While many changes come with aging, not all of these changes are welcome. If you’re feeling self-conscious about the way your thin lips look, our team at Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA has the solution for you. Here’s what you should know about Restylane Silk.
How Long Does Restylane Silk Last?
The older you get, the more volume you are going to lose in all areas of your face. One of these areas is your lips. If you’d like to increase the volume in your lips and maintain the youthful appearance you may have lost, Restylane Silk can offer you a highly effective solution.
One of the benefits of this dermal filler is that it’s incredibly long-lasting. Depending on how your skin reacts to the product, you can expect to enjoy your results for around six months after getting injections of Silk in your lips.
Why Are My Lips Looking Thin?
If you used to have full, plump lips but now they’re looking thin and affecting your overall appearance, you’re probably wondering what’s going on. In your youth, your skin contains high levels of chemicals like collagen and hyaluronic acid. These chemicals are what provide your skin with fullness and firmness.
However, the older you get, the less good your body is at producing these chemicals. This is why you start to notice changes to your skin, especially as you make repeated facial movements. Your skin will start to look less voluminous, and you’ll start seeing wrinkles.
What Exactly Is Restylane?
Restylane is a collection of dermal fillers, all of which are made with the main ingredient hyaluronic acid. This is a sugar that you can find naturally in your skin. Its main job is to provide your skin with hydration by attaching itself to moisture molecules. It also stimulates your body’s collagen production, a protein responsible for keeping your skin elastic.
When any of Restylane’s formulas are injected into the desired areas of your skin, the hyaluronic acid begins working right away. It will add any lost volume to your skin while also keeping your skin elastic and providing you with a youthful appearance.
What Does Silk Do Exactly?
Restylane’s Silk formula is specifically designed to target your lips. Thin lips can be caused by the natural changes that come with aging, or it can be a matter of your genetics. If your parents have thin lips, then you’ll likely have thin lips too.
Silk will put volume that you’ve lost or that you might have never had into your lips. Your plump, full lips will help you appear not only much more youthful, but they’ll also help your overall expression appear warmer and much more welcoming.
What Other Concerns Can Restylane Target?
When you get Restylane’s Silk formula injected into your lips to help them look fuller and more youthful, Silk will do more than provide more volume to the area. If you’ve noticed vertical lines appearing on your lips, often called smoker or lipstick lines, this is the perfect solution.
By adding volume to your lips, the hyaluronic acid will smooth out these little lines and make your lips appear smooth and healthier. You can also use this product if you have asymmetrical lips that you’d like to appear more even.
Laugh lines, which are also frequently called smile lines or nasolabial folds, are the lines that you’ll find appearing in between your nose and your mouth. They’re caused by a combination of factors, including a loss of volume and elasticity in the area along with repeated facial movements.
Some people see these lines as symbols of a life well-lived, but others find that these wrinkles heavily impact their self-esteem. If you’re not happy with the way your laugh lines are making you look, then Restylane’s Refyne or Defyne formula can target the area and help you feel more confident.
One of the areas where volume loss in your face will be most noticeable is your cheeks. The older you get, the thinner your cheeks will look, which can make you appear gaunt.
You can get Restylane Lyft injections in your cheeks which will put volume that you may have lost in your cheek area. This will make them appear plump and youthful and will also add definition to your cheekbones.
Because the skin around your eyes is noticeably thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, it should come as no surprise that it’s one of the first areas to show major signs of aging. One of the changes you may notice is the appearance of crow’s feet or the little wrinkles that extend from the outer corners of your eyes.
These lines can heavily affect the overall appearance of your face. Restylane is a safe and effective way to fill in the skin and smooth out these wrinkles while also encouraging the skin to remain firm and elastic.
As you start to lose volume around your eyes, you may notice dark circles appearing. These will make you look older, and they can also make you appear constantly tired or even sickly.
To help you maintain brighter, more youthful-looking eyes, you can get Restylane injections around your eyes.
What Will Getting Treatment Be Like?
How to Prepare
Before receiving your injections, Dr. Trenkle and her team will hold a consultation with you to discuss what your expectations are from your treatment and help you set your goals. We’ll also tell you what you need to do to prepare for your injections.
Preparation for your treatment is minimal. For the 24 to 48 hours before your treatment, you’ll just need to remember to avoid a few things. This includes drinking alcohol and smoking which can thin your blood and potentially cause bruising where you’ll get the injections. For the same reason, you’ll also have to stop taking certain supplements and medications.
The Treatment Process
Restylane treatments are fast, easy, and non-invasive. If you have any questions before, during, or after your treatment, don’t hesitate to ask our team so we can set you at ease. Before we start with the injections, we’ll begin by cleaning the areas where we’ll apply the product to prevent bacteria from entering along with the injections. We may also apply a local numbing agent to keep your treatment comfortable.
When your skin is ready, we’ll apply the product to the desired areas. Depending on your goals and concerns, one or more formulas may be used during your treatment. The entire process will take less than an hour, and you can leave the clinic as soon as treatment is complete.
After Your Treatment
Because Restylane treatments are non-invasive, you don’t need to worry about extensive or uncomfortable healing periods once you leave our clinic. There will just be a few things that you’ll have to remember for the next week or so.
We’ll make sure to provide you with full instructions so you can make sure that your treatment is as effective as possible. You should continue avoiding alcohol and tobacco, and you’ll also want to avoid strenuous physical activity as well as anything else that could cause a lot of sweating. Make sure you also stay out of sunlight, since your skin will be more susceptible to burning.
When Will I See the Results?
One of the major benefits of getting this treatment is that you’ll see a change in the way your skin looks and feels as soon as you leave the clinic. The product will take up space under your skin immediately upon injection.
You can expect to see the full results of your treatment within a week after getting your injections.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Because Restylane Silk and the other Restylane formulas are made with hyaluronic acid, which you can already find in your skin, it’s safe for almost anyone to get. As long as you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, you are not currently experiencing any skin conditions like sunburns, and you are looking for an effective way to maintain a more youthful look, you could be a candidate.
Get in Touch to Learn More
Are you interested in getting Restylane Silk to help your lips look plump and young? The team at our clinic is ready to welcome you and provide you with the results you’re looking for. Call us today at Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA.