Restylane Silk® is a dermal filler treatment from the famed Restylane® (Perlane®) line that specifically enhances the lip and mouth area. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller and his team of dedicated specialists at Keller Plastic Surgery provide Restylane Silk® and other cosmetic treatments for residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and nearby communities in Southern California.
What are the unique properties of Restylane Silk®?
Restylane Silk® is the first and only FDA-approved cosmetic treatment currently available that specifically enhances volume and fullness in the lips, while reducing the appearance of vertical lines, sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines” around the lip line.
How does Restylane Silk® enhance the lips and mouth?
Restylane Silk® is composed of ultra-fine particles that are smaller and smoother than those used in other Restylane® products, making this an ideal treatment to increase volume and definition in the lips while simultaneously minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the lip line. As we age, lips may become thin and brittle, losing their volume and shape, while fine lines develop around the mouth that impart an aged and tired appearance to your entire face. Restylane Silk® uses an exclusive gel formula that produces softer, fuller, more defined lips that look and feel completely natural.
What conditions does Restylane Silk® treat?
Restylane Silk® is normally recommended to treat the following conditions:
- Vertical creases and lines along the edge of the upper lip, also called “smoker’s lines”
- Lips that are too thin
- Lips that have become flattened with age
- Lips that have lost definition
- Lips that appear dry, brittle, aged, and tired
What precautions should I take when using Restylane Silk®?
Restylane Silk® is an FDA-approved treatment that is safe and effective when administered by an experienced, qualified professional such as Dr. Keller and the team at Keller Plastic Surgery. Since Restylane Silk® is made from natural ingredients, allergic reactions are extremely rare, but you must still discuss any history of allergies and other medical conditions with Dr. Keller prior to treatment. If you have received other dermal injections in the past four months, or if you have any infection or skin irritation, it may be best to postpone treatment a bit longer. If you are taking medications, you may be advised to suspend the use of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin, and supplements such as St. John’s Wort, and Vitamin E for several days prior to treatment with Restylane Silk® to minimize the risk of inflammation and bruising.
How long does the Restylane Silk® treatment take?
In most cases, one treatment takes 20-30 minutes. We apply a topical numbing agent to reduce any potential discomfort from the procedure, and the Restylane Silk® gel is injected directly into the lips using a very fine needle.
What kind of results can I expect from Restylane Silk®?
You will notice visible results immediately following your treatment, and continue to see improvements that appear gradually over time as lines and creases around the lips fade away thanks to the increased hydration in the skin cells. For most patients, each treatment produces results that last about 10-12 months.
It’s easy to rejuvenate your entire face by simply rejuvenating your lips with Restylane Silk® treatments at Keller Plastic Surgery, where board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller and his team of specialists serve residents of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and adjacent areas in California. Contact any one of our convenient offices to schedule your complimentary consultation today!