Fort Lauderdale Perlane Dermal Filler | Forever Young Medspa
Perlane is a mid-dermal Filler for Moderate to Severe Facial Folds and Wrinkles and Scar Correction. Perlane, approved by the FDA in May of 2007, is a “mid-dermal” Hyaluronic acid filler product. As a sister product to Restylane, Perlane is designed for more pronounced facial folds and wrinkles such as those on the sides of the mouth.
Often, combinations of dermal fillers such as Perlane, Restylane, Botox, and Juverderm work well if done in combinations and Forever Young Medspa offers great discounts on treatment combinations – call us today at (954) 450-2626.
How is Perlane different from Restylane?
Both Perlane and Restylane are composed of Hyaluronic acid. The primary difference between Restylane and Perlane is that the Hyaluronic acid gel particles in Perlane are larger than those found in Restylane. This gives Perlane additional ability to lift and fill the areas of injection that require a denser formulation. Perlane and Restylane are perfect complements to one another.
How do Perlane and Restylane work?
Perlane is injected into the skin to smooth away wrinkles and folds. Perlane’s water-loving nature attracts and binds water molecules to help maintain volume.
Perlane is composed of Hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. The Hyaluronic acid in Perlane is a crystal clear gel that is chemically cross-linked (the long chemical strands are tied together) to delay breakdown by skin enzymes. Perlane is non-animal-based and free from animal protein. This quality prevents disease transmission. Allergy pre-testing is not necessary. Also distinct from other Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Restylane and Perlane are minimally cross-linked, making them similar to the natural Hyaluronic acid found in the body. Also view the Restylane-Perlane website.
Can Perlane be used in tandem with other fillers?
Forever Young MedSpa finds that most facial correction needs beyond superficial lines will be restored most naturally by the use of product layers. Perlane is the ideal “middle layer” for deep folds. Beginning with Radiesse in the very deep skin layer, we will add Perlane or Hyaluronic Acid filler as a topper.
“Much like the pillow top on a mattress, when used along with Radiesse, Perlane is supported by the firmer properties of Radiesse while offering a softer upper layer that is extremely natural to the touch.”
For other wrinkles or folds, Perlane may be chosen as the support layer with Restylane or Juvederm used as the top product. Depending on the level of correction needed, we will recommend the most advantageous combination.
Hyaluronic Acid Background
Physicians have been developing ways to restore volume and structure to aging skin using a variety of approaches for over 100 years. Past fillers included paraffin, silicone and collagen injections.
In the 1930s, researchers discovered a natural substance in the body that they named Hyaluronic acid, and they found that it plays a key role in numerous areas of the body including the maintenance of skin volume and hydration, eye volume and shape and joint lubrication and cushioning.
In the decades since, numerous therapeutic and aesthetic uses have been developed for this versatile natural substance. In 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first Hyaluronic acid dermal filler for the correction of facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the folds running from the sides of the bottom of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth).
Today, Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are the fastest growing non-invasive aesthetic procedure in the United States, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural complex sugar found throughout all living organisms that retains water — absorbing more than 1,000 times its weight — and adds volume to the skin’s surface. In addition, Hyaluronic acid binds with collagen and elastin and transports essential nutrients to these fibers. The triple combination of collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic acid provides structure, elasticity and volume to the skin and contributes to its overall appearance.
As the skin ages and is exposed to environmental pollutants and ultraviolet rays, the cells lose the ability to produce Hyaluronic acid. As a result, the skin begins to lose volume, often resulting in the formation of facial wrinkles and folds. Dermal fillers compromised of crossed-linked Hyaluronic acid are used by physicians to help temporarily replace lost Hyaluronic acid and to restore skin volume and a smooth, natural appearance.
For more information on Perlane, please call Forever Young Medspa in South Florida at (954) 450-2626 OR fill out our consultation request form.