Decreased production of natural hyaluronic acid, loss of lip volume, and the development of fine lip lines can leave your lips with much to be desired. As we get older, our lips thin and flatten out, and fine lines appear. For those seeking to plump their pout while simultaneously erasing the appearance of lip lines, we recommend Restylane® Silk — widely regarded by cosmetic professionals to be among the most effective lip fillers for plumping and restoring lost volume.
As a premier hyaluronic-acid filler, Restylane® for lips produces noticeable, natural-looking results. Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center, Gainesville’s trusted source for the latest skin care treatments, offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic dermal fillers, including Restylane® and Restylane® Silk, to help patients both look and feel their best. Contact us to learn more about our available cosmetic services and to schedule Restylane® Silk treatment.
What Is Restylane® Silk?
As we grow older, our lips lose volume, and natural lines become more severe due to a loss of collagen and other essential proteins that reinforce the face’s structure. This process results in lip thinning, lost shape, and vertical lines above the lip. Restylane® Silk is the first product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 and older. This unique formula of smooth, clear injectable gel composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) creates natural-looking results in these particular areas by using HA particles that restore lost shape and volume and that are smoother and smaller than those used in other types of cosmetic fillers.
Where Does Restylane® Silk Work?
HA fillers, including Restylane® Silk, contain HA modified to last longer than the HA naturally found in the body. Restylane® Silk is injected into the lips using an ultrafine needle or small, blunt-tipped cannula to add volume. It may also be injected into the perioral lines, or the lines located around the mouth, to help smooth wrinkles. This dermal filler excels at defining the cupid’s bow, improving the lips-to-eyes relationship, creating side-to-side symmetry, defining lip projection on profile, and enhancing fullness at the center of lips.
Defined Cupid’s Bow
The “cupid’s bow” or the dual-arches located at the center outline of the top lip is most attractive when it’s well defined and when each of the two arches is symmetrical with the other. Restylane® Silk can add definition to the upper lip for a plumper, more contoured cupid’s bow.
The relationship of the corner of the lips with the eyes is integral to facial aesthetics. A line drawn upward from the corner of the lips should meet the eye at the midpoint of the pupil. Restylane® Silk injected into the corners of the mouth can help improve this relationship.
Facial symmetry has been found to increase perceptions of attractiveness in human faces. Restylane® Silk filler for lips can help promote a pleasing appearance and enhance side-to-side facial symmetry by improving the symmetry of lips from one side to the other.
Fullness At The Center
When it comes to the fullness of the lips, location matters. Lips appear most attractive when most of the volume is at the lips’ center and when fullness tapers off at the corners. Restylane® Silk injected into the center of the lips can promote fullness in the perfect location.
Lip Projection On Profile
The way in which the lips appear from a front view should differ in appearance from those at a side view. When viewed from the profile of an individual, Restylane® Silk can help the upper lip project slightly beyond the lower lip, restoring a youthful and natural appearance to the lips.
Restylane® Silk Results
Get real results with Restylane® Silk cosmetic fillers. In fact, more than 98 percent of patients who receive treatment with Restylane® Silk report visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection, while 77 percent report visible improvement in lip fullness 6 months after injection. After undergoing Restylane® Silk treatments, patients typically notice fuller, thicker lips with fewer lines than before. Additionally, smoother lips following treatment can provide the benefit of enhancing the way cosmetic makeup both looks and feels on the lips — lipstick may no longer become patchy or cakey midway through the day. Restylane® Silk adds natural plumpness to thin and delicate lips with excellent rates of integration into natural tissues, smooths fine lines around the lips, and lifts treatment areas better than other fine-line fillers.
Am I A Good Candidate For Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is both safe and effective for the vast majority of patients. If you are over the age of 21 and seek treatment for temporary improvement to the appearance of your lips and wrinkles or lines around the mouth, you may be a candidate. The best way to ensure your safety is to only receive injections from a highly trusted provider, such as our dermatologists in Gainesville with Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center. This treatment produces fuller lips that appear natural. As such, those seeking more dramatic enhancements to their lips should consult with our dermatologists about alternative types of fillers. Contact us today to discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment plan. Patients with the following conditions should not use Restylane® Silk.
- History of severe allergies
- Allergy to gram-positive bacteria
- Previous allergic reactions to HA fillers
- Bleeding disorders
- Allergy to anesthetics, such as lidocaine
How Many Restylane® Treatments Will I Need?
Following treatment with Restylane® Silk, patients typically notice greater fullness within hours, while full results may appear within a week of the injection. Results usually last between 6 months and one year. Patients with more severe lip lines and flatter lips typically require a greater number of treatments than those with naturally fuller lips and lighter lip lines, as those who need more significant improvements typically produce less natural hyaluronic acid than others. Patients should discuss their treatment goals and plan with their dermatologist. If, over time, patients would like additional enhancements, a touch-up may be required to achieve the desired results. Contact Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center to schedule a consultation today.
What Are The Side Effects of Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk contains 0.3 percent lidocaine to reduce pain during injections. The majority of patients who receive treatment with this dermal filler experience no adverse side effects. However, potential side effects following injection include tenderness, redness, bruising, itching, and pain. For more information about possible side effects of treatment and to learn about pre- and post-treatment recommendations for care, contact our office.