As we age, our lips gradually become thinner and more wrinkled. Fortunately, a cosmetic treatment called Restylane® Silk can reduce wrinkles and restore lip plumpness. Those who would like information on how Restylane® Silk can turn back the clock on their aging lips should contact Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton. Dr. Jason Pozner offers this safe and effective treatment for interested residents in West Palm Beach and all of South Florida.
What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is the sole lip enhancement treatment available that is approved by the FDA. It is specially formulated to add more volume to the lips while reducing the appearance of mouth lines and wrinkles, sometimes called “smoker’s lines.”
The Restylane® product line is formulated using hyaluronic acid. This substance is produced naturally by our bodies, but levels decline as we age. It has the ability to attract a large amount of water molecules, creating a plumping effect to the treated area.
What can Restylane® Silk do?
Restylane® Silk helps with the following:
- Smoker’s lines – the visible lines above the lip
- Thin lips – adds volume and plumpness that appear natural
How does Restylane® Silk differ from other Restylane® products?
Restylane® Silk consists of particles that are smaller and smoother than the ones found in Perlane® or Restylane®. This helps increase absorption and effectiveness awhile helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lips.
Just like many other parts of the face, aging tends to be very obvious on the lips. The results of the aging process are visible in noticeably thinner lips that lose their shape and develop wrinkles, exaggerating other signs of aging on the face.
Restylane® Silk can help reverse the aging process of the lips, leading to a healthier, more youthful appearance. The natural hyaluronic acid is accepted by the body readily, so there is virtually no risk of an allergic response.
How long do treatments with Restylane® Silk last?
Studies have found that people treated with Restylane® Silk retained their fuller, plumper lips six months after their treatment.
Would I make a good candidate for Restylane® Silk?
Anyone who desires fuller, natural-looking lips and a more youthful face may be an ideal candidate for Restylane® Silk.
What should I expect with treatment?
If you learn during your initial consultation that treatment with Restylane® Silk is right for you, Dr. Pozner will begin your treatment by applying a topical numbing agent to the treatment area to reduce any discomfort. A very fine needle is then inserted into your lips to deliver the product.
You can expect your treatment to last up to 30 minutes, depending upon your individual requirements. You can use an ice pack to help control any swelling after your treatment is complete.
Dr. Pozner begins with a small amount of the product to make sure that your results appear as natural as possible. When you purchase a syringe of Restylane® Silk, you are free to return for additional treatments until the syringe is empty. You will not have to pay for more until you have exhausted your initial supply.
It is not uncommon to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort at the injection sites. It should resolve by itself within a couple of days.
A week before your appointment, you should not take any NSAID medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen. You should also avoid supplements such as Vitamin E and St. John’s Wort because they are blood thinners that can cause excessive post-treatment bleeding and bruising.
Restylane® Silk injections recovery
You can resume work and normal activities right after your treatment has ended. Most patients will have minor discomfort, bruising, and swelling that lasts for only a few days. Makeup can be applied to cover any bruising or redness. A cold compress can also help control any swelling. Applying Arnica Montana to the area will also speed your healing.
How much does Restylane® Silk cost in Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, FL?
The price of Restylane® Silk depends on how much treatment will be required to give you the best possible results. At Sanctuary Medical Center, we offer financing options and gladly accept personal checks, cash, and major credit cards.
Additional Cosmetic Fillers and Injectables
- Belotero Balance®
- Juvéderm Ultra
- Juvéderm Ultra Plus
- Restylane® Lyft
- Restylane® Silk
- Restylane Refyne™
- Restylane Defyne™
The physicians and staff at Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton provide personalized care for all our Cosmetic Laser Dermatology patients. We use the most advanced technologies in dermatology to help our patients maintain optimum skin health and restore self-confidence by revitalizing their appearance. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, give us a call at 561.886.0970 to speak with our friendly staff.