Like most areas on your face, it’s natural for your lips to show signs of aging. Thinning, loss of shape, and an increase in vertical lines and wrinkles are all examples of how our lips can change over time.
What is Restylane Silk?
Approved by the FDA in 2014, Restylane Silk is the latest addition to the Restylane family of dermal fillers produced by Galderma, one of the most trusted names in dermatology. Composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the body responsible for retaining moisture, Restylane Silk can increase lip volume and fullness while also smoothing wrinkles around the mouth. Since Restylane Silk is in the form of a silky gel and contains smaller, smoother particles of hyaluronic acid, it can be administered into your lips with more precision, resulting in improved lip enhancement. The thinner gel also assures smoother, softer, and more natural-looking results for some patients.
What are the symptoms?
Restylane Silk can:
- Smooth wrinkles around the mouth
- Improve thinning lips
- Restore lip fullness and volume
- Result in smoother, silkier lips
- Provide a natural-looking lip shape
- Improve lip symmetry
Who gets it?
The Ideal Candidate for a Restylane Silk Treatment
If you are at least 21 years old and desire fuller, more symmetrical lips or would like to smooth fine lines around your mouth, you may be a candidate for a Restylane Silk treatment. You should also have realistic expectations of the treatment results, be in good general health, and have a full understanding of the treatment process.
Restylane Silk Injections
Using a very fine needle, your provider will inject Restylane Silk into your lips and the area around your mouth. To minimize discomfort, numbing agents may be applied before treatment, but since Restylane Silk also contains lidocaine, the injections are not painful and discomfort is minimal. Depending on your individual treatment needs, a series of injections may be required over a two-week period. Most treatment sessions take about 30 minutes to complete. There is no downtime associated with Restylane Silk, so you can go about your daily activities normally. We recommend that you avoid touching your lips for at least six hours after treatment. It’s not uncommon to experience some redness, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site, but these effects are only temporary.
Results From Restylane Silk
Immediately after treatment, you can expect a noticeable smoothing of wrinkles and an increase in lip volume and fullness. The effects of Restylane Silk last about six months as the hyaluronic acid works to stimulate collagen production, and you will only need follow-up treatments to maintain your smooth, more defined lips. In clinical trials, 98 percent of patients reported a noticeable improvement in overall lip fullness within 14 days of the initial treatment, and 76 percent of people still reported an improvement in the appearance of their lips after six months.
This cosmetic service may not be offered at all Forefront Dermatology locations. Please call to confirm this service is performed at your preferred location.