Perlane® is a cosmetic dermal filler that replace lost volume and restore youthful contours to the skin to smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolobial folds).
Perlane® is made of hyaluronic acid. In the human body, natural hyaluronic acid provides volume and fullness to the skin. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane has been modified slightly to last longer than the body's hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane is produced by a biotechnical process.
Perlane is hydrophilic or "water loving." The hydrophilic nature of these hyaluronic acid molecules and their three dimensional structure allows them to bind many times their own weight in water. As hyaluronic acid begins to degrade, each molecule binds to more water which helps to maintain its volume for about six months.
Perlane contains no animal proteins. This limits any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reactions. Perlane contains trace amounts of gram-positive bacterial proteins and are contraindicated for patients with a history of allergies to such material. No allergy testing is required before use.