Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
On July 16 I was lucky enough to attend a fabulous brunch at the Affinia Hotel in NYC and learn about the first and only FDA approved lip enhancement, Restylane® Silk.
Now I know what you thinking! Who am I? I can honestly say, I thought some of those questions too prior to attending this informational brunch, however after spending 2 hours with a room full of beauties that were thirsty for knowledge, I have completely changed my mind.
Dr. Marina Pedero, our wonderful guest speaker, was a wealth of knowledge and information. She taught us all about how to keep our gorgeous lips from aging. Similar to other areas of the face, the lips and area surrounding the mouth also show signs of aging, as an individual gets older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape, and/or an increase in vertical lines above the lip.
Who should get a Restylane® Silk treatment?
Restylane® Silk is perfect for someone who is looking to address the signs of aging around their lips and mouth with a subtle, natural-looking enhancement.
Patients must be 21 years of age or older.
What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product exclusively designed for lip enhancement and the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Restylane® Silk is a smooth, transparent hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that can be injected into the lips or the area around the mouth to restore natural-looking youthful definition, symmetry, and smooth wrinkles.
Can the procedure be reversed if the patient is not satisfied?
Yes. The treatment is fully reversible.
How long does a Restylane® Silk treatment last?
On average a treatment can last 6 – 9 months.
In a clinical study, patients treated with Restylane® Silk reported fast-acting, long-lasting results:
- 98% of patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection.
- 76% of patients still had lip improvement six months following injection.
How much does a treatment cost on average?
Some doctors can charge per syringe or area. Each syringe, 1 mL, can complete a treatment. A doctor will inform the patient at consultation how many syringes will be needed. Most do not receive more than 2.
Prices can range from $600- $1000.
What are the side effects?
As with any other HA gel that is injected into the lips, the most common are swelling, tenderness, bruising, pain and redness at the injection site. For additional side effects, including important safety information, please visit: www.restylanesilk.com.
* One of the woman who had recently received a treatment prior to the brunch, told us that her lips felt numb for a little bit after the treatment. This was due to the numbing cream that is administered prior to the treatment. She also said she had a very small bruise above her lip, however that could be covered with makeup. This only lasted for a few days. She was very happy with her results and highly recommends it. She said her lips were ‘noticeable’ where she knew they looked fuller, but they were not that noticeable where people are going to know she had a treatment.
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Important Safety Information
Indications: The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane®. Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane are indicated for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane and Restylane–L are indicated for mid-to-deep dermal implantation. Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine are indicated for implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis. Restylane Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21. Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane and Restylane-L are also indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.
Products in the Restylane family contain traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and are contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or in patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Restylane and Restylane-L for lip enhancement and Restylane Silk should not be used by people under 22 years. Restylane-L, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Products should not be injected anywhere except the dermis, superficial subcutis (Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine only), or lip submucosa (Restylane, Restylane-L, and Restylane Silk only).
Use of products in the Restylane family at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, and itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.
The Restylane family of products is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, and Perlane are available at www.RestylaneUSA.com. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is available at www.RestylaneLyft.com