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Perlane FAQ

1. What are common uses for Perlane®?

Common uses for Perlane® include*: 


2. What are other uses for Perlane®*?

Other uses for Perlane® include: 


3. What is the difference between Restylane®, Perlane® and What are other uses for Juvederm®?

Juvederm® is the newest injectible in the field of dermal fillers. It has the same active ingredient as Restylane® and Perlane® ... hyaluronic acid, a natural substance already present in your body that provides volume and fullness to the skin. Juvederm is unique to other dermal fillers in that it has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid available and is the first hyaluronic acid filler available in a smooth gel formulation. Restylane® and Perlane® use a gel particle suspension formulation. These gel particles can be visibly seen as opposed to the smoother, more natural looking formulation used in Juvederm®. 


4. What does Perlane® treatment feel like?

The needles used for Perlane® are very fine and many patients are pleasantly surprised by the minimal discomfort of the treatment. Very sensitive areas (for example, the lips) are gently anesthetized before treatment to improve your comfort. 


5. Who should not have Perlane® treatments?

People who have thin, loose skin in the area to be treated 

People who have unrealistic expectations (as with any treatment, you need to have an accurate understanding of the likely benefits and risks of Perlane® treatment.) 


6. Can a face-lift or other surgery be performed after Perlane® treatment?

Yes. A face-lift can be performed after Perlane® treatment. The skin on the face is thick enough to prevent the implants from becoming visible after a face-lift. Perlane® treatments can sometimes reduce or eliminate the need for a facelift or other surgery, or can delay the need for repeated surgery. 


7. Can Perlane® be used during pregnancy?

There is no technical or medical reason why Perlane® should not be used during pregnancy.  Howeer, Dr. syed will not perform any medical aesthetic procedure during pregnancy of client.


8. Am I "vain"?

Looking after our appearance is not a fault. After all, would you leave your house with broken gutters or peeling paint? Why do less for your body? I think you should feel proud of yourself for having the will and the ability to change something that you find unacceptable. I emphasize that you should only have Perlane® and other treatments if it is for you. It is a big mistake to do these things if it is just for somebody else. 

The same self-esteem that makes our patients successful in their chosen fields, precise in their consultation questions, well groomed and dressed, and often careful in their diet, exercise, and other aspects of health maintenance leads many of our patients to seek help for their wrinkles and frown lines. These individuals are normal healthy people, and the same degree of self-interest that prompts them to exercise, be selective in what they eat and drink, and protect themselves from sun damage leads them to explore the benefits of Perlane®. Our patients simply want to look their best. 


9. Pre-treatment instructions

It is good to pamper yourself on treatment day! If you have a nice big breakfast or lunch, and an extra glass of water, you will be more comfortable. Many patients like to take a couple of plain Tylenol before treatment (similar to what you might do before having a flu shot) to prevent discomfort. As a practical matter, bruising is seldom a major problem after Perlane® treatment. The chance of bruising can be reduced by minimizing your consumption of ASA, alcohol and Vitamin E for 3 days before Perlane® treatment. 

Please wear no makeup, or makeup that is easy to remove, so that the area to be treated can be clearly seen. You can bring makeup with you, and you may apply your makeup immediately after treatment. 


10. Post-treatment instructions

After Perlane® treatment, there is occasionally some pain, swelling, itching or redness at the site of injection — similar to what you could experience after any injection. You may take a couple of plain Tylenol 3 times a day to reduce swelling and discomfort. ASA (Aspirin) should be avoided as it may increase bruising at the site of injection. Cold compresses or ice packs can also be used to reduce any swelling, itching or discomfort. Redness may last for 1 — 2 days, occasionally longer in some patients. Swelling in the lips can last for a week, and the lips may appear somewhat uneven until the swelling subsides. 

In order to allow the implant to stabilize, try to avoid excessive movement of your facial muscles for the next few days, and in particular during the first 6 hours after your Perlane® treatment. 

Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. hot packs and sunbathing) or extreme cold. 


*All medical aesthetic procedures at Medical Spa of Midland are performed under physician supervision for the FDA-cleared purpose.  However, results obtained with this and any treatment can and do vary.