Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - Perlane and Other Fillers

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about Perlane and other fillers.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about Perlane and other fillers.

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  • 1. Joel Schlessinger, MD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PERLANE AND OTHER FILLERS Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 2. Perlane is a natural filler made of FDA-approved, fully degradable hyaluronic acid. It’s introduced beneath the skin’s surface via a tiny injection to lift the lip, treat wrinkles and fill folds in the skin. The result is a youthful, revitalized appearance. Similar fillers include Belotero, Restylane, and JUVEDERM XC and JUVEDERM VOLUMA. What is Perlane? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 3. Perlane and other fillers are used to help plump the skin and fill in wrinkles with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body, with the highest concentration found in the skin cells. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for keeping the complexion’s collagen supply hydrated and nourished, allowing the skin to remain firm and well-moisturized. As we age, our cells steadily lose the amount of hyaluronic acid they need to maintain skin structure and elasticity. Our complexion becomes drier and we begin to notice signs of aging. Injecting a hyaluronic acid filler like Perlane under the skin can help it regain its elasticity and and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. How does Perlane work? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 4. After touring the facility and consulting with Dr. Schlessinger, a staff member will take photos of your face for documentation and go over options. Once you’re ready for your procedure, the injection area will be cleaned and a topical numbing solution will be applied. Dr. Schlessinger will perform the injection himself. He adds a super potent topical numbing medicine with the filler and a topical numbing cream. The injection is quick and nearly painless. You may feel a small sting. You can then resume all normal activities. Dr. Schlessinger will schedule a follow-up consultation with you at no charge to check on progress and healing. What happens during the Perlane procedure? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 5. Perlane nicely fills in fine lines on the upper and lower lip that are not severe enough to require laser resurfacing. Deeper wrinkles and folds in the cheek area are frequently treated. Perlane is also used for lip enhancement, and it has twice the longevity of standard collagen implants. What areas of the face can be treated with Perlane? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 6. Results are highly individual. Explain your goals to Dr. Schlessinger, as your results will depend upon the course of treatment you decide on together. Most folds and wrinkles require just one treatment with a maintenance treatment needed around six months later. Because Perlane is like an ice cube that slowly dissolves over time, you will not see overnight results. Instead, aging skin will improve over a period of months. Your results also depend upon the areas being treated and how much filler is used in each area. The Perlane procedure is not permanent. If you’re not satisfied with the results, you have the option of not electing to have a touch-up procedure. What results can I expect from my Perlane procedure? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 7. The side effects of Perlane are minimal and shouldn’t prevent you from going about your normal daily routine. Patients sometimes experience tenderness and swelling in the injection area and temporary bruising, particularly in the lips. While the area around the eye responds well to Perlane, Dr. Schlessinger recommends patients try Obagi ELASTIderm products to target the eye area and prolong the effects of the filler. What are the side effects of Perlane? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 8. Generally, Perlane works best on deeper folds and wrinkles, but any patient who would like to see an improvement in premature signs of aging is a good candidate. Dr. Schlessinger’s first priority is safety. Depending on any medications you may be taking and other procedures you’ve had or plan to have, you may need to proceed with caution when exploring Perlane. Dr. Schlessinger will offer his expert opinion about whether the Perlane procedure is right for you during your initial consultation. The pictures to the right show one patient’s results when Perlane was used in conjunction with Botox. Many patients achieve optimal results when they combine filler treatments with with wrinkle relaxers like Botox and Dysport. Who is a good candidate for Perlane? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 9. You can resume normal activities immediately after receiving a Perlane treatment. Discomfort is minimal. How long is recovery time? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 10. When researching clinics for your Perlane procedure, always look for an experienced physician with your safety and best interests in mind. Dr. Schlessinger does all of his own injections and performs more cosmetic procedures than any physician in Omaha. His clinic even conducted the initial FDA-approval trials for Perlane and other fillers, and he has completed extensive research. His unmatched knowledge and experience make him the best Midwestern choice for your treatment. How do I choose the right physician? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.
  • 11. Here’s how you can find out more about Dr. Joel Schlessinger: - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger - Twitter http://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger - Blogs http://drjoelschlessinger.com/ http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/ Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/Perlane to browse our full selection of products.