Restylane Silk Overview
Treats: Disproportionately thin lips
Length: 10-15 minutes
Anesthesia: Topical numbing available
Side Effects: Mild swelling and bruising around the injection sites for 1-2 day
Recovery: Patients usually return to work and other activities immediately following the procedure
Duration of Results: 6 months
Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results
“After years of hating my thin lips, I finally made the leap to do something about it. I went to Dr. Kulbersh after reading several reviews. I’m so glad I did! They came out looking great. I was shocked how natural they looked and felt so quickly after I’d had it done. I followed the post procedure care instructions to a T.”
Restylane Silk was one of the first fillers specifically designed for nonsurgical lip augmentation. This filler is composed of a naturally occurring substance in the body, hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid helps support and cushion cells in the body. Other common hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvéderm, other Restylane products, and Belotero. Our highly trained team, including Dr. Kulbersh, board-certified physician assistant Heather Bryant, and board-certified nurse practitioner Courtney Whitley, safely and effectively uses Restylane Silk for patients at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte.
The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.
All hyaluronic acid fillers differ slightly in their thickness and viscosity. Restylane Silk’s composition is soft and more gel-like compared to other hyaluronic acid fillers. This composition is ideal for injections into the lips because it creates a smooth, natural result.
Restylane Silk can be injected into the lips with a sharp needle or a blunt-tipped micro-cannula. Our team believes blunt-tipped micro-cannulas are superior to sharp needles for the following reasons:
- Improved safety
- Decreased bruising
- Better results
- Less painful
- Faster injection technique
The lips are one of the most delicate facial features. For this reason, our team prefers to inject the lips of first-time patients slowly over two sessions. After the initial treatment, patients will see some improvement in the lips. They are instructed to return in approximately two weeks for an evaluation to see if more filler is needed.
Duck lips are often a concern for patients undergoing lip augmentation. Duck lips occur when the border of the red lip is overfilled. This creates unnatural fullness and appearance of protruding lips. Natural augmentation of the lips is created by injecting the deeper tissues of the red portion of the lip in a uniform and smooth technique. During lip augmentation, it is important to limit the amount of filler at the border of the upper lip and the corners of the lips. Our technique of injecting the deeper tissues of the red lip with the blunt-tipped micro-cannula will create a fuller and voluptuous lip without the formation of duck lips.
The duration of the filler varies from patient to patient. Patients typically enjoy improvements for an average of six months.
When considering a medical professional to trust to inject a substance into your face, Dr. Kulbersh recommends choosing an expert. Our team is solely focused on only treatments and rejuvenation of the face and neck. Every member of our team has at least 7 years of experience and has injected thousands of patients. Our specialization and experience matters in ensuring you have a fantastic result. We use the most recent and advanced techniques, such as the micro-cannula, to limit downtime, improve safety, and create amazing results.
Schedule your consultation to learn more about Restylane Silk today. Please call our office at (704) 842-3644 or fill out the online consultation form.
Frequently asked questions
Lip augmentations with Restylane Silk improve the fullness, volume, and height of the upper and lower lip. It can also help improve symmetry in some patients.
One of the advantages of using a blunt-tipped micro-cannula is the short time it takes to perform lip augmentation. For most patients, this treatment will take approximately five minutes.
We take many steps to ensure patient comfort during the injections with Restylane Silk. The filler contains numbing medicine to minimize discomfort. Using a blunt-tipped micro-cannula will also increase comfort during the procedure. Overall, lip injections performed in our office are very well tolerated. Each successive injection into the lips is better tolerated.
The cost of lip augmentation with Restylane Silk varies depending on each patient’s treatment plan. Please call our office to schedule your consultation and get an accurate quote for your treatment.