Most people think of Botox or laser treatments when they start to consider the anti-aging efforts that might make a big difference to their face. But what most of us don’t stop to think about are the small, subtle procedures that can make a big difference when it comes to smoothing out wrinkles or other blemishes, like acne scarring, that we’ve been content to just cover with makeup for most of our lives.
If you’re battling those tiny, annoying creases around your lip line that can start to show up in middle age, or if you have acne scarring left over from your teenage years, one treatment might be worth a second look.
Restylane Silk is a unique filler designed for treating superficial fine lines, especially around the mouth. Because the filler is a formulation of hyaluronic acid, a compound your body already makes to sustain and promote healthy skin, the end results are both biologically natural (you can feel good about putting it into your skin) and subtle.
Fine lines are typically difficult to treat, and with Restylane Silk, there is a much better chance of smoothing them. It was formulated specifically to treat those superficial lines (such as vertical lip lines, etchings and tiny fine lines on the face) which require an extremely delicate touch and a flexible filler that won’t look overdone.
Restylane Silk is also great for shaping the lips themselves. Many people, whether due to age or genetics, have thin lips that they may not be happy with. In these cases, Restylane Silk can be used to plump the lips without the risk of Hollywood’s infamous “duck face.”
For lip filling procedures, a consultation is the most important first step in determining exactly what kind of look you want and what would look best with your face shape. Restylane Silk can be used to sculpt and define both the top and bottom lips, leaving you with the best shape possible for your overall appearance.
Another plus for using Silk as a lip enhancer is that because lips are always in motion, longevity has traditionally been a problem with any kind of lip filler. Silk shines in this area too, lasting up to six months, versus three to four months for older lip fillers.
If acne scarring is the problem, Silk is your go-to treatment. It helps by filling depressions or indentations in the skin caused by even deep scarring. Fillers for scarring are not permanent, but should only have to be repeated approximately every 12 months, as the product reabsorbs into the skin over time.
“My favorite area to use Silk is on horizontal necklace lines,” says Dr. Mary Hurley, President of NDDA. People often don’t realize that there is a simple, quick fix for this area, and they feel that the neck ages them. “Each syringe is like a magic wand that helps to soften and erase etched-in neck creases that have taken years to develop in less than 10 minutes.”
If you’re curious about using Silk to get rid of fine lip or neck lines, plump and soften lips, or fill out those acne scars, give us a call (214) 761-8524. An NDDA consultation specialist will be able to help you determine how you can use it to get the subtle results you’re looking for.