Seattle Perlane Specialist – Dr. David Pratt
Also serving Bellevue, Everett and Tacoma, WA
If you would like to renew the appearance of your skin, Perlane® is one of the newest ways to do it. Perlane® helps restore the skins natural volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your smile lines and nasolabial folds that run between your nose and mouth.
Approved in May, 2007 by the FDA, Perlane® is very similar to Restylane but has a thicker consistency due to a larger particle size. Because of this, Perlane has enhanced volume and lifting power which is ideal for plumping up deeper wrinkles and folds. View some of the results of Dr. Pratt’s Bellevue, Tacoma and Seattle Perlane patients at the photo gallery.
What is Hyaluronic Acid and what does it do?
Its primary function in natural skin is to provide volume. Because of its ability to bind with water up to one thousand times its volume, it is an ideal filler agent, since following injection the skin appears healthier, fuller, and tighter and thus the lines, wrinkles, and folds are improved.
Are there other facial fillers that contain Hyaluronic Acid?
Yes, Captique, Hylaform, and Restylane®.
Who will perform my Perlane® injection?
Dr. Pratt personally performs all of the injections done in our office including the local anesthetic if one is needed, so you can rest assured that you will have someone who is not only technically very skilled, but also artistically gifted performing your procedure.
Dr. Pratt believes in subtle, natural looking enhancements. His ultimate goal is that you leave with a well rested, relaxed, and refreshed appearance.
Are the injections painful?
No, since Dr. Pratt will numb the area prior to the injection.
You will be advised to avoid any aspirin products or Motrin type drugs before and after your injection in order to minimize bruising.
Dr. Pratt will apply a numbing agent prior to your injection. The entire procedure takes approximately fifteen minutes for one area.
What is recovery like?
Most people feel completely comfortable resuming their daily activities immediately after treatment. You may experience some temporary puffiness, blushing, slight bruising, or tenderness at the site of injection, but this is usually short-lived and can be easily camouflaged with makeup.
Avoidance of aspirin and ibuprofen type products prior to injection will help minimize the bruising effect. For the first twenty four hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure.
How frequently will I need Perlane®
Perlane® results typically last up to six months or longer, so you may wish to schedule follow up treatments one to two times yearly to maintain your enhanced look.
What other treatments will complement my Perlane® injection?
As a highly knowledgeable Everett cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Pratt often will perform simultaneous Botox® injections for relief of the effect of the underlying muscles on wrinkle and fold creation, especially in the brow and “crow’s feet” regions. In addition to his expertise with these procedures, Dr. Pratt is considered a top Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse and lip augmentation provider.
I am interested, what do I do next?
If you wish to improve appearance of your face and you think Perlane® injections are right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pratt to get all of your questions answered right away.
Dr. Pratt will be happy to speak with you about Perlane® injections or other appropriate cosmetic procedures. Dr. Pratt can assist you in achieving the look you’ve always wanted. His knowledge, training and experience, combined with his artistic flair, can help you obtain beautiful, long lasting, safe results.
Our modern Seattle area offices and technologically advanced surgical center are just two of the many ways we put patient safety and comfort first.
Please contact us to schedule your initial consultation and find out more about how you can restore and enhance your natural beauty. We look forward to meeting you soon!