Having plump, kissable lips doesn’t need to involve putting on too much makeup, or using a scary snake venom-based lip gloss. There’s a way to get the lips you’ve always desired by using safe, natural materials. Restylane® Silk is an FDA-approved lip filler that utilizes simple water absorption to give you plump, irresistible lips.
Why Use Restylane® Silk?
Living life with boring, thin lips is rarely your fault. Having thin lips is often due to genetics, and is only made worse with age. There are a lot of methods people try using, including beefing up their makeup and using shady, over-the-counter methods. However, what you should be doing is enhancing the look of your lips the same way your body would anyway. This is where Restylane® Silk comes into play.
Restylane® Silk’s primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a series of protein chains in the skin with attract and absorb water. The chains absorb the water and fill up like a balloon, causing the lips to naturally plump without looking swollen.
The Lip Augmentation Process
The first step in the lip augmentation process is to schedule an initial consultation. During this meeting, a member of our medical team will explain how Restylane® Silk works and the best ways you can prepare for your upcoming appointment.
Once your appointment date has arrived, you’ll be seated in our office and your treatment areas will be mapped out. Because this is a non-surgical and non-invasive process, there’s no need for any anesthesia or nitrous oxide. You’ll only be given a topical numbing cream. Each dose of Restylane® Silk also includes pain-killing Lidocaine. Most patients describe the feeling of treatment as some pressure and maybe a slight prick.
Since this procedure is so simple, there’s no need to bring a friend or family member to drive you home. Each appointment lasts around a half an hour and features no downtime. You’ll be able to pop in, pop out, and go about your day.
Side effects tend to be mild and will only last a short time. This includes some stinging and tenderness around the treatment area, some swelling and possibly some bruising. Once your treatment is completed, Dr. Gupta will go over the best practices for taking care of your new lips.
Is Restylane® Silk Right for Me?
As long as you’re a healthy adult who desires plumper, sexier lips, you can have this treatment. Restylane® Silk is FDA approved for safety and works on all skin types and colors. If you’re taking any prior medication, or have any blood-clotting issues, be sure to tell our team during your consultation. You may also have to quit smoking in the weeks leading up to your appointment.
If you’re looking to make thin lips a thing of the past, call the Dermatology, Laser & Skin Center’s Cincinnati office and schedule your consultation today!