Restylane® Silk 2017-11-13T12:54:41+00:00

Restylane® Silk

The solution to lip lines and delicate, thinning lips

Restylane Silk is an elegant solution to smoker’s lines and sensitive thin skin.

Restylane Silk for lip lines before and after

Is this you? You’re getting a little older – your lips are thinning and flattening out. Those little vertical lines that used to only show up when you pursed your lips are now there ALL the time. What’s a gal to do?

Loss of lip volume is inevitable. The little lines that come along with thinning lips generally are unavoidable too, and the deeper they become, the more difficult they are to deal with.
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The Lip AND Line Combination

Adding volume to the lip body helps the lip AND the lines, but for anyone with more than the faintest lipstick lines (also called smoker’s lines), only adding lip volume won’t do the trick.

Welcome Restylane Silk – the first FDA approved gel filler for lips and those tiny lines!

Restylane Silk has a clinically-backed study showing lip improvement past 6 months for 76% of the 221 patients in the study. That’s pretty remarkable when you consider the amount of movement of the lip muscles!

Fillers – Thick vs Thin. How is this filler different from others?

Most fillers are too “thick” to place in the lines around the mouth and those that are liquid enough to not cause bumps seem to go away very quickly or don’t provide adequate lift. Restylane Silk has solved that problem. Restylane Silk will:

  • Add natural plumpness to thin and delicate lips with excellent integration into the tissue
  • Smooth fine lines that radiate around the lip
  • Add the “lift” that other fine line fillers have been less successful in doing
  • Last up to 6 months (backed by clinical study)
  • For facial wrinkles, folds and under eye hollowing you find Restylane XC an excellent choice.

Dr. Pilest – Master Injector & Trainer

The products you choose are important, but often more important is the physician injecting them. Dr. Pilest has practiced as a Board Certified Dermatologist since 1979. He was recently granted the American Society of Dermatologist Surgeons ‘ enviable Circle of Excellence achievement in Soft Tissue Fillers.

Acknowledged by his peers and the medical community, he has been named a 2015 and 2016 Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association, chosen as a Best Doctor for Dermatology in Irvine 2014 and was selected as a Doctor’s Choice winner for 2014. He is a trainer for injectables Juvederm, Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Voluma, Xeomin and is a laser trainer for Syneron/Candela and the Fraxel CO2 RePair.

I’ve used regular Restylane before for my lips and it worked great. Why would I want Silk instead?

Many people with lips that have adequate skin thickness can use Restylane or Perlane or Juvederm or Belotero.
Where Restylane Silk really shines is with the patient who has delicately thin lip tissue and thinner skin. Absolutely, though, the tiny squiggly lines around any lips will be best treated with Restylane Silk.

If you’ve tried other fillers for your thinning lips or not been satisfied with the outcomes from thicker fillers, then Restylane Silk is an excellent option.

I’m still young, but my lips are thin and always have been. Can I use Restylane Silk?

Bear in mind that lack of volume in the lips may be a genetic trait and you don’t have to be older to need volume. Restylane Silk is an option for any patient 21 or older. Dr. Pilest will help you decide which gel formulation will work the best for you.

How is Restylane Silk injected?

In most cases, the thin lines require that Dr. Pilest use a needle to place the product where it’s needed near the surface of the skin. Injections into the lip body and border can generally be placed with a smooth tip microcannula. Restylane Silk does contain lidocaine to make the injections more comfortable.

Are there other ways to treat lip lines?

Microneedling is a “new” technology for helping to smooth lines around the mouth. Deep lines and wrinkles can be smoothed using Fraxel Repair which is generally followed by fillers.

FDA approved June 2014
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Expert Injector Dr. Nissan PilestDr. Nissan Pilest is a member of the distinguished Expert Injector collaboration and holds the Circle of Excellence in Soft Tissue Fillers through the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Dr. Pilest performs all injections for dermal fillers and neuromodulators at Total Dermatology. About Dr. Pilest

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If you would like to learn more about Restylane® Silk, please call our office at 949.484.8660 today to schedule a consultation or fill out the form on this page and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly.

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