The Restylane collection of fillers are based on hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring sugar in the body. This substance attracts and absorbs water, which provides volume, skin structure, hydration and moisture, and youthful, supple elasticity.
The body produces less and less HA as a part of the aging process. This causes a loss of facial volume, which can be seen especially in cheeks and lips, although it effects other parts of the face, neck and body as well. With the loss of facial volume, wrinkles and lines appear.
Restylane Silk is designed to increase lip volume and smooth lines around the lips (called perioral wrinkles).
What is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved injectable filler that provides a full, supple pout and smooth, revitalized skin around the mouth. Beautifully full lips and supple skin around the area is a beauty standard that can be extremely appealing, signaling youth and providing an attractive appearance.
The particular formulation of Restylane Silk is thinner and uses smaller particles, which allows Dr. Rottman to use a smaller-gauge needle. This gives him more control when he is shaping the lips and properly placing the product for fullness in the lips and smoothness in the skin of the surrounding area. Restylane Silk is applied carefully to achieve volume and plumpness without an unnatural, overly “done” look to the lips and mouth.
Restylane Silk adds cushiony volume to your lips with its smooth, HA-based gel formula. Results appear natural, taking years off your face by revitalizing the lips and mouth and achieving a more youthful appearance–a mouth that will be noticed, often without a need for makeup at all.
No downtime is required after Restylane Silk treatments, and the recovery time is quite short. Once the treatment is complete, there will be slight redness, swelling and bruising in the targeted areas. An ice pack can be helpful to reduce these effects, including any puffiness or inflammation. Side effects typically last for a few days to a week.
During the first couple of days after your treatment, do not drink, engage in strenuous exercise, expose yourself to excessive heat, or long sun exposure.
Am I an ideal candidate for Restylane Silk?
Candidates for Restylane Silk treatments have thin or thinning lips and vertical lines in the skin around the mouth, and would like to rejuvenate this area without surgery. Ideal candidates for Restylane Silk meet the following requirements:
- Are generally in good health
- Are at least 21 years old
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are not allergic to lidocaine or the other ingredients of Restylane
- Do not have any type of bleeding disorder
- Have no active skin infections or outbreaks
- Have realistic expectations for what Restylane Silk can accomplish
Benefits of Restylane Silk
Restylane Silk is an excellent option for patients who would like enhance their lips and mouth. Benefits include the following:
- Plump, naturally-volumized lips
- Smoothed lines and wrinkles around the lips
- More precise treatment than other fillers
- Subtle, natural results
- A more youthful appearance
- Improved self confidence
- No downtime
- Short recovery period of a week at most
Why Choose Dr. Steven J. Rottman for Restylane Silk treatments?
Dr. Rottman is a double board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon. As a highly trained, experienced injector, his expertise provides precise, gentle, ideal cosmetic enhancements for patients. Dr. Rottman is known for putting his patients first and providing thoughtful, caring treatment. His expertise with fillers provides stunning outcomes and high patient satisfaction. Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.