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Restylane® Silk

Restylane® Silk is a dermal filler that is FDA-approved to treat the lips and areas around the mouth for patients 21 years of age and older. This injectable filler utilizes a unique hyaluronic acid (HA) gel formula with a higher concentration of HA than similar products. Consequently, patients can enjoy longer-lasting results. Restylane® Silk can be used to reverse common signs of facial aging around the mouth and restore lost volume to thinning lips. The fine consistency of Restylane® Silk is ideal for rejuvenating the delicate skin in these areas, and can ultimately create a softer, more youthful appearance.

Benefits of Restylane® Silk

With Restylane® Silk, patients can effectively minimize fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth including the vertical lines that can form between the edge of the upper lip and the base of the nose. Restylane® Silk can also be used to achieve exceptionally natural-looking lip augmentation for a fuller appearance and enhanced contours. Since Restylane® Silk is formulated with Lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and delivered with an ultra-thin needle, the procedure can be performed with minimal discomfort. Some patients choose to combine Restylane® Silk with an additional cosmetic injectable treatment for even more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

To help ensure that Restylane® Silk is the best choice for you, your consultation will begin with a thorough evaluation by one of our dermatologists. After discussing your personal cosmetic goals and expectations, you can make an informed decision about your treatment.

Recovery from Restylane® Silk

Most patients will experience little to no downtime after their Restylane® Silk procedure, though some swelling or bruising may occur at the injection site. To minimize the risk of these side effects, patients can avoid medications such as ibuprofen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and aspirin prior to treatment as well as supplements such as St. John’s Wort or vitamin E. In most cases, patients return to their normal daily activities immediately after treatment. Facial rejuvenation with Restylane® Silk can last longer than six months, and results can be easily maintained with follow-up appointments.

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