Lip fillers were once thought of as taboo and were only accessible to a small percentage of the population but now, thanks to a natural-looking, FDA-approved filler, lip injections are accessible to everyone. At Steel Creek Dermatology located in Charlotte, North Carolina, we offer Restylane Silk, a natural-looking filler that comes from the Restylane family of fillers, that increases volume in and around the mouth give you immediate results.
How Long Does It Take for Restylane Silk to Work?
Some injectables take days and sometimes weeks to show results. Whether you’re an impatient person or you’re just excited to see your results, this waiting game can cause frustration even though you know your results are coming, just very slowly. When you choose Restylane Silk, you choose a filter that works instantly. You’ll see immediate results following your injection.
What Is It Used For?
Many injectables treat various areas of the face yet this particular filler is designed specifically for the lip area. When you hear about lip fillers, you may typically think of a substance that makes the lips bigger. However, this injectable does more than just add volume to your lips; it fills in lines around the mouth as well to create lips that are symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing.
The Cupid’s Bow
Restylane Silk can treat and correct any unevenness in the very top portion of your lip known as the cupid’s bow. This is a very small area that may be generally overlooked, yet if there is unevenness, a correction makes a dramatic, positive difference in the overall appearance of your lips. If the left side of your cupid’s bow is smaller than the right or vice versa, this filler will easily correct it and define it, making it more attractive.
The Corners of the Lips
As a general rule, when it comes to the aesthetics of the face, your lip-to-eye relationship should be proportional. If you took a pencil and held it vertically from the corner of your lips to your eyes, the end of the pencil should be pointing at the middle of your eye in the center of your pupil. If your lip-to-eye relationship is not aesthetically proportional, a lip injection in this area creates proportion and evenness.
The Actual Lips
The most attractive lips are those that are symmetrical when compared from side to side. If your lips lack symmetry from one side to the other, Restylane Silk will create that symmetry for you, giving you the most natural-looking, attractive, aesthetically pleasing, and symmetrical pout possible.
The Center of the lips
Some lip injections plump the entire lip yet such an injection can be responsible for those blown-up lips that scream “I have lip injections!” This filler is unique because it can target specific characteristics of the lip, especially the fullness of the center of the lip. It addresses fullness concerns by adding volume to the center of the lips. Restylane silk injectors know that this volume shouldn’t extend across the entire lip but should gradually decrease outward towards the corners of the lips.
The Upper Lip
The upper lip very often lacks the same fullness of the bottom lip. In terms of aesthetics, the most attractive lips are those that have an upper lip, when viewed from its profile, that extends just a little farther than the bottom lip. This filler can add the slightest correction that will make all the difference in the overall proportions of your lips.
Perorial lines are also known as smoker’s lines and often develop from smoking, sun exposure, genetics, and the aging process. If you have these lines around your mouth, you don’t need to live with them. Restylane silk can fill and smooth these lines and wrinkles naturally.
How Does It Work?
This filler is so popular because it is specific and customizable. Injecting it is an art form since each area injected requires skill to accomplish the respective aesthetic goal. The reason it works is because of its composition and ultrafine needle. It is made of a clear gel substance composed primarily of hyaluronic acid. The particles in this particular filler are smaller and smoother than the ones used in the other types of Restylane fillers, which helps with precision.
How Long Does It Last?
This filler gives everyone immediate results, yet how long they last vary from person to person. Because this filler is temporary, your body metabolizes the ingredients over time, and how quickly that happens varies from one person to the next. Studies show that almost 60% of those treated with this filler saw results as much as six months post-treatment.
Who Is a Candidate?
You are a candidate for this treatment if you are interested in correcting volume or wrinkles in and around your lips and you are at least 21 years of age. If you’re not sure whether you are a candidate or what part of your lips should be enhanced, we will be able to discuss it with you during a consultation and determine the best plan of action based on your aesthetic goals.
If you’re looking for more than a lip filler and want injections that are precise and tailored to your needs and aesthetic goals, we can help enhance your lips to create the most attractive, natural-looking smile possible. Lip injections don’t have to be noticeable or look fake; they should be tailored to your face and your needs, and with this filler, they can be. Contact us today at Steel Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, North Carolina and schedule your Restylane Silk appointment.