Every stage of life has its advantages and disadvantages. For many people, getting older means retirement and enjoying their children and grandchildren without the constant stress of work. One disadvantage is looking older than you actually feel due to aging skin that causes wrinkles, creases and folds.
A deeper type of skin fold visible on the faces of older people is known as a nasolabial fold. These are increasingly deep folds of skin that appear on each side of the nose, running down to the corners of the mouth.
Nasolabial folds are a symptom of sagging skin and skin that has lost volume and elasticity. Fortunately, new products like Perlane have been developed to treat these deep skin folds. Perlane contains hyaluronic acid as an active ingredient to increase skin hydration and decrease the appearance of nasolabial folds.
Hyaluronic acid has the trait of attracting and holding water in between your joints and in soft tissues like your skin. As you get older, your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid begins to decline. As less hyaluronic acid is available, your skin becomes dryer and begins showing signs of lines, wrinkles and folds.
The good news is that this gradual loss of water-loving hyaluronic acid can be overcome by supplementing fresh hyaluronic acid where it has been lost. This helps to reverse the process, and your skin becomes more hydrated from the inside out. Your skin will display fewer signs of lines and folds like nasolabial folds. Skin that is better hydrated is also better able to withstand environmental damage that can rapidly age your skin.
Perlane is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is approved for the use of minimizing the appearance of nasolabial folds. The hyaluronic acid contained in Perlane is a special form that is chemically cross-linked, meaning each individual strand is linked together. This keeps it from being broken down very quickly by your body.
Perlane is not derived from animals, and it contains no animal protein, so your body will not consider it to be a foreign substance, making allergic reactions much less likely. This same quality means disease transmission cannot occur.
Is Perlane Right for Me?
Most people who have nasolabial folds make good candidates for Perlane treatment. However, it is best to schedule a consultation at Southeastern Dermatology in Lumberton, NC to see if this injectable is right for you. We happily serve clients in the Fayetteville, NC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book an appointment to learn more.