Restylane Silk is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler offered at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR. We understand how important plump, symmetrical lips are to self-confidence. We also understand how frustrating it can be to look in a mirror and see lines and wrinkles around your mouth. That’s why we’re proud to offer this safe, highly effective treatment. To help you decide if it’s right for you, read on to learn more about it, including how long the results last.
How Long Does Restylane Silk Last?
Restylane Silk generally lasts for six months at a time. After approximately this time, the subdermal layers of your mouth and lips will start to lose volume. Lip thinning will slowly occur, and you will start to notice fine lines appearing in areas that were once smooth. How long it takes for your results to fade fully depends on several factors, including your diet and lifestyle.
What Can I Do to Extend the Longevity of My Results?
To enjoy your ideal results for as long as possible, you need to take excellent care of yourself. It is highly advisable that you stop smoking and only consume alcohol in moderation. Tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption can necessitate more frequent touch-up treatments because they weaken the collagen in your skin. Additionally, when you consume these substances, your skin can’t produce new collagen as efficiently as it should be able to.
Another very important step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to eat nutritiously. To produce collagen and keep its existing collagen healthy, your skin needs lots of ingredients, including three essential amino acids, zinc, vitamin C, and lots of water. Make sure you get protein, fruits, and vegetables with every meal, and try to drink at least six cups of water and tea daily.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
You can generally expect your Restylane Silk session to take 30 minutes to complete. During your treatment, you should not expect to feel any pain or discomfort because the formula contains lidocaine, an injectable anesthetic that will numb the treatment area within roughly 15 seconds. Several factors affect how long your treatment session will take, including whether you also need other treatments, like Restylane-L or Restylane Lyft injections, too.
You can also expect your treatment session to take longer if your concerns are moderate or severe in nature rather than mild. The more severe your cosmetic concerns are, the more syringes of filler you will need.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
There is an excellent chance you will qualify for Restylane Silk injections if you are at least 21 years of age and concerned about the appearance of your lips or mouth. Often, this treatment is sought to improve the appearance of asymmetrical lips. However, you may still qualify if you are only concerned about perioral wrinkles. Nonetheless, you need to discuss your health and goals to verify that this treatment will be safe for you. There are contraindications for this treatment.
Who is Considered a Poor Candidate for This Treatment?
You will be considered a poor candidate for this treatment if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, you will not be deemed a good fit for this treatment if you take any blood-thinning drugs or drugs that affect coagulation daily. Moreover, you will not be able to get treatment if your targeted areas are irritated or you are sick at the time of your appointment.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment Session?
There are several preparation steps you will need to take to prepare for your lip injection session. One of the most important steps to take is to stop smoking and drinking alcohol before your appointment. Consuming these substances can increase your blood pressure significantly. Another very important preparation step you will need to take is to protect your skin from sun damage and other forms of irritation.
Make sure you limit sun exposure, especially between the hours of 10 and 4. When sun exposure is unavoidable, make sure you use a broad-spectrum sunscreen and a lip balm with an adequate SPF to protect your lips from sun damage. Additionally, you should ensure you are hydrated and well-nourished when you arrive for your appointment.
What Should I Expect After My Treatment Session?
There is no downtime required following this treatment, so you are free to return to work or spend the rest of your day relaxing at home. A week after treatment, you can expect to see your desired results.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect your ideal Restylane Silk results to last for six months before they start to fade. How long your ideal results will last depends on several factors, including how well you care for your skin after treatment, your age, and your diet. If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your lips or mouth, contact us now at Doctors Med Spa in Little Rock, AR to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to help you plump up your pout.