We are excited to be one of the first offices in the country to be able to offer Restylane Silk, the newest hyaluronic acid dermal filler to reach the U.S. market. Now available at our Miami practice, this is the first filler to receive approval specifically for the lip area.
Restylane Silk has been available in Canada and Europe for years, but it just recently received approval by the FDA in 2014. Restylane Silk is a member of the Restylane® and Perlane® family of products, which are frequently used and trusted fillers here in the U.S. These fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a gel found naturally in the body in joints and skin.
Restylane Silk received approval for treating the fine lines around the mouth and for lip enhancement. This new filler material has smaller particles than the previous 2 fillers in its family, making it very soft and smooth on injection, which is ideal for the lip area. The effects include smoothing of the lines around the mouth and volumization of the lips, which last approximately 6 months. As with the other Restylane products, Silk is non-animal based and does not require skin testing prior to injection. FDA trials that led to the approval of Restylane Silk were conducted in our office in Miami, so even though this is a relatively new product, we already have vast experience using it.
Restylane Silk is the perfect addition to our practice, and we are proud to be one of the first offices in the U.S. to be able to offer this new option to our patients. For those interested in natural lip enhancement, this new filler is an excellent choice.