RestylaneⓇ Silk Fillers Questions and Answers
Restylane® Silk is a lip filler treatment for individuals looking for fuller, smoother lips that look natural. Talk to our team of healthcare professionals today at YouthFill MD in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, CA about Restylane® silk. Visit us online to book an appointment. We have 2 convenient locations to serve you.
What is Restylane silk?
Restylane® Silk is a hyaluronic acid-based clear injectable gel formula that is used as a lip filler for individuals looking to create fuller, smoother, silkier lips that look natural. Restylane® Silk is an FDA-approved product that has been developed for patients 21 years of age and older who want to smooth out wrinkles around the lips and make their lips appear plumper. The hyaluronic acid formula has been modified so that it lasts longer in the body than naturally produced hyaluronic acid, keeping your pout fuller for longer. The treatment has been designed to give the patient a natural-looking, smoother mouth through the reduction of wrinkles in the lips and the area around the lips. It works by plumping up the lips using small amounts of hyaluronic acid, which our bodies produce naturally, injected into the lips where it is needed to improve the appearance. It can also help to even out the fullness of the lips if one side is more pronounced than the other, creating a symmetrical mouth which is visually more appealing. Restylane® Silk can help define the cupid’s bow on the upper lip, making it look naturally more pronounced for maximum attractiveness. It is injected into the skin around the lips to help smooth out the wrinkles and fine lines that can pop up in this area as we age.
What is the difference between Restylane and Restylane silk?
Restylane® and Restylane® Silk can easily get mixed up in the consumer’s mind as their names are basically identical. The only difference in the name is the addition of Silk. The formulas themselves are also very similar as they are both made from a hyaluronic acid-based formula and are both injectable derma fillers. The difference however is in the purpose of the fillers. The original Restylane® filler is used to help smooth fine lines and signs of aging around the eyes and mouth, as well as adding volume to pep up the cheeks. Restylane® Silk is intended to be used specifically on the lips to add volume and enhance the shape, as well as minimizing the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. While both treatments can be used to enhance lip volume, only Restylane® Silk has been FDA-approved to be used for this purpose. With its unique gel composition, it can provide the smoothest and most natural-looking results possible. If you are unsure what treatment is right for you, reach out to a certified Restylane® practitioner to discuss your treatment options to determine the best course of action for your individual needs.
How long does Restylane silk last?
Restylane® Silk treatments, like many other cosmetic anti-aging treatments, unfortunately does not provide permanent results from wrinkles, fine lines and the effects getting older has on our skin. Individual results will vary from patient to patient based on their age, how their skin has been aging, how their skin responds to treatment and many other factors. That being said, patients can often find their Restylane® Silk treatment results lasting for up to a year before they need to have a follow up procedure performed. Restylane® Silk treatments are quick, with a procedure taking only about 20 to 30 minutes for the injections to be completed. The procedure also has minimal downtime, with mild side effects such as redness, swelling and bruising at the injection site, making repeat visits not entirely unpleasant for future treatments. Before going ahead with Restylane® Silk treatments, ensure you fully understand the procedure, potential side effects, expected results and have an idea of how long the treatment will last to help you determine if this is the right anti-aging procedure for you. Most practitioners will want to have an initial consultation prior to the treatment appointment, this will be your chance to ask any questions you have about the procedure and anticipated results.
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