Restylane Silk, Restylane and Restylane Lyft
Restylane Silk is the newest addition to the well-known Restylane family of dermal fillers by Galderma. Approved by the FDA in 2005 for treating moderate to severe wrinkles on the face, Restylane was created to treat various fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose in addition to lip enhancement to create fuller lips.
Restylane and Restylane Silk are both made from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that holds moisture in the skin, adding youthful volume. While the traditional Restylane has been successfully used for lip augmentation for years, Restylane Silk is specifically formulated to create a better lip enhancement effect with improved results.
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 that 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 practitioner 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.
Lips and Lines in Austin, Texas!
As with Restylane treatments for nasolabial fold wrinkles, you should seek to find a practice that has experience injecting Restylane Silk so that you get the best results possible. At the office of Dr. Jennifer Walden, we’re experts at administering Restylane Silk for plumping lips and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth, in addition to other injectables such as Botox, Dysport etc.
Restylane Lyft is a cosmetic dermal filler made from non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid (NASHA) gel, which can non-surgically restore youthfulness and volume to the face. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that exists naturally in the human body. It is for this reason that allergy testing is not required prior to having Restylane Lyft injections.
Restylane Lyft is made by the same company who makes Restylane, and the only difference between Restylane and Restylane Lyft is that Restylane Lyft utilizes larger gel particles and is therefore intended to be injected deeper into the skin. It is for this reason that our Austin Restylane Lyft patients usually enjoy the rejuvenating effect for a longer time.
What causes wrinkles and fold in the skin?
One factor involved in the development of facial wrinkles is the amount of hyaluronic acid in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that provides skin with flexibility and volume. As we age, our skin begins to lose some of its hyaluronic acid, which decreases the skin’s volume and increases the speed at which wrinkles and folds occur.
Restylane® Injectable Filler
Restylane® injectable filler is used for smoothing out facial wrinkles. It is a biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance occurring within the body. In addition to adding fullness to the skin, Restylane® filler attracts water molecules to the site of the injection, further enhancing its effectiveness.
Restylane® filler provides results that are noticeable immediately after injection, although it may take a few days for swelling to subside. Day-to-day activities can be resumed immediately afterward, with no downtime necessary. To maintain its effects, additional Restylane® injections should be administered about 4 to 8 months later.
There are minimal complications associated with Restylane® treatment. The compound itself is derived from bacterial origins, so most allergies should not be an issue (unless specific to bacterial proteins). Side effects may include slight redness, minor swelling, and mild discomfort, which usually subside within three days, as the body adjusts to the new hyaluronic acid. Patients should refrain from rubbing or massaging the treated area for approximately 48 hours.