One of the most common cosmetic complaints we hear about is thin lips. They can occur due to the aging process or significant weight loss. A person can also be born with naturally thin lips. Whatever the cause, thin lips can make a person look older or less attractive. They also tend to lead to other unwelcome developments, such as vertical wrinkles above the upper lip and wrinkles all around the area of the mouth. Fortunately, lip injections with Restylane® Silk can be used to add volume to the lips.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Although many people have never heard of it, hyaluronic acid actually plays an extremely important role in maintaining healthy, smooth skin and lips. In fact, your skin depends on it to keep your skin cells hydrated and more resistant to the effects of aging and the environment.
One special property of hyaluronic acid is its ability to retain moisture and make it available to your skin cells. This ability ensures that your skin remains moist and smooth at all times. However, as you age, you produce less of it. This leads to the development of dryer, thinner skin and lips that display signs of lines and wrinkles.
A Look at Restylane® Silk
Restylane® Silk can solve the problem of hyaluronic acid depletion by replacing the amount you have lost in your lips. The smooth gel is delivered in the form of an injection into your lips, leading to a significant increase in lip volume and the minimization of lines and wrinkles above the upper lip and around the overall mouth area.
Restylane® Silk is the latest hyaluronic acid dermal filler to be granted FDA approval for lip injections. The treatment has been performed on thousands of satisfied patients and is safe and effective for treating thin lips.
One thing that sets Restylane® Silk apart from other dermal fillers is that it contains lidocaine. Lidocaine has been used for many years in medical settings to act as a numbing agent. Its inclusion ensures your comfort during your Restylane® Silk treatment session.
Restylane® Silk helps to rejuvenate the lips and minimize lines that appear around the mouth due to a loss of lip volume. The product is formulated using long chains of particles found naturally within your skin cells. It is specially formulated and cross-linked in a special manufacturing process that makes the gel smoother than most other dermal fillers.
Should I Expect Any Downtime?
Patients require virtually no downtime following their lip injections with Restylane® Silk. You should be able to resume most of your normal activities immediately. This is an extremely convenient treatment for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
Learn More About Restylane® Silk
Whether you have lost volume in your lips due to the aging process or have always had naturally thin lips, lip injections via Restylane® Silk may be right for you. Set up a time to visit Ayala ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in McAllen to learn more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!