Everyone’s facial structure is different including their lip shape and size. “Ideal lips” are proportionate to one’s overall facial structure, where the ideal upper lip is usually about 40% of the total height of the lips and the bottom lip is about 60% of the total height. In order to achieve ideal lips, some people may benefit from lip enhancement with Restylane® Silk.
In 2014, the FDA cleared Restylane® Silk as the first product to enhance the mouth area by increasing the volume of patients’ lips and smoothing wrinkles. This injectable filler is a protective and lubricating gel made of a hyaluronic acid, which is produced naturally by the body. In its FDA clinical study, patients needed one or two injections of Restylane® Silk over a period of two weeks to achieve the best lip volume and wrinkle appearance. The effect lasts about six months in most patients.
Restylane® Silk’s unique, refined formulation is specially designed for precise lip shaping and for smoothing the lines around the mouth to create a natural look. Restylane® Silk contains 0.3% lidocaine to reduce any discomfort during the treatment.
was selected by Galderma, the makers of Restylane® Silk, as one of the few physicians in the country to use this products its pre-launch phase to train other physicians and to provide feedback to the company.
Avoid these medications for at least two weeks prior to injections:
Aspirin or Ibuprofen, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, “G” supplements (ginko, ginseng, garlic), St. John's Wort and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Celebrex, as they may cause thinning of the blood.
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Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.