Restylane® Silk in Los Altos, CA
If you reside in San Jose, Palo Alto or the surrounding communities of California and are seeking a safe and effective cosmetic procedure to provide fuller, more voluptuous lips, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, located in Los Altos and led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers Restylane® Silk, a cosmetic injection that reduces wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth and adds plumpness to lips.
What Is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is the first cosmetic procedure approved by the FDA to enhance volume and contour in the lips. Restylane® Silk also diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines above the upper lip, known in the medical community as perioral rhytids, but commonly known as “smoker’s lines”.
Benefits of Restylane® Silk
Restylane® Silk is a gel consisting of miniscule beads that are smoother and smaller than those used in other Restylane® products, providing safe, natural-looking lip enhancement while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the lips. As a natural result of the aging process, the lips begin to lose volume and fullness, losing their rounded voluptuousness and become thin and flat. This combined with the presence of lines and wrinkles around the mouth makes your entire face look older and more tired. Restylane® Silk mimics the natural plumpness of youthful lips, resulting in a firmer, fuller and shapelier contour that looks and feels totally natural.
Restylane® Silk is primarily used to treat the following:
- Lips that have lost volume and fullness due to the aging process
- Vertical lines and creases above the lip line commonly referred to as “smoker’s lines”
Who Is a Good Candidate for Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is safe for use on adults in generally good health who desire fuller, plumper lips and a rejuvenated facial appearance by smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles above the lip line.
How Should I Prepare For Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is an FDA-approved cosmetic dermal filler treatment, tested for safety and efficacy when administered by a qualified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Mittelman. Even though Restylane® Silk is made from natural ingredients, please inform Dr. Mittelman of any allergies or medical conditions you may have prior to treatment, to avoid the rare possibility of an allergic reaction. Please also inform Dr. Mittelman if you have recently received any other injections or are currently taking prescription medications. Dr. Mittelman may recommend that you avoid certain medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, vitamin E supplements and products containing St. John’s Wort, for one week prior to receiving a Restylane® Silk treatment.
How is Restylane® Silk Administered?
We apply a topical agent to numb the area and minimize any possible discomfort. Dr. Mittelman will then inject the Restylane® Silk gel via a very thin needle directly into the lips. You will see significant results immediately following the treatment, with increased improvements continuing over time as your skin benefits from the increased hydration that Restylane® Silk encourages. The typical Restylane® Silk treatment may take about 30 minutes, with results lasting between 10 and 12 months.
How Much Do Restylane® Silk Treatments Cost in San Jose?
The cost of Restylane® Silk may vary depending on how much dosage you require, and typically this procedure is not covered by medical insurance. To provide payment options for all of our patients, our office accepts cash, credit cards, and personal checks, as well as financing options.
Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on Restylane® Silk or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today.We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.