Your skin is made of two layers, with supporting columns holding them apart. The area in-between includes the clear-jelly like substance Hyaluronic Acid. While young, the Hyaluronic acid is in abundance. As you grow older, the acid between these layers diminishes, and the skin somewhat caves, causing a wrinkle along the line. The wrinkle would be gone if you filled that area back up with the Hyaluronic Acid jelly-like substance. That's where Perlane come in.
The Perlane is injected into the skin with a very thin needle. It is injected into this area, and restores the natural volumes underneath the wrinkle. The wrinkle is now lifted up and smoothed out. All of this takes about 30 minutes, leaves no marks or scars, and the results can be seen immediately.
Depending on the results you'd like, you can discuss maintenance with your doctor and the period between injections. Follow up injections typically need less Perlane to achieve the results you want. Time between injections is typically 6 to 12 months.
Perlane™ maintains its shape using the body's own moisture. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane™ is hydrophilic or "water loving." As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide long-lasting results.
Unlike other hyaluronic acid-based products, such as those made from rooster combs, only Perlane™ is non-animal-based. This quality virtually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction.