What is Restylane Silk®?
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.
The Aging Lower Face
Similar to other areas of the face, the lips and area surrounding the mouth also show signs of aging as an individual gets older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and/or an increase in vertical lines above the lip.
With age, fat and collagen begin to deteriorate in the face, leading to thinner skin and more noticeable lines and wrinkles.
Lip shape, fullness and definition are based on a variety of factors, including genetics. Other external factors, such as sun exposure, smoking and excessive pursing of the mouth, can result in lines around the mouth and cause the lips to thin and lose definition.
Aging lips can also result in the flattening of the “v” shaped area of the upper lip (“Cupid’s Bow”) and the downward turn of the corners of the mouth.
The Ideal Restylane Silk Patient
Restylane Silk is designed for individuals looking to address the signs of aging around their lips and mouth with a subtle, natural enhancement.
How is Restylane Silk Administered?
Restylane Silk is administered by a physician or qualified healthcare professional. The product is injected into a patient’s lip and/or area around the mouth one or two sessions as needed and the process typically takes less than one hour.
Restylane Silk is injected via an ultrafine needle that is designed to enhance precision and minimize patient discomfort.
Expected Results In clinical studies, the results of Restylane Silk lasted approximately 6 months following treatment.
In a U.S. clinical trial involving 221 mostly female patients, 98 percent of patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection and 76 percent still had lip improvement at six months following injection.
Restylane Family of Products
The Restylane family of products is the only FDA approved group of treatments specifically for the lip area.
Restylane Silk is the first and only FDA approved product designed exclusively for the lips and area around the mouth.
Restylane Silk is composed of a unique, refined formulation designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control and help restore natural definition, symmetry and smooth wrinkles.
Restylane is used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane and Restylane-L are also indicated for lip enhancement.
About Galderma Laboratories, L.P
Galderma is a global company founded in 1981 committed to delivering innovative medical solutions to meet the dermatological needs of people throughout their lifetime while serving healthcare professionals around the world. The company has 34 wholly-owned affiliates with a worldwide network of distributors and more than 5,000 employees.
Galderma’s extensive product portfolio is available in 80 countries and treats a range of dermatological conditions including: acne, rosacea, onychomycosis, psoriasis & steroid-responsive dermatoses, pigmentary disorders, skin cancer and medical solutions for skin senescence. With approximately 19% of revenues invested each year to discover and develop new products and access innovative technologies, the company is one of the world’s leading investors in dermatology R&D. Five state-of-the-art R&D centers and six manufacturing sites are dedicated to providing a wide range of innovative medical solutions which meet the highest standards of safety and efficacy. Strategic brands in the U.S. include Cetaphil®, Epiduo®, Oracea®, Mirvaso®, Clobex®, Differin®, MetroGel®, Vectical®, Tri-Luma®, Pliaglis®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra® and Dysport®. For more information, please visit:
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