What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth in patients over 21 years of age. Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar already present in your skin.
How does Restylane® Silk work for your lips and skin?
Like other areas of the face, the lips and skin surrounding the mouth show signs of aging as an individual gets 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 areas. It’s made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane products.
In a clinical study of patients treated with Restylane Silk or no treatment, clinical investigators reported:
- 77% of patients treated with Restylane Silk showed at least a one-point improvement in lip fullness (measured on on a 5-point scale) eight weeks after treatment.
- 59% of patients treated with Restylane Silk maintained lip fullness six months after treatment.
Restylane® Silk’s unique particle gel formula, along with an ultrafine needle designed for improved accuracy, helps give you softer, more precise results — just what you need for a natural-looking smile.
Are there any side-effects?
The rate of reactions to Restylane is very low. However, after the treatment some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve spontaneously within a week after injection into the skin and within two weeks after the injection into the lips. For more information please consult your practitioner.
How soon will I see the results?
One treatment session takes about 30 minutes and the results can be seen immediately.
How long does the effect of a Restylane treatment last?
The length of time the effect of a Restylane treatment lasts is very individual and depends on many factors, such as the structure of your skin, lifestyle, age, the degree of perfection demanded and the injection technique of the practitioner. Experience indicates that touch-up and follow-up treatments will add to the duration. Most people choose to have a new treatment within 6 months after a lip enhancement.
What does the procedure cost?
The procedure fee will vary depending on the area or areas you want treated. Please feel free to contact the Lloyd Dermatology and Laser Center for further information.