(Results vary by individual patient and results cannot be guaranteed)
If you’d like to reduce the appearance of moderate to deep facial folds and wrinkles or enhance cheek or lip volume, Anti-Aging Medical & Laser offers Perlane ® in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Perlane injections rejuvenate deflated skin by replacing your body’s depleted stores of natural hyaluronic acid – a substance that helps skin tissue retain moisture and appear full and healthy.
For a consultation or information about Perlane costs, contact us.
What is Perlane and Perlane-L®?
Perlane and Perlane-L are injectable gel fillers made of a hyaluronic acid – a humectant (moisture retainer) that is present in all skin tissue and responsible for skin’s volume. As you age, your body’s levels of hyaluronic acid diminish, causing the appearance of folds, wrinkles and sagging, lifeless skin. Perlane temporarily restores hyaluronic acid, filling folds, plumping up the skin and making it appear more youthful.
Perlane is a thicker formulation than Restylane ® (used for fine wrinkles and superficial lines) so it is ideal for filling deep skin tissue folds and wrinkles, enhancing cheeks, and creating fuller lips. Perlane-L ® contains lidocaine, for a more comfortable treatment.
(Photos courtesy of Restylane.ca – Results vary by individual patient and results cannot be guaranteed)
Benefits of Perlane®
Perlane treatments are non-invasive, painless and safe, requiring no downtime. Perlane effectively reduces common signs of facial aging. Effects are long-lasting: in 3 clinical studies 63%, 71%, and 75% of patients maintained Perlane results for 6 months after just 1 treatment.
- Reduces deep facial wrinkles
- Reduces nasolabial folds
- Diminishes moderate to deep smile lines/frown lines
- Improves lip fullness
- Improves volume of sagging cheeks
- Quickly diminishes moderate to deep facial folds and wrinkles
- Relatively painless. During the treatment, patients may feel mild discomfort
- No downtime required
- Non-surgical, non-invasive
Am I a good candidate?
If you have deflated cheeks, smile lines or frown lines, or wish to enhance other facial areas, such as the nose bridge, jawline, or lips, then you are a good candidate for Perlane filler.
Perlane and Perlane-L contraindication
Patients with a history of severe allergies which result in anaphylaxis, history or presence of multiple severe allergies, allergies to gram-positive bacteria proteins, or bleeding disorders, should not have Perlane injections. All injectable fillers should be avoided if you are pregnant, or think you might be pregnant. Read Perlane product safety information.
Before the treatment
To minimize post-treatment bruising and bleeding, avoid red wine, Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and other blood thinners the day before the treatment.
What happens during the treatment?
When you arrive, a technician will take “before” photos and you’ll have a consultation where a treatment plan will be devised. Then, numbing cream will be applied to treatment areas and allowed 10-20 minutes to take effect. To further increase your comfort, immediately before each injection the injection site will be numbed with an ice pack. Throughout the treatment, you’ll be able to check the Perlane treatment progress with a hand mirror so you can choose whether you’d like to stop or continue.
Treatment time: About 1 hour depending on how many areas are being treated.
After the treatment
- Avoid other facial treatments, exercise, or sleeping on the treated area for 24-48 hours.
- There will be minor bruising that for most people resolves in a few days, but occasionally bruising can last for up to 2 weeks.
- Treated areas may be slightly swollen for 1-2 days.
Recovery time: No downtime required. In cases where bruising persists for 1 or 2 weeks, a patient may feel more comfortable taking social downtime.
How many treatments will I need?
In studies, Perlane treatment results lasted for 6 months, but results may last longer.
Other treatment options
Our Vancouver skin and laser clinic offer several other dermal filler treatments that volumize facial features and enhance lips.
More information about Perlane®
- Visit the Perlane website.
- View Perlane brochure (PDF).
- View Perlane-L brochure (PDF).
- Read the positive outcomes of this Perlane study.
- Read more about Hyaluronic acid fillers at DermNet.
For those that are either new or familiar with neuromodulators and/or facial fillers, this clinic is outstanding in both service and results. I am an RN and have been in the plastic surgery and medical aesthetics industry since 1998 and it wasn’t until December 2015 at Dr. Frame's office that I finally found the best injector I have EVER had. The team is kind, informative and caring. On my first visit, I was given a full consultation and Nadine developed a care plan for me. She was very clear that it was not their intention of trying to accomplish this in one treatment session, unlike other clinics that I have encountered. She asked me what my budget was and we worked from there.
When I was ready to have my treatment I saw the assistant come in with multiple syringes all containing different amounts of Botulinum toxin.(I know this may not seem important to most people, however, it makes a difference as the needle on the syringe becomes dull very quickly after multiple injections). Most clinics don’t do this. The filler I received was outstanding, NEVER have I had such a comfortable injection process and the results were beautiful. Facial fillers require a thorough understanding of anatomy but also a creative eye, that coupled with a gentle hand is almost impossible to find but I found it with Dr. Frame. I have posted this from a nursing and consumer perspective because I know what happens in this medical aesthetic industry and how poorly many are trained. I recently moved to Vancouver I did a lot of research on many clinics prior to entering Dr. Frame's clinic and it was well worth it. If you are new to these procedures….please start here at this clinic.
I have a face that is not shaped evenly. Dr. Frame spent many many hours
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This was my first time seeing anyone about filler for my deep tear troughs. I was nervous about getting filler and looking “done.” The staff were very patient and entertained my plethora of questions. My consultation with Nadine was very pleasant and she gave me a rundown of what she envisioned for me, taking into consideration what I was comfortable with and my budget. I was only in for a consultation but decided to move forward with the procedure. Dr. Frame was extremely friendly and I really enjoyed his bedside manner. I struggle with acne also and both Nadine and Dr. Frame seemed keen on helping me with my skin. Dr. Frame answered all of my questions about my options and was very thorough in his inquiries about my health. I truly felt like I was in good hands. I also really appreciated that there was a second set of eyes during the entire process and that Dr. Frame took my suggestions into consideration. Lastly, and probably most importantly, I didn’t feel pressured to do more than what I was comfortable with. Nadine explained the importance of a cheek filler as a base for the tear trough filler. After seeing the finished results, I definitely see how important this was! Overall, this was a very positive first time experience with filler and I am very happy with my decision to go to Dr. Frame as my research was based purely on what was available on the internet. I would highly recommend this doctor and this clinic! I am very pleased with my results and am amazed at what a difference I am seeing! I look forward to the follow-up!
After modelling at a conference in this field I had my follow-ups done at Anti-Aging.
The staff made me feel at ease and were very professional. Nadine assessed my face and recommended a little extra filler in some areas. It was was a painless procedure administered by Dr. Frame.
I highly recommend Dr. Frame, Nadine and their staff to anyone.
I look and feel wonderful thanks to the team at Anti-Aging.
Happily staying looking young with Dr. Frame and Nadine
I am so happy that I have found Dr. Frame and his wife Nadine. I am the type of person who has fears of looking old – who doesn’t? But now, after having put myself in Dr. Frame’s hands 3 years ago, I don’t have to worry or fear of looking old anymore. Dr. Frame and his wife Nadine can always find ways to keep me looking younger when I go and see them.
To be honest, over the past 3 years I’ve learned that I can just completely trust them and not worry. They propose treatment plans that are the most effective and economical for me and so far, each treatment has worked beautifully for me. I am not the type of person who writes reviews often online; but with Dr. Frame and Nadine, I finally decided to spend my time and write one because they truly deserve it! Each visit I came away looking better!
Some of the features on my face were fixed or improved bit by bit over the past years. Yesterday I went there for a regular filler injection, and I had a bit of extra material left over. Dr. Frame put it on my nose bridge and nose top, which dramatically made my face looking prettier ever than before! I never knew that my nose could look this straight– at no extra cost!
Dr. Frame and Nadine always try their best to work out plans that bring out the best results within my budget. And they are super devoted and honest about the work they do. I have a few doctor friends who give similar services as Dr. Frame does, but I have decided to follow Dr. Frame and Nadine because of a few reasons:
1) Dr. Frame’s state-of-the-art injection techniques.
2) Their advanced and updated knowledge about new materials, products, and techniques in the anti-aging market.
3) Their ability to make me look younger and prettier each time I walk out of their office and keeping me within my budget.
4) Their flexible, creative minds that can create some surprising results which I could never have imagined.
5) Their wonderful team in the office
6) Great decoration/slick environment in their office.
With a great satisfaction and confidence, I would say, I feel that I am in good hands and I can keep myself looking better than most women at my age for a very long time.
Dr. Frame, Nadine and the staff at the Clinic are wonderful! I have always been self-conscious about my chin being slightly recessed and decided to try fillers (first time). Dr. Frame and Nadine thoroughly walked me through the process and answered any questions that I had. They were extremely patient and I felt completely at ease during the process. I had Perlane injected into my chin area and the results were phenomenal! My face looked much more balanced and it was what I was looking for and more! I had a great experience and highly recommend the Clinic!
I’m very happy with the results I’ve gotten with Dr. Frame. We moved here 6 years ago from Toronto and it took some time to find the right doctor. I tried a few other well known west-side doctors with results that weren’t great. Dr. Frame listens to what I want – a natural look that’s not a face full of neuromodulators. His bedside manner is calming and informative. You just may get a few free anti-aging tips along the way – he’s just that good. Most importantly, we’ve all seen the bad work that’s out there in Vancouver and I feel for those women. Too many neuromodulators and filler. Why can’t they see what we see? Dr. Frame is an artist when it comes to ensuring a natural look. When I look in the mirror I’m thankful to have found someone as skilled as Dr. Frame.