Restylane Silk is an injectable dermal filler specially formulated to inject superficially into the skin, making it ideal for fine lines around the mouth and eyes, and the tear troughs that run from the inner corners of the eyes down to the middle of the cheeks.
Restylane Silk dermal filler FAQ:
How does Restylane Silk dermal filler work?
Belotero dermal filler is made from Hyaluronic Acid, the moisturizing and volumizing component of the skin that we lose as we age. When injected in depleted soft tissue areas, it restores the skin volume thus improving or correcting fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also a good choice for deeper wrinkles and lines on the face, as it delivers subtle, yet noticeable results.
What areas can be treated with Restylane Silk dermal filler?
Restylane Silk injectable gel will help smooth superficial skin wrinkles and folds and create and smooth skin appearance. The most common uses include:
- Wrinkle correction
- Forehead horizontal lines
- “11”s” (vertical lines in between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet lines,
- Marionette lines at corners of the mouth (oral commissures),
- Smoker’s lines (vertical lip lines)
- Redefining lip border
- Lip enhancement
- Softening acne scars
- Filling hollows under the eyes
What is to expect during Restylane Silk dermal filler injection ?
Dr. James Long, MD a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon administers Restylane Silk dermal filler injections typically within 15-45 minutes depending on the number of syringes used. Once Dr. Long finishes the injection(s), the results can be seen immediately. Dr. Long will make you very comfortable and at ease during the dermal filler injection process so you have a wonderful experience.
Dr. Long will initially make some skin marks with an eyeliner pencil to identify the landmarks of the injection. Then, by using an ultra-fine needle or a smooth-tipped cannula, the dermal filler is injected into the target area minimal pain or discomfort. Dr. Long will show you step by step of the process so you know what is being done. At the end, Dr. Long will massage the treatment area to avoid bumps, lips or any irregularities. In certain critical areas like cheek area underneath the eyes, Dr. Long will inject local anesthesia to maximize the prevention of bruising while making the procedure painless.
Unlike surgical options, Restylane Silk has minimal downtime, which means patients are free to resume their normal life the moment they walk out of the office.
The injections of Restylane Silk are reversible, if so desired, simply with the injection of a dissolving enzyme, the dermal filler can be removed.
How long will my results last with Restylane Silk Dermal Filler?
The duration of the dermal fillers varies depending on the type of dermal filler used and the patient. The movement of the area injected influences also the longevity of the fillers. Belotero has been demonstrated to last up to 1 year.
What are the most common side effects of Restylane Silk Dermal filler?
Immediately following the injections, you may experience some mild redness, minor swelling, or bruising in the treatment area. These symptoms typically disappear within few days. Allergic reactions are extremely rare. Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatment.
What should I do before treatment with Restylane Silk dermal filler?
Patient should refrain of any medications that make the blood “thin” (blood thinners) and therefore increase the risk of bruising with the injection process. Medications and supplements to avoid are aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil, and other blood thinners for at least one (1) week before treatment. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be safely taken prior any injection since it doesn’t increase the risk of post injection bruising.
What should I do after treatment with Restylane Silk dermal filler?
Patients are refrain from taking any medication or dietary supplement that can act as a blood thinner for 48 hours after injections. Patients should also refrain from doing exercise for at least 24 hours after injection (exercise increases temporarily the blood pressure, thus increasing the risks of bruising at the injection sites). Patents are also are recommended to ice the treated area with ice packs for at least 6 to 10 hours post treatment.
Why choose Dr. James Long, a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon for Restylane Silk dermal filler injection?
Dr. James Long is a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon that specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, neck breast, and body and cosmetic injections. He offers a premium experience to all of its cosmetic patients. His residency and fellowships training at prestigious institutions like Harvard are strong credentials that give him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic plastic surgery. Since he was born and raised in Colombia, he brings a flair, making his bedside manners and patient care unique. Dr. James Long helps its customers look their best and achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing premium natural looking cosmetic plastic surgery
Why not go to an Obstetrician, Gynecologists, Primary Care Physician, Internist, Dentists and “cosmetologists” for Restylane Silk dermal filler injection?
Practitioners like Obstetricians or Gynecologist and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and Board Certified to perform Restylane Silk dermal filler injection have been found to suffer a much higher rate of complications, as it’s a side interest to them, and not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, etc.