Perlane® in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL
Deeper lines and wrinkles are difficult to treat without surgery. Dr. Dean G. Davis, a dual-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, recommends Perlane® to his patients who want a non-surgical solution to more significant cosmetic concerns associated with aging. If you live in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and surrounding towns in Florida, find out more about Perlane® by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Davis.
What is Perlane®?
Perlane® is a dermal filler that can be injected to smooth problem wrinkles near the mouth, lips, and cheeks. The formulation works in a similar manner to Restylane® to fill in wrinkles to promote smoother, more natural-looking skin. One way it differs from Restylane® is that it works on wrinkles that are not affected by milder types of treatments. It has the property of attracting water molecules, so it also serves to add volume and plumpness to treated areas.
The benefits of Perlane® include:
- Smoothing and filling problems wrinkles around the mouth and nose
- Providing extra volume and plumpness to the lips
- Treating deeper nasolabial folds and deep wrinkles
How is Perlane® Administered?
Perlane® is injected via a very fine needle that goes deep into the skin to deliver treatment to wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose. The procedure only lasts a few minutes, which is why many patients opt to have their Perlane® treatment performed over their lunch hour.
Perlane® contains hyaluronic acid — a substance produced naturally by the body, which declines as we age. Hyaluronic acid has the special property of attracting and absorbing many times its own weight in water, which has a plumping effect on the skin. Since Perlane® uses this natural skin enhancer, no allergy testing is needed; the body does not consider hyaluronic acid to be a foreign substance.
A Perlane® treatment only takes a few minutes to complete. First, a numbing agent is applied to the injection site to minimize discomfort. You might experience minor swelling and redness at the injection site after treatment. A cold compress or over-the-counter pain reliever can help ease any discomfort or swelling after your treatment. The Perlane® treatment process only lasts 30 to 45 minutes, which is why many patients opt to have it performed over their lunch hour. No downtime should be expected.
How Much Does A Perlane® Treatment Cost?
Insurance companies do not consider Perlane® treatment to be essential, so they do not normally cover the cost. However, Davis Facial Plastic Surgery can offer financing help through CareCredit®. If you should have any questions regarding the cost of your treatment, please call today. You can pay by major credit card, personal check, or cash.
Am I A Good Candidate For Perlane® Injections?
Most people are interested in Perlane® injections to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as adding some plumpness to the skin on their face. Perlane® treatments can help you look closer to the age you actually feel, by eliminating lines and wrinkles that can give you a worn-down appearance. The treatment takes under an hour. Many people choose to have it done over their lunch hour for this reason.
You may be a good candidate for Perlane® treatment if you:
- Have smoker’s lines around your mouth
- See signs of marionette lines at the sides of your mouth
- Have deep smile lines, sometimes called nasolabial furrows
- Desire facial contouring
The goal of your consultation is to establish your medical history and determine if you are allergic to anything. Your consultation with Dr. Davis will help you focus on your goals and expectations for the treatment. Dr. Davis will carefully explain every step of the procedure to you in advance so that you know exactly what to expect before and after your treatment.
If you are interested in minimally-invasive treatments for lines and wrinkles, Perlane® may be right for you. Contact our office in Tampa to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Davis.