Restylane® Silk is an injectable dermal filler FDA-approved for enhancement of the lips and treatment of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Just one of several options available at our facial plastic surgery practice for lip augmentation and smoothing wrinkles, Restylane® Silk can be non-surgically administered to provide youthful, natural-looking results.
Cosmetic concerns commonly treated with Restylane® Silk may include:
- Age-related decrease in lip volume
- Diminished lip contour and definition
- Naturally thin lips
- Wrinkles along the lip line and around the mouth (perioral lines)
- Smile lines
- Creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)
What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is a hyaluronic acid gel specifically formulated for cosmetic improvement of the lips and area around the mouth. Compared to other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in the Restylane® family, Restylane® Silk has a smoother consistency which helps eases the application process and achieve more natural results. Lidocaine has also been added to Restylane® Silk for added comfort when injected.
Why Choose Restylane® Silk?
FDA-approved Restylane® Silk is a reliable, high-quality product that can effectively add fullness to the lips and smooth wrinkles around the mouth for up to six months, if not longer. During a consultation, our facial plastic surgeons will examine the lips and skin to determine which dermal filler product will most likely deliver the results the patient desires. If Restylane® Silk is recommended, patients can rest assured that our surgeons’ extensive knowledge and experience with the product can guide them to a favorable aesthetic outcome.
Treatment with Restylane® Silk
Restylane® Silk is administered to the lips and area around the mouth using an ultra fine needle. Dr. Kriet or Dr. Humphrey will carefully inject Restylane® Silk smoothly and evenly into the designated treatment areas until the desired degree of enhancement is achieved. For most patients, the effects of treatment are immediately visible.
Results of Restylane® Silk
Once your initial treatment has had time to settle (approximately two weeks), Dr. Kriet or Dr. Humphrey may suggest a touch-up session to refine the final results. Each patient’s tissues respond differently to Restylane® Silk, and follow-up treatment may be ideal for achieving the long-lasting, natural looking results you desire. Results attained with Restylane® Silk typically last up to six months, and treatments can often be repeated to maintain optimal results over time.
Contact Us for Restylane® Silk
For more information about Restylane® Silk or to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our surgeons, contact KU Facial Plastic Surgery.