Restylane® Silk in Boston, MA
Greater Boston area residents know that Neem Medical Spa has one of the best and safest cosmetic treatments for maximizing lip volume. With offices in both Somerville and Winchester, Neem is excited to offer Restylane® Silk injections. Restylane® Silk plumps up lips and minimizes the adjacent wrinkles, leading to a sensuous, youthful-looking smile.
What is Restylane® Silk?
Restylane® Silk is a unique type of dermal filler made from a special formula that was designed to decrease tear troughs and fine wrinkles temporarily. The FDA-approved filler is made from the natural substance, hyaluronic acid, which is naturally absorbed into the body after a period of time. The difference between Restylane® Silk and other dermal fillers is the injection method. It can be superficially injected into fine wrinkles and lines, as well as used for lip enhancement. When used to augment lips, it provides a smooth, silky appearance. Remember, there is a 72-hour swelling period after treatment, like Restylane® and Restylane® Lyft procedures.
Benefits of Restylane® Silk
The difference between Restylane® Silk and other Restylane® products is that the former is made from smaller particles of the same substance. This is what makes it perfect for minor augmentation of the lips and the concurrent reduction of wrinkles and lines that surround the lip area.
Lips are front and center on our faces, yet they, unfortunately, tend to be one of the most obvious indicators of a person’s true age. Lips lose their natural shape and become thinner, while fine wrinkles start to encircle the area. These laugh lines are nothing to smile about, as they tend to age a person prematurely. Restylane® Silk is a gel formulation that is exclusive in what it does for patients. It provides a youthful and smooth look that appears natural and not “done.” It can be used to treat both smoker’s lines and thinning lips. Many times, both can be treated in one visit.
What Makes Restylane® Silk Different from Other Restylane® Products?
Lips and the surrounding skin show one’s age as much as other parts of the face and neck. For lips, aging leads to thinning, loss of shape and definition, and the simultaneous appearance of vertical lines between the upper lip and nose. Fortunately, Restylane® Silk is specially formulated to address these problem areas, and it works by providing natural-looking outcomes. It is similar to other Restylane® products, yet the formula is made with much smaller particles to work within the most delicate of areas.
A clinical study on Restylane® Silk revealed that 77% of patients showed an improvement of at least one point in lip volume after the eighth week of consistent treatment. This was measured on a scale of five points. In addition, a full 56% of patients maintained their lip enhancement up to six months after the procedure.
Using an ultra-thin needle for the utmost accuracy, Dr. Sandhu will inject Restylane® Silk’s special particle-based gel mixture. The formula and needle promise precise results and a softer texture. The result is a fresh, youthful grin.
Restylane® Silk Treatments
Remember, Restylane® Silk is only available through physicians and trusted healthcare professionals. Anyone offering the treatment must be thoroughly trained in administering dermal filler injections.
The procedure is performed in the doctor’s office. The ultra-thin needle will be inserted below the skin and into the connective tissues beneath the epidermis. This is where the folds and deep lines originate. The filler is super absorbent, and it soaks up the water beneath the skin. This fills in the skin and helps the patient look younger instantaneously.
There is no need for anesthesia, either. Restylane® Silk contains lidocaine, a numbing agent that keeps pain at bay. The procedure can be performed in less than 30 minutes and requires very little recovery time. The worst side effect you can expect is slight bruising that fades in a couple of days. However, the best reason to consider Restylane® Silk is that it produces instant results that can last a full six to nine months!
Is Restylane® Silk Right for You?
Restylane® Silk can be tailored to the needs and desired outcomes of each individual patient. It is a non-surgical treatment that is safe, virtually painless, and effective. The FDA has even gone as far as to recommend the treatment to those with a darker skin pigment, citing that it is unlikely to cause hypertrophic scarring, hyper-pigmentation, or keloid.
It is very important to schedule a consultation with the doctor prior to your Restylane® Silk procedure. This is because results can vary due to individual factors, and the doctor needs to assess the best course of treatment for your needs.
How Much Does Restylane® Silk Cost in Boston?
The cost for Restylane® Silk is determined by Dr. Sandhu during your consultation, and every treatment is individualized. Neem Medical Spa accepts cash, bank checks, and all major credit cards including Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, and Discover®, as well as financing via CareCredit®.
To make a Restylane® Silk appointment at Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester and serving the Greater Boston area, please contact us today. We highly suggest scheduling a free consultation via our online form so we can assess your concerns and create a skin care or body plan specifically for your needs.