Dr. Paul Leong prides himself on keeping up with the latest advancements in the cosmetic industry and is proud to announce the availability of Restylane® Silk – a new FDA approved dermal filler. Like its name, Restylane® Silk is a smooth, silk like filler used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and enlarge thin, aged lips. Wrinkles around the lips are a common problem as a result of expressions made while talking, pursing the lips, damaged skin or smoking. In the past, these lines have been very difficult to treat due the positioning of the lines and constant movement of the skin and muscles. Restylane® Silk has been specifically developed to target and improve bothersome wrinkles and lines and correct asymmetry around the mouth. Since Restylane® Silk is made up of small particles, it is great for delicate and sensitive areas of the face, such as the lips. It is currently the only FDA approved dermal filler on the market for the treatment of perioral lines (lines around mouth) and lip augmentation.
As we age, our skin not only creates more wrinkles and lines but we begin to lose facial volume. The lips are no exception. However, with Restylane® Silk we can redefine the contour of the lips and replenish lost volume, resulting in a more youthful and full pout. Lips can once again look feminine, alluring and soft. It is important to note that when it comes to lips, Dr. Leong prefers a more conservative and natural looking appearance and stands by his motto that “if it doesn’t look natural, it doesn’t look good!”
Restylane® Silk lasts approximately five months and treatment takes about 30 minutes, depending upon the area(s) of injection. Areas of the face that are in constant motion (such as the lips) tend to absorb filler quicker and therefore may need to be maintained more often than other areas of the face. Results can be seen immediately. Restylane® Silk contains 0.3% lidocaine (a numbing agent) which can make treatment more comfortable, which is especially helpful in tender areas of the face such as the lips. For lip augmentation or lip contour, treatment typically begins in the vermillion border of the lips and then moves onto areas of the lips in need of volume. For optimal results when targeting lines and wrinkles, Restylane® Silk can be used alongside with Botox® Cosmetic or Dysport®. Please note that you must be at least 21 years old to receive Restylane® Silk injections.
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For more information on Restylane® Silk or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Leong to talk more about your options, please contact Sistine Plastic Surgery today.