As we age, the body’s natural stores of fat and collagen are depleted, causing tissues to lose their elasticity and shape. This lax skin can create thin lines around the mouth, as well as cause the lips to become thin or narrow, adding unwanted years onto the appearance. Although it is impossible to turn back the hands of time, a youthful expression can be restored with Restylane Silk. One of the newest dermal fillers on the market; Restylane Silk is specifically designed to plump the lips and safely eliminate the fine wrinkles around the mouth. This noninvasive treatment takes only a few minutes in the office, and can provide a brighter, younger mouth for months to come.
What is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is the first and only product of its kind to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for lip enhancement, and for the treatment of fine lines around the mouth. As the newest addition to a respected line of dermal fillers, Restylane Silk safely and quickly provides natural looking shape to the lips. Restylane Silk is comprised of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a vital building block of healthy tissues. A naturally occurring substance, HA will trigger the body’s own collagen production, extending the results from treatment for months to come.
Compared to other dermal fillers, Restylane Silk is created using tiny particles of HA, providing a smooth, creamy consistency that is safe for delicate areas of the face, such as the mouth and lips. The cutting-edge, clear gel formula of Restylane Silk also allows for the most precise results available in a lip enhancing filler. The benefits of treatment are unmatched: organic, healthy, and youthfully full lips.
The Ideal Candidate for Restylane Silk:
Anyone who is frustrated with narrow, thinning lips, or the development of fine lines around the mouth, may find excellent results with Restylane Silk. The ideal candidate will be in generally good health, over 21, understand the filler process, and hold realistic expectations for their results. Restylane Silk is considered a safe and effective treatment to plump the lips and smooth minor facial lines in all skin types and ethnicities.
Since Restylane Silk is made from HA, a substance occurring naturally in the body, there is little chance for complications or allergic reactions. However, those with a known allergy to Lidocaine should not choose Restylane Silk.
Treatment with Restylane Silk
A treatment with Restylane Silk will take less than 30 minutes to complete in Dr. Rubinstein’s office. Once the targeted area has been determined, the gel filler is applied using an ultrafine needle, allowing for extreme precision. Restylane Silk contains Lidocaine, an anesthetic, meaning that injections are not painful. Upon request however, a topical or local anesthetic can be used before treatment, as well.
Restylane Silk is used to treat:
- Narrow lips
- Thinning smile
- Fine lines around the upper and lower lips
There is no downtime required after a Restylane Silk treatment. While mild redness and swelling may occur, most patients are back to their normal activities the same afternoon. The results from Restylane Silk can be seen immediately after treatment. Then over the following weeks, as the body’s natural collagen production is triggered, the benefits of Restylane Silk will continue to improve. A repeat treatment will not be required for six months or more.
Although Restylane Silk is safe and effective, minor side effects may be experienced, including bruising, bleeding at the injection site, and temporary soreness. These are normally mild and will dissipate quickly. When Restylane Silk is applied by an experienced provider, more serious complications are extremely rare.
A Restylane Silk Consultation:
Restylane Silk can be used alone to bring back shape to the upper and lower lips, as well as smooth lines around the mouth. It can also be used in combination with other fillers to even out deeper lines and restore lost facial volume. Restylane Silk also pairs well with Botox Cosmetic; relaxing Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, and Forehead Creases, for a total facial rejuvenation.
If you have been experiencing a thinning of the upper or lower lip, Restylane Silk may be able to help. Before committing to any aesthetic treatment, patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein. During this appointment, Dr. Rubinstein will perform a brief skin evaluation, review the medical history, and discuss individual aesthetic goals. He will explain the lip enhancement procedure, including what to expect after treatment. Together, it can be determined if a treatment with Restylane Silk is the best option to achieve the desired results.
Contact Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Specialists at 845.863.1772 for more information about Restylane Silk, or to set up a private consultation appointment with Dr. Rubinstein.
Restylane Silk FAQ
What is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is a Hyaluronic Acid-based filler, designed to plump the lips and eliminate fine line lines around the mouth.
How long does a treatment with Restylane Silk take to perform?
A treatment with Restylane Silk will normally take less than 30 minutes in the doctor’s office.
How long can I expect my Restylane Silk results to last?
The results from one treatment with Restylane Silk will last up to six months, sometimes even longer.
Are treatments with Restylane Silk painful?
As Restylane Silk is premixed with Lidocaine (an anesthetic), treatments are not considered painful.
Am I a good candidate for Restylane Silk?
If you are beginning to notice thinning lips or tiny lines developing around the mouth, then you may make an excellent candidate for Restylane Silk. However, those with a known allergy to Lidocaine should not use Restylane Silk.