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Hyaluronic Acid Depletion
There are many factors at play when it comes to aging skin, and not everyone ages at the same rate. Genetics, sun exposure, and pollution are just three factors that can cause your skin to age prematurely.
Another often unrecognized factor in skin aging is depletion of a substance called hyaluronic acid. This substance is produced by our own bodies but declines as we age. Hyaluronic acid has the unique property of attracting many times its own weight in water and holding it in our skin.
As we lose hyaluronic acid, we also lose the water that it holds, leading to skin that is dryer and less full. Since our skin now has less volume, fine lines, and wrinkles begin creeping in, and our skin becomes less resilient and more susceptible to the effects of the environment and the aging process.
What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is a unique dermal filler available to restore lost lip volume and smooth away wrinkles around the mouth. The product has been approved by the FDA for those desiring smoother, fuller, and more luscious lips.
What are the Benefits of Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is a unique formulation and different from other Restylane® products. It is very useful in treating lips in a subtle and natural way, as well as smoothing away lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
The aging process results in lips that begin losing their former luster and volume, leading to the appearance of lips that looks thinner and lifeless. Restylane® Silk is an innovative treatment that can restore lost lip volume, leaving you with lips that appear more youthful and "pouty".
Patients are reporting that Restylane® Silk treatment has benefits including:
- Fuller, softer, and more youthful lips
- Lines and wrinkles appearing around the mouth are minimized
- Natural, smooth appearance
- Easy, fast, and safe
- No downtime or recovery time necessary
- Results are immediate and improve within days
Is Restylane® Silk Right for Me?
If you find that you are increasingly noticing lines and wrinkles around your lips and mouth area as you get older, Restylane® Silk may be right for you. Smokers also tend to develop these types of lines and wrinkles more rapidly around their lips and mouth area. Restylane® Silk can hydrate and plump your lips, smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. If you are in good overall health and are dealing with thinning lips, you would make a good candidate for treatment with Restylane® Silk.
How Involved is the Restylane® Silk Procedure?
The Restylane® Silk treatment process is fast, safe, and effective. The treatment is performed in our office, takes less than one hour, and involves an injection of the gel into the lips or surrounding area using a very fine needle.
A topical numbing agent can be applied to the treatment area prior to the injections. Restylane® Silk also contains lidocaine to further increase your comfort during your treatment. You should avoid massage and dental work for two weeks after your treatment.
How Long is the Recovery Period Following Restylane® Silk Treatment?
One reason patients prefer Restylane® Silk is that there is no expected downtime involved following treatment. Your results are almost immediate and will continue developing for about 10 more days. You can expect your results to last 10 months or more.
What Should I Do Next?
If you are dealing with thinning lips and lines and wrinkles around your mouth you should consider treatment with Restylane® Silk. For more information, we invite you to contact Buinewicz Plastic Surgery to set up a personal consultation. Please contact our Doylestown, PA, or Flemington, NJ, office today.