The mouth and lips also show signs of aging. As we age, lips thin, lose shape, and vertical lines appear above the mouth. Restylane Silk is a filler with a lower G prime and smooth properties designed to precisely shape lips and fill lines around the mouth, resulting in silkier, smoother, and natural looking lips.
What should I expect during my Restylane Silk procedure?
Before your treatment, you will generally sit with a topical anesthetic on your skin to make the procedure more comfortable. Then the skin is cleansed. Typically, the injections take 15 minutes. You will feel several needle pricks but they are generally easily tolerated. Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Silk contain lidocaine which minimizes discomfort.
How long does Restylane Silk last?
For most patients, results generally last about 6 months. It is possible that in time you will need Restylane Silk less often.
What are the side effects?
Most patients experience minimal side effects from Restylane Silk injections. Some patients have swelling which typically resolves in 1-2 days. Some patients will have bruising. The chance of bruising can be minimized by avoiding blood thinners (aspirin, NSAIDS, vitamin E, fish oil, garlic supplements, and alcohol) for 1 week prior to treatment. Some patients benefit from eating fresh pineapple the day before treatment due to the Bromelain enzyme in pineapple that has been reported to minimize swelling and bruising.
Can you combine Restylane Silk with other treatments?
Yes! Our physicians can combine Restylane Silk with other fillers, with Botox & Dysport as well as a variety of skin tightening, laser treatments, and skin care products to achieve a complete plan for facial rejuvenation based on your cosmetic goals. Call South Coast Dermatology 781-335-9700 for a cosmetic consultation.
Restylane Silk Before and Afters: