- 1 Perlane has been reformulated and renamed Restylane Lyft
- 2 How Perlane works
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
Perlane has been reformulated and renamed Restylane Lyft
Reflections was a big fan of Perlane during the early 2000’s, when it was among the best hyaluronic acid fillers on the market. Recently, more elegant hyaluronic acid fillers have entered the market, and Perlane has been modified to increase its lifting properties, and renamed Restylane Lyft. Reflections proudly offers Restylane Lyft as an ideal filler for cheek augmentation and volume replacement.
Perlane® is an injectable cosmetic dermal filler that is used to soften wrinkles and facial folds. It is also popular for lip augmentation, facial depressions, and facial scarring. It has been used worldwide since 2000 and received FDA clearance in 2007.
Perlane is made from a non-animal derived hyaluronic acid gel. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin and other tissue, there is no need for an allergen skin test when using Perlane.
How Perlane works
The hyaluronic acid in Perlane supplements the body’s natural supply, which becomes depleted with age. Perlane is biodegradable so its effects are not permanent.* The results of a Perlane filler treatment tend to last six months to a year.* This is much longer than the typical results of collagen injections, which may only last three to six months.
The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® can be used to improve the contour of facial skin and to reduce wrinkles, folds, scars, and other facial skin depressions. Common uses for Perlane include:
- Wrinkle correction
- Diminishing worry lines, smile lines, marionette lines at corners of the mouth
- Reducing the severity of nasolabial folds
- Chin augmentation
- Filling cheek depressions
- Softening acne scars
- Creating a temporary eyebrow lift
- Correcting facial depressions caused by fat loss
- Softening the appearance of jowls
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Perlane right for me?
Our physicians will discuss the specific advantages of Perlane versus our other available fillers and work with you to decide the best treatment option. Decisions are based on depth of creases, location to be used, longevity, and cost.
What is the treatment like?
Perlane injections are provided thru ultra-fine needles. Most treatments take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can be done without any anesthetic, but a topical anesthetic cream can be utilized beforehand if requested.
Patients may notice mild swelling or bruising after the treatment and these effects will subside on their own. You should avoid exposure to excessive sun or UV lamps or extreme cold until any redness or swelling has resolved.
What should I do prior to treatment?
It is recommended to avoid taking aspirin (unless medically indicated), ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of vitamin E for a week before treatment to decrease the risk of bruising at the site of injections.
Perlane should not be used in areas of active skin infection, including herpes outbreaks. Perlane hasn’t been tested in pregnant or breastfeeding women.
What’s the downtime?
Resuming your normal activities has not been shown to affect the results of Perlane. Occasionally, patients who experience injection site swelling or bruising will take the evening off from social activities. Makeup can be used to conceal any bruising.
How long does it take to see results and how long does the effect last?
Results are immediately noticeable and actually improve over the first week after treatment.* The longevity of results varies depending on the area on the face where it is being used and other factors, but the cosmetic benefits of Perlane are expected to last between six and nine months.* It is sometimes longer than that before additional treatments are required.
To achieve ideal results and maximum longevity it is important to use an ample amount of filler during the initial treatment phase. Sometimes more than one syringe is necessary.*
*Individual results will vary. If you’re interested in how dermal fillers or other cosmetic treatments might help you achieve a naturally youthful look, a consultation with a specialized physician injector is the next step. Our physicians will examine you and provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan based on which treatment options are best for you.