Restylane Silk Injectable Filler for the Lips

Unfortunately, as we grow older, no areas of the face are exempt from the aging process, including the lips. Loss of volume can result in thinner, less plump lips and aid to an overall aged appearance of the face. Plastic surgeons have long used injectable fillers to combat aging of the lips, but Restylane Silk is the first injectable filler specifically designed for lip enhancement. Dr. Franckle is proud to offer a range of injectable fillers to provide his patients with the best options.

Treatment Areas for Restylane Silk

Restylane Silk is FDA approved for lip enhancement (injected into the lips) as well as treatment of the lines and wrinkles and around the mouth in patients over the age of 21. The formulation of Restylane Silk is designed to be used in and around the lips, which aids in precise lip shaping and line control.

How Does Restylane Silk Work?

Restylane Silk is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid used to add volume temporarily to the treated areas. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that is naturally present in our skin, reducing the risk of an allergic reaction. Another unique aspect of Restylane Silk is the formation. It is made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane products. This formation, along with the specially designed ultra-fine needle, are intended to improve accuracy and offer more precise results.

What to Expect at theTreatment

All injectable filler appointments at our office begin with a short consultation with Dr. Franckle to determine if you are a candidate and to discuss a treatment plan. The procedure itself takes 20 to 30 minutes. Some patients may choose to use an anesthetic cream for added comfort. There is no downtime associated with a Restylane Silk treatment. Redness around the treatment area is common but generally subsides within an hour after leaving the office. Bruising around the injection site can occur within the first week of post-treatment but can be easily covered up with makeup. Results from Restylane Silk typically last 6-12 months.

Combining Treatments for Best Results

Combining your Restylane Silk treatment with other less invasive treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport, or other injectable fillers may enhance your results even further. Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Juvederm can be great options to fill in deep wrinkles of the nasolabial folds (lines from your nose to the corner of your mouth) and/or add volume to hollowed cheeks (an unwelcome effect of aging). Combining the two treatments into one, performed within the same office visit, can produce an overall healthier, natural, and younger looking appearance.

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