Individuals who are looking to improve the appearance of deep facial folds and wrinkles or augment the lips or chin may be good candidates for Perlane. Dr. Abergel performs the Perlane injection in his office using an ultra-fine needle to inject the filler directly beneath the skin. While discomfort is generally minor, a topical anesthetic may be used to maximize the patient’s comfort.Side effects are generally minor. However, as with any injectable filler, some temporary swelling, redness and bruising may occur which typically fades within a few days. Despite these side effects, patients are able to immediately return to normal activities including work. Studies have shown that the results of Perlane may last six months to a year. If you are interested in Perlane, please call our office at 310-829-2005 to set up a consultation with Dr. Abergel.