When we think of aging, wrinkles, and loss of volume, we don’t always think of our lips. But collagen production decreases with age, and the lips start to lose their plumpness beginning in your 20s-30s. Here at Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO we offer the highly-effective dermal filler Restylane Silk to address signs of aging and volume loss in the lips.
How Long Do Restylane Silk Dermal Fillers Last?
Aging is a natural process, and no treatment can permanently freeze the hands of time. However, this effective filler can reduce signs of aging with long-lasting results. The length of time that your fillers will last depends on factors like your age, the area injected, and your metabolism. Generally, you’ll see results for six months or more.
Fillers dissolve over time as the body begins to absorb the hyaluronic acid. This is a safe and natural process, but it means that fillers don’t last forever. On the plus side, since fillers dissolve naturally, you can receive semi-annual or annual treatments and still have natural-looking results.
What Is Restylane Silk?
This member of the Restylane family is an FDA-approved dermal filter that uses smooth hyaluronic acid particles to augment the lips. This dermal filler is injected into the lips or the perioral lines (another word for the wrinkles around your mouth) with an ultrafine needle or cannula. The result is plumper, younger-looking lips and reduced wrinkles around the mouth.
What Is the Difference Between Restylane and Restylane Silk?
The Restylane brand of dermal fillers consists of seven distinct formulations, each designed to target and reduce signs of aging in different areas of the face. The original Restylane formula came on the market over 25 years ago as the first stabilized non-animal hyaluronic acid filler available. All fillers in this collection use hyaluronic acid as their main ingredient. The difference comes down to what area of the face they treat.
Restylane smooths moderate to severe wrinkles and signs of aging around the mouth, eyes, and cheeks. Original formula Restylane uses hyaluronic acid to address concerns such as marionette lines and nasolabial folds. in comparison, Restylane Silk uses hyularonic acid to specifically target the lips and the area around them to enhance size, plumpness, and smoothness.
With so many fillers on the market, you may wonder why to choose this one in particular. The answer is that it has many benefits, and few downsides, making it a great treatment option to address signs of aging and volume loss in the lips.
Safe, Natural, and Scientifically Tested
The hyularonic acid used in Restylane fillers is formulated to act like the body’s own naturally produced hyularonic acid. This helps it dissolve painlessly over time without negative effects. The Restylane brand has been around for decades, and has its own innovative technology that’s designed to provide flexible, longlasting, and natural results.
This treatment uses a thinner and lighter consistency form of hyularonic acid, which makes it ideal for precise application in the delicate lip area. This makes achieving results that enhance and define specific aspects of the lips possible. It also creates more natural results that won’t overwhelm your face or appear too artificial. It’s a win-win if you’re looking to enhance your lips down to the most specific details.
With this treatment, you can achieve longlasting results without multiple appointments or recurring touchups. Just one treatment can give you the lips you want for six months or more. You can enjoy the results of treatment without having to worry about having it redone too often. People who metabolize fillers slowly can even see results last up to a year.
Smooth and Voluminous Lips
A plump, perfect pout is trendier than ever, and this treatment makes it easy to add volume to the lips. It can either replace volume that’s been lost to time, or enhance naturally thin lips with extra volume. Plus, this treatment can smooth wrinkles that can occur on the top or bottom lip for a smooth, unified appearence.
A Fix for Uneven or Asymmetric Lips
Nobody’s face is perfectly symmetrical, but if the asymmetry of your lips bothers you, this treatment can help. Sublte injectionsin the corners of your lips can help your lips look more even and proportional to your face. injections in the upper or lower lip can help the two reach a more proportional ratio of fullness and volume as well.
If you have unique features like a defined cupid’s bow, this treatment can help further define and enhance it. During your consultation, you can let us know exactly what results you want from your lips so we can design the perfect treatment plan for you.
Target Perioral Wrinkles
Perioral wrinkles develop around the mouth as we age, and can be further caused by sun exposure, genetics, or a history of smoking. These stubborn lines don’t always respond well to topical skincare. This treatment is highly effective in reducing these wrinkles so you can enjoy smoother appearing skin around your mouth.
Compatible With Other Treatments
If you’re looking to target signs of aging in other areas of your face, you can receive other hyularonic filters or injections like Botox in the same appointment. It’s a great way to save time and maximize your appointment.
Dermal fillers are a non-invasive treatment. In other words, you won’t be going “under the knife” during your appointment. There’s no general anesthesia, long recovery period, or significant pain. Many people find that fillers cause very little to no pain, and that they’re able to go back to their normal lives without much interruption.
Subtle and Natural Results
Looking overly fake or unnatural after a cosmetic treatment is an understandable fear. After all, no one wants it to look overly obvious that they’ve had dermal fillers. The good news is, this filler delivers subtle, natural looking results that enhance the beauty of your face without making you look artificial.
The ultrafine, precise needle used during the injection process helps deliver the best possible results. The filler is injected in small amounts carefully, and only into the areas that are meant to be treated. Your injector will review the process with you before treatment begins, so you’ll know what to expect.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
Almost anyone who’s looking to enhance their lips with natural and long-lasting results is a perfect candidate for treatment. If you’re over 21 years of age and want to improve your lips’ shape, definition, and fullness, this dermal filler is a great choice. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.
You’ll need to be in good general health and not currently pregnant or breastfeeding to be a candidate for dermal fillers. During your consultation, we’ll go over your health history and any past experiences you’ve had with fillers to make sure this will be an effective treatment option for you.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Dermal fillers are an exceptionally quick and easy process. Treatment usually takes less than an hour. You’ll be in, out, and on your way in no time. There’s also no downtime involved, so you can get right back to your normal day to day activities. Your injector will answer any questions you may have and give you aftercare instructions at the end of your appointment.
Will I Need More Than One Treatment?
This depends on your goals. In the majority of cases, one treatment will be enough to produce the results you’re looking for. It’s usually not necessary to schedule a maintenance treatment until your fillers have begun to wear off and dissolve, which can take six months or more.
How Soon Will I See Results?
This treatment produces results very quickly. You’ll notice an immediate difference after treatment, and the look of your lips will continue to imrprove in the days to come. After about a week, you’ll see your final results. Don’t get discouraged if it takes longer– some people don’t see their final results until two weeks post treatment.
Take the First Step Towards Luscious Lips Today
Whether you’re looking to restore volume to your lips, reduce the appearence of wrinkles, or correct asymmetry, Restylane Silk is a safe and effective option. We’re here to help you get the results you’re looking for to make you happier with your lips than ever. Book your consultation with the team at Murphy Plastic Surgery in Engelwood, CO today!