Can Restylane Silk be used for both tear trough and lip areas? (Photo)
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Restylane Silk -Tear Trough And Lips
I appreciate your question.
Yes Restylane Silk can be used for both lips and tear troughs. It is FDA approved for lips and peri oral rhytides. Tear Trough use is off label however yields an excellent result and both are very safe.
The best way to assess how much filler you would need and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
Restylane Silk for Lips and Tear Troughs
The lips, in particular, require injection artistry with different style filler to volumize versus project the:
1.pink or vermillion lip
2.project from the wet, underside of lip
3.highlight the white line and philtrum
4.hide or soften the peri-oral lines
5.turn the "frown, up-side down", ie. elevate the corners of the mouth and fill the marionette fold / line.
Tear Trough injections also need talent and artistry to fill the trough from deep below to reduce the blue tindel response and elevate the sunken fat compartments of the cheek / lid junction.
Using a thinner product like Silk is excellent when you wish for a dermal line to be improved. I have found it remarkable for:
- peri-oral lip lines
- lateral commissure (lip corners) and marionette fold fill and lift
- crow's feet around the eyes
- forehead lines
Beware that Silk is different! It is very hydrophilic and will attract a lot of swelling. Because of this, 1 cc will go a long way but not necessarily fulfill your entire wish list. If used improperly over the eyelids, it may be upsetting to you.
Consult with a well experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT Facial Surgeon who understands the anatomy and has a artistic touch as well.
I hope this has been helpful. All the best!
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Restylane Silk is FDA-approved to create volume and shape in the lips. However, it is perfectly safe to use it in tear troughs, too. When administered with microcannulas, which create less trauma and ease delivery, Restylane can fill out tear troughs, taking years off your appearance. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out how close you can get to your ideal using Restylane in your lips and tear troughs.
Both of these areas require a great deal of skill, so I recommend ensuring you are treated by an experienced provider.
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