General information about Restylane Silk in Los Angeles
Restylane Silk is a cosmetic dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, a sugar-like substance that exists naturally in the human body. Restylane Silk is approved by the FDA and was designed with smaller, smoother particles, specifically for lips and the lines that surround them.
Many patients choose Restylane Silk for a subtle lip enhancement that simultaneously smooths and volumizes. Through the aging process, lips often thin, lose shape and wrinkles and lines increase above the lip. It can also be used to fill, define, or lightly plump the lips as well as minimize moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the mouth. Results last for about 6 months for most people — though some patients have reported of longer. Typically, Restylane Silk treatments are scheduled two times a year.
Restylane Silk pricing & Restylane Silk specials
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Please note that while some offices require you to purchase it separately, Sunset provides numbing cream and/or numbing injections FREE OF CHARGE for all injectable treatments.
When will I see Restylane Silk results?
Restylane Silk’s unique particle gel formula is disbursed with an ultrafine needle designed for improved accuracy — providing softer, more precise results and delivering a desired, natural-looking smile. You will begin seeing results shortly after your first treatment with visible improvement to lip fullness within 14 days. Clinical studies have shown results lasted for some patients up to 18 months. Although for most, it lasts around 6 months. Of course treatment results can vary for each individual. Your doctor will be able to provide your more information during your consultation or evaluation.
Is Restylane Silk safe?
Restylane Silk has recently been approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Just like the other products of the Restylane family, Restylane Silk is a clear gel-like formulation of hyaluronic acid — a sugar that is naturally found within your skin. Because it is natural and no animal proteins are present in the compound, allergy testing is typically not required. (Though patients with a history of sensitivity to gram-positive bacterial proteins may need to check with their physician before treatment.) The Restylane family of products is one of the most thoroughly researched and their products have been used for decades with many published studies demonstrating effectiveness and safety.
Important Safety Considerations for the Restylane family of products
Products in the Restylane family should not be used by people with previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria, or by people with serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by people with bleeding disorders. Products should not be injected anywhere except the skin, just under the skin (Restylane Lyft only), or in the lips (Restylane or Restylane Silk only). Restylane-L and Restylane Lyft should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine.
Use at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. In these instances, product use could delay healing or make your skin problems worse. After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14 days in lips. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years. Rarely, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. Although rare, red or swollen small bumps may occur. If you have had facial cold sores before, an injection can cause an outbreak. To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use the products if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting. Products should not be used during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, or in patients under 18 years for nasolabial folds.
Treatment volume should be limited to 6.0 mL in wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and limited to 1.5 mL per lip (Restylane only), as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions. The safety or effectiveness of treatment in areas other than nasolabial folds and lips (Restylane only) has not been established in controlled clinical studies.