Dermal fillers add volume to otherwise relaxed skin, and this can minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Some filler injections actually create a plumping effect, and these are suitable as a treatment for thinning lips. Restylane Silk is a specially formulated gel that can enhance the appearance of the lips, giving them fullness and restoring the natural swoop contours that signify youthfulness.
We get a lot of questions from our clients regarding the expanding line of lip injection products. Restylane, a type of hyaluronic acid filler gel, comes in various forms. Restylane Silk was developed specifically to target smaller areas of concern. Its rather thin consistency makes it the perfect injectable for boosting lip volume without the problem of bumpiness or rippling.
What Restylane Silk Treats
Many adults experience thinning lips due to a loss of moisture retention. The lips appear stretched, and this creates an unnaturally stern expression. Sometimes, one side of the lips thins out more quickly than the other, and this can result in a very unbalanced look. Even the eyes seem to be horizontally unbalanced because of lips that have become stretched, thinned, and misshapen.
Restylane Silk is formulated as a clear gel. It contains tiny hyaluronic acid particles held in suspension. The acid is extremely safe to use because there’s no chance of rejection or allergic reactions. No allergy tests need be performed prior to administering non-animal hyaluronic acid as a treatment for thinning lips.
How We Perform The Treatment
We first consult with the client and make our recommendations based on the size and shape of the lips. Generally, we inject Restylane Silk directly into the lip tissue and around the lip borders. We have complete control of the outcome because the amount of filling and plumping is solely determined by the amount of gel used and the locations where it is injected.
Once injected, the acid particles immediately begin to attract and bind to water molecules. Just a day or so after the treatment, the plumping effect becomes easily noticeable. The gel is biodegradable and is eventually flushed from the body, but the added volume caused by the additional water retention lasts for a long time, and follow-up treatments at our office are convenient.
Get More Information
If you want to learn more about how Restylane Silk injections can improve the appearance of the lips and make them appear fuller and more youthful, our team at the office of Zachary Farris, MD can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Dallas!