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What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is the first and only injectable gel that is FDA-approved to treat and correct the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body to maintain moisture in the skin, Restylane® Silk is designed to enhance the lips by diminishing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth as well as naturally and subtly plump the lips.
Benefits of Restylane® Silk
As the only FDA-approved injectable filler specifically for the lip area, Restylane® Silk offers the following benefits:
- Minimal risk of an allergic reaction since the product is not animal-based.
- Natural and long-lasting results.
- Little to no discomfort with injections.
- Little to no downtime following injections.
- Renewed sense of self-confidence and youthful appearance.
Preparing for Restylane® Silk Injections
Prior to receiving Restylane® Silk injections, you may be asked to undergo an overall medical evaluation and general bloodwork to make sure there are no underlying issues that may affect the treatment. You may also be asked to stop taking or alter the dosage of medications and supplements you take on a daily basis. Additionally, the injections are typically more effective with those who quit smoking.
How is Restylane® Silk Administered?
Restylane® Silk is simply injected into the areas to be treated to smooth out wrinkles and lines around the mouth. Restylane® Silk contains lidocaine to help alleviate any discomfort or stinging. The entire appointment typically takes about 30 minutes. Depending on the degree of the of issues, only one treatment may be necessary.
Recovery from Restylane® Silk Injections
There is typically no recovery from receiving Restylane® Silk injections making it easy to return to your normal daily activities following the treatments. Some patients have had minor side effects including inflammation of the lips, the appearance of bruises, and some discomfort all of which are resolved within a few hours or a day. Within two weeks after treatment, the full effects of Restylane® Silk are noticeable leaving patients with fuller lips, smoother skin and a better smile that last for about six months to a year.