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Per-Lame - Chevy Chase, MD

After reading reviews from various posters...

After reading reviews from various posters regarding Perlane I decided to give it a try..A local medspa had a special offer-Buy 1 syringe get the 2nd half off. So of course I took advantage of the special.

First off, I want to say the injector at Renu Medspa in Chevy Chase, MD has been the BEST I've ever had..not only was she so incredibly sweet, she was so understanding and really LISTENED to me vs other PS an Injectors who completely dismiss your wishes. She made me feel SO COMFORTABLE as if she was a long time friend.

Anyhow onto the perlane. I had such high hopes for this filler - the experience was virtually Painless- believe you me I'm a wuss when it comes to needles and pain! Unlike Radiesse which left me bruised for 2 weeks on the left nasal fold, the perlane went in seamlessly, plumping up my nasal folds and my chin (I have indentations and scarring) Beautifully! I kept thinking ..I would have no issues of coming back to get re-injected every 4-6 months. Following the next day, the product shrunk, nasal fold on the left side (which is deeper than the right) my chin, corners of my mouth were right back where they were...*sighs*

All in all, HUGE HUGE disappointment. I'm going to try JUP XC next. Juvie seems to last with me for some reason.. I hate that my body metabolized the Per LAME so quickly..2 days?! UGHH.. Again, I blame the product and my own body NOT the injector. I highly recommend anyone and everyone in the DMV area to see Jamie at Renu Medspa. She called me 2 days later, on her day off to check up on me..Love her!

Sorry to hear you didn't have the results you wanted for the price you paid. I can certainly understand that being a big disappointment.

Just to play devil's advocate for a second, you mentioned you thought it was the product and not the injector. If an adequate amount of the product had been injected in the first place, and swelling accounted for (so you would have looked a touch "over done" leaving) couldn't that have made a pretty big difference?

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You bought Perlane yourself and let some "injector" do the job instead of a Board Certified Dermatologist? No wonder you got a crappy result. You insisted on cheaping it. When will people ever learn?

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I don't know that this is a fair statement Randall651. From what I understand of the review, she bought the Perlane from the Med-Spa where she received the injections, she didn't buy it on her own. Of course I agree that going to a board certified derm, or facial plastic surgeon would be preferable, but unfortunately not everyone knows to look for such credentials. I can completely understand how someone would think if a Med-spa is allowed to offer such injections, they must be well qualified to do them...and if you don't happen to know that the results you receive weigh heavily on the skill of the injector, why wouldn't you opt for the less expensive route?

Hopefully by conversations like this, and people like HollyDC1971 bravely sharing her experience, others will learn.

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Jamie @ Renu Med spa

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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