Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
This past July while in New York I had to opportunity to attend a brunch to learn more about Restylane® Silk. Now to be honest I wasn’t to sure about the idea of injectables. I had always thought that once you start doing anything to your face that you will never be happy with it again but I figured it couldn’t hurt to go a learn more.
When we arrived we were greeted with a wonderful brunch that I have to say was a joy to my stomach since I had been traveling and had not had a chance to eat in over 24 hours. Once we had a chance to sit down and enjoy our food we were introduced to well-known board certified dermatologist, Dr. Peredo.
She explained the process of aging on the face and how facial structures change over time. It was quite educational and taught me many things I didn’t know. The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape, and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. She then went on to explain how fillers and injectables work, which to be quite honest was different that what I have grown to believe.
Restylane® Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane® products. In a clinical study, patients treated with Restylane® Silk reported fast-acting, long-lasting results:
- 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.
Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older.
After Dr. Peredo did her presentation she actually performed a few injections on those that attended. I wasn’t one of those lucky enough to get them. However, for those that did the results were amazing. Not one person complained about pain or having an adverse affects. And even the next day, when I saw a few who had gotten the injections the only complaint was slight brusing.
Now for a while now I have started to see changes in my smile that I am not happy with but believing wrong information I never thought about doing anything about it. Now that I have been informed and seen the results for myself I am definitely going to be looking for a good dermatologist in my area to get some injections.
Important Safety Information
Indications: The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane–L®, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane®. Restylane, Restylane–L, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane are indicated for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane and Restylane–L are indicated for mid-to-deep dermal implantation. Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine are indicated for implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis. Restylane Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21. Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane and Restylane-L are also indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.
Products in the Restylane family contain traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and are contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or in patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Restylane and Restylane–L for lip enhancement and Restylane Silk should not be used by people under 22 years. Restylane–L, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Products should not be injected anywhere except the dermis, superficial subcutis (Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine only), or lip submucosa (Restylane, Restylane–L, and Restylane Silk only).
Use of products in the Restylane family at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, and itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.
The Restylane family of products is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane, Restylane–L, Restylane Silk, and Perlane are available at www.RestylaneUSA.com. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is available at www.RestylaneLyft.com