At Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, we offer one of the most popular lip fillers available for cosmetic use and lip augmentation: Restylane Silk. This filler delivers natural and long-lasting results and will help patients address cosmetic concerns resulting from aesthetic imperfections on their lips or natural volume loss due to the aging process.
How Long Does Restylane Silk Last?
Restylane Silk typically lasts anywhere from six to nine months. Since the lips are highly mobile, your results may fade sooner than injections into other areas of the face will. However, there are different factors that will affect how long your results last, including how quickly your body processes and metabolizes the ingredients in the injectable, the amount of product injected during your initial treatment, and how your body responds to the treatment process.
Once you decide that you want to undergo treatment with Restylane Silk, you can expect your results to last approximately six months, after which a follow-up treatment will be necessary to maintain your results long-term.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Restylane Silk Treat?
Restylane Silk is a filler specifically designed for lip augmentation and perioral line correction. It is made of a gel formula and delivers natural-looking results by injecting a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid into the lips. The small-sized hyaluronic acid particles in this filler are ideal for lip injections because they deliver subtle volume to the area.
Patients who want to improve the appearance of their lives by adding volume to the area can undergo treatment with this unique filler to achieve their aesthetic ideal. We can use this unique filler to improve the appearance of the cupid’s bow, the lips-to-eyes relationship, lip symmetry, fullness, and lip projection from the profile view.
A Treatment for Perioral Lines
This filler can also smooth lip lines around the mouth that form due to a decrease in collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production. These lines are known as perioral lines but are also referred to as smoker’s lines or lipstick lines. These lines are difficult to treat with anti-aging treatments and products, yet this filler can inject natural volume below the skin’s surface to immediately smooth these lines for six months or longer.
Will I Look Natural Post-Treatment?
At Steele Creek Dermatology, we do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to lip augmentation. Instead, we create unique treatment plans based on our patients’ needs and facial proportions. You can rest assured that you will achieve beautiful, natural-looking results once you undergo treatment with this filler.
Your lip injections should never become the focal point of your face but instead, complement your features to improve your overall appearance. Our goal is to help subtly enhance your lips to create symmetry and help you achieve your aesthetic ideal.
Can I Combine It With Other Treatments?
Restylane Silk can easily be combined with other injectable treatments, like dermal fillers to add volume to different areas of the face and Botox to smooth expression lines.
You can still undergo anti-aging skin care treatments after treatment with this particular filler; you may just have to wait until the filler settles into your lips to ensure optimal results. We can design a comprehensive treatment plan with Botox or other dermal fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm, to address different areas of concern and administer several injections during one treatment.
What Happens During Treatment?
Once we meet with you during your initial consultation to evaluate your lips in person and discuss your aesthetic goals, we can design your treatment plan and determine how much product will help you reach those goals. We can apply a pre-numbing solution to the lips to enhance your comfort, but Restylane is formulated with an anesthetic called lidocaine that helps promote a comfortable treatment.
Before administering the injections, we will sanitize your lips and then administer the necessary amount of product into one or both of your lips based on your treatment plan. These injections are quick and relatively painless; once they are over, you’ll see an immediate improvement in the volume and appearance of your lips.
What Are the Post-Treatment Care Instructions?
After your treatment is over, you will need to avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours, as well as strenuous workouts and excessive exposure to the sun or heat. We will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your lips after your treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for Restylane Silk are patients who want to improve the appearance of their lips by correcting aesthetic imperfections, treating age-related volume loss, augmenting the lips, and smoothing perioral lines.
Some patients may not qualify for treatment, including those under the age of 18, women who are pregnant or nursing, and those at risk of certain allergies. Patients with pigmentation disorders and facial scarring may not qualify for treatment. An initial consultation will determine your treatment eligibility.
Achieve Fuller, Natural-Looking lips
Natural-looking, fuller, aesthetically proportional lips are within your reach thanks to this effective filler and its virtually painless treatment process. Contact us today at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, to learn more about Restylane Silk and to schedule your initial consultation to find out if it’s the right treatment option for you.