Restylane Silk ® may be the answer to your skincare frustrations, and you didn’t even know. If you haven’t heard about Restylane Silk, or aren’t aware of its full powers, Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona is here to help you determine if these fillers can benefit you.
Have you noticed your lips aren’t looking as lush and kissable as when you were younger? Maybe little fine lines have become more noticeable above your lips. Unfortunately, as we age, the skin around our lips and eyes tends to wrinkle first, which can significantly affect our confidence. On the bright side, Restylane fillers may be the answer you have been searching for in hopes of a more youthful appearance.
What Is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved lip injection gel made of hyaluronic acid, which helps augment your lip shape and smooth the lines over your lips, also known as your perioral lines. Restylane Silk is a filler that subtly plumps the lips to give them a fuller appearance. By smoothing lip wrinkles and the perioral lines, Restylane fillers also help to provide a more youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body that helps your skin retain moisture and remain flexible. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane Silk has been manipulated so the microparticles last longer than the natural hyaluronic acid your body produces. As a result, it supports your body’s hyaluronic acid production and highlights your natural lips for months.
The Benefits of Restylane Silk
Restylane fillers provide stunning results that help accentuate your natural beauty. They offer excellent benefits for virtually any skin type. Some of the key benefits of Restylane Silk lip fillers include:
- Natural-looking results – Restylane Silk is a subtle lip filler, which means it helps provide you with a natural look that highlights your natural beauty without overdoing it.
- Long-lasting effects – The effects of Restylane fillers last up to six months, allowing you to enjoy prolonged results.
- Non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure – Restylane fillers are a simple and minimally invasive procedure, offering the benefits of fuller lips with only temporary discomfort.
- A quick process – When done by a professional, the process only takes around 30 minutes, providing a smooth treatment.
- Suitable for different skin types and ages – Restylane fillers are great for almost anyone, providing you with more confidence in the results.
The benefits of Restylane Silk are more than just talk, too. Based on a clinical study, 98% of patients saw a difference within two weeks. For about 60% of the people studied during a clinical research trial, almost 60% saw results that lasted up to 6 months. For longer-lasting results, you can duplicate this procedure and continue to enjoy fuller lips.
The Treatment Process
To receive any lip injection, like Restylane Silk, start by seeing a licensed and experienced practitioner and complete a consultation to see if the treatment is a good option for you. The process should always begin with finding a qualified team to ensure that the process goes safely and smoothly. When you receive Restylane fillers from the certified professionals at Colair Beauty Lounge and Med Spa, you can expect the process to follow these steps.
The pre-treatment process starts a couple of weeks before your appointment. Within the two weeks before your treatment, avoid taking any blood-thinning medications, like aspirin, ibuprofen, or fish oil. To minimize bruising, you should also avoid alcohol within the three days before your appointment.
Preparation for the injection is minimal. Depending on the client, some specialists may use a numbing agent to reduce discomfort. However, a signature benefit of the Restylane Silk formula is that it includes 0.3% Lidocaine, which means it will help ease the discomfort or sting of the injections.
2. The Injection Process
After preparing the area, your specialist will inject small amounts of Restylane Silk into your lips using an ultrafine needle, or a small, needle-like object, called a cannula. If you want to target your wrinkles and perioral lines, your registered nurse may also inject the filler into your skin.
As they inject the gel-like product, they may gently massage the area to create a more even distribution, which will give your lips a more natural look.
3. Post-Treatment Recovery
After the injection, your specialist may apply ice to the area to reduce swelling and discomfort. In the hours after your treatment, you may apply a cold compress. For six hours after your treatment, avoid touching the area so the numbness can subside.
For the first 24-48 hours after receiving your fillers, minimize exercise and exposure to direct sunlight. In this time, also avoid exposing your lips to extreme heat or cold and do not pucker your lips. You should also continue to avoid taking any blood-thinning medication.
Some clients return after about two weeks to receive a touch-up treatment if necessary.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Restylane?
It’s natural—aging happens to all of us, and those pesky perioral lines that are directly above your lips give your age away as quickly as crow’s feet. If you’ve been feeling less than stellar in your appearance, and the thinner look of your lips is bothering you, Restylane fillers may be an excellent solution. The multiple benefits of Restylane Silk make it a potential option for many people.
Good candidates for Restylane fillers include people who:
- Have mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines
- Want to enhance the natural contour of their face
- Have thin or asymmetrical lips
- Want to achieve a youthful and radiant appearance
Potential Side Effects
Restylane Silk is FDA-approved and considered a safe treatment when carried out properly by a licensed professional. However, as with any beauty treatment, Restylane Silk can come with potential side effects.
Some of the possible side effects of Restylane Silk:
- Redness and swelling
- Allergic reactions
- Tenderness of the injection area
- Temporary bruising
There are some additional contraindications to be aware of. If you’re allergic to Lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins used to make hyaluronic acid, are prone to bleeding, or have a bleeding disorder, you shouldn’t use this product. Of course, our licensed practitioners here at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa are happy to discuss whether Restylane Silk is a good fit for you during your consultation.
The best way to minimize your risk of side effects is to visit a qualified and licensed specialist. Fortunately, you can find licensed specialists here at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona. Our registered nurses know how to minimize the risk of side effects and properly manage them so that you can enjoy peace of mind during your treatment.
Visit Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa for Younger Looking Lips
Restylane Silk is a great option for almost anyone searching for fuller, more youthful lips. Whether you are bothered by the appearance of your lips or the wrinkles above them, the team at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa can support you using modern science and technology. Don’t let something bother you if you aren’t feeling as confident as you should—there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best.
For more information about Restylane Silk, contact us at Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona at (480) 923-6138.