Shapely lips are one of the most commonly sought after aesthetic features. With Restylane® Silk, patients can obtain the elegant full and symmetrical lips they want through a simple injectable procedure. This product can also be used to soften fine lines and wrinkles near the mouth, further accentuating and drawing attention to your beautiful new pout.
Torrey Pines Dermatology is proud to provide patients in the La Jolla area of California with the cosmetic and medical skin care they need to look and feel their best. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk was the first dermal filler to be FDA-approved for subtle lip enhancement and wrinkle correction near the mouth. This injectable is an excellent way for patients to bring a youthful softness to the lips and mouth that is beautiful and natural-looking.
How Does it Work?
Restylane® Silk is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the body that helps keep the skin tight and youthful looking. As people grow older, the amount of hyaluronic acid present in the skin begins to decrease, encouraging the development of wrinkles and the decline of facial volume. Restylane® Silk allows patients to replace this lost volume, correcting the fine lines and delicate wrinkles in the mouth area while subtly perfecting the shape, size, and symmetry of the lips.
Restylane® Silk sets itself apart from other Restylane® products because it is formulated using smaller, smoother particles that more precisely and naturally fill in the fine contours of the lips and mouth. A smaller, finer needle is also used to improve treatment accuracy.
The results of Restylane® Silk injections typically last patients six months. Following this period of time, additional injection sessions will need to be undergone to maintain these original results. Each injection session typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete and involves little to no downtime. While side effects like redness, swelling, pain, bruising, and tenderness are common, these usually subside within a few hours of receiving injections.
Am I a Candidate for Treatment?
Nearly anyone interested in enhancing the appearance of her or his lips is a potential candidate for Restylane® Silk. Before undergoing these injections, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical staff. If the patient qualifies for treatment, one of our aesthetic professional will collaborate with them to clearly outline their cosmetic goals before administering Restylane® Silk injections.
Contact Torrey Pines Dermatology to schedule a consultation appointment for Restylane® Silk. We look forward to hearing from you!