Restylane Silk in Charlotte, NC Darst Dermatology helps you put your best face forward with personalized Restylane® Silk treatments in Charlotte, Matthews, and the surrounding North Carolina communities. What Is Restylane® Silk? Restylane® Silk has the distinction of being the first, and sole, lip enhancement product that has FDA (United States Food & Drug Administration) approval. The goal of this product is to enhance lip volume and make the lips appear fuller; it also aims to minimize the appearance of conspicuous fine lines and wrinkles by the mouth; sometimes known simply as smoker’s lines or perioral rhytids. All Restylane® products are transparent gels that include hyaluronic acid, designated to emulate the hyaluronic acid that the body produces. Hyaluronic acid is effective for softening wrinkles, softening fine lines and boosting volume. View our Restylane Silk Before & After Gallery What Can Restylane® Silk Accomplish? Restylane® Silk is useful for boosting the fullness of thin lips in a natural way and eliminating noticeable smoker’s lines, located right above the mouth. How Is Restylane® Silk Different Than The Other Restylane® Products? Restylane® Silk is unlike many of its competitors including Restylane® and Perlane®. Restylane® Silk’s particles are smaller and softer than the ones in Restylane® and Perlane®. This is why Restylane® Silk’s particles are so ideal for improving lip fullness slightly, while simultaneously minimizing the appearance of indications of aging by the mouth. Aging signs generally appear to be more prominent on and around the lips in comparison with the rest of the face. This often produces lips that are thin and that lack contour. It also often brings on fine lines and wrinkles that are dramatic in appearance. Restylane® Silk possesses a unique particle gel formula that gives patients the luxury of a natural, softer and more supple lip and mouth area. Restylane® Silk helps make patients appear younger in general. How Long Does Restylane® Silk Last? Clinical trials showed that close to 60 percent of all individuals who used Restylane® Silk maintained their more voluminous and youthful looking lips for six months following treatment. Am I A Good Candidate For Restylane® Silk? If you desire more volume in your lips and want to look younger in general, then Restylane® Silk may be a great choice for you. What Should I Expect With Treatment? Dr. Darst will have a consultation with you and determine whether or not Restylane® Silk is indeed appropriate for you. He will use a thin needle to inject the formula directly into your lips and perhaps even into the wrinkles around the mouth. The needle was made for precision. The full process calls for between 20 and 30 minutes of your time. Note, however, that some patients may require longer sessions. Once you’re through, Dr. Darst will offer you an ice pack that will minimize swelling. Subtle swelling, bruising and tenderness often appear at injection sites which typically go away in just several days. Refrain from use of NSAIDs (ibuprofen and aspirin are examples), St. John’s wort and vitamin E for a full week prior to your Restylane® Silk appointment. These things can potentially intensify bleeding which in turn can potentially intensify bruising. Once your treatment is complete, you’re ready to continue with your normal life and go back to work. If you have any redness or bruising, you can conceal it using cosmetics. Cool compresses can be beneficial for reducing swelling. Topical Arnica Montana can also be beneficial for making bruises heal faster. Dr. Darst, a board-certified dermatologist, offers Botox® treatments to residents of Charlotte, Matthews, and other Metrolina communities in North Carolina. Schedule a consultation today by calling 704-321-3376. Darst Dermatology is conveniently located at 11301 Golf Links Drive North, Charlotte, NC 28277.