What is Restylane®?
Restylane® is an injectable dermal filler comprised of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body and is an important factor in giving skin a plump, youthful appearance. Age can cause the body’s naturally occurring hyaluronic acid to break down and diminish, which can result in the loss of facial volume and a tired, drawn appearance. Restylane® can be used to instantly restore lost facial volume and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What is the difference between Restylane® and Restylane® Silk?
These two hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers are part of the same line of dermal fillers and are both used for facial rejuvenation. Restylane® Silk is formulated with smaller particles of hyaluronic acid, which makes it ideal for lip enhancement and treating fine lines around the mouth. Restylane® Silk is also formulated with lidocaine for increased patient comfort during the injection sessions.
What makes Restylane® Silk different from other hyaluronic acid-based fillers?
Like other areas of the face, the lips and skin surrounding the mouth show signs of aging. This often results in the lips thinning, loss of lip shape, and an increase in vertical line and wrinkles. Restylane® Silk is specifically designed to provide natural looking results in these delicate areas because it is made of smaller, smoother particles of hyaluronic acid compared to other hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers.
When will I see results?
You will see immediate improvement in facial volume and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The final results of treatment are typically visible about a week after an injection session.
How long do results last?
Results of both Restylane® and Restylane® Silk treatments can last for approximately six months to a year. When using Restylane® or Restylane® Silk for lip enhancement, we recommend scheduling a touch-up session at the six-month mark. Results may vary from patient to patient depending on skin type, age, and lifestyle.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may experience some mild injection-related side effects such as mild redness, swelling, bruising, redness, or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and typically subside within a few days of treatment.
Do you want to find out if Restylane® or Restylane® Silk is the right dermal filler for you? Contact our office in Scottsdale today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our staff!