Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a brunch in honor of Restylane Silk, the new, natural-looking solution for aging, thinning lips. I know Im not alone in this problem, but it was reaffirming to see a room full of beauty insiders learn together about an innovative product that can help us reclaim our gorgeous mouth or improve upon the structure that was already there.
For the past few years, Ive noticed that my once-plumper lips have been looking thinner, with some vertical lines forming above them. The fact is, this decrease in lip volume was having an effect on my whole face; making me look tired and not as happy as I feel on the inside. I want to beef them up a little without going too far into the dreaded land of Duck Lips. You know what Im talking about!
So, sitting at a lovely brunch among esteemed beauty and lifestyle bloggers to learn more about the procedure was a treat. I think off the bat, Restylane Silk might be mentally categorized with harsher procedures, so its important to do your research and learn more. Its an oft-misunderstood concept by those who havent tried it. We were treated to an informative presentation by Dr. Peredo where we learned about the natural thinning of lips as we age, and how this innovative product is one key way in which we can reverse it.
Restylane Silk is the only FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older. Using hyaluronic acid (a sugar naturally found in the skin that promotes elasticity) in tiny particle formation allows trained doctors to recreate and build upon the natural shape of the lip, expanding the edges to create a look that appears naturally full. Unlike other procedures, this one creates the shape you want without going overboard, and will help you #getgorgeous fast.
And the results speak for themselves: 98 percent of patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection; 76 percent said their lips were still full six months after injection. Ill take those odds! Restylane Silk is to be administered only by specially trained physicians or qualified healthcare professionals. You can find one near you via this link. After you try it out, dont forget to check back in with me and let me know how you love your results.
Im excited (and relieved!) to know that fuller, more gorgeous lips are possible long after theyve naturally started to deflate. And that I can get there safely and guilt-free, thanks to this innovative, natural-looking product.
Important Safety Information
Indications: The Restylane family of products includes Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane. Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane are indicated for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane and Restylane–L are indicated for mid-to-deep dermal implantation. Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine are indicated for implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis. 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. Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane and Restylane-L are also indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.
Products in the Restylane family contain traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and are contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or in patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Restylane and Restylane-L for lip enhancement and Restylane Silk should not be used by people under 22 years. Restylane-L, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Products should not be injected anywhere except the dermis, superficial subcutis (Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine only), or lip submucosa (Restylane, Restylane-L, and Restylane Silk only).
Use of products in the Restylane family at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, and itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.
The Restylane family of products is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, and Perlane are available at www. RestylaneUSA.com. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine is available at www.RestylaneLyft.com