Question: I am male and have very thin lips. I would like Perlane to fill in the lips somewhat, but definitely not overfill. The pouty look is not what I am after. Is Perlane safer than collagen injections?
Answer: Perlane is a thicker and longer lasting hyaluronic acid than Restylane, both of which come from the Medicis Company. These are rather similar to Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra that are made by Allergan. When compared to collagen these hyaluronic acid fillers tend to last much longer. I would typically recommend sticking with the Restylane and Juvederm Ultra as opposed to their thicker counterparts when placed in the lip, simply because of the very soft and supple nature that the natural lip has. With that said, these injectable fillers are extremely customizable and we can create a very natural, fuller lip in men. I would just recommend that you seek out an experienced injector so that you end up getting the result that you desire.