Restylane® has long been a trusted brand in dermal filler technologies. Comprised almost entirely of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally-occurring in the human body, Restylane® can be used to instantly fill in deep facial creases and other areas that have sustained significant volume loss due to the normal aging process. Restylane® Silk is the latest soft tissue filler from this brand to receive FDA approval for subtle lip enhancement and the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss at and around the mouth.
How Restylane® Silk Works
Unlike many other dermal fillers, Restylane® Silk has lidocaine built right into it. This trusted numbing agent makes the treatment process easier and far more comfortable, especially when addressing sensitive areas at and around the lips. The hyaluronic acid that Restylane® Silk contains meshes with the cells that exist just beneath the surface of the skin to provide increased volume and greater structural support.
Moreover, Restylane® Silk can be used to strategically reshape the lips without invasive surgery and to successfully address even the finest of lines around the mouth area.
Why is Restylane® Silk Different?
Restylane® Silk is solely approved for use in the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and moderate lip enhancement. The super slim needle that is used in the injection process is specifically designed for targeted and strategic treatment of cosmetic issues at the mouth. Another standout difference that Restylane® Silk boasts is the inclusion of lidocaine for increased comfort both during and after these procedures.
How Long Does Restylane® Silk Last?
The results of this treatment are usually instant and can last for six months to one year. This, however, is dependent upon a number of factors, including the injection method that is used, the area in which the dermal filler is applied and the rate at which the body recognizes and breaks down the included hyaluronic acid. Fortunately, treatments can be safely repeated as needed.
During and After Treatment
Given that Restylane® Silk is specially formulated to include the popular numbing agent lidocaine, these injections are relatively comfortable and no additional anesthetic is required. The injections typically last just 10 to 20 minutes.
Although results can be immediate, some patients can expect to see additional improvements for up to four days after their appointment.
Restore Your Lost Facial Volume
We encourage you to visit Steele Creek Dermatology to learn more information about this injectable. Our office is located in Charlotte. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.