Lip Augmentation with Restylane Silk
Restylane Silk is a transparent liquid gel that can be injected directly into the lips to increase fullness or to smooth out the small wrinkles that form around your mouth, causing the lips to thin with age.
It is less viscous than Restylane; therefore, it flows more easily and requires less pressure to inject. Since it has 0.3 percent lidocaine, the discomfort is minimal, with the treatment lasting about 30-60 minutes. By the end of the treatment, wrinkles will be reduced by about 80 percent, your lips will appear fuller, and your results will last about 3-6 months.
Even if you were born with thin lips, you can get the fuller lips you want by having Restylane Silk injections. Your aesthetic nurse will carefully inject the Restylane Silk in one or more injection sites. The results are immediate, but they will dissipate over time. Additional treatments are necessary to keep your lips full and luscious.
As with Restylane treatments for nasolabial wrinkles, you should seek to find a practice that has experience injecting Restylane Silk so that you get the best results possible. At our practice in Phoenix and Scottsdale, we’re experts at administering Restylane Silk for plumping lips and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth, in addition to other injectables such as Botox, Juvederm, Dysport and Perlane.
Restylane Silk Side Effects
As with any drug, side effects do exist, and not every treatment is right for every person. Side effects after a Restylane Silk treatment are usually minor and your nurse injection specialist will discuss any possible difficulties during your initial consultation in Phoenix and Scottsdale, while going over your medical history as well.
Side effects from Restylane Silk may include:
Sensitivity to touch
To lessen the chance of these risks, avoid high doses of vitamin E supplements, St. John’s Wort, aspirin (consult your primary doctor if you’re on aspirin therapy before stopping any prescribed regimen) and all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, before your treatment because they may raise the chances of bleeding and bruising. Your aesthetic nurse will let you know what to avoid prior to your injection of Restylane.
If you have any of the following conditions, be sure to bring them up to your nurse injector prior to treatment:
Acute allergic reactions
Allergies to bacteria
Hypersensitivity to lidocaine or other anesthetics
To schedule a consultation for Restylane Silk with Dr. Meger in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, please call us at 602-957-6000.