Restylane® Silk in Charleston, SC
The lips are another facial feature affected by age. At Port City Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse, a board-certified plastic surgeon, treats people in Charleston, Daniel Island, and Mount Pleasant, SC, as well as the surrounding communities with Restylane® Silk, to plump and smooth the lips creating a younger appearance.
What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is a dermal filler FDA approved to add volume to the lips and diminish the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. It also contains lidocaine and hyaluronic acid (HA) filler to subtly and naturally plump the lips and smooth the skin around them.
Benefits of Restylane® Silk
Restylane® Silk is part of the dermal filler Restylane® family and offers the following benefits:
- Redefines the lips
- No pain or discomfort
- Little to no risk of allergic reaction
- No downtime or recovery
- Natural looking results
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Restylane® Silk?
Anyone who is unhappy with the appearance or shape of their lips is an ideal candidate for Restylane® Silk. This is an excellent option for lip augmentation as well as for adding volume to the fine lines and wrinkles that become more visible around the mouth such as vertical lines.
What Do I Need to Do Before Restylane® Silk Treatments?
As with any dermal filler and injectable, we suggest that our patients avoid any blood thinning medications or supplements such as ibuprofen, aspirin and even Vitamin D for a few days prior to the treatment. This helps prevent bruising or bleeding at the injection sites.
What Should I Expect on the Day of Restylane® Silk Treatments?
Using an ultra-fine gauge needle, Dr. Widenhouse injects Restylane® Silk directly into the lips and/or areas around the mouth. He massages the area to ensure the hyaluronic acid is evenly spread throughout the area so that it can attract the moisture to add volume and smooth the lips.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Restylane® Silk Treatments?
Treating the lips and areas around the lips with Restylane® Silk takes about 30 minutes to complete. Because Restylane® Silk contains lidocaine, it can be done with no discomfort or pain.
What to Expect After Restylane® Silk Treatments?
There is no recovery with Restylane® Silk treatments. In fact, most people go back to their normal routines following their treatments. Because the results improve over time, lips do not look overly done and obvious. There may be some slight redness or swelling at the injection sites, but that usually resolves itself within several hours or a day.
When Will I See the Results?
It typically takes several weeks to see the full results from Restylane® Silk injections although there may be some subtle changes immediately following the treatments. With Restylane® Silk, the results are natural looking.
How Long Do the Results from Restylane® Silk Last?
The results of Restylane® Silk injections typically last about 12 months.
How Much Does Restylane® Silk Cost in Charleston?
The cost of Restylane® Silk is different with each patient as it is based the extent of the corrections needed, how many injections are necessary and whether it is combined with other cosmetic treatments. During a consultation, we will go over the costs as well as payment options and financing.
Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse understands that a person’s appearance involves inner and outer beauty. With Restylane® Silk, Dr. Widenhouse treats people living in and around Charleston, Daniel Island, and Mount Pleasant, SC, who have thinning lips as well as the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Please contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation at Port City Plastic Surgery.