Skin by Lovely is privileged to be one of the first practices in the United States to get Restylane® Silk by Galderma, the product’s manufacturer. Our location in Portland, Oregon was selected as the first location in the state of Oregon to use Restylane Silk for lip enhancement. Earlier this month, three of Skin by Lovely’s talented Injection Specialists were invited to a special ‘Train the Trainer’ meeting outside Galderma’s headquarters in Dallas to become expert in the scientific and clinical points of the product.
As a part of this elite faculty, Lovely and Stacey were recognized as two of the top dermal filler experts in the United States; and will be spending time throughout 2015 and 2016 training physicians and other aesthetic providers across the United States on how to use this remarkable new product.
While Restylane Silk for lip enhancement is new to the US market, there is actually a remarkable amount of data that the medical community has on it, as it’s been used in other countries as Restlyane® Fine Lines for a number of years.
What makes Restylane Silk for lip enhancement different is that it has a much smaller particulate size than its product cousins, Restylane-L® and Perlane-L®. What this means is that it has a much smoother (silky) consistency, making it ideal for use in the perioral area, or, around the mouth.
Restylane Silk for lip enhancement will fill a major need for a more comfortable product for patients who need to restore the shape and fullness of their lips. Restylane® Silk will be especially useful for patients complaining of “smokers’ lines”, or, vertical lines around the lips.
The side effects of Restylane Silk for lip enhancement are similar to those of the rest of the Restylane family of products; with the majority of the side effects being related to moderate, temporary swelling of the treated area.
Co-Founder and Medical Director of Skin by Lovely Portland, Lovely C. Laban MSN NP-C said “The amazing thing about Restylane® Silk is that in makes all of the lumps and bumps around the mouth disappear and creates a velvety smoothness that gives many of my patients the aesthetic outcome that they are hoping for. It’s a wonderful product for rejuvenating the mouth area, and restoring youthful structure and fullness.”
Restylane® Silk is FDA-Approved for “submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21”, or, in more simple terms, it is “injected into patients’ lips and wrinkles around the mouth”. You can read the FDA’s approval letter to Galderma HERE.
If you are interested in learning more about what Restylane® Silk can do for you; you can book a consultation with one of the expert injectors at Skin by Lovely in either our Santa Monica or Portland Oregon locations.© Skin by Lovely Santa Monica, CA 310-566-0858 Portland, OR 971-303-8060 Camas, WA 877-568-3594 Lake Oswego, OR 971-303-8060