The loss of volume is one of the hallmarks of facial aging. This occurs in varying degrees of severity and can lead to significant changes in facial appearance. One of the most noticeable changes is the loss of cheekbone definition. Historically, this was addressed with surgery to tighten the overlying skin and lift the deeper soft tissues. More recently, volumizing fillers have been used to provide a similar ‘lift’ without surgery. The goal is to restore volume in the midface to create a natural, youthful face.
Restylane Silk is the first filler formulated with lidocaine that is FDA approved specifically to for rejuvenation of the lips and lines around the mouth. Like the well-established Restylane filler, Restylane Silk is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler made from long chains of sugars that occur naturally in the skin. It is uniquely formulated and cross-linked to create a softer consistency that fills in lines with a very natural look. And since it is an HA filler, it can be carefully molded and shaped into the desired contour after injection.