As the skin ages, many visible signs of aging become visible on the face, including facial lines and loss of volume in the lips. At Soma Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of dermal fillers for the correction of thin lips and moderate to severe smiles lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, including Restylane Silk®.
What Causes Facial Wrinkles?
During the natural aging process, the production of collagen decreases. Collagen is an essential building block of the skin, which can lead to lines and wrinkles and a loss of shape when less of this protein is produced. There are two types of facial wrinkles, static and dynamic, and dermal fillers such as Restylane Silk® can help smooth the static wrinkles that are visible when the face is at rest. For dynamic wrinkles that are caused by facial expressions, BOTOX® or other skin rejuvenation treatments may be recommended.
What is Restylane Silk®?
The first and only product that is approved by the FDA for the subtle correction of thin lips, Restylane Silk® is a multi-indication product that can also be used to correct moderate to severe lines, such as the smile lines that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth. Restylane Silk® is a formulation that acts as your body’s own hyaluronic acid, providing immediate lift to volume-deficient areas.
What Can I Expect?
Restylane Silk® is injected underneath the skin with a fine needle and is generally a well-tolerated procedure. One administered, the small, smooth particles of this clear, flexible gel easily blend into the skin for natural-looking results that are discreet and will not give away that you have had cosmetic treatment.
Results may vary, but many patients continue to experience results for up to six months after treatment. During your consultation, our medical team will assess your individual condition and discuss how many treatments you may need to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with any injectable treatment, slight bruising, swelling, redness, and itching may develop at injection sites. These are temporary and should subside within the first day or so. More serious complications are rare, and all other relevant safety information will be discussed with you prior to treatment.
Contact Soma Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and find out how Restylane Silk® can correct visible signs of aging and restore volume loss in the lips while allowing you to immediately return to normal activities.