Restylane Silk FAQ
What is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is a specially formulated hyaluronic acid filler that was specifically designed for injection in the lip and for lines of the upper and lower lip. It is the only FDA approved filler for this indication.
What makes Restylane Silk different than other fillers?
Restylane Silk has a smaller particle size and different fluid texture than previous Restylane fillers or other fillers.
Is Restylane Silk painful?
Restylane Silk has lidocaine anesthetic mixed in already. Your dermatologist may also apply topical numbing cream prior for 20-40 minutes prior to injection in order to decrease pain. Ice or injected anesthetics may also be used to lessen the pain of injection. The procedure does require numerous injections, so a certain degree of pain may be expected, but can minimized with these techniques prior to beginning.
Will Restylane Silk work for the “smoker’s lines” around the mouth?
Yes. Restylane Silk is excellent for correction and filling of smoker’s lines.
Can Restylane Silk be used to make larger or more shapely lips
Yes. Restylane Silk can be used to make larger and more shapely lips, and can also be used to subtly enhance lips and correct the wrinkles surrounding the mouth.
What should I expect after the procedure?
You may experience swelling for hours to days. You may also experience bruising that could last for up to 1 week. The lidocaine mixed into the Restylane Silk may make your lip feel numb and slightly heavy for 1-2 hours.
How long does Restylane Silk last?
Everyone is different, but Restylane Silk is designed to last 6 months. It may last a little longer or shorter for you.
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