The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother hyaluronic acid particles than those used in other Restylane®products.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.