Plumper lips with Restylane® Silk
This post is sponsored by Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
You know that I am always searching for little ways to keep my skin and appearance on the youthful side. And I am brutally honest about it here on the blog. I have recently discovered Restylane® Silk which is a filler used to plump lips to return to a younger look. And I am really pleased with the results.
As we age we lose volume and that’s not necessarily a good thing. I met Dr. Elizabeth Houshmand and she assessed my lips. She determined that a little Restylane® Silk would plump them back up and diminish the little lines developing around my lips.
The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth.
While we’ve heard about the importance of shielding skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays, did you know that sun exposure is a top cause of wrinkles around the mouth? But sunning isn’t the only cause we should be worried about – whether it’s sipping your favorite beverage through a straw or bottle, smiling or laughing with friends, or smooching with your significant other, every day activities can contribute to facial aging. To preserve that ideal smile, maintain a youthful look and minimize the signs of facial aging, 63% of health care professionals polled recommend injectable filler treatments, such as Restylane® Silk. So I decided to give it a try!
Here’s my experience: This injectable procedure is quick and yields instant results. There is no downtime and you will leave with lovely plump lips that are swollen for about 24 hours. You will have numbing cream put on your injection area and sit for 30 minutes before the procedure. Additionally, you will apply an ice pack for the first 24 hours and after that you are good to go.
Did you know that your bottom lip should always be bigger than you top lip? That’s how nature designed it so be sure to stick with that proportion. I learned that when I attended an event hosted by Galderma. That’s where I first learned about Restylane® Silk and Restylane® Lyft. My “before” and “after” pictures from the office are below (taken 2 weeks apart – pardon my peeling skin). I think you can see that we did a fuller look with a gentle approach. And the little lines around my mouth are less noticeable. My Restylane Silk filler will last for approximately 6 months.
Restylane® Silk is a smooth, transparent hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that can be injected into the lips or the area around the mouth to restore natural youthful definition, symmetry and smooth wrinkles. To learn more about Restylane® Silk and find a specialist in your area, visit www.RestylaneSilk.com.
So, what do you think? Leave me a message in the comment section. Pucker up! xoxo- Tanya
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Important Safety Information
Indication: Restylane® Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21.
Restylane Silk contains traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and is contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or for patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. Restylane Silk should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders, with hypersensitivity to amide-type local anesthetics, such as lidocaine, under the age of 22, or by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Restylane Silk should not be injected anywhere except the dermis or lip submucosa.
Use of Restylane Silk at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, tenderness, bruising, pain, and redness at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and resolve in 2-7 days after treatment. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis and scarring at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.
Treatment volume should be limited to 1.5 mL per lip per treatment and 1.0 mL for perioral rhytid correction, as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions. The safety or effectiveness of treatment in areas other than lips and perioral rhytids has not been established in controlled clinical studies.
Restylane Silk is only available through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use are available at www.RestylaneSilk.com.