Restylane® Silk

Lip Augmentation with Restylane® Silk

Restylane® Silk was FDA-approved for use in the U.S. Market in June 2014.  Restylane® Silk® is one of the newest and safest dermal fillers that is FDA-approved for lip augmentation and fine lines around the mouth.  This dermal filler has the smallest particle size, allowing it to smooth fine wrinkles such as perioral rhytids (lipstick lines) or for lip augmentation. It is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. Restylane® maintains its shape using the body’s own moisture. As hyaluronic acid gradually degrades, each molecule binds to more water and over time, the same volume can be maintained with less hyaluronic acid. This ability of hyaluronic acid to bind to water is what helps provide lasting results. Restylane® Silk® is FDA approved for the lips.  The Restylane® family of products, Perlane®, Restylane®, and now Restylane® Silk are all hyaluronic acid gel products composed of gel particles.  The different products of this family are distinguished by their particle size, imparting different filling uses for each product.

How Long Does it Last?

Studies have shown that Restylane® generally lasts for six months. Follow-up treatments are typically scheduled at six month intervals. Due to the volume  of patients that we see at our practice, we have noticed that 10% – 20% of the product stays behind leaving a natural desirable result.

Risk & Recovery

Restylane® Silk shows positive results with patients of all ages.  Whether you desire a slightly bee-stung appearance or a new pout, injectors at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa are advanced injectors and will achieve superior results and patient satisfaction. Your aesthetic nurse or physician will inject the Restylane® Silk in one or more injection sites. The results are immediate, with some minor to moderate bruising and swelling. Additional treatments are necessary to keep your lips full and luscious.

Consultation with Vernon Hills, North Shore and Chicago Lip Augmentation Doctor

At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, we’re experts at administering Restylane® Silk for plumping lips and smoothing wrinkles around the mouth, in addition to other injectables including BOTOX®, Dysport, Xeomin®, Juvéderm® & Restylane®.