Restylane® Silk, a specially formulated dermal filler from Galderma, has been made available lip enhancement and the treatment of peri-oral wrinkles (those around the mounth).
Restylane® Silk is a smooth gel that is injected into the skin to provide volume that may have been lost from the results of aging and sun exposure. Restylane® Silk and other dermal fillers are often used by dermatologists to provide a natural youthful appearance and to add volume and symmetry to the mouth and lips.
Restylane® Silk is administered into the lip and around the mouth in 1-2 treatment sessions as needed. The procedure usually takes less than 1 hour.
“Many of my patients want to address wrinkles in the lip and the vertical “barcode” lines that appear around the mouth with age, but want a natural look without the extra volume,” said NYC dermatologist Dr. Doris Day in an article published by Practical Dermatology. “The availability of Restylane Silk presents a new option for these patients that not only helps smooth wrinkles and lines, but also softly restores lip shape and enhances definition without over-plumping.”
A clinical trial of Restylane® Silk involving 221 patients showed that 77 % of those reated with Restylane® Silk showed an improvement in lip fullness 8 weeks after treatment. In the same study, 98% of those treated with Restylane® Silk reported a visible improvement in the fullness of their lips 14 days after injection and 76% reported that they still had lip improvement 6 months following treatment.
“The lip and perioral area is the second most common treatment area on the face, yet – until the availability of Restylane Silk – there has not been an FDA approved filler that has been able to effectively enhance this area with truly natural-looking results,” said Dr. Kenneth Beer, MD, a Miami-area dermatologist and an investigator in the Restylane Silk Phase III registration trial.
In the clinical study, the results of Restylane® Silk lasted approximately 6months following treatment.