Dr. Sawyer is very excited about offering this new smooth, silky product! Everyone’s facial structure is different — Restylane Silk is ideal for many places in the face to create smooth skin including lip lines and undereye wrinkles, without adding bulk or stiffness to the skin.
The Divine Proportion — An Artist’s Vision of Beauty
For centuries, artists have used the Divine Proportion to create harmony and balance. For lips, it translates into a guideline that the upper lip should be about 40% of the total height of the lips, and the bottom lip should be about 60%.
Fillers – Thick vs Thin. How is this filler different from others?
Most fillers are too “thick” to place in the lines around the mouth and those that are liquid enough to not cause bumps seem to go away very quickly or don’t provide adequate lift. Restylane Silk has solved that problem. Restylane Silk will:
- Add natural plumpness to thin and delicate lips with excellent integration into the tissue
- Smooth fine lines that radiate around the lip
- Add the “lift” that other fine line fillers have been less successful in doing
- Last up to 6 months (backed by clinical study)
I’ve used regular Restylane before for my lips and it worked great. Why would I want Silk instead?
Many people with lips that have adequate skin thickness can use Restylane or Perlane or Juvederm or Belotero. Where Restylane Silk really shines is with the patient who has delicately thin lip tissue and thinner skin. Absolutely, though, the tiny squiggly lines around any lips will be best treated with Restylane Silk. If you’ve tried other fillers for your thinning lips or not been satisfied with the outcomes from thicker fillers, then Restylane Silk is the newest and best option.
I’m still young, but my lips are thin and always have been. Can I use Restylane Silk?
Bear in mind that lack of volume in the lips may be a genetic trait and you don’t have to be older to need volume. Restylane Silk is an option for any patient 21 or older. Dr. Sawyer will help you decide which gel formulation will work the best for you.
How is Restylane Silk injected?
In most cases, the thin lines require that Dr. Sawyer use a needle to place the product where it’s needed near the surface of the skin. Injections into the lip body and border can generally be placed with a smooth tip microcannula. Restylane Silk does contain lidocaine to make the injections more comfortable.
Dr. Sarah Sawyer is a board certified & fellowship trained dermatologist in Birmingham Alabama.