Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” – Harry Winston
I haven’t washed my face with soap in over 20 years. I wear sunscreen and only drink soda a couple of times a year. Despite all I have done, I’m now in my early 30s and realize my skin is not like how it once was.
I was invited to a beauty blogger brunch at Affinia Manhattan hosted by Galderma for the FDA approved Restylane® Silk injectable filler. The brunch featured Dr. Marina Peredo. Her Skinfluence office is in my Upper East Side neighborhood and I pass it every single time I leave my home. I was interested in her thoughts on various popular aesthetic treatments so I attended.
I think once anyone sees my lips, it’s safe to say they agree I don’t need Restylane Silk but my dear friend Bryce did undergo treatment with Dr. Marina Peredo so I attended the brunch ready to share information about her treatment results so many of you readers (yes, even all of you who email instead of commenting on posts xo) could keep it as an option.
While Bryce lost a small amount of volume and definition in her lips, she developed a need for lip liner so Restylane Silk added more definition to her cupid’s bow area. And great news! The results were subtle (my biggest worry) and it seems as if her lip aging process may have been halted. I was really happy to see my already pretty friend get a wonderful outcome from the esthetic treatment.
Also, at the Restylane Silk brunch, since it was an intimate setting, we had the opportunity to watch some women get the treatment from Dr. Peredo. Their results were quite dramatic. And I think they looked pretty pleased with their enhanced lips.
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