The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother hyaluronic acid particles than those used in other Restylane products.
Restylane Silk is used to:
- 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
How is the Restylane Silk procedure performed?
Using a very fine needle, Dr. Sobel 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. If you do end up with a bruise, we offer a complimentary laser treatment to help break up the bruise and clear it away faster.
Are Restylane Silk injections painful?
Patient comfort is enhanced by the inclusion of lidocaine in every syringe of Restylane Silk. Additionally, we can apply a topical anesthetic and/or ice to help numb the area for increased comfort. Patients report only a mild pinching sensation during injection.
How long will the results of a Restylane Silk treatment last?
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 lip