Perlane® in the Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Area
Perlane is one of the leading dermal fillers used to smooth folds, wrinkles, and fine lines, especially those around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds). It contains hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that effectively restores the volume and fullness of the skin. The clear gel strands of hyaluronic acid in Perlane are cross-linked to prevent them from being easily broken down by enzymes in the skin. To enjoy soft, supple, and wrinkle-free skin, residents of Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs, CA, can try the FDA-approved Perlane dermal filler offered by Dr. Sofonio.
Compared to Restylane, Perlane has larger particles, making it an excellent choice for wrinkles that require injections into the deeper layers of the skin. The appropriate amount is determined by Dr. Sofonio during the consultation and depends on the severity of the skin condition. Usually, less than half a teaspoon of Perlane is enough to treat severe wrinkles around the mouth. Patients are advised to discuss their expected results with Dr. Sofonio to achieve optimum results from the treatment.
The Perlane injection procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Patients who are uncomfortable with needle injections can have a numbing cream applied on their skin 30 minutes prior to the injection.
Perlane injections have no downtime and patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment. However, they are advised to minimize sun exposure and wear sun protection when staying outdoors. Patients may also experience pain, bruising, redness, and swelling on the treated area, which should be resolved within one week.
Since hyaluronic acid is a natural compound, it is absorbed by the tissues and broken down by the body. The effects of Perlane can last six to eight months, after which the patient needs to visit Dr. Sofonio’s clinic for reinjections. Follow-up visits to Dr. Sofonio are necessary to check the results of the treatment and to monitor the healing of the skin.