Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
This year we were lucky to have Restylane® Silk as our title sponsor at Getting Gorgeous. As soon as we made the announcement, I can’t tell you how many women were thrilled to attend and (hopefully!) experience Restylane® Silk up close and personally.
Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older. I’m definitely in the category where enhancing and smoothing is something I need to think about and learn more about. I’ve really begun to notice the differences in my skin as I’ve gotten older and well… the lip area, it seems to be one of the first ones to go (down!)!
Now I’m going to be totally honest here, I’ve always been terrified of the thought of something being injected into my lips. I guess you can say, it’s the fear of the unknown. I was anxious to see the process of Restylane® Silk at Getting Gorgeous and actually see in person how it’s done and how it works.
We were ecstatic to have Dr. Whitney Bowe from Advanced Dermatology PC offers this treatment to our bloggers and meet with a group of bloggers to talk about the many benefits of Restylane Silk. I think it’s so important to have these conversations because it really does answer many questions and alleviate any fears that someone might be experiencing. I sat and watched some of the bloggers at Getting Gorgeous get their done and I was pleasantly surprised by a few things:
1. The fact that it didn’t seem to hurt
2. The fact that Dr. Bowe really talked each blogger through the process
3. How quickly it was done
4. There was not a lot of swelling or bruising (and if there was any, it went away within 1-2 days)
5. The smiles and excitement from the ladies who had it done
The before and after looks were noticeable, but in a very natural and good way. It was amazing to see how many women were thrilled with the results and couldn’t stop raving about it! I loved seeing the ease, the enhancements and the happiness that Restylane® Silk brought to our Getting Gorgeous attendees.
To learn more about Restylane® Silk and check out the before and after pics click here: Restylane Silk!
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.