Love—not to mention Valentines’ Day Specials—is in the air.
And lip enhancement, which always pops this time of year, is hotter than ever because of the recent US Food and Drug Administration approval of Galderma’s Restylane Silk as well as our collective obsession with actress Angelina Jolie’s pucker. Thirteen percent of facial plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests for celebrity procedures in 2014, up from 3% in 2013, and Angelina’s lips were the most requested.
Yes, Cupid has a bow and arrow, but many dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons are armed with something even more powerful—a syringe of this new Hyaluronic acid-based filler!
“Restylane Silk is ideal for the lip and perioral region because it is a soft product that offers a natural outcome,” says New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD. “It’s also the only product that is approved for the lips and perioral region, which means it was specifically tested and approved for this very sensitive and delicate area of the face.”
Restylane Silk can help soften and enhance lip shape and definition as well as erase lines and wrinkles around the mouth without adding unwanted bulk or making the lips larger than needed/wanted, she says. “This leaves the area looking natural and rejuvenated; the result is a sexy lip that does not look overdone.”
There is no risk of trout pout with the designer filler, she says.
“Restylane Silk is unique because of the size of the particles and the consistency of the product. All of these factors make the result natural and beautiful,” Day says.
The results of Restylane Silk are immediate and can last up to 9 months, or even longer. There may be swelling following the injection, which usually resolves within 1 to 2 days. “With Restylane Silk, injection technique is everything,” Day says. “It is important to inject slowly and remember that a little bit goes a very long way.”