Restylane Silk in New York City
with Dr. Shridharani
Q: What is Restylane Silk?
Dr. Shridharani is proud to be injecting Restylane Silk in his patients in New York City. “Silk” is the FIRST FDA approved filler for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing for fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth for patients. Restylane Silk’s unique particle gel formula, along with an ultrafine needle designed for improved accuracy, helps give his patients softer and more precise results for a natural-looking smile.
Q: What are the best areas to use Restylane Silk?
The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging as you get older. This often results in lip thinning, lost shape and an increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane products.
Q: I had fuller lips when I was younger, can I restore my youthful look?
Yes! The lips and the lines around the mouth, like other areas of the face, show signs of aging, as you get older. This often results in thin lips, lost shape and increase in vertical lines above the lip. Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these particular areas by using smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane products.
Q: I do NOT have thin lips, but want mine to be plumper? Am I a candidate?
Absolutely! Lip filler is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures today. Having well performed lip augmentation by Dr. Shridharani in NYC with Restylane Silk will leave your lips looking fuller, sexier and pouty if that is what you are seeking.
Q: How can Restylane improve my lips?
- Fullness in the center – Lips look most beautiful when the fullness in the center tapers off at the corners.
- Defined “cupids bow” – The “Cupid’s Bow” of the upper lip is most attractive when it is well defined and when the two sides look the same.
- Projection on profile – When viewed from the side, the upper lip should project slightly beyond the lower lip.
- Side to side symmetry – From one side to the other, lips should be symmetrical for a pleasing appearance.
- Lips to eyes relationship – A line drawn upward from the corner of the lips should hit the midpoint of the pupil of the eye.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
Dr. Shridharani prides himself in never rushing with his patients. Please plan for 15-30 minutes for your lip injection at his office in New York.
Q: Does it hurt?
Most patients find the discomfort to be like a slight bee sting for about 5-10 seconds. Silk has a built in local anesthetic that helps reduce discomfort during and after treatment.
Q: What can I expect after my injection?
After your injection, you should expect a little bit of swelling and slight redness, which seems to resolve in the matter of hours. Some patients tend to be swollen for a few days after lip injections. Avoiding heavy exercise, salty foods, alcohol, and face down sleeping will help avoid excessive swelling.
Q: When will I see results?
Q: How long does it last?
Up to six months or longer depending on your metabolism of the product. 98% of patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection. 76% of patients still had lip improvement six months following injection.