Your lips frame your smile, so it’s understandable to want to rejuvenate your lips when the natural aging process makes your mouth appear thinner and less voluminous. There are several dermal fillers to choose from, but Restylane Silk is an ideal option to restore lip volume and correct perioral lines.
How Long Does Restylane Silk Last?
On average, Restylane Silk can last for up to six months at a time. After six months, the filler will gradually disappear from the sub-dermal layers of your skin and your lips will lose any artificial volume from the treatment. For most patients, this means that treatments are performed twice a year to maintain consistent results.
But why does Silk only last for six months when fillers in other areas of the face can last for two or three times as long. For one thing, the Silk formula is thinner and more malleable, so although the filler will stay in place, it isn’t as durable as fillers designed for the cheeks. Secondly, fillers placed in more mobile areas of the face, such as the mouth, are more vulnerable to cellular metabolism; in other words, because your mouth moves a lot, the filler formula is worked off more quickly.
How Does This Filler Work?
Just like all other Restylane dermal fillers, the Silk formula is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar molecule known to retain 1000 times its weight in water within the skin. Hyaluronic acid is an essential molecule in the skin that assists with skin volume and moisture retention. However, as we age, the natural production of this molecule begins to slow and the skin becomes thinner, drier, and less voluminous. With this filler, you can immediately increase skin volume.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers work by first settling into the sub-dermal layers of the skin. From there, the flexible yet stable formula works to attract water to the skin so that the skin can become visibly plump. As your skin holds more water, visible signs of aging will reduce and your overall appearance will be more youthful.
Where Can Restylane Silk Be Used?
This product was designed specifically to augment the lips and treat perioral lines. Lip augmentation refers to a treatment that changes the size, symmetry, or shape of the lips. This filler can increase the volume of your lips, correct asymmetry in the lips, and also make moderate changes to the overall shape, such as creating a more defined cupid’s bow or a stronger vermillion border.
Perioral lines are fine lines around the mouth. Common perioral lines include lipstick lines, smoker’s lines, smile lines, and even downturned lip corners. Perioral lines can make you appear several years older than you are, so treating these lines can immediately rejuvenate your appearance.
How Soon Will You See Results?
The results from this dermal filler show up relatively quickly. Most people will see noticeable results on the same day as their treatment. These initial results may taper off for a few days as the filler settles into the sub-dermal layers of your skin, but as your skin begins to attract more water, your results will gradually improve. The vast majority of patients will see the final results of this treatment within one week.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, Restylane fillers are safe. Because these fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid, they are known to be well-tolerated by most people since hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and the synthetic version is designed to be bio-compatible. Most people won’t even need to think about possible allergic reactions unless they have had severe drug allergies in the past.
Is Restylane Better than Juvederm?
Both Restylane and Juvederm are formulated with hyaluronic acid, but each brand is geared toward a different segment of the population. In general, Juvederm is ideal for mild to moderate skin concerns and is commonly used for contouring more than anti-aging. Restylane, on the other hand, is designed specifically for anti-aging in mind, so people who have moderate to severe aesthetic concerns may find more success in this brand of fillers.
Will Your Results Look Natural?
Yes, your results will look very natural. One of the special things about the Silk formula is the fact that it’s designed to subtly improve the appearance of the lips. The results of your treatment will appear and feel natural. People won’t even notice you’ve had a dermal filler treatment unless you tell them.
Who Are Good Candidates?
People who want to improve the appearance of their lips by resolving signs of aging like lipstick lines, smoker’s lines, and thinning lips are generally good candidates for this treatment. It’s common for this filler to be used by people over the age of 30. If you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, you are likely a good candidate for this dermal filler.
Restore Your Beautiful Smile
The most beautiful smiles are framed by full lips, but the natural aging process can make your lips appear thin. The solution to restoring the volume of your lips and increasing your overall beauty can be achieved with Restylane Silk dermal filler treatments. Please contact us at AURAE MD in La Jolla, CA to schedule your first appointment today.