What is Restylane Silk®?
Restylane Silk® is an brand name of an FDA-approved filler which is made of hyaluronic acid (HA). Restylane Silk® is made of a smaller sized HA molecule as its cousin Restylane®. HA is a substance which your body makes naturally. Injections of this filler are indicated to reduce the size of the fine lines under the eyes as well as the lips. It is generally injected more superficially than other fillers and as such, may cause more obvious post-procedure swelling than the other fillers. Even so, the swelling typically only lasts 2 to 3 days. HA is slowly resorbed by the body over time.
What is Involved in Restylane Silk® Treatments?
Resytlane Silk® is only available through authorized healthcare professionals who have the necessary training to inject them. The procedure is performed in the office using a small needle; the needle is passed into the dermis and used to deposit small amounts (aliquots) of HA in the desired location. It is generally well tolerated without anesthesia. Some patients prefer to have dental blocks performed to make the procedure more tolerable; if done, this block temporarily numbs a quadrant of upper or lower lip. Over time, HA absorbs water from the surrounding tissues.
Resytlane Silk® contains a small amount of local anesthetic (lidocaine), and as such, requires no additional anesthesia to be injected. Discomfort and downtime are minimal during and after the injection. Even in the most experienced hands, bruising may occur; if it does, it generally resolves within 1 week.
Aesthetic results are instantaneous and the filler typically lasts up to 6 to 9 months. Since HA is biocompatible, the body slowly resorbs the filler over the course of time.
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