What’s New in Facial Plastic Surgery — Restylane Silk
Restylane Silk: A New Option for Natural Lips
Restylane Silk is one of the newest fillers that will be available in the US in select doctors’ offices VERY soon. Expect to see it released in early 2015.
UPDATE: We now have Restylane Silk available for you in our office.
What is It?
Restylane Silk Injectable Gel gained FDA approval in June of this year and is intended for use as a filler to add volume to the lips and improve the appearance of fine lines around the lips and mouth. As with other fillers, you may eventually see some additional off-label use in other areas of the face.
How Does it Work?
The product is very similar to the normal Restylane that we all know and love except that Restylane Silk is a much finer formulation with a very smooth consistency, making it perfect for improving more superficial fine lines and adding subtle improvement to the lips.
It is a hyaluronic acid filler (meaning it is made of a material naturally occurring in the body with a long track record of safety when used as a filler). Most patients will see good results with one treatment session, but some may choose to plan for a touch up at about 2 or 3 weeks after the first session.
How Long Does it Last?
Results are expected to last about 6 months. This is less than with some other fillers but the time frame is as expected when considering that this is a finer product intended to be used closer to the skin surface.
Will We Use It?
Absolutely. Restylane is already one of the best and most versatile fillers on the market, and this new Restylane Silk product will be a welcome addition to the Restylane and Perlane family of fillers.
This product isn’t for everybody. It has some key advantages over other fillers, but it is best for improving very specific target areas. It’s smart to consult with your physician to determine the most appropriate treatment plan and select the products that will work best for the look you are hoping to achieve.
Dr. David Rodwell specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures such as injectable fillers. To learn more about your options and what to expect after Restylane Silk injections or other similar procedures call our office at (843) 628-1415 to schedule a private consultation.