As we get older, our skin starts to show signs of volume loss because of the reduced amount of collagen and other proteins that give the skin it’s plump appearance during the youthful years. Dermal fillers are often used as a treatment option for reducing the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles and lost volume. There are several options that are available for the type of substances dermal fillers are made with. Restylane Silk is a dermal filler that has been especially formulated for lip augmentation and reducing wrinkles around the mouth.
What Kind of Filler is Restylane Silk?
Restylane silk is produced using hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is one of the substances that have been approved by the FDA for use as a dermal filler. Other substances commonly used for dermal filling include:
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite
- Poly-L-lactic Acid
- Autologous Fat
There is one particular reason HA is the preferred option for the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the mouth and also for lip augmentation. HA is found naturally in your skin already and is much less likely to cause irritation and bruising than other dermal filler substances.
Hyaluronic acid has generally been used as a healing agent for skin conditions. It’s applied directly to the skin for healing burns, wounds and other types of skin injuries. It’s the natural chemical composition of HA that makes it so easily absorbed by the skin and much less likely to cause inflammation when it’s used as a base for a dermal filler.
How is Restylane Silk Formulated for Lip Treatments?
Restylane Silk is clear and has a gel-like consistency. This consistency is just right for injecting into the areas around the mouth. An added benefit of using Restylane Silk is its ability to keep infections and inflammation from occurring after treatment. This was achieved by adding Lidocaine as an ingredient.
It’s very easy for our physicians to fill in lines and wrinkles with Restylane Silk. It creates a natural look that is rare for treatments involving the lip area of the face. The gel-like consistency molds itself perfectly into the lip area of the skin. After having been injected, our physicians can carefully contour the lips to suite the faces of our clients.
Our lip treatments with Restylane Silk often don’t take any longer than about thirty minutes for most of our clients, although there are exceptions. It can take up to two weeks for Restylane Silk to settle into the skin and produce the most noticeable results. Call us today at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa to schedule an appointment and experience the benefits of Restylane Silk for yourself. They’re on sale for the month of February, don’t miss out on this exclusive offer!