The difference between the two fillers is in the size of the hyaluronic particles. Those in Restylane Silk are slightly larger. For that reason, Restylane Silk tends to be used for deeper, larger facial wrinkles and creases.
Restylane Silk is especially effective at improving the large nasolabial folds between the nose and the mouth and the “worry” lines that can become an unwelcomed permanent fixture on the forehead. The filler is also used to enhance the volume and size of the lips.
Restylane Silk is injected under the skin with an ultrafine needle. To minimize any discomfort, we may recommend (or you can request) a topical anesthetic, which will numb your skin. The entire procedure usually takes less than half an hour.
Following the injection, some swelling and redness may occur as well as some associated pain. This typically doesn’t last longer than a week. A rare side effect is the appearance of red bumps around the injection site. Should any side effects persist, call our office at 954-947-4500.