Is Restylane Silk the Right Treatment for You?
Injectable dermal fillers are everywhere today, and it can be hard to decide which would be the best treatment for your concerns. If your primary concern is to treat the fine lines and thinning around the lips that often occurs as we age, then Restylane Silk is the dermal filler that is tailored to your concerns.
What is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk was approved by the FDA in 2014 for use around the mouth and lips and is unique in its ability to combat both thin lips and fine lines. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, it was designed to target aging concerns in the mouth area.
Due to its gel-like consistency, Restylane Silk may be able to provide more natural looking results to the targeted treatment areas by neither being too stiff or too thin. The formula also adds the benefit of lidocaine, a numbing ingredient, with the goal of limiting patient’s discomfort during the procedure. Restylane Silk is injected directly into fine lines through different techniques developed to help alleviate your specific concerns.
Who can benefit from Restylane Silk?
Any patient with concerns regarding loss of lip shape, thinning lips, and fine or vertical lines around the lips is a good candidate for treatment. Restylane Silk is formulated to provide natural looking fullness to areas of concern.
What can I expect?
Treatment is provided in an in-office procedure that takes between ten and thirty minutes, depending on the concerns being addressed. With smaller injection needles and the incorporation of lidocaine, most patients are able to continue their daily activities with little to no downtime associated with the procedure.
While minor swelling, slight bruising and redness have been reported, these typically resolve within a few hours of a treatment session. Most patients can expect to see immediate results following a treatment. Restylane Silk is appropriate to use both on its own and in conjunction with other injectable dermal treatments.
How much does it cost? How long does it last?
The cost of dermal fillers can vary by provider, but the cost is generally comparable to other dermal fillers on the market. Results from treatment with Restylane Silk also vary. However, most patients enjoy their outcome for at least six months following the procedure.
If you have any concerns about aging around your mouth and lips, Restylane Silk can help you address them with long-lasting, natural-looking results. Please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation to discuss your options.