Restylane Silk Phoenix
What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane Silk, or simply Silk, is an injectable filler used to plump lips or to eliminate fine lines appearing around the mouth or between the nose and mouth, such as “smoker’s lines,” circles under the eyes, and for acne scarring and cheek depressions. Like other areas of the face, the lips and skin surrounding the mouth show signs of aging as an individual gets older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane® Silk is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is present naturally within our body but tends to diminish as we age.
What the difference between Restylane and Restylane® Silk?
Restylane Silk and Restylane are the same products but have different levels of refinement. Restylane Silk is made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane products. Restylane Silk is finer, or silkier, than Restylane. While Restylane treats pronounced wrinkles on the face, Restylane Silk treats fine wrinkles anywhere on the surface of the skin by adding subtle volume. Your provider will use an ultrafine needle with Restylane® Silk designed for improved accuracy of the product.
Unlike Restylane, Restylane Silk contains lidocaine, an anesthetic designed to take the sting out of the shot and make the treatment more comfortable.
Benefits of Restylane® Silk
Restylane® Silk fills out lines and wrinkles and plumps lips, providing the following benefits:
- The results are easier to control because the placement of the injection can be controlled to ensure the desired effect.
- If you’re not sure how much filler you need or want, treatments can be given gradually over time until you decide the right amount of plumpness you want for your lips and other areas.
- Since hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, there are fewer side effects or allergic reactions. However, patients with an allergy to lidocaine should bring this to our attention before using Restylane Silk.
- In clinical studies, Restylane Silk has proven to produce results that last for at least six months. Results do not last forever, but some patients report longer lasting results than listed.
What to Expect During Your Restylane Silk Consultation?
Restylane® Silk is injected just under the skin into the areas where a plumping effect is desired. One of our injections specialists will meet with you to discuss concerns, questions, and expected results from a treatment of Restylane® Silk, and to develop a plan of treatment that is in line with desired outcomes. The costs associated with the procedure and payment options will also be discussed at this time. You can do other injectables at this time if desired like Dysport, Botox, VOLUMA, Juvéderm, Restylane, or Sculptra. If you are having a facial treatment, make sure you do so before your injectables.
The precise locations of treatment will be marked on your face with a removable marker so you can see and approve them with a mirror. The area of treatment is cooled down with an ice pack or cold roller. This constricts the blood vessels making it less likely to cause bruising.
Your product is prepared in front of you and is injected soon after. Ironically, the actual injections are the quickest part of the appointment! The product contains lidocaine which burns a little before it starts to numb the area it comes in contact with. Some patients don’t feel any discomfort and others report a short, pinching pain. Treatments take about 45 minutes, depending on the number of sites to be filled.
How Much Does Restylane® Silk Cost?
Like other fillers, Restylane Silk is charged per syringe. Costs associated with Restylane® Silk are unique for each individual and are determined by the area that needs injectable filler. Before your treatment, the injection specialist will discuss your options and expectations and the costs associated with Restylane® Silk injections. Although, the price per syringe can be as high as $600 elsewhere, our normal price is $450 a syringe.
Are people satisfied with their Restylane® Silk treatments?
Everyone’s facial structure is different and so is everyone’s ideal lip shape and size. Silk is designed to provide precise lip shaping and line control, resulting in silkier, smoother lips and natural-looking results.
In a clinical study of patients treated with Restylane Silk or no treatment, clinical investigators reported:
98% of patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection.
76% of patients still had lip improvement six months following injection.
What should I do before I have Restylane Silk?
Avoid using aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), St John’s Wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements, as these may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Talk with your healthcare professional if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores. He or she may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence.
If you’re on antibiotics or other medications currently or recently, let your provider now so she can make sure it doesn’t interfere with your injectables.
What should I do after I have Restylane Silk?
Most people don’t bruise after a treatment but it can never be guaranteed. There is no recovery period needed from a Restylane® Silk treatment, and you can rejoin your normal activities, work, or school immediately afterward. Avoid exercise and excessive heat for 24 hours after your treatment. The injection site might feel tender or numb as the lidocaine wears off. Your injection specialist will offer you an ice pack. Use the ice even if you don’t think you need it. It is reusable, so put it back in the freezer for reuse as needed. Consider Arnica Montana to help with bruising. Arnica is an herb you can get at any drug store in topical or oral form to prevent or reduce bruising. We normally have samples but you can get it at the Walgreens next to our office. You should begin to see results within two weeks of treatment.
Before and After Photos of Restylane Silk
How do I find out if Restylane Silk is for me?
Almost all men and women are good candidates to have plumper lips, lines and wrinkles erased and skin imperfections filled with Restylane® Silk. Call our office at 480-991-6877 or e-mail us to set up a free consultation.
Why should I choose North Valley Plastic Surgery for my Restylane Silk?
North Valley Plastic Surgery is one of the highest volume injectable products accounts in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Because of our high volume of injectable product sales, we are able to offer better pricing and special manufacturers sponsored promotional discounts not available to other offices. For more information on Restylane Silk, Restylane Silk treatments, Restylane Silk Price, Gilbert Restylane Silk, Scottsdale Restylane Silk, Mesa Restylane Silk, Chandler Restylane Silk, and Phoenix Restylane Silk please call us at 480-991-6877 or visit InjectAZ.com to learn more about our other injectables!