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Perlane®

Perlane is a long-lasting, injectable gel dermal filler that can be injected beneath the skin to replenish lost volume and help diminish fine lines. Virginia Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Choe performs the Perlane injections himself at The Choe Center. Perlane is ideal for treating deep facial wrinkles or folds like the nasolabial folds or smile lines, restoring volume to sunken cheeks, augmenting facial features like the chin, cheeks and jawline, and plumping the lips. It may also be used to plump eyebrows, smooth hollows beneath the eyes, define the cupid’s bow of the lips, and even soften scars and other skin depressions.

Perlane is similar to Restylane in that it is made of hyaluronic acid, a safe, natural substance that is found in the human body. Unlike Restylane, however, Perlane is comprised of larger, denser hyaluronic acid gel particles which allow for enhanced lifting and filling that make it ideal for treating deep lines. Like other fillers comprised of hyaluronic acid, Perlane can help to supplement and replace the hyaluronic acid in the body that naturally depletes with age and contributes to an aging appearance.

Treatment with Perlane is conducted in the office setting on an outpatient basis. Perlane contains lidocaine, which means discomfort is minimal. However, topical numbing cream may be applied beforehand to ensure your comfort. Perlane is then injected beneath the skin using an ultra-fine needle. The treatment takes just about thirty minutes to complete and there is minimal downtime afterward. Patients may experience some minor redness, bruising and swelling that can last for up to several days; however, normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Results generally last an average of six to twelve months.

Perlane FAQs

Perlane is an injectable filler comprised of hyaluronic acid which can be used to add or restore volume. Perlane can fill deep facial wrinkles and folds, augment the chin, cheeks and jawline, plump the lips, plump the eyebrows, smooth under-eye hollows, add definition to the lip border, and soften facial scars and other skin depressions.

If you are looking to restore or add volume to facial areas like the chin, cheeks, jawline or lips, fill deep facial wrinkles or folds, or improve facial scars or depressions, Perlane may be a good choice for you. A consultation with Dr. Choe of The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment with Perlane. Dr. Choe is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in soft tissue fillers. He will consider your facial structure as well as your goals to determine if Perlane or another filler can help you to achieve your desired aesthetic result.

Perlane injections are performed in the office setting.

Perlane itself contains lidocaine, a numbing agent, so additional anesthetic is not required. Numbing cream is also available at The Choe Center at a patient’s request.

Patients can immediately resume their normal routine after receiving Perlane injections. Some patients experience bruising, swelling or redness but these side effects generally do not prevent patients from returning to their normal activities.

The results of Perlane may last anywhere from six to twelve months.

Perlane costs approximately $595 per syringe or more. When used strictly for cosmetic purposes, treatment is not covered by insurance. Results may last anywhere from six to twelve months. Repeat injections will be needed to maintain the effect. Financing options are available to help finance the cost of treatment.