The area around the mouth is one of the first places we notice the signs of aging. As we get older, the lips can thin, and lines can develop around the mouth. Restylane® Silk is an injectable facial filler that provides lip enhancement, diminishes the appearance of fine lines around the mouth, and creates smooth, natural-looking results.
What is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is made from a sugar molecule called hyaluronic acid. This substance is found naturally in our bodies, but our supply decreases with age. This leads to the loss of collagen and the development of fine lines. Restylane Silk uses smaller particles than those found in other Restylane® products, which makes it ideal for adding volume to thin lips and minimizing fine vertical lines around the mouth.
Effectiveness of Restylane Silk:
In clinical studies, 98 percent of patients receiving injections of Restylane Silk had a noticeable improvement in lip fullness within 14 days. Approximately 60 to 75 percent of patients maintained the results for at least six months following treatment.
Treatments for Vertical "Smoker's" Lines:
Vertical wrinkles around the mouth are commonly referred to as smoker’s lines, but they can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, age, or even habitually drinking from straws or repetitive lip movements. A combination of treatments often provides the best results in reducing the appearance of these lines. In addition to using Restylane Silk, we may also use a small amount of Botox® to relax the muscles around the mouth. Chemical peels, as well as ablative and non-ablative lasers, can also promote collagen repair and the growth of new skin.
To maintain the benefits of Restylane Silk treatments, it is important to take steps to protect your skin from sun damage and wrinkles. This includes wearing sunscreen, not smoking, and avoiding frequent use of straws and water bottles that require pursing of the lips.
To find out if Restylane Silk is the right lip enhancement and facial filler for you, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwarcz. You can also compare Restylane Silk to Restylane.