As people age, many tend to become unsatisfied with the lack of plumpness in their lips and wish to improve this important aspect. Furthermore, additional volume loss is often seen within the tear troughs and in the area under the eyes. These issues can make people look tired or even upset.
Thankfully, there now exists a solution for these problems. Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved injectable that has been proven to address lines and volume loss in the lips, as well as the wrinkles that take shape around them.
What is Restylane Silk?
Just like other Restylane products, Restylane Silk is composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring compound that is found in the body. Restylane Silk is special in that it is made specifically for the lips, featuring smoother, tinier particles of the hyaluronic acid formula.
In addition to the lips, it can be applied to other regions of the face, including the tear troughs and under the eyes, to restore youthfulness. Once the formula is injected into predetermined treatment areas, Restylane Silk elicits an immediate increase in volume and corrects fine lines.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Restylane Silk?
Ideal candidates for Restylane Silk are patients who want to see an increase in the plumpness of their lips or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. This dermal filler is known for its efficacy in improving the fullness of the center of the lips while improving contours in the upper lip to deliver remarkable enhancements to the patient’s profile and symmetry.
Men and women ages 21 and over can rely on Restylane Silk as a quick and safe method for achieving real-looking enhancements to skin texture and lip shape. However, patients that suffer from bleeding disorders or allergies to certain bacteria and hyaluronic acid fillers are most likely unsuitable for treatment with Restylane Silk injections. Before undergoing treatment, a consultation is carried out to take note of any potential issues and determine candidacy.
What does the procedure entail?
Restylane Silk injections are a quick and simple procedure. The practitioner will thoroughly clean the injection site and inject a modest portion of the Restylane Silk solution. The amount of filler used in the procedure – which is administered in very small quantities – will depend on the patient’s desired outcomes. To achieve even distribution and attain smooth, real-looking results, the doctor gently massages the filler after it’s injected.
Before undergoing the treatment, patients are able to go over the entire procedure with the doctor. This includes their candidacy for the treatment, options for pain management, the look that the patient aspires to achieve, and their medical history.
What is the recovery like?
It is common for patients to experience bruising, swelling, or small bumps at the treatment site. In most cases, these symptoms only last one to two weeks.
Patients notice immediate results, but the final outcome settles in one week after treatment. Most patients see improvement in their lips for up to six months following the session. Follow-up treatments may be needed in order to maintain results long-term.
Why choose us?
Bailey Jackson, BSN RN, is our aesthetic injector. Her advanced BSN education specifically addressed patient care technology, research, health promotion, safety, and quality within the healthcare system.
Bailey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Linfield University in 2020. In 2021 she completed training with the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics to become a certified master injector of BOTOX and Dysport neurotoxins.
She has always been interested in aesthetics, and working with Dr. Lewis and seeing the results produced by cosmetic surgery and injectables inspired Bailey to enhance her skill set and become an Aesthetic injector.
Bailey’s long-term passion for aesthetics and love of helping people achieve their aesthetic goals to feel comfortable in their skin makes her a treasured member of the Lewis Plastic Surgery team!
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