Anyone ever have perlane (dermal fillers) injections? What for?

Perlane (dermal fillers) Perlane (dermal fillers) adds fullness to hollow areas and by filling in moderate to severe wrinkles. It's commonly used to fill in lines around the mouth and those that extend from the nose to the mouth.

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Can you tell me about perlane (dermal fillers) injections?

Perlane (dermal fillers) Perlane injections are very similar to juvederm or restylane (dermal fillers). They are injections used for several wrinkle corrections in the face and also can be used for lip enhancements. I prefer to use juvederm, but they all are basically the same chemical structure: hyalauronic acid. It is very safe if administered by a certified doctor. Make sure the office is on the website. Do not go to a dayspa! Read more...
Perlane (dermal fillers) Perlane is a hyaluronic-based filler. It is similar to Juvederm and Restylane (dermal fillers) and is used to restore a youthful appearance to the skin by adding fullness to hollow areas and by filling in moderate to severe wrinkles. These fillers are commonly used to fill in lines around the mouth and those that extend from the nose to the mouth. Perlane results last up to 6 months. Read more...

How much downtime can I expect after perlane (dermal fillers) injections? Will there be things I can't do for a while after getting perlane (dermal fillers)? For how long? .

There . There is no real down time with fillers. A few precutions: since the material is pliable for several hours, you do not want to sleep on your face for a night; don't scratch area for rest of the day: and avoid prolong sun exposure for first few days or until redness disappears. With all injectibles, there is the possibilty of bruising. Read more...

Is there a way to treat lumpy areas from perlane (dermal fillers) injections? I've read that fillers sometimes get lumpy after injection. If that happens to me, how can I fix it? .

Lumpiness . Lumpiness is not a desired or usual outcome after injection with a filler. Nonetheless, hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved with another injection called vitrase or hyaluronidase. The preference is for avoidance of lumps with specific injection techniques. Read more...
If . If your doctor does your dermal filler correctly, you will not get lumps. After it is injected, the doctor is suppose to mold it with his/her fingers. Gently feel your face while still in the office to make sure no lumps are present. Even if you do not feel lumps immediately after, you can manipulate the filler for several hours afterwards. But, it is always best the doctor does it. Good luck! Read more...

Do perlane (dermal fillers) injections hurt? I don't like shots much. I'm always worried they're going to hurt. I'd really like to get perlane (dermal fillers), but I'm worried the injections might hurt..

Some . Some injectable fillers- like Perlane (dermal fillers) are available with a numbing medication mixed in. Topical Lidocaine on the skin will help alleviate the discomfort. After pre-treament, the injection of the filler feels more like pressure than pain. Read more...
If . If you are not numbed before hand, then, yes! the use of topical anesthetic works very well to almost completely eliminate any injection pain. The dental injections to numb you hurt almost as much as the filler injections. I do not recommend fillers with lidocaine, in my opinion, it is useless. The pain come from the needle, not the filler. The anesthetic in the fillers only numbs you after it has been injected. Therefore, Lidocaine is just a waste of space. It takes up 20% of the volume in the filler syringe. So the immediate results you see will deminish by 20% within a few hours. When i was trained, they were thrilled to have a dentist, since i already knew how to handle a needle and give dental injections, plus I have an anesthetic reversal agent in house. After doing my first filler, after training, with dental numbing, I have not done it that way since. My first was my hygienist. I had to do a touch up 4 days later because i misjudge the amount of filler due to the volume added to her face with the dental anesthetic. I only use topical anesthetic for the touch up. She told me to never dental numb another patient because she felt no more pain with the topical than with the needle numbing. She told me the dental numbing hurt the most. I now only dental numb to fill lips. Read more...

Does perlane (dermal fillers) feel natural? I've never had fillers before. I've read some comments complaining that the area felt hard after perlane (dermal fillers) injections. Is that normal? Does it stay hard and unnatural feeling? .

The . The idea is to smooth the product out so it does not feel unnatural or hard. But, it is a volumizer, in that it is an added material into your skin/dermis. It should feel "firm" not hard. Read more...
Hardness improves. It's normal to feel the filler if pressing on the skin but it should not feel like a hard lump or appear on the surface. It works by plumping up the skin so you can "palpate" the filler. Usually feels like a firmness under the skin. Also the initial hardness that you feel is the initial swelling, bruising and inflammation caused by the injection which improves after a few weeks. Read more...

I had perlane (dermal fillers) injections in my cheeks three weeks ago and have hard lumps and dimpling. Will it go away eventually?

Yes. Perlane (dermal fillers) is a hyaluronic acid filler that will be metabolized over a years time. The lumps will continue to grow smaller. If they bother you your doctor can inject some hyaluronidase which will immediately shrink them with no danger to you. Read more...
Perlane (dermal fillers) Perlane (dermal fillers) is a type of filler material made of hyaluronic acid which you body will dissolve in 6-12 months. You may get some improvement by having your doctor inject a material that will help accelerate the dissolution of the product. Some downward massage can also sometimes soften lumps/bumps from filler but make sure you do not massage up toward the eyes. Read more...
Filler. you should have your face evaluated by your injector who is preferably a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Read more...

Are there any preparations before perlane (dermal fillers) injections? Are perlane (dermal fillers) injections treated like surgery, where there are things to do and/or avoid beforehand? .

Avoiding . Avoiding aspirin, nsaids and other products that "thin the blood" will help minimize bruising. Read more...
Not . Not really. You can eat and drink before. I tell my patients to avoid any over-the-counter medication that is know to thin your blood, like Aspirin and ibuprofen. The exception is if your doctor has you on blood thinners or anticoagulants. Check with the doctor who prescribed these medications before you have any fillers placed. Do not ever stop taking any medication any doctor has prescribed without his/her okay. If you are on any medication that thins your blood, arnica is an over-the-counter homeopathic remedy that dissolves bruises. Read more...

Can I get perlane (dermal fillers) if I have cold sores? Can I still get perlane (dermal fillers) injections if I get frequent cold sores? .

Pretreatment require. You can undergo injections such as perlane, radiesse, juvederm, or Restylane (dermal fillers) when you do not have active cold sores and are pre treated with an antiviral (acylovir) prior to the injections. Seek the advise of a board certified plastic surgeon. Read more...
Perlane (dermal fillers) Cold sores are not a contraindication to filler injections. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Read more...