In the quest for plumper, more sensuous lips, there are many tools in the arsenal today. One of the favorites for patients at Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery is the relatively new Restylane Silk, a smooth solution that adds natural fullness and volume to the pout without excess plump. There are a number of reasons why Restylane Silk has become the preferred solution for lip enhancement today.
Since its FDA approval as a lip treatment in June 2014, Restylane Silk is the only injectable treatment specifically approved for lip enhancement. In addition to adding fullness to the lips, this formulation can also smooth away the fine, vertical lines that often appear above the upper lip, known as “smoker’s lines” or “barcodes.” It is recommended and approved by the FDA for patients age 21 and over that have these very fine lines or thin lips.
The secret to Restylane Silk’s success is in its formulation. This injectable has a hyaluronic acid base, which is a substance naturally present in the skin. The hyaluronic acid particles in Restylane Silk are much smaller than any other types of soft tissue fillers, which give the solution its smooth, silky consistency. This makes it the perfect choice for smaller, delicate areas like the mucosa of the lips, achieving a plumper pout with soft, natural results.
No Spreading = Better Control
Restylane Silk does not tend to spread like other injectable solutions, making this a particularly good option for defined areas like the lips. The solution is injected very slowly, so the injector has excellent control over how much of the solution is going in throughout treatment. The smoother but slightly thicker gel-like consistency offers the best results in terms of lip definition, which is an important feature to look for in lip enhancement.
Galderma, the company that produces Restylane Silk explains on their website that this injectable treatment has been proven in clinical trials to offer positive results in lip enhancement. In clinical studies, Restylane Silk offered improvements to the appearance of the lips in more than three-fourths of the patients tested after eight weeks. More than half of those patients continued to enjoy good results six months after their initial injection.
Because the Restylane Silk solution will eventually be reabsorbed by the body, results are temporary and will need to be repeated periodically to maintain positive results. However, most patients find they enjoy their treatment results for up to six months or even longer before a touch-up procedure is necessary.
Restylane Silk is a smooth, effective way to get the fuller pout you have always wanted. Treatments typically take 30 minutes or less to complete and results may last as long as six months. To learn more about this injectable treatment, contact Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery at 770-667-3090.