Perlane® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that is similar to JUVEDERM and Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is a chemical that is responsible for maintaining the structure and suppleness of the skin, muscle and connective tissue in the human body, and because it is already found in the body naturally, Perlane and other HA fillers are extremely safe with very few side effects and excellent results!
What Are the Most Common Uses for Perlane?
- Smile Lines (Nasolabial Folds). Smile Lines (also called Laugh Lines and Nasolabial Folds) are the most common area that soft tissue fillers are used to treat. Smile lines may or may not be associated with jowls and marionette lines, so don’t be surprised if your plastic surgeon recommends that you treat those as well to have the best result possible. One to two syringes of filler will soften most laugh lines considerably, but more may be needed if your lines are particularly deep, or if you decide to treat the marionette’s and/or jowls.
- Marionette Lines. Marionette Lines are the lines that start at the corner of the mouth and travel down along the chin in front of the jowl. It is very common for marionette lines to appear at the same time you notice deepening laugh lines and jowls, and one of the most common reasons that patients are dissatisfied when they have their laugh lines treated is because they didn’t treat their marionette lines at the same time. Many patients don’t notice their marionette lines until their laugh lines are no longer an issue, so it is always recommended to treat both together for the best result. One syringe of filler is usually enough to soften most marionette lines.
- Chin, Jowls, Jawline. This is another area, like the marionette lines, that tends to be overlooked by patients who are having filler injections for the first time because all of the focus is usually on deep smile lines. The groove between the chin and the lower lip also deepens with age, and as jowls grow larger, the jawline looses is youthful smooth line. One to two syringes of filler can go a long way to restoring a young appearing chin and jawline, and disguising the jowls.
- Lips. Some people are born with thin lips, and some simply lose volume as they age. HA fillers can make an amazing improvement in the fullness and shape of the lips as long as they are not overdone. Lip enhancement is one of the more advanced filler injections, so be sure to check the credentials and experience of your practitioner before you sign up. Most lips will respond beautifully to a single syringe of filler, but it is occasionally necessary to use a portion of a second syringe when both lips are being done at the same time.
- Cheekbones. As the soft tissue of the face descends as we age, it leaves our cheekbones bare and changes the shape of our faces from a youthful heart to an older looking square. Restoring the natural volume of the cheekbone with injectable filler is one of the best ways to take several years off by changing the shape of the face back towards a heart, and when done properly, cheekbone enhancement is one of the most subtle ways to look and feel younger. Adding volume to the cheekbones also provides a subtle lift to the cheek and jowls, which is an added bonus for sure! One to two syringes of filler for each cheekbone will do the trick for most patients.
- Sunken Cheeks. We all lose volume in our faces as we age, and one of the most noticeable places is in the area just below the cheekbone. Restoring volume to the cheekbone and the sunken area beneath the cheekbone is a fantastic way to take several years off without anyone noticing that you had anything done. One syringe of filler will usually do the job for each sunken cheek.
- Under-Eye Hollows. Under-eye hollows are probably the first thing that men and women notice as they age. Some people even notice these as early as their late twenties! The good news is that they are incredibly easy to treat with a touch of filler. One syringe will usually be enough to treat both under-eyes, but the best result will come from treating the entire cheekbone and under-eye complex at the same time, which usually requires two to 4 syringes.
- Temple Hollows. The temples are not commonly considered when trying to look younger, but they are a significant contributor to an aging face. The temples can become quite sunken just like the cheeks, so restoring some volume here is just as effective. One syringe for each temple is usually enough to make a noticeable difference.
- Brows. The outside parts of the eyebrows can sometimes droop a bit as we get older. A touch of filler to this area provides a very subtle lift to the brow by restoring volume to a tiny fat pad located directly underneath the eyebrow that dissolves with age. One syringe is almost always enough to treat both brows, especially when it is used in combination with BOTOX Cosmetic to relax the muscles that pull the brows down and make them appear droopier than they actually are.
How Soon Will I See Results?
You will see the results immediately, but the product will soften and settle over the next 1-2 weeks, and will continue to look better and better as time goes on.
How Long Does Perlane Last?
Perlane can last up to 12 months, but the average amount of time that most patients go between treatments is 4-6 months.
How Much Does Perlane Cost?
The price range for a syringe of Perlane ranges from $400 to $800 depending on the skill and experience of the person doing the injecting. Just as you can expect a more beautiful piece of artwork from a well-known sculptor, you can also expect better results from more experience and more highly trained practitioners. There are no real regulations about who is permitted to provide injectable services, so be careful about shopping for the best price instead of the best injector!
Are There Payment Plans Available?
Absolutely! There are fantastic financing options available. Many of them will offer a period of 0% interest for qualified applicants, and for many patients, the monthly payments can be as low as $100. And the best part of these financing plans is that you’ll know whether or not you qualify before you finish your consultation!