A natural-looking way to accentuate and shape your lips. Restylane Silk™ can soften or eliminate the vertical lip lines around your mouth. You can expect your result to last about 6 months to one year.
Restylane Silk FAQs
- How much does a Restylane Silk treatment cost?
The cost of Restylane Silk treatments depends on a variety of different factors including the experience of your provider, your geographical location, and how many syringes are needed to achieve your desired results. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons lists the average cost of Restylane Silk per syringe to be $682.
- How do I find the best plastic surgeon for Restylane Silk near me?
When looking for a provider for Restylane Silk treatments, look for someone experienced in the procedure. Ask how often they administer the treatments and ask to see before and after photos so you know what you can expect. Find someone you feel comfortable with and who addresses all your questions and concerns.
- Are there any possible side effects with Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk treatments are a safe and effective treatment option, though, as with any procedure, there are some possible side effects. These can include, pain or soreness, redness, inflammation, swelling, itching and bruising. These are usually short-lived and typically resolve themselves quickly.
- Am I a candidate for Restylane Silk?
If you are over the age of 21 and are in good general health, Restylane Silk can help improve the appearance of your lips. However, Restylane Silk is not for everyone and should not be used if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are taking medications to thin your blood or prevent blood clotting
- Have had previous allergies to medications
- Have bleeding disorders
- Have a known allergy to lidocaine
- How is Restylane Silk different from other dermal fillers?
Restylane Silk is specially formulated for lip augmentation and is designed to increase lip volume and smooth vertical lines and wrinkles. The hyaluronic acid molecules are smaller than other dermal fillers. These smaller molecules are ideal for filling in the small lines around the lips and result in a smoother and more natural look.
- What happens during Restylane Silk injections?
Treatment with Restylane Silk typically takes less than 1 hour and there is minimal downtime. Your provider will clean and prepare your treatment area before injecting the filler. While you may experience mild swelling, redness, bruising, or discomfort after the injections, you can usually return to your regular daily activities.
- How long is recovery after a Restylane Silk treatment?
There is no downtime with Restylane Silk, and you can return to normal activities immediately following treatment. However, it is best to avoid direct sunlight, heat and rigorous activities for the remainder of the day.
- How soon until I see results and how long do the results last?
While you may notice some initial results after treatment, the full results may take several weeks. While not everyone’s results are the same, results can typically last for 6 to 9 months, at which time you can opt for an additional treatment to help maintain your results.
- When is the best time to plan a Restylane Silk treatment?
Because it may take several weeks before your see full results, you want to plan your treatment 2 to 4 weeks before any special event. This allows for any possible swelling to go down and for your full results to show.
Dr. Stephen E. Small, D.O. is a board certified plastic surgeon specialized in cosmetic, laser and reconstructive plastic surgery located in Ocean County, NJ.