Restylane Silk lip enhancer smooths vertical wrinkles around the lips for patients in San Diego, CA
What causes vertical lip lines?Vertical lip lines can occur due to several factors. They result from the combination of sun damage, environmental toxins and activities that cause you to regularly purse your lips together, such as smoking or playing instruments. They are sometimes called “smokers’ lines” or “lipstick lines” for this reason. Even just the habit of slightly pursing your lips while you are at rest can contribute to their formation, as well as regularly using straws or water bottle nozzles.
How Restylane Silk erases vertical linesTopical treatments for vertical lip lines are not that fabulous because the damage causing the lines is deeper in the skin where topical creams don’t penetrate. Therefore, injections with fillers such as Restylane Silk are the best and most effective way of treating these wrinkles.
Restylane Silk is made from hyaluronic acid, which is a molecule that is naturally found in the body. Our body’s supply of hyaluronic acid decreases with age, which results in a loss of collagen and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Restylane Silk works in two ways to combat vertical lip lines:
- It stimulates the body to produce its own natural collagen, a firming and tightening protein in the skin
- It provides support and structure to the skin so that it no longer falls into a crease around the mouth
What to expect after your treatment
Restylane Silk is FDA-approved and is safe and effective. It has little to no downtime, although swelling can occur immediately after the injections. If swelling does occur, it normally resolves within 3 days and bruising rarely occurs. You will experience little to no downtime after your Restylane Silk injections.
Personalized treatment delivered with precision and skill When receiving injections with fillers, it is important to make sure you see a board-certified dermatologist—specifically, one who specializes in injections with fillers—so that the results of your injections look natural and you don’t end up looking fake or like you’ve “had work done.” Dr. Amanda Lloyd has received extensive training in both cosmetic injectables and facial anatomy, and the results of her cosmetic treatments are true artistry. She will discuss your cosmetic concerns with you, evaluate your vertical lip lines, and review the treatments that will work best for you and your skin so that you Look Stunning. Always.
If you have vertical lip lines that bother you, Restylane Silk is an easy, safe, and effective treatment to help make your pout beautiful again. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Amanda Lloyd at the Skin & Vein Institute today to learn more about whether Restylane Silk is right for you. Our practice serves the greater San Diego area, including the Solana Beach and Encinitas, CA communities, and can be reached at (760) 642-6674.
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Meet Dr. Amanda LloydDR. AMANDA LLOYD HAS BEEN SERVING HER PATIENTS MORE THAN 15 YEARS.
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