The hollows beneath your eyes, or lines around your lips and mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older.
For those with dark circles under their eyes this occurs because you have “deep tear troughs” which are like little depressions and they cause shadowing, which makes it look like you have dark circles. Women in their twenties can get dark circles because of their genetic makeup, the way their face is developed. Dr. Mary injects Restylane® Silk, a hyaluronic acid filler into the under eye area to fill in those hollow areas under the eye and smooth out uneven tissue by. In less than a 10 minute procedure, you can instantly banish dark circles and with no swelling or downtime.
Lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip can also occur at any age. At PritiSkin™, we use Restylane Silk to restore lip volume and decrease creases around the mouth because it’s designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane® products. Restylane® Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21.
How Restylane® Silk Works
Restylane® Silk is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct lip thinning and wrinkles. It is injected under the surface of your skin to help restore the natural contours of your mouth.
Benefits of Restylane® Silk
- No skin test is required prior to injection
- Composed of stabilized hyaluronic acid which is a natural component of our tissue
- Instant results
- Long lasting (over 6 months)
Who Can Receive Restylane® Silk
The Restylane® family of products should not be used by people who:
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years for nasolabial folds and under 22 years for lips (Restylane® and Restylane® Silk only).
- Have recently used drugs that thin the blood or prevent clotting
- Have had previous bad allergies, particularly to microorganisms known as gram-positive bacteria
- Have serious allergies to drugs that have previously required in-hospital treatment
- Have bleeding disorders
- Have a known allergy to lidocaine, if using Restylane, Restylane Silk or Restylane Lyft
What to Expect
Restylane® Silk treatment takes about 30 minutes and the amount of discomfort depends on the sensitivity of the patient’s skin. The product is injected just below the surface of the skin with a very fine needle. Patients may require a second visit to achieve a full correction of the area. The body will eventually absorb the product, so ongoing treatments are necessary to maintain results. If treatment is discontinued, your face will gradually return to its natural contours.
Injection-related reactions may occur such as post treatment swelling, redness, pain, itchiness, discoloration, and tenderness at the implant site. These reactions will resolve spontaneously within several days. Patients should avoid aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Advil) prior to treatment as they will increase the risk of bruising at the injection site.
Restylane® Silk Side Effects and Risks
After your treatment, you may experience side effects, such as swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache and itching at injection site and tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14–18 days in lips. Patients should be limited to 6.0 mL per treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Swelling may be more likely in patients under 36 years, and bruising may be more likely in patients over 35 years.
Cost of Restylane® Silk
The cost of Restylane® Silk varies for each patient, as the number of injections needed increases or decreases with each unique patient. During your consultation with Dr. Mary Pritikin, a plan for treatment will be put together based on your specific cosmetic and financial needs.
To learn more about Restylane® Silk and other Skin Rejuvenating treatments, please make an appointment at PritiSkin™ Advanced Cosmetic Rejuvenation – Chicago’s leading provider of aesthetic and esthetician services – at 312-332-4475.