Restylane Silk is the newest FDA-approved dermal filler on the market! From the makers of Restylane, Restylane Silk is the latest advance in the field. With the addition of 0.3% lidocaine to the proven Restylane Perlane formula, this dermal filler treatment is a zero pain experience. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic used to numb treatment areas in order to make a procedure painless. With the addition of lidocaine right in the formula, Restylane Silk bypasses the need for a topical numbing cream.
Restylane Silk for Wrinkles
Restylane Silk, like Restylane, is a filler made primarily from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that is essential to keep the skin hydrated, elastic, and smooth. As we age, our bodies slowly start producing less hyaluronic acid, leading to less elastic skin and more wrinkles. This dermal filler treatment can be used to smooth out those wrinkles in the right candidate, and is especially popular for lip enhancement and lines around the mouth. Just by filling in these wrinkles, you may be able to achieve a much more youthful look.
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What is this procedure like?
One of the best things about this cosmetic dermatology procedure is how fast and painless it can be. This procedure done by an experienced dermatologist such as Dr. Isaac in Washington DC generally only takes ten to thirty minutes, depending on how many areas are being treated. Dr. Melda Isaac is careful and meticulous, and after a thorough consultation should be able to determine the best injection spots in order to achieve the most ideal results with the least amount of injections. How much dermal filler is needed will depend on the individual.
Injections of all fillers into the skin should not be painful when topical anesthetic and ice are used prior to treatment. Restylane Silk contains 0.3% lidocaine anesthetic, making topical anesthetic optional with Restylane Silk.
For more information on dermal filler treatments, visit WebMD.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that it is important to understand as much as possible any potential procedure you are thinking about. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions.
Q: What is the difference between Restylane and Restylane Silk?
A: Restylane and Restylane Silk are from the same manufacturer, and they are both excellent for smoothing wrinkles and fine lines in order to bring about a refreshed, youthful appearance in the right candidate. The main difference between the two is that Restylane Silk includes 0.3% lidocaine. The addition of lidocaine means that the procedure will be as comfortable and painless as possible, depending on personal discomfort levels. This dermal filler flows more freely and is best for lips and finer lines around lips.
Q: How long do results last?
A: Results will vary by individual, but treatments generally last from six months to a year.
Q: How fast will I see results?
A: Results should be immediate, although it may take a few days to achieve full results. You should see a difference as soon as you leave the office, and over the course of the next week you should notice further improvements.
Q: What are the side effects?
A: Restylane Silk generally has very minor side effects. The most common side effects are redness, swelling, and bruising around the injection site. There may potentially be itchiness as well. These side effects usually disappear very quickly, in anywhere from a few hours to a few days. In the meantime, makeup can be used to cover up any redness.
Q: Can Restylane Silk be used together with Botox?
A: Restylane Silk is safe for use with not only Botox, but also other dermal fillers and skin tightening treatments. Combining different non-invasive cosmetic dermatology procedures for a complete facial refresher is called a “liquid facelift”, and has become increasingly popular.
Schedule a Consultation for Dermal Filler Treatments Today!
Restylane Silk is now available to the general public! If you are interested in dermal filler treatments to try to achieve a more youthful, refreshed look, don’t hesitate to call the MI Skin Dermatology Center today! To get started, call the office at (202) 393-SKIN (7546) or request a consultation online.
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