People in the greater Indianapolis area are increasingly discovering the benefits of a safe and effective cosmetic procedure to give them fuller, more sensual lips. Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, with two convenient locations in Greenwood and Carmel, offers Restylane® Silk, a cosmetic injection that reduces wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and adds plumpness to lips.
What Is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is a unique treatment, the first cosmetic procedure approved by the FDA to enhance volume and body in the lips. Restylane® Silk also works to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, what medical professionals refer to as perioral rhytids, but are commonly known as “smoker’s lines”.
Benefits of Restylane® Silk
Restylane® Silk is a special gel formulated from ultra-tiny beads, smoother and smaller than those used in other Restylane® products. Using Restylane® Silk allows for natural-looking enhancement of the lips while simultaneously smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines around the lips. One of the results of the aging process is that the lips begin to shrink in volume, losing their rounded voluptuousness, combined with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Restylane® Silk mimics the natural body and plumpness of youthful lips, giving clients a younger, shapelier appearance that looks and feels completely natural.
Restylane® Silk is primarily used to treat the following:
- Lips that have become thinner and less plump from age.
- The appearance of fine lines and creases around the edge of the lip commonly referred to as “smoker’s lines”.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Restylane® Silk?
Any adult who wants fuller, plumper, natural-looking youthful lips and a rejuvenated appearance by smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles around the lips may be a good candidate for the benefits of Restylane® Silk.
How Should I Prepare For Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk has been approved by the FDA for use as a cosmetic treatment, tested for safety and efficacy when administered by a qualified nurse injector. Made from all natural ingredients, it is still important to discuss any medical conditions or allergies with your nurse injector before treatment to avoid the very extremely rare chance of an adverse reaction. It is also critical that you disclose to your nurse injector if you have recently received any other injections or are currently taking prescription medications. Depending on your unique needs and history, our nurse injector may counsel you to avoid certain medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, vitamin E supplements and products containing St. John’s Wort, for one week before you receive a Restylane® Silk treatment.
How is Restylane® Silk Administered?
First, a topical agent will be applied to the lips to numb the area and minimize discomfort. The nurse injector will then apply the Restylane® Silk gel via an injection directly into the lips using a very thin, small needle. Clients can expect to see significant results immediately, with benefits continuing to accrue over time as increased hydration will smooth out the fine lines and creases around the lips. Most Restylane® Silk treatments take about 30 minutes to administer, with benefits lasting between 10 and 12 months.
How Much Do Restylane® Silk Treatments Cost in Indianapolis?
Our office accepts cash, credit cards and personal checks. In cases where your health insurance does not provide coverage for elective cosmetic procedures, we offer a number of financing options for Restylane® Silk, as well as other treatments.
Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery has two offices conveniently located in Carmel and Greenwood to serve clients throughout the greater Indianapolis area. If you’d like to find out more about what Restylane® Silk can do for you, do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly and professional staff will be happy to schedule an appointment with you to determine whether the benefits of Restylane® Silk are right for you.