Perlane for Corners of Mouth - Gone in 1 Month. Why?

i had droopy corners of the mouth. i had perlane injected and within a month it is gone and i have sagging corners going to the chin area. im 33 and i know they put enough in cause the first 2 weeks it was overfull. the dr. said to massage a few times to make it not so lumpy? what happened?

Doctor Answers 4

Perlane and effectiveness

You may or may not have had enough Perlane injected into the area at the initial treatment and experienced expected swelling immediately after the injections. Return to your provider for a follow-up and assessment of the area to determine your next step. Perlane doesn't dissolve in one month, but does need to be injected properly in order to provide pleasing results that endure.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

May need more filler...

It is not uncommon that you may need more filler in those areas.  A "touch up", 1 month after the initial treatment can help give you better results.  I also recommend putting Botox/Dysport in the Depressor Anguli Oris Muscles to help keep the oral commissures (the corners of the mouth) up. I highly recommend you see an experienced provider when getting Botox/Dysport in this area, an unfortunate outcome can be an uneven smile ... 

Hope this helps. 


Dr. Grant Stevens        

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 147 reviews

Perlane gone after 1 month

Most likely, you were not injected with enough Perlane. What you noticed in those first two weeks was post-injection swelling. It is highly unlikely that the Perlane is already gone. I have had a lot of success with long-term correction using Perlane. I would return to your injecting physician for an evaluation.

Ryan Greene, MD, PhD
Fort Lauderdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 82 reviews

Perlane in corners of mouth

You may need more product.   You may  have had residual swelling that finally went away, biut if it looked good up until then, then perhaps you need more filler to give you the result that you want.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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