Restylane Silk Greater Baltimore AreaIn June 2014 the FDA approved Restylane Silk, the newest extension to the Restylane family. Restylane Silk is a clear injectable gel filler used for softening lip lines and improving lip texture. Restylane Silk restores youthful lips and treats lines and wrinkles around the mouth. It can also treat "bar code" or fine lines on the upper lip without enlarging the lips.
The gel is composed of hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the body. It is non-animal based and contains zero animal protein, so allergy pre-testing is not necessary. Restylane Silk contains 0.3% lidocaine, used to reduce discomfort for patients when treated. Drs. Weiss were primary investigators in the clinical trial that lead to approval of Restylane Silk. They have been using it since November 2014 and have accumulated extensive experience using this form of Restylane for the lips.
In a clinical study, 98% of patients reported improvement in their lip fullness 14 days after injection and 76% of them had noticeable lip improvement 6 months after their injection. Adverse reactions reported were mild and included lip swelling, short term pain, or bruising.
Leaders in innovation, Maryland Dermatology Laser, Skin and Vein has been the only practice offering Restylane Silk recently. All the MDLSV physicians have experience administering Restylane Silk and have found it effective in softening lip lines.
Before and Afters
Results may vary for each patient.