Restylane Silk® is one of the many Restylane® products that are known for their facial volumizing and rejuvenating effects. Its formulation is specifically designed to add volume to thinning lips caused by aging or heredity. We can also use this filler to smooth out wrinkles around the mouth.
What Makes Restylane Silk® Unique?
In 2014, the FDA approved Restylane Silk® as a treatment for plumping the lips and eliminating the wrinkles around the mouth. While other fillers can also provide the same effect, it offers a unique benefit: It gives more natural and smoother results. Compared with the rest of the Restylane® products and other types of fillers, Restylane Silk® uses a lighter gel with smaller particle size, which promotes smoother and more natural results when injected into the lips and the areas around the mouth.
Since the lips and the skin around the mouth are thinner, there is a perceived increased risk of visible bumps if providers use highly cohesive fillers with bigger particle size. Fortunately, Restylane Silk® has been specifically formulated to add volume to this sensitive area without causing surface irregularities. Also, the light gel allows the provider to have more control during injection. This further promotes smoother and more proportionate results.
Restylane Silk®, just like all Restylane® products, is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the body that gives the skin its plumpness, elasticity, and strength. But with aging, our body produces less and less hyaluronic acid, resulting in facial volume loss and thinning lips. As a hyaluronic acid-based product, Restylane Silk® has a remarkable safety record.
During a consultation, we will ask you about your cosmetic goals, which should be in line with what the treatment can realistically accomplish. After all, the ideal amount of fillers and depth of injection also depends on your skin, facial anatomy, and treatment site.
The Longevity of Lip Enhancement
The results of Restylane Silk® last for months at a time, although clinical trials have suggested that even after this period some patients remained happy with their results. Ultimately, the results and their longevity vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors.
To learn more about Restylane Silk® and how it can plump and rejuvenate your lips, reach out to The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Celebration, FL. We are proud to serve clients throughout Altamonte Springs, Lake Nona, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.