Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
Since I first started blogging, I’ve always been open and honest about what is going on in my life, about my feelings and thoughts and about products I think my readers would enjoy and find interesting. As a woman in her thirties, I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I’m not as young anymore and that my body and skin just aren’t the same as they were in my youth. I am comfortable with that to some extent, but in other ways my insecurities rear their ugly head. Major life events recently have really exacerbated those feelings of self-doubt and are not in line with the woman I am and the role model I present to my kids, especially my oldest – my daughter.
I believe that a positive self-image and confidence are so important. Feeling good about yourself means the ability to pass on that optimism, that energy, that positive light and caring to others. It is hard to be giving and kind when inside you are fighting a nagging feeling about something as simple as physical appearance.
Recently, the amazing and smart women at Getting Gorgeous introduced the blogging community to Restylane® Silk. While I have never indulged (yet!) in any plastic surgery or pharmaceuticals, I was intrigued by the positive feedback I saw a buzz over social media and via friends who happened to really love their experiences with it.
While I wasn’t ready to jump on the bandwagon just yet, I wanted to learn more! What exactly IS Restylane® Silk and what can it do for me?
Like any part of your face, the area around your lips and your lips age and show signs of aging as you get older. And we ALL get older! Restylane Silk helps keep your lips looking shapely, plump, and can also help reduce those fine vertical lines around and above the lip area. In some women, these lines can have a cross-hair appearance, and in my opinion, can take away from a polished face. I tend to love a bold red lip, especially in the fall and winter, so having my lips looking good is important to me!
What Restaylne Silk does is provide natural looking results in the lips and lip area using smaller, smoother particles than what is used in other Restylane products. In fact, in a clinical study, 98% of Restylane Silk patients reported a visible improvement in lip fullness 14 days after injection. 76% of these patients still had lip improvement six months following injection. It is the first and only FDA-approved product that is on the market specifically designed for lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients ages 21 and older. Having that FDA approval to me means peace of mind, which helps me feel even more encouraged to give it a go!
Those results seem promising and long lasting in terms of both results and effectiveness. What are your thoughts on Restylane Silk? Have you tried it yet? What are your thoughts – should Mommy Entourage take the plunge to a younger looking lip?
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