Meet Dr. Moelleken

Dr. Brent Moelleken - Board Certified Plastic SurgeonBrent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Double board certified, he received his training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF and UCLA...

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Dr. Brent Moelleken - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Perlane®

Fortunately in today’s world of cosmetic procedures, as you age you no longer have to accept how you look because there are many treatments available to renew the appearance of your skin.  Approved by the FDA in 2007, Perlane® is one of the newest FDA approved age-erasing injection treatments on the market.  Perlane® is a member of the Restylane® family of products and like Restylane®, Perlane® restores volume and fullness to your skin.  Although Perlane® is a sister version of Restylane®, what makes it different is the size of the particles.  Manufactured in Sweden, Perlane® uses a unique process that creates larger particles rendering Perlane® a good choice for wrinkles which benefit from a deeper injection into the skin.  Because Perlane® is thicker, it can enhance volume and lifting power which is ideal for plumping up greater wrinkles and folds.  Injectable Restylane® and Perlane® provide safe and temporary improvement and the product that is best for you will be determined by the areas that need to be treated.   Perlane® and its counterpart Restylane® are commonly used in combination for the most ideal and longest lasting results.

The Perlane® formula has been used in Europe for years to effectively deal with lines, wrinkles and facial folds.  Dr. Brent Moelleken, M.D. F.A.C.S., is excited to offer Perlane® to his patients at his state-of-the-art facility, Neo Surgery Center, located in Beverly Hills, California.  Dr. Moelleken is world-renowned in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery.  All of his patients receive caring, individualized attention and Dr. Moelleken has been sought for his expertise by nearly every major publication and television network.  During your consultation, Dr. Moelleken will evaluate your skin and facial structure, discuss your desired outcome, and then he will carefully determine the very best approach and product to use to achieve your optimal results.  Dr. Moelleken is looking forward to meeting and speaking with you about Perlane® injections or any other appropriate cosmetic procedures you are considering.  Along with his professional and highly-qualified staff, Dr. Moelleken will assist you in achieving the look you have always dreamed of at his technologically advanced facility, which is an example of how Neo Surgery Center puts patient safety and comfort first.  Sometimes a quick touch up is all you need to refresh your look and through his knowledge, training and experience, Dr. Moelleken offers many facial rejuvenation options that will help you obtain beautiful and long lasting results.

Your skin is made up of two layers with supporting columns holding them apart.  The area in-between includes the clear-jelly like substance called Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and when you are young, hyaluronic acid is in abundance.   All living organisms have hyaluronic acid in their bodies and in humans; hyaluronic acid’s primary function is to provide volume.  Hyaluronic acid also serves to protect surrounding tissues, and to produce nutrients and moisture to those tissues.  As you grow older, hyaluronic acid between these layers diminishes and your skin eventually recedes toward the skull, causing furrow lines and wrinkles to form.  Because of its ability to bind with water up to one thousand times its volume, hyaluronic acid is an ideal filler agent as the wrinkle disappears when the area is filled with the jelly-like substance.  When augmented by Perlane®, the hyaluronic acid combines with your own to revitalize your face.  Once injected into the depressed area, Perlane® restores the natural volumes underneath the wrinkle causing it to lift up and smooth out.

Perlane® maintains its shape using your body’s own moisture and the hyaluronic acid in Perlane® is hydrophilic or “water loving.”  As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide long-lasting results and unlike other hyaluronic acid-based products, Perlane® is non-animal-based.  This quality virtually eliminates any risk of animal-based disease transmission or allergic reaction.  Your Perlane® treatment takes about 30 minutes, leaves no marks or scars, and the results can be seen immediately.  Depending on your overall expectations, maintenance will be discussed with Dr. Moelleken during your initial consultation.  Follow up injections typically need less Perlane® to achieve and maintain the results you want.  The time between follow-up injections is typically 6 to 12 months.

Dr. Moelleken injects Perlane® directly into the targeted treatment areas to effectively:

  • Smooth wrinkles
  • Smooth acne scars
  • Volumize your face for a more youthful and natural look
  • Chin augmentation
  • Fill cheek depressions
  • Correct the hollows around your eyes
  • Improve facial depressions
  • Correct worry lines that run across your forehead (forehead lines)
  • Improve crow’s feet at the corner of your eyes (periorbital lines)
  • Improve frown lines that run between your eyebrows (glabellar lines)
  • Help eliminate smoker’s lines, which are vertical lines around your mouth (perioral lines)
  • Improve marionette lines at the corners of your mouth (oral commissures)
  • Deep smile lines that run from the side of your nose to corners of your mouth (nasolabial furrows)
  • Some facial scars
  • Nose Correction
  • Eye Brow Lift
  • Enhance lips by creating a defined border or making them fuller

Many people want a rounder, more sensuous line along their lips and Perlane® adds that additional touch of volume that makes an enormous difference to your appearance.  For many Neo Surgery Center lip augmentation patients, Perlane® provides immediate, long lasting results because it can be injected almost immediately after the initial consultation.  The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® simply supplements your body’s age-depleted hyaluronic acid to plump up your lips and most patients choosing lip augmentation have Perlane® injected into each lip for symmetry.  Perlane® can be applied to just one lip if needed however your lip augmentation procedure will be performed with a series of injections under local anesthesia taking approximately 30 minutes.

If you decide Perlane® is right for you, using a fine needle and pre-measured doses, Dr. Moelleken will inject Perlane® into the deeper dermal, targeted areas.  Perlane® contains the anesthetic lidocaine, mixed in to minimize any discomfort during the injection process although you may experience minor bruising and swelling at the injection sites following your procedure.  Since Perlane® contains a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid (larger particles), you will notice immediate results that can last for up to a year.  One of the safety features of Perlane® is that the effects can be reversed with the injection of an enzyme to break down the filler and most patients feel completely comfortable resuming their normal routine immediately after their treatment.  Dr. Moelleken personally performs all injections at Neo Surgery Center so you can rest assured that a professional who is not only technically skilled but artistically gifted as well will complete your procedure.  Dr. Moelleken believes in subtle, natural looking enhancements and his ultimate goal is to leave you with a refreshed appearance.  Join the thousands of patients taking advantage of the wonderful results achieved with Perlane® and call Neo Surgery Center today for your consultation.

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