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What is Restylane® Silk?

Restylane Silk is a smooth consistency, hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that is specially formulated and FDA-approved for lip augmentation and wrinkle reduction around the mouth. Restylane Silk is a member of the Restylane family and results typically last for up to six months or more.

To learn more about Restylane Silk, please explore the informative sections provided below:

What are the Benefits of Restylane® Silk?

For patients over the age of 21 who desire subtle lip augmentation or smoother skin around the lips, Restylane Silk injections may be an ideal temporary solution. Galderma®, the maker of Restylane Silk, wanted to develop a unique filler product with a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid and a smoother consistency than products that were currently on the market. The Restylane Silk formula embodies these goals and is designed to create soft, subtle enhancement that is considered ideal for the delicate skin of the lips and area around mouth. Restylane Silk also contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic to make injections of the product more comfortable. For men and women interested in comprehensive facial rejuvenation, Restylane Silk injections can complement the results of other non-surgical cosmetic treatments and/or facial plastic surgery procedures.

Which Areas are Commonly Treated with Restylane Silk?

Areas commonly treated with Restylane Silk can include:

  • The upper and/or lower lip to restore diminished volume or subtly plump the size of the lips
  • The border along the lips to smooth lip lines, called perioral rhytids and “smokers lines”

Why Choose Dr. Pinsky and His Team for Treatment with Restylane Silk?

Dr. Mark Pinsky and his board-certified Physician Assistants who perform dermal filler treatments are experienced and highly trained injectors with expertise in the Restylane Silk product. When you come to Pinsky Plastic Surgery for a lip augmentation or lip rejuvenation consultation, you will receive a thorough evaluation of your lips and mouth, and have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and treatment goals. After your assessment, your practitioner will determine if Restylane Silk or another type of dermal filler is well-suited for accomplishing the look you desire. Dr. Pinsky and his team are well-versed in the differences and advantages of each Restylane and JUVÉDERM® filler, and can develop a custom lip enhancement treatment plan aimed at creating optimal results for you. Our precise artistry is well complimented by the number of patient referrals we receive in our office.

How Does Restylane Silk Work?

Restylane Silk is injected into the skin of the lips or around the mouth to add volume beneath the tissue for a smoother, more defined look. Before treatment starts, a topical anesthetic can be applied to desensitize the surface of the skin if desired. Injections of Restylane Silk are then performed with an ultra-fine needle according to the pre-determined treatment plan. The Restylane Silk gel contains lidocaine, which can mitigate potential discomfort when Restylane Silk enters the skin. Once Restylane Silk has been injected, the hyaluronic acid molecules can attract and bind with water to enhance and maintain its volume, and create a natural plumping effect.

What Can I Expect After Treatment with Restylane Silk?

Temporary tenderness, swelling, and/or bruising may occur after treatment; however, these effects should dissipate quickly. The results achieved with Restylane Silk are often apparent immediately, though it is recommended that you wait a week or two to fully evaluate the final outcome. If additional volume is desired, a touch-up treatment can be scheduled to further perfect your results. There is no downtime associated with Restylane Silk and patients often return to normal activities right after their session. For most patients, the unique molecular structure of Restylane Silk allows the results to last up to six months. Those who wish to maintain the appearance of their enhanced lips can set up regularly scheduled appointments. Dr. Pinsky and his team always focus on creating the most natural-looking results possible with Restylane Silk, and patients are typically thrilled with the more youthful and shapely appearance of their lips.

How Much Does Treatment with Restylane Silk Cost?

The quantity of Restylane Silk that it takes to achieve the look you desire will dictate the exact cost of your treatment. If you are considering lip enhancement and want to know more about pricing, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Pinsky Plastic Surgery. Once you have been evaluated and your practitioner estimates how much Restylane Silk is necessary for accomplishing your goals, you will be provided with an accurate cost quotation for treatment. For your convenience, we accept several payment options, including major credit cards, and we are also partnered with Alphaeon Credit and CareCredit®—third-party plastic surgery financing companies. For our patients who are qualified applicants, Alphaeon Credit and CareCredit® offer low- to no-interest loans and flexible payment plans designed to suit your budget.

We welcome you to contact our office to learn more about Restylane Silk and the other injectable treatments we offer.