Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
My mom and I recently had a great beauty day where we both got lip treatments with Restalyne® Silk! Mom is always complaining that she’s lost her cupid’s bow – she shows me photos when her lips were fuller and says she missed that. Mom was looking to recover some of her youthful plumpness but, for me, the Restalyne treatment helped me with something that has made me feel self-conscious for a while. I had uneven lips – it’s always been that way. The left side of my bottom lip isn’t balanced with the right side – it was asymmetrical. This gave my mouth an imbalanced look and it really bothered me. I never felt like I could wear red or dramatic lipstick because it would call attention to my mouth. So while my mom’s Restalyne® Silk treatment was to restore her lips, my treatment was more what I would call corrective. They focused the injections on plumping the area that was smaller then evening out my lips.
I felt a little bit of stinging when they did the injections – it wasn’t bad – no worse than when I get waxed or do other beauty treatments. What also was nice was that my mom went first so I could see what they did to her and her reaction to the treatment. She had no problems with her treatment, so I was ready to take my turn with no hesitation. Sure enough, it went great and after a little bit of tingling, I couldn’t tell by feeling that anything had been done – there was no residual discomfort.
I could see the full effect not too long after and I couldn’t believe it. My lips looked symmetrical for the first time in my life. There were perfectly balanced, plump without being “trouty” and, according to my husband, very, very sexy. I even went and got a tube of sinful lipstick and have been enjoying flashing a red lip now that I have confidence in my new lush and even lips. I could not be happier with the outcome. This treatment should last about six months and then I will be back for more.
Before I had the injections, I did my homework because I’m very health-conscious. I found that Restalyne® Silk was the first and only FDA-approved product that can be used for lip enhancement and to treat wrinkles around the mouth. The listed possible side effects were reasonable and didn’t alarm me and the only one I experienced was a little redness after the injections that went away within a few hours. My mom’s upper lip was a little tender for a couple of hours, then she was fine too.
One Week After
Next time I think I will get a little more plumpness in my upper lip where this time I was more focused on balancing out my lips than enhancing them. I’m excited to see how long this lasts because, so far, the results are amazing. I couldn’t be happier and would recommend this to anyone who has thin lips, uneven lips like mine or who just wants to plump up their lips for a sexier pout.
Important Safety Information
Indications: The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane®. Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine, and Perlane are indicated for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane and Restylane–L are indicated for mid-to-deep dermal implantation. Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine are indicated for implantation into the deep dermis to superficial subcutis. Restylane Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21. Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for cheek augmentation and for the correction of age-related midface contour deficiencies in patients over the age of 21. Restylane and Restylane-L are also indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation in patients over the age of 21.
Products in the Restylane family contain traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and are contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or in patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. These products should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders or by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Restylane and Restylane-L for lip enhancement and Restylane Silk should not be used by people under 22 years. Restylane-L, Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine should not be used by anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine. Products should not be injected anywhere except the dermis, superficial subcutis (Perlane and Restylane Lyft with Lidocaine only), or lip submucosa (Restylane, Restylane-L, and Restylane Silk only).
Use of products in the Restylane family at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, and itching at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and typically resolve in less than 7 days. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.
The Restylane family of products is available only through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, and Perlane are available at www.RestylaneUSA.com. Complete Instructions for Use for Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is available at www.RestylaneLyft.com