Age and genetics aren’t always kind. For some, it creates a predisposition to a double chin. Others manifest marionette lines or deep nasolabial folds. Delicate lips are not spared either. Whether you’ve always had thin or uneven lips, or if age-related volume loss has caused asymmetry and reduced fullness, you may benefit from an injectable lip filler like Restylane Silk.
Restylane Silk in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, at Skin by Lovely
For silky smooth LA lips that look naturally plump, Skin by Lovely offers Restylane Silk and other FDA-approved lip fillers. As a top 20 provider of Galderma products like Restylane, Skin by Lovely was one of the first practices in the country to offer Restylane Silk, the first ever filler designed specifically for lip treatments. On top of that, all we do is inject! In two weeks, we inject more than leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists across North America in a full year. Why go anywhere else in Los Angeles for injectables?
Restylane Silk in Portland and Lake Oswego, OR, at Skin by Lovely
Oregonians want natural-looking results, not enlarged, distracting lips. That is why Skin by Lovely is the top destination for lip injections in Portland. Our focus on natural-looking aesthetic enhancements is one of the top reasons people choose Skin by Lovely in Portland and Lake Oswego. Our five star reviews speak for themselves, as do our results as depicted in our numerous before and after photos. We’re proud of our reputation as top aesthetic injectors by Galderma, the maker of Restylane. When not injecting in one of our convenient locations, our team of Aesthetic Injection Specialists is teaching other medical professionals how to administer Restylane Silk and other injectables.
Restylane Silk for Lips
Restylane Silk, made by Galderma, is thinner than its counterparts in the Restylane family, making it ideal for injection in delicate features, such as lips. Its primary component, hyaluronic acid, is naturally produced in the body, but diminishes over time resulting in volume loss. This volume loss may not happen on both sides either; one side may be affected more than the other causing your lips to appear asymmetric. At Skin by Lovely, we use Restylane Silk and similar lip fillers to add fullness and symmetry to your lips for a natural, complementary look.
You may notice the development of perioral rhytids, or vertical wrinkles along your lip line. These can develop due to the aforementioned volume loss, natural facial expressions (such as pursing your lips when concentrating), or a combination of the two. Restylane Silk works well to address these wrinkles. By returning volume, the skin naturally tugs away and diminishes folds.
A lesser known use for Restylane Silk is for shaping lips. If you wish the dual peaks of your cupid’s bow were more pronounced, or feel your lips have an irregular shape you dislike, this filler can help. With strategic injection by our Aesthetic Injection Specialists, we can achieve the demure or pouty lips you crave.
What to Expect at Skin by Lovely
At Skin by Lovely, we want you to feel lovely. This has nothing to do with how you look, but who you are. But we understand you want your looks to reflect the real you, and we strive to help you achieve your goal. Which is why we believe in a holistic approach to our aesthetic enhancements. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are not only well-trained, but well practiced, and they strive to give you the best results possible. Tantamount to our expertise is your comfort and safety, both of which you will find alongside a culture of positivity at Skin by Lovely.
Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists want to know you. When you meet with your provider at Skin by Lovely, they will review your medical record and perform an examination, but also spend the time to get to know your concerns and goals. Together, you will develop a treatment plan which achieves your ideal outcome, which may include Restylane Silk for lips alongside other treatments, such as Restylane Refyne or Defyne for laugh lines, or a little Restylane-L for a receding chin. Whatever your needs, we have the injectables to provide you with facial symmetry and rejuvenation.
Your Restylane Silk Treatment
Injections of Restylane Silk are quick and easy. After your Aesthetic Injection Specialist cleanses the treatment area, ice will be gently applied in order to numb the skin. On top of that, Restylane Silk contains 0.3% lidocaine to maximize comfort. Ice is applied periodically throughout treatment to minimize swelling. The procedure involves a series of injections, strategically placed beneath the skin to fill and shape the lips. Your provider will also use their fingers to gently mold and coax the filler into the right location and shape for maximum beneficial results.
Downtime, Results, and Follow-up Appointments
As with most fillers, there is little to no downtime. We advise avoiding strenuous activity, as this can affect the results, but otherwise you are free to return to your day. Your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will also provide aftercare instructions to maximize your results and minimize the risk of side-effects.
According to one clinical study, 98% of patients reported a visible improvement in fullness two weeks after their treatment. The same study found 77% continued to see those improvements after six months. Follow-up appointments, as outlined by your unique plan, will continue to keep your lips pouty and as full as you like.
Restylane Silk FAQs
While we prefer you schedule a consultation with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists in order to provide the best information pertaining to your specific needs, we recognize there are a few commonly asked questions. You may call us to find out more about Restylane Silk or consult our list of FAQs below.
Is Restylane Silk FDA-approved? Is it safe?
Restylane Silk was released in 2014 and was the first filler approved by the FDA specifically for lip augmentation and correction of perioral rhytids, wrinkles vertical to the lip line. Since its main component is hyaluronic acid, a sugar naturally produced in the human body, it’s considered a safe injectable for most adults.
Who is a good candidate for treatment? Who should not receive this procedure?
To be a good candidate, all you need is to be an adult in good overall health, and seeking a noninvasive treatment to enhance and shape the lips. However, no treatment is right for all people. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking blood thinners, it’s best to wait to receive injectable fillers or opt for other treatments. If you are uncertain of your candidacy, meet with our Aesthetic Injection Specialists who can make a determination, as well as recommendations.
Where can I learn more?
Visit the Restylane official site to find out more about Restylane Silk and other Restylane products. You may also contact us at Skin by Lovely, or schedule an appointment with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists for more information on this and other injectables we have available.
Book a Consultation at Skin by Lovely
At Skin by Lovely, our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are highly-trained and experienced, and want to help you achieve your loveliest goals. Book now for a consultation at one of our three locations: Santa Monica, CA; Portland and Lake Oswego, OR. Or contact us for more information.