Do you dream of fuller, more luscious lips? Do you dream of restoring a little pucker to your pout that has slowly disappeared as you've aged?
Whether you were born with thin lips, have lips that don't match, or you've formed wrinkles around your mouth that have thinned them out over time, dermal fillers like Restylane Silk, an exciting new facial filler can help restore fullness or add the dramatic effect you've looked for.
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 in Beverly Hills for years, Restylane Silk is specifically formulated to create a better lip enhancement effect with improved results.
Restylane and Restylane-L (with lidocaine) have been used alone and in conjunction with other injectable fillers and botulinum toxins (Botox and Dysport) to achieve facial rejuvenation and anti-aging for many years. Here in our Beverly Hills facial aesthetics practice, we use Restylane to smooth out nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the based of the nose to the top lip), lip enhancement and to help smooth out marionette lines (the lines that run from the corners of the mouth and downward to the jawline).
Used in combination with other fillers and botulinum toxin or alone, Restylane is very anti-aging and volumizing for the skin.
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 Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center in Beverly Hills, 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.
Like Restylane Silk, Juvederm (created by the makers of Botox) is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler that can be used in our facial aesthetics practice in Beverly Hills for lip augmentation treatments. Juvederm is also good for other facial rejuvenation applications to smooth out wrinkles and restore facial volume.
Restylane Silk tends to cost less than Juvederm, but both are very good for treating thin lips. Come in for a consultation to find out which of these fillers is best for your lip enhancement treatment.
Costs associated with lip enhancement in Beverly Hills vary between practices and the type of treatment performed. Lip implants are the most expensive and require invasive surgery. They cost between $1,500 and $2,000 per lip. However, Restylane Silk injections only run about $550 per syringe on average in Beverly Hills. While implants will last for years, injections will only last for a few months. The benefit to this is that if you're not happy with the results, the filler will break down over time; you don't have that kind of assurance with implants.
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 Los Angeles, while going over your medical history as well.
Side effects from Restylane Silk may include:
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:
Restylane Silk has only been used in the U.S. for a short time, but Canadian aesthetics practices have been using this treatment for much longer. As a result, we have already seen many positive patient reviews for Restylane Silk, such as:
"Today, I decided to get my lips plumped up. I am a virgin to this, but I decided I will try almost anything once, so why not my lips? The nurse injection specialist used two needles to numb me, which did not hurt--no lie! Then, 1 cc of Restylane was injected in both lips five minutes later. It was not even painful. I was very relaxed. Easy peasy. . . . I hope my lips are perfect by Thursday night. I have a dinner date. Thanks to the support I have received, I did it! YAY!"
"I'm very happy with my results! I have a small mouth, and I was scared [of] fillers but now I'm totally surprised [by] how much better I look. I did the first lip injection one month ago on my upper lip. The second injection was today on my bottom lip. I didn't have any bruising or swelling. I highly recommend that people try Restylane Silk if you dream of having beautifully shaped lips!"
"I'm a nurse so I knew exactly what I was looking for and wanted from a nurse injector. I discussed my concerns about my jaw line and how it's beginning to show more signs of a droopy, sad face even when smiling. . . . I was not rushed or pressured into any decisions. . . . Thank you for my new HAPPY face! No bruising. I will absolutely be a return customer!"
"Oh gosh! This was somewhat of an impromptu trip last August. [After a consultation,] I decided on one syringe of Restylane Silk. The aesthetic nurse used ice to help numb my lips. It was a little uncomfortable but not excruciating in the least. [Then,] they were plump. I was told that there would be some swelling in the coming days and to come back the following Monday for a check up and to add more if needed. By Monday. . . the swelling had gone down, and I got Restylane Silk in my lower lip. I was and continue to be so happy with the results."
We have several lip augmentation before and after photos on our website, but you will also find a gallery at RestylaneUSA.com.
It's easy to see the dramatic difference between the before-and-after photos. After the injections, the lips are fuller and look more sensual. They are smooth and do not appear to be overfilled.
The United States Food and Drug Administration approved Restylane Silk Injectable Gel with 0.3 percent lidocaine for lip enhancement in 2014. In a study, 98 percent of patients noted marked fullness in their lips two weeks after their treatment. More than three-quarters of those people were still enjoying the effects six months later. Side effects were minor. After a second injection, side effects were even less common than after the first treatment.
To get the pucker you've always wanted, contact us at Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center, the premier facial aesthetics practice in Beverly Hills. Owned by renowned facial plastic surgeons and dermatologists, you can be sure you'll get the best advice and treatment for lip augmentation in Beverly Hills, CA.
Don't settle for thin lips or wrinkles around your mouth. Plump up your pout with Restylane Silk injections!
The Lasky Aesthetics & Laser Center is a full service cosmetic facility specializing in Restylane Silk. For patients looking to touch up their appearance or managing signs of aging at any stage, we offer comprehensive analysis followed by state-of-the art, noninvasive treatment. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.