You know I have always been a strong advocate for eating healthy, drinking responsibly, getting plenty of sleep and exercising as a part of whole body approach regimen to help you age gracefully!
As I approach the late 40s mark, I have decided to explore other alternatives to help my skin look young but without that plastic surgery look!
In July I took a big step moving towards trying to smooth the lips and the lines around my mouth, like other areas of my face, which have shown signs of aging as I get older. I visited the Restylane® Silk Make Up Lounge at Getting Gorgeous on July 15th and receive a consultation with Dr. Whitney Bowe on-site.
Restylane® Silk Injectable Gel is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients.
I did not have any side effects; it was barely visible, to the point where people. at the event, were not believing I had the treatment! As with any other HA gel that is injected into the lips, the most common side effects are swelling, tenderness, bruising, pain and redness at the injection site. For additional side effects, including important safety information, please visit: www.restylanesilk.com.
Some friends were around me, asking questions, taking pictures and it was amazing to see their look when I had finished!
Aging often results in lip thinning, lost shape, and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. In my case, in had visible vertical lines on both sides of my lips. I was introduced to Restylane® Silk, which is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane® products.
In a clinical study, patients treated with Restylane® Silk reported fast-acting, long-lasting results:
- 98% of patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection.
- 76% of patients still had lip improvement six months following injection.
I personally felt no pain during the treatment and walked through an event, seeing many familiar faces who couldn’t even tell that I had received the treatment.
My roomie’s reaction was really? You did something? That is the reaction and look that I was going for! A sudden but barely visible change, like a touch up on a photo with a computer stroke!
I was so excited about the process and results that I am considering returning to speak with the doctor and possibly doing a second procedure(s)!
In case you are wondering, this was me, the next day on a #nofilter picture! So many compliments on how I looked!!! Yes, definitely happy with my decision.
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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