Restylane® Silk

Finally, a filler that can help you achieve your ideal lips. Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older.

RESTYLANE SILK FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

WHAT IS RESTYLANE SILK?

Restylane Silk is a facial filler made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps to bind water to cells. The unique formulation in Restylane Silk helps to provide a very natural lifting capacity to the skin, ideally suited for the lips and lines around the mouth.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF A RESTYLANE SILK TREATMENT?

Patients who are good candidates for treatment either desire more fullness of their lips or a lip rejuvenation. Using small amounts of Restylane Silk filler placed correctly, natural lip fullness can be created. However, many patients do not desire fuller lips, but would rather like to rejuvenate the lips and eliminate the fine lines around the mouth. This can also be accomplished, with no significant change to the size of the lips. Rather, this type of lip rejuvenation will serve to define the lips, rather than augment them.

DOES RESTYLANE SILK TREATMENT OF THE LIPS LOOK UNNATURAL?

One of the major misconceptions about lip filler treatments is that the results look unnatural. While in inexperienced hands this can certainly occur, a proper lip treatment result should always look natural.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER A RESTYLANE SILK INJECTION?

Results are immediate and typically last for several months, and often up to one year. The duration of filler correction depends on the facial area treated, the injection technique, and the rate that the patient‘s tissues break down the filler. The majority of patients can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Some patients may experience slight swelling and bruising, but this typically improves rapidly.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER A RESTYLANE SILK INJECTION?

There is no downtime after treatment, and patients may return to their normal activities. In some patients, there are temporary side effects, such as minor swelling and bruising, but these are usually mild.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF A RESTYLANE SILK TREATMENT?

Side effects are generally minor, such as bruising or mild swelling, and can be easily concealed with makeup. Avoiding certain medications and supplements, such as baby aspirin and fish oil, can minimize bruising.

CAN RESTYLANE SILK BE REMOVED OR DISSOLVED?

One of the major advantages of Restylane Silk is that it is composed of hyaluronic acid (HA). If necessary, HA fillers can be dissolved with an enzyme in a very simple procedure. Experienced injectors rarely need to remove any filler following injection, but this is a benefit to have as a potential option.

DOES RESTYLANE SILK REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE?

All facial fillers require extensive experience in order to achieve the absolute best results. Use of a filler such as Restylane Silk requires experience and advanced understanding of anatomy of the face. There is significant variability among patients’ anatomy and each treatment is unique, requiring a trained eye and artistic understanding of the lips and surrounding area.

ARE THE TREATMENTS WITH RESTYLANE SILK PAINFUL?

Patients usually report only minimal or mild discomfort during treatment. A specially formulated numbing cream is used that alleviates most discomfort. Restylane Silk is formulated with lidocaine to enhance patient comfort.

CAN RESTYLANE SILK BE COMBINED WITH OTHER FACIAL FILLERS?

Restylane Silk is often used with other facial fillers during a patient’s treatment. Different fillers are often used for the same patient in order to achieve a more natural result. While Restylane Silk can be used safely in most are as of the face, it is ideally suited for the lips and areas around the mouth.

WHAT AGES ARE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR TREATMENT WITH RESTYLANE SILK?

While theoretically any patient with deficiency in the lips and/or perioral area (around the mouth) could benefit from Restylane Silk treatment, there are some important principles to understand when it comes to selecting appropriate patients for Restylane Silk treatment. Younger patients with minimal volume loss may desire more fullness to their lips, while older patients often want to rejuvenate and enhance the area around the lips, eliminating the fine lines and sunken look. Regardless, there is no absolute age limit for Restylane Silk treatment.

To learn if RESTYLANE SILK is right for you, please schedule a free consultation by calling us at 516-442-7088.