Most of the dermal fillers used today are not very effective in treating the lip area. The skin of the lips is very thin and is supported by a strong layer of tissue. As we age and mature, the lip structure begins to change, with the tissues becoming less full. Wrinkles on the lips themselves and on the skin surface to the right and left of the mouth become more noticeable.
If you are experiencing thinning lips that no longer have the natural curves that you enjoyed when you were younger, consider Restylane Silk®. This is a gel compound containing hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that draws moisture to the treated area. The result is fuller, plumper lips without the unsightly wrinkling.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Dermal fillers come in various forms, each of which is designed to improve the facial appearance in a particular way. Basically, they attract and hold moisture, and the gel stays in place beneath the skin for a long period of time. Even when the gel is flushed from the body along with other waste, the tissue retains much of the moisture. This helps smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, especially in areas where the skin is very thin.
The lips cannot be plumped using just any dermal filler. Restylane Silk® was developed as an injectable in the form of a consistency gel containing hyaluronic acid. When injected into the lips or below the adjacent skin layers, the amount of moisture increases dramatically. This results in fuller lips that once again show natural curves. This can significantly change your appearance because the shape of the lips complements the rest of the facial features.
Before the Procedure
It is very important to consult with our specialist before deciding to have this cosmetic treatment performed. Depending on the shape of the lips and the actual cause of the fine line wrinkles, dermal fillers may or may not be effective. The ideal candidate is a mature adult who is experiencing loss of volume in the lips due to poor support from the underlying tissues.
If a decrease in moisture is the cause, Restylane Silk® may be the ideal solution. If this procedure is considered to be the best option by our specialist, no special preparation is necessary except abstaining from alcohol and blood-thinning medications for several days before Restylane Silk® is injected.
What You Can Expect
The gel is easily injected into the desired area. The injections generally take only a few minutes, and the solution begins to draw in moisture almost immediately. The gel contains small, smooth particles that will spread around the tissue beneath the skin. Lumpiness and bumps never occur, something that is of concern for those who choose implants instead of dermal fillers. The full effect takes about two weeks.
Rejuvenate Your Lips with Restylane Silk®
This is a popular procedure because it involves no surgery or implants. Schedule a personal consultation at the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD in Mount Pleasant, during which you’ll be given all the facts about how this special type of dermal filler can take years off your appearance. Contact us today to book your appointment.