As people get older, the lips can lose volume and become thin, causing a decline in their youthful shape and fullness. Lines and creases begin to form on and around the lips, creating an undesirable contour and an aged appearance.
RESTYLANE® SILK is an FDA-approved, non-bovine product specifically designed to smooth wrinkles surrounding the mouth and provide plumped, natural-looking lip augmentation. The use of an ultrafine needle during the procedure ensures accurate results that are immediately visible and can last up to six months.
Patients who are 21 years or older and have creases adjacent to their mouth or depleted lip volume can benefit from RESTYLANE® SILK. Previous severe allergic reactions or an allergy to lidocaine or any gram-positive bacterial proteins would render this treatment unsuitable for the patient.
Discuss your medical history, preferences, and goals with Dr. Messa during your consultation to ensure a safe, comfortable, satisfying procedure.
RESTYLANE® SILK is a clear gel formula containing hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring component in our skin. Small, smooth particles within the gel formula are designed for subtle improvements in the lips and mouth.
An ultrafine needle allows access to targeted areas of the lips and around the mouth to achieve more precise results. Ice or a topical numbing agent can be used to reduce pain during injection if requested. After administration, the lips are plumped and fine lines are filled for a smooth, youthful mouth.
Patients typically experience mild bruising, itching, pain, redness, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site. Symptoms usually resolve in seven days or less around the mouth and 14 days or less in the lips. Most patients are able to resume their daily activities after 24 hours.
Patients can expect to have fuller lips and smoother skin around the mouth. These subtle improvements to your facial appearance can significantly improve your self-confidence.
In some cases, it may be necessary to undergo additional treatment to achieve your desired results, but the effects of RESTYLANE® SILK injections can last up to six months.