Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Lyft and Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend an event hosted by Restylane®. There, I learned all about their injectables, Restylane® Silk and Restylane® Lyft.
Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved filler to treat smile lines and add lift to the cheek area.
Restylane Silk provides natural looking lip definition and smooths wrinkles around the mouth.
I had the opportunity to get my own injections, and at first, there was no way I was going to do it. I didn’t see myself as needing a treatment like this, and I was honestly a little scared! But, after talking it out and thinking about it with a few people, I decided to schedule my appointment for the morning after the event.
I have seen some people that have gotten lip injections before and they looked terribly bruised after, or just had that “trout pout” look, but I can tell you that couldn’t be further from what I experienced.
I visited Dr. Jason Emer, a Cosmetic Dermatologist in Los Angeles for my treatment. It was a very straightforward process. I was told beforehand to pick up some arnica tablets from Whole Foods, which would be good to prevent swelling bruising, and pain. I wound up taking them a few days before I got my injections because I had a pain in my back, and I think that helped my healing process a lot.
Once I got to the office, I filled out some paperwork and took before photos, then my mouth area was cleaned off and a numbing crème was applied. I’d recommend you to not wear any makeup because it makes the process quicker. The numbing crème was left on for a while, maybe 10 minutes, and then removed. My lips were super numb! I didn’t even know that they numbed the lips beforehand, so I think that’s why I was more scared than I had to be. Then, after that, it was time for the injections. I don’t remember how many there were in total, as I was closing my eyes the whole time (I’m kind of wary of needles). But halfway through I had to stop because I was feeling lightheaded. If you’re like me, don’t hesitate to take a break, because it’s not a bit deal at all! Then, the other half was a lot easier. The injections didn’t hurt much, they just made me feel uncomfortable. I’d say I was only nauseous about the idea of the needle, not the pain. After that, we applied an ice pack before taking the after photos.
The healing process wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I’ve seen girls with huge bruises around their mouths with huge swollen lips as well. I didn’t experience ANY bruising, which was amazing. I was swollen for a few days, I started feeling normal again maybe 5 days after my injections. There isn’t really any downtime, I was at the Dodgers game the same day that I got my treatment, and besides having swollen lips and a little pain, it was normal!
As you can see, the before and after made a huge difference. In these photos I was still pretty swollen, but you can see my *true* after in the first photo. I thought I had nice lips before, but the Restylane Silk really added a nice plump effect. Now, I don’t have to pout my lips in pictures anymore! I’m really glad I had my Restylane Silk treatment done. It isn’t something I would have ever thought I would want, but I’m obsessed with my new 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
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