Perlane® is a dermal filler that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate or severe facial folds or wrinkles. It is made from hyaluronic acid gel particles produced by Streptococcus bacteria. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in all living creatures. In humans, it provides fullness and volume to the skin.
How does Perlane® differ from Restylane?
Perlane is used to treat deeper wrinkles than is Restylane®. Consequently, it is made of larger molecules that are injected deeper into the skin. Additionally, Restylane® can be used for lip enhancement procedures. So far, Perlane is not approved for lip enhancement.
How does Perlane® differ from Juvederm Ultra Plus?
While both can treat wrinkles like marionette lines, Perlane® is a thicker gel designed for deep wrinkles.
How Does Bellafill Compare?
Bellafill is an FDA-approved dermal filler made from a combination of purified bovine collagen, lidocaine and non-resorbable polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres. The lidocaine serves as an anesthetic. The collagen smoothes out the wrinkles and carries the microspheres that help support the skin and thus prevent the wrinkles from returning. Bellafill® lasts longer than Perlane®: around five to eight years.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a dermal filler, made of calcium hydroxyapatite, used to treat wrinkles. Its effects can last over a year, longer than Perlane®, but there may be more swelling.
What is Cosmoderm?
Cosmoderm is an FDA-approved dermal filler made from human collagen. It is used to treat wrinkles and acne scars, and it can be used to enhance lips. It can be used by itself or in conjunction with other procedures like chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing. Since human collagen is the dermal filler that most closely resembles what is found under the skin, it doesn’t trigger any allergic reactions. The results can last half as long compared to Perlane®.
How Do I Know Perlane is Right for Me?
By working with an experienced provider, you will be able to determine which filler to use for the best results. At Knox Wellness, we are dedicated to helping patients reach their ideal look by offering a variety of services including Perlane®, weight management, neurofeedback therapy, and more. We will be happy to evaluate your situation and help you decide the appropriate dermal filler to get you that youthful appearance you desire. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.