What Is Restylane Silk?

With so many options for achieving fuller lips—from injectable fillers to plumping glosses—it can be hard to keep track of which treatment is which, let alone which treatment is best. While the best method of lip enhancement should only be decided by consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Franckle, here’s the low-down on one popular method, Restylane Silk.

What Is Restylane Silk?

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Restylane Silk is the first injectable filler designed specifically for lip enhancement. It can also treat lines and wrinkles around the mouth, a combination which can lead to more precise lip shaping. Like many fillers, Restylane Silk is made of hyaluronic acid, but this particular filler is made from smaller, smoother particles than other Restylane products. This particle formation, when used with a specially designed ultra-fine needle, may lead to highly precise results that typically last six to 12 months.

Is the Procedure Safe?

Restylane Silk is FDA approved to augment lips and smooth wrinkles in patients over 21. Like most non-invasive procedures, it is an outpatient treatment with no necessary downtime. Furthermore, hyaluronic acid, the primary ingredient, is a sugar naturally produced by the human body, which reduces any risk of an allergic reaction. However, as with any procedure, consulting with a physician is the best way to determine whether a treatment will be safe and effective for the individual patient.

Will There be any Redness or Bruising?

Redness commonly occurs around the treatment area, but it usually subsides within an hour. Bruising sometimes also occurs around the injection site during the first week after treatment. However, this bruising is typically mild and can be easily covered with makeup.

More Questions?

William Franckle, MD, FACS is always happy to provide patients with information so they can make the most informed choice about any procedures they undergo. For further information about this injectable filler, including which additional non-surgical treatments can best be paired with a lip augmentation, please refer to our Restylane Silk page. To find out if this method of lip enhancement is right for you, call 856-772-6500 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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