injections.

What are Side Effects Perlane?
Perlane is a safe product. Because it is made up of hyaluronic acid (which is also a normal component of the human nobody) the skin does not react adversely to the product.

What side effects have been reported with Perlane?
The most common side effects have been temporary redness, swelling, itching or tenderness. These side effects usually resolve in a few days.

What is the difference between Perlane and Restylane?
The major difference is that Perlane is a larger molecule compared to Restylane, because it contains more hyaluronic acid molecules. This means that Perlane can easily fill in deep skin wrinkles, scars, and creases better than restylane. Restylane on the other hand can be used to treat the finer lines.