is an injectable filler used to soften wrinkles and reduce the appearance of lines and folds for patients unhappy with the effects of aging on their skin. Perlane®-L can be used for lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead, and is especially effective for the nasolabial folds, which stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Perlane®-L is made of hyaluronic acid, as is Restylane® but contains larger gel particles that can more effectively fill deep depressions on the skin.
Perlane®-L injections typically take 30 to 45 minutes to perform, with no need for anesthetic and little to no pain. Patients can return to regular activities immediately after injections, with no downtime. Results are visible right away and can last for six to eight months, depending on the individual patient’s age, skin condition, and various other factors. Touch-up injections once or twice a year are recommended to maintain results.
Perlane®-L is a safe procedure, but there are risks associated with any procedure. Some patients may experience swelling, redness, bruising, and discomfort after treatment, but these side effects usually subside within a few days. Although rare, Perlane®-L carries a risk of infection, bleeding, or allergic reaction. Choosing a qualified physician for your Perlane®-L treatment can greatly minimize the occurrence of complications.
Who is a Good Candidate For Perlane-L?
Before you can have Perlane-L, Dr. Jeffery Maehara must deem you a suitable candidate.
You are a suitable candidate for Perlane-L if you meet the following requirements:
- You have pronounced nasolabial folds
- You have vertical smoker lines
- You have deep marionette lines
- You have crow’s feet
- You have smile lines
- You have acne scars
- You are in good health
- You have realistic expectations regarding the treatment
You will know if you can receive Perlane-L during your consultation with Dr. Jeffery Maehara. He will assess your concerns and skin conditions to see if you are a suitable candidate for Perlane-L.
What Are The Contraindications of Perlane-L?
Several contraindications can automatically disqualify you from receiving Perlane-L. The first contraindication of Perlane-L is having an allergic reaction. If you have multiple allergies, it is not recommended to get Perlane-L. Even though Perlane-L is an extremely safe dermal filler, it is important to discuss your past medical history with Dr. Maehara prior to treatment.
Are There Any Misconceptions Surrounding Perlane-L?
Yes, there are several misconceptions about Perlane-L. One of the most common misconceptions is that there is no possibility of side effects. Similar to other dermal filler injections, some patients who have Perlane-L may experience bruising, swelling, redness, bleeding, tenderness, and itching. However, any residual side effects usually resolve quickly without issue. Dr. Maehara the risks and benefits of having Perlane-L injections prior to proceeding.
Another misconception of Perlane-L is the same as Restalyne. While Perlane-L and Restalyne are similar, the former is thicker and lasts longer. If you have any questions about Perlane-L, be sure to ask them during your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about Perlane-L, contact Maehara Eye Surgery & Laser in Honolulu, Hawaii. We can be reached at 808-955-3937 to schedule a consultation today!