What Is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is another injectable hyaluronic gel from the Restylane family that contains lidocaine. Lidocaine provides optimal comfort during administration of the product. This filler is transparent and specifically designed to be used for the delicate area of the lips and to smooth the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth.
How Does It Work?
As Restylane Silk is injected into the lips or area around the mouth the gel acts as a natural lubricant which helps to increase the volume of the area being treated. This results in fuller lips and diminishing wrinkles around the mouth.
Is Restylane Silk Approved?
Yes, Restylane Silk was approved by the FDA on June 13, 2014. This line of injectable is specifically designed to respond to your body’s own hyaluronic acid.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is formulated for use in the lips (to provide contour and volume), as well as for around the mouth (vertical lip lines).
Is Restylane Silk Compatible With Other Facial Fillers?
Yes, dermal fillers that are made of hyaluronic acid can be used together. These fillers are considered to be compatible with any of the Restylane family of products. Juvederm and Perlane contain the same chemical structure as Restylane Silk.
How Long Does One Treatment Last?
Studies have shown that the effects of Restylane Silk can last up to 6 months. Some patients may require an additional treatment over a two-week period to achieve the appearance they desire.
What Are The Risks/Side Effects?
Patients that are known to have allergic reactions to gram positive bacterial protein or are sensitive to lidocaine should not use Restylane Silk. Patients that have a bleeding disorder or may be pregnant and breast feeding also should not use Restylane Silk. Many patients may experience slight tenderness, bruising and swelling at the injection site. To read the complete list of side effects and safety information, please visit our office.