Restylane® Silk is an FDA-approved cosmetic dermal filler specially used in the lips and around the mouth. It is composed of hyaluronic acid—a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps to provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, skin loses natural hyaluronic acid, but injections of dermal fillers like Restylane® Silk are able to help fill the wrinkles, lines, and folds caused by this. Restylane® Silk is a smooth gel designed to restore natural youthful definition and symmetry to the lip and mouth area. The benefit of Restylane® Silk is that its smooth consistency allows it to fill in smaller lines and wrinkles without adding bulkiness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Restylane Silk is a transparent hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into patients’ lips and wrinkles around the mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a protective and lubricating gel that is produced naturally by the body. Restylane Silk is a new approved material that may increase the volume of patients’ lips and may smooth wrinkles around the mouth.
Like other areas of the face, the lips and skin surrounding the mouth show signs of aging as an individual gets older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip.
Restylane Silk requires no pretesting, but you should take a few precautions before being treated. Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements prior to treatment, because these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Also, if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute another recurrence of such sores. Please mention this condition at your consultation with our staff so may treat it as well.
Yes. Restylane products have been used safely by dermatologists and plastic surgeons since 1996 worldwide. The most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two or three days.
Studies have shown that the average treatment results last six months or even longer.
Restylane Silk lasts twice as long as collagen, so treatments are typically scheduled twice a year. Evidence shows that having a touch-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
Restylane products are natural, cosmetic fillers. In contrast, Botox is a drug that blocks nerve transmission and relaxes the underlying muscles. Many patients have been very pleased after receiving treatment with both products.
Restylane Silk is injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultra fine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during the short procedure, our staff can anesthetize the treatment area with topical anesthesia at no extra cost.
Schedule a consultation with our experienced staff to learn more about Restylane Silk and to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Skin & Laser Dermatology Center treats patients for all skin care concerns, including skin cancer surgery, cosmetic dermatology, sclerotherapy, laser peels, laser hair removal, hyperhidrosis, rosacea, and acne treatments.
Our Clients Say
My eyelid surgery results for the facial wrinkles look very natural. Very skilled dermatologic surgeon.
Dr. Bajoghli always has time for his patients, you never feel that he is rushing you and after you leave if you have any concerns he is very responsive to the point of giving out his cell phone number. I can’t say enough about him and his staff.
Nurse Rassmussen answers all of my questions, listens to my concerns, examines my skin, goes over my treatment protocol and gets me out the door quickly, but without feeling rushed, so that I can get on with the rest of my day. I have already recommended this practice to a couple of friends, and I will continue to do so with confidence.
I really appreciate the polite and professional service that Dr. Bajoghli’s practice provides in my dermatologic health. All of his staff make you feel welcome and are concerned for your care. Speaking as someone who neglected his skin care when I was young, I appreciate having a physician who is personally concerned for his patients.