Lip augmentation has evolved rapidly over the past two decades. Today, injectable filler compounds can create a more natural lip border, add volume, and greatly enhance the individual’s appearance. Many adults experience thinning lips that become strained in appearance, and the borders can even look unbalanced. Smoker’s lips, those with dark perimeters, can make a person look older than they really are. Restylane® Silk is a newer form of the famous dermal filler, and it was specifically designed to add just the right amount of volume in areas where the skin is thin, particularly in and around the lips.
About Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Restylane® have been getting a lot of attention lately, and the attention is certainly warranted. The results of filler injections can be quite dramatic, and hyaluronic acid filler compounds are the best choice for enhancing the appearance of the lips. Restylane® Silk contains a specific amount of hyaluronic acid, a type of molecule that attracts and holds moisture in place.
Our bodies produce this acid, but mostly it is used in certain tissues beneath the skin. When injected into the lips, the acid acts as a plumping agent, creating fuller, less wrinkled skin. Restylane® Silk is thinner than most other forms of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. This makes it easy for the specialist to control the amount of added volume in the lip tissue.
Consultation and Treatment
We will schedule a consultation with the client so that we can examine the shape and size of the lips, note the amount of upper and lower perimeter swoop, and determine the thickness of the lip skin tissue. This allows us to customize a treatment that will yield the best possible results.
During the actual treatment at our office, the Restylane® Silk solution is skillfully injected into the area of treatment. The procedure typically takes only minutes to complete. The hyaluronic acid will immediately attract moisture, but the overall plumping effect takes days. Restylane® Silk is particularly effective for modifying the lip borders, so the final result is generally very pleasing in appearance.
Restylane® Silk can effectively enhance the appearance of the lips for up to one year. Repeat injections will be necessary after this period of time. Since the gel mix is rather thin, bumpiness, something that is common with other dermal fillers, doesn’t occur when Restylane® Silk injections are administered.
Better-Looking Lips Without Surgery
You could enjoy a plumper pout after a single treatment session of Restylane® Silk at the office of Zachary Farris MD in Dallas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about Restylane® Silk.