Restylane is a safe and natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the lips to enhance the appearance and fullness of the lips. It is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts using an ultrafine needle.
Restylane generally lasts about 4-6 months with each treatment.
Restylane Silk (an injectable filler for Lip enhancement)
Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older. Restylane is a gel based on stabilized hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that naturally exists in your body. The gel is injected into the skin.
FAQ about Restylane Silk
What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin.
What is involved in a Restylane Silk Treatment session?
A topical numbing gel is applied to the lips and allowed to sit for 5 minutes. Restylane is then injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips.
The entire process takes about 20-30 minutes.
Does the injection hurt?
There is moderate discomfort during the injection, although a topical number is used and the product is mixed with Lidocaine (a numbing agent).
What are the potential side effects of Restylane Silk?
More than 20 million treatments have been performed since the launch of Restylane in 1996. Product-related reactions are rare. After a treatment, some reactions might occur. Most common is slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain, and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection. They usually resolve spontaneously within one or two days after injection, but for some treatments, they may last longer.