Restylane Silk in Chicago was granted FDA approval in June 2014, although this is only a little more than a year ago the product has been in use in Europe and Canada for a number of years. What makes Restylane Silk different is that it includes lidocaine in the formulation which makes treatment even more comfortable than it has been. Like all fillers the chief ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a material that occurs naturally in the human body.
One of the primary hallmarks of aging is a loss of volume in the face. Depending on the individual the loss varies in severity but in all cases it leads to changes in the person’s facial appearance. Where it is noticed most is in the loss of definition in the area of the cheekbone. In the past the only solution was invasion surgery where the cosmetic surgeon actually cut and tightened the skin and lifted the underlying tissue. Since their arrival on the scene, fillers that add volume are becoming extremely popular as an alternative way to get lift without having to go under the knife. The goals are the same; restore volume to the face making it appear more youthful.
Restylane Silk in Chicago is the first filler that includes lidocaine which has received FDA approval for the rejuvenation of the lips and the elimination of smile lines. Like Restylane which has been in common use for some time, Restylane Silk is based on hyaluronic acid which occurs in the skin naturally, using it results in a smoother feel and a softer consistency resulting in a look which is very natural. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon it can molded into shape after it has been injected.
Restylane Silk is ideal for use by people who wish to augment their lips but they do not wish it to be done surgically. It is also an ideal solution for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. As it is an injectable, the results are immediate.
The doctor will typically use a topical anesthetic to numb the area before the treatment commences. The treatment normally takes no more than 15 or 20 minutes. The doctor uses extremely small needles to inject the gel into the desired area. Once the gel has been injected the doctor molds and shapes the lips to the desired shape. Once the effects of the anesthetic wear off the patient can return to his or her daily activities.
To enhance your lips and eliminate smile lines and wrinkles you can now turn to Restylane Silk in Chicago. To arrange a consultation you are invited to call The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Click here for more info.