Restylane Silk at Gendler Dermatology in NYC
Written by Dr. Ellen Gendler
Restylane Silk is a smooth, crystal-clear injectable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists naturally in your body. Restylane Silk was the first FDA-approved filler for plumping your lips and smoothing away wrinkles and lines around the mouth.
If you are looking for your Restylane Silk lip enhancement treatment in New York City, look no further. As one of New York’s top dermatologists, Dr. Ellen Gendler is a leading expert in using Restylane Silk and other injectables for lip enhancement. She is committed to providing safe and effective treatments with natural-looking results and has great consistent feedback from her patients for her honest and academic approach in her Manhattan practice.
As we get older, the lips and the lines around the mouth show signs of aging, such as lip thinning, loss of shape, and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. We want to help you feel and look like the best version of yourself. An injection of Restylane Silk and a personalized treatment plan with Dr. Gendler can be the first step in that direction.
Restylane Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation. It can be used to temporarily add volume to the lips and help smooth the lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
The safety and effectiveness of Restylane Silk have been evaluated in a clinical study which was conducted in 221 female patients with light and dark skin. The results speak for themselves:
Restylane Silk is a non-animal-based product and it is therefore not necessary to undergo an allergy test before the appointment. During the procedure, Restylane Silk is injected into the skin with an ultrafine needle.
Restylane Silk contains 0.3% lidocaine, which has been added to reduce any discomfort associated with the treatment, but patients generally have a topical numbing cream applied beforehand as well. As a result, you can expect minimal pain during the procedure.
The recovery is quick, though some patients experience temporary swelling for a day or so after the injection of Restylane Silk. Dr. Gendler will explain to you every step of the aftercare. It’s helpful to avoid manipulating the lip tissue for the next 24 hours, as there can be an increase in swelling if the lips are rubbed. Otherwise you can resume your normal skin routine right away.
Good candidates for this procedure are patients who are seeking silkier, smoother, natural-looking lips. Restylane Silk can be used for both lip augmentation as well as smoothing out lip lines. Restylane Silk should not be used in people who are highly allergic (e.g., a history of severe allergies), allergic to gram-positive bacteria, or prone to bleeding disorders. It should also not be used in patients under the age of 22 or over 65.
The safety and effectiveness of Restylane Silk have not been established in pregnant women or nursing mothers yet.
The most common side effects of the Restylane Silk procedure are swelling, redness, pain, lump formation, and itching at the injection site. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a minimal risk of infection. Dr. Gendler’s expertise and knowledge not only will offer you the best in patient care but will also make sure that your procedure is safe and that you have the best experience possible.
If you want to feel your best and have a lip enhancement treatment with natural-looking results, put yourself in the expert hands of Dr. Gendler, who will develop a personalized plan for you. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule an appointment or consultation.