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Perlane®


Perlane is an injectable dermal filler used in cosmetic procedures to soften wrinkles and reduce lines and other depressions of the skin. Its natural ingredients and long-lasting results have quickly made Perlane one of the leading cosmetic dermal fillers used today. Like other fillers, Perlane is easy, safe and affordable. Perlane is particularly effective in treating deeper lines and wrinkles, as well as fine lines and imperfections.

Perlane can be used on wrinkles and lines across the face. It is especially effective on lines which stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth, known as nasolabial folds. Perlane is commonly used to decrease fine lines around the lips, mouth, nose and forehead that include worry lines, frown lines and smile lines. It can also be used to enhance and augment the lips or chin, fill cheek depressions, redefine lip borders, soften acne or other facial scars and improve other facial depressions. Most patients reach their desired results with just one injection, however some required more than one.

Perlane is a newer, safer alternative to collagen injections, with little to no side effects. Its natural consistency has no animal product and does not require any allergic test. Perlane is made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel, which is a transparent, adjustable material that can easily mold to the contours of the face. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and serves to give skin its fullness. When injected, the gel combines with existing water molecules in the skin tissue to increase volume and fullness back to a more desired amount.

While Perlane is not permanent; it is long lasting and safe. The effects of Perlane are visible immediately and usually last 6-8 months. The actual length of the results depends on the patient's skin, life and age. Repeat sessions are needed once or twice a year, but are short and simple. Most injections are done within 30 minutes. The procedure is performed with a very fine needle. Pain is minimal, but a local or topical anesthesia may be used if requested by the patient.

Side effects of Perlane are minimal. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, allergic reactions are extremely rare. Slight swelling, redness, itching or bruising can occur, but usually subsides after a few weeks.

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Santa Rosa

Redwood Family Dermatology
2725 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 707-545-4537
Fax: 707-545-6726

Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00pm by appointment.

Ukiah

Redwood Family Dermatology
555 South Dora Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-462-3996
Fax: 462-3363

Monday through Thursday:
8:30 to 4:30pm.
Friday: 9:00 to 2:00pm.
Occasional Saturdays.