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Fuller Lips with Restylane Silk?

Posted on: June 26th, 2015 by California Skin Institute

Patients who visit California Skin Institute for dermal fillers often do so because they’ve begun to experience the thinning of lips.* This process is often marked by several symptoms; which include the loss of lip volume, the thinning of skin, and development of wrinkles on and around the lips. Although this is a completely natural part of aging, some patients feel that the changes in physical appearance create an unbalanced look in their face, and that the wrinkles make them look much older than they really are.* To treat this problem, California Skin Institute offers Restylane Silk, a dermal filler formulated specifically for the delicate areas of the lips.*

Why Lip Appearance is Key

When someone sees you for the first time (whether they’ve just met you, or it’s a co-worker who ran into you at the water cooler), they usually look at your eyes first. Naturally, because the eyes are the first thing people see, California Skin Institute patients often request procedures that center on addressing any wrinkles or sagging skin around these areas (crow’s feet and frown lines).

However, the lips also play a subtle, but a very important role in your appearance. Firstly, the lips bring proportion to the face. They help balance out other features, like your eyes, nose and chin.

Secondly, once you engage in a conversation with someone, your eyes naturally flow between making eye contact to looking at their lips – especially if you’re in an environment where it may be difficult to hear.

Restylane Silk for Lip Enhancement

Over the years, many procedures have been developed for lip enhancement, including fat transplantation, silicone injections, and even temporary enhancements with lip vacuum devices. Most recently, reality TV show star, Kylie Jenner, suggested that one way to enhance lip volume was to stick the lips in a shot glass and create a vacuum by sucking out the air – leading several people to sustain serious lip injuries.

At California Skin Institute we believe that the best outcomes for lip volume improvement and wrinkle reduction can be achieved with dermal fillers like Restylane Silk.* This filler adds immediate volume to the lips through a clear, lightweight gel, and helps sustain this volume with an ingredient called hyaluronic acid – which is a chemical that attracts moisture to the treatment site.*

Restylane Silk is different from the facial dermal filler, Restylane, in that it uses smaller molecules to create outcomes that look natural even under the thin skin of lips.*

Restylane Silk Results

The reason why Restylane Silk has become so popular with California Skin Institute patients is due to the natural appearance of the improvements.* Because the gel is lightweight, it spreads evenly in the injection site, without lumping up. Further, it doesn’t cause discomfort to the patient, or drastically alter the natural shape of the lips.*

The latter part is very important, because unnatural outcomes often occur when injections are administered incorrectly, and instead of subtly increasing the size and sculpting the lips, the shape of the patient’s lips is altered to look exaggerated and unnatural.*

At California Skin Institute, our providers work very hard to avoid an unnatural appearance by focusing on the nuance associated with the lips. Instead of blindly going for an increase in size, your provider will focus on how the lips balance out the rest of the face.*

Further, building up volume in the upper lip to reduce wrinkles may require the enhancement of the bottom lip as well, to maintain careful proportion that creates an outcome that looks natural, without betraying to others that you’ve had work done.*

How Long Will Restylane Silk Results Last?

After you receive your Restylane Silk treatment, you will see immediate boost in lip size and fullness, as well as in the decrease of wrinkles.* However, you will also see more improvement over the coming days, as the hyaluronic acid attracts moisture to the treatment area.* This is what makes it vital to work with an experienced professional. California Skin Institute providers are experts at assessing how the Restylane Silk injections will ultimately affect your appearance.*

If you’d like to learn more about Restylane Silk and what it can do for you, please call a California Skin Institute practice near you, or just fill out the Contact Form below!*

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.