Like most areas on your face, it’s natural for your lips to show signs of aging. Thinning, loss of shape, and an increase in vertical lines and wrinkles are all examples of how our lips can change over time. If you would like to restore a subtle plump to your pout or have always dreamed of having full, luscious lips, Skin By Lovely in Portland, OR, and Santa Monica, CA, offers an innovative dermal filler, Restylane Silk, that can transform the appearance of your lips.
What is Restylane Silk?
Approved by the FDA in 2014, Restylane Silk is the latest addition to the Restylane family of dermal fillers produced by Galderma, one of the most trusted names in dermatology. Composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the body responsible for retaining moisture, Restylane Silk can increase lip volume and fullness while also smoothing wrinkles around the mouth. Since Restylane Silk is in the form of a silky gel and contains smaller, smoother particles of hyaluronic acid, it can be administered into your lips with more precision, resulting in improved lip enhancement. The thinner gel also assures smoother, softer, and more natural-looking results for some patients.
Restylane Silk can:
- Smooth wrinkles around the mouth
- Improve thinning lips
- Restore lip fullness and volume
- Result in smoother, silkier lips
- Provide a natural-looking lip shape
- Improve lip symmetry
The Ideal Candidate for a Restylane Silk Treatment
If you are at least 21 years old and desire fuller, more symmetrical lips or would like to smooth fine lines around your mouth, you may be a candidate for a Restylane Silk treatment. You should also have realistic expectations of the treatment results, be in good general health, and have a full understanding of the treatment process. During your first consultation at Skin By Lovely, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will determine if Restylane Silk is the right treatment for you.
The Restylane Silk Consultation
During your initial consultation, one of our experienced providers will evaluate your skin and facial anatomy and review your medical history. Your provider will also discuss the ideal outcome you’d like to achieve from treatment. We will explain the lip enhancement procedure in detail, including the benefits and potential risks. When your provider has determined that you are an ideal candidate for Restylane Silk, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that best meets your needs and goals.
Restylane Silk Injections
Using a very fine needle, your provider will inject Restylane Silk into your lips and the area around your mouth. To minimize discomfort, numbing agents may be applied before treatment, but since Restylane Silk also contains lidocaine, the injections are not painful and discomfort is minimal. Depending on your individual treatment needs, a series of injections may be required over a two-week period. Most treatment sessions take about 30 minutes to complete.
There is no downtime associated with Restylane Silk, so you can go about your daily activities normally. We recommend that you avoid touching your lips for at least six hours after treatment. It’s not uncommon to experience some redness, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site, but these effects are only temporary.
Results From Restylane Silk
Immediately after treatment, you can expect a noticeable smoothing of wrinkles and an increase in lip volume and fullness. The effects of Restylane Silk last about six months as the hyaluronic acid works to stimulate collagen production, and you will only need follow-up treatments to maintain your smooth, more defined lips.
Restylane Silk in Santa Monica, CA
To ensure that you safely achieve the lip plumping and smoothing benefits that Restylane Silk provides, it’s important to seek experienced, reputable providers. When you come into our state-of-the-art facial aesthetics practice in Santa Monica, CA, you can expect to receive top-notch care and treatment from our highly trained and experienced providers. If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to know more about how you can benefit from Restylane Silk, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Restylane Silk in Portland, OR
Skin by Lovely’s Portland location is a top-rated clinic located in the Pacific Northwest that’s known for providing expert care and delivering safe, effective, and natural-looking results. To learn more about how you can enhance the appearance of your lips with Restylane Silk, contact Skin by Lovely to schedule an appointment with one of our expert providers.
Restylane Silk FAQ
What Is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, a structural component found naturally in skin that promotes collagen production and improves your skin’s fullness, hydration, and elasticity. The injections effectively diminish lip lines and wrinkles around the mouth while increasing lip volume and fullness.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Restylane Silk Treatment?
Anyone over the age of 21 who is in good general health and desires fuller, smoother lips is considered to be a good candidate for Restylane Silk.
Where Are Restylane Silk Injections Performed?
Skin by Lovely performs Restylane Silk injections at our clinic locations in Santa Monica, CA, and Portland, OR.
Why Choose a Restylane Silk Treatment at Skin by Lovely?
The skill and training of our expert providers at Skin by Lovely set us apart from other aesthetic practices. When you come into either our Portland, OR, or Santa Monica, CA, clinic, you can be sure that you will receive the best possible results that a Restylane Silk treatment can produce, all while we make your safety our top priority.
How Is a Procedure With Restylane Silk Performed?
After numbing the area with a topical anesthetic and/or ice, Restylane Silk is injected into and around the lips with a very fine needle by an Aesthetic Injection Specialist. Emphasis is on natural-looking results and rejuvenation.
How Long Does a Treatment With Restylane Silk Take?
A typical Restylane Silk treatment session at Skin by Lovely lasts about 30 minutes. However, this does not include the initial consultation and examination or follow-up examinations and touch-up treatments.
How Long Will the Results of Restylane Silk Last?
The benefits of Restylane Silk last for approximately six months. In clinical trials, 98 percent of patients reported a noticeable improvement in overall lip fullness within 14 days of the initial treatment, and 76 percent of people still reported an improvement in the appearance of their lips after six months.
Are Restylane Silk Injections Painful?
Patient comfort is enhanced by the inclusion of lidocaine in every syringe of Restylane Silk. Additionally, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist may apply a topical anesthetic and/or ice to help numb the area for increased comfort. Patients report only a mild pinching sensation during injection.
What Can I Expect During the Restylane Silk Recovery Period?
Although there is no downtime associated with Restylane Silk, you can expect some minor bruising, swelling, and redness to occur. These are normal side effects that will gradually subside over a few days. We recommend avoiding high temperatures, rigorous activity and exercise, and alcohol following treatment. Our staff will provide you with aftercare instructions to help you obtain the best results.
When Can I Return to Work After a Restylane Silk Treatment?
You can return to work and your other everyday activities immediately after a Restylane Silk treatment session. However, we recommend avoiding direct sunlight, heat, and rigorous activities.
What Are the Risks of Restylane Silk Injections?
Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved aesthetic treatment that is considered safe for most patients 21 and older. Although rare, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to the ingredients contained in the treatment. Your provider will examine you and take a full medical history to ensure that you can safely receive a Restylane Silk treatment. Providing our team with a complete medical history, including medications and supplements, will help avoid serious, but rare, side effects.
Are Restylane Silk Injections Affordable?
Budget is very personal, and only a consultation with our Aesthetic Injection Specialists will determine how much product is necessary to provide you with the desired results. Every patient is different, so cost will vary from patient to patient. However, we remind all patients that the results last for approximately six months, making this an affordable treatment that requires very few touch-up treatments.
How Can I Pay for My Restylane Silk Treatment?
By choosing Skin by Lovely as your aesthetic treatment provider, you’ll be able to pay for your procedures with cash or a major credit card. We even accept payments made through PayPal. For more information on the cost of a Restylane Silk treatment, contact our office for a consultation today.