Home > Med Spa in > Restylane in > Restylane® Silk in

Restylane® Silk in La Jolla, CA

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, offers Restylane® Silk treatments to local residents requiring skin rejuvenation.

What is Restylane® Silk?

Restylane® Silk is the only FDA approved lip enhancement product available. It helps increase lip volume while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the mouth. These lines are commonly known as smoker’s lines and can make a person look older than their actual age.

All Restylane® products consist of clear gels containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that attracts many times its own weight in water. The body produces less of this hydrating substance as we grow older, leading to skin that loses its plumpness. However, levels can be boosted using Restylane®. Restylane® is designed to replace the hyaluronic acid that your body produced itself when you were younger. It helps to increase volume and fill out fine lines and wrinkles on your skin.

What can Restylane® Silk do for me?

Restylane® can help you if you have:

  • Smoker’s lines, the vertical lines above the lip
  • Thin lips, leading to a full yet natural-looking lips

How does Restylane® Silk differ from other Restylane® products?

The molecules that make up Restylane® Silk are smaller and smoother than those in Restylane® or Perlane®. This makes them perfect for increasing lip volume while minimizing fine lines that appear in the mouth area.

Lips are normally one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. This often leads to lips that are thinner and less shapely.

The exclusive formula found in Restylane® Silk offers users a smoother, more youthful result that feels and looks completely natural.

How long does Restylane® Silk last?

Sixty percent of those who used Restylane® Silk were still satisfied with their fuller lips six months later, according to clinical trials.

Would I make a good candidate for Restylane® Silk?

If you desire a more youthful face and lips that are fuller and look completely natural, you may make a good Restylane® Silk candidate.

What is the treatment process like?

If Dr. Shumway determines at your initial consultation that Restylane® Silk is right for you, he will begin by applying a topical lip anesthetic to minimize any discomfort during your procedure. He will then inject the Restylane® Silk into the treatment area using a very fine needle. The entire process only takes about 30 minutes, which varies depending upon the patient involved. Later, an ice pack will help minimize swelling.

Some minor tenderness, swelling, and bruising is normal around the treatment area. These should resolve themselves within a few days after your treatment.

A week following your treatment, you should avoid NSAIDs, aspirin, and ibuprofen. You should also avoid taking St. John’s Wort and vitamin E, as these products can thin the blood or increase bleeding. In turn, this can lead to increased bruising.

What is the recovery process like?

As soon as your treatment is complete, you should be able to resume normal activities and work. Most patients will experience minimal discomfort, swelling, and bruising for several days. Makeup can help hide any minor redness or bruising. Cold compresses can be used to minimize swelling, and Arnica Forte™ will speed the healing from any residual bruising.

Why Choose Dr. Shumway for Your Restylane® Silk Treatments?

Dr. Shumway is the Founder and Director of Shumway Cosmetic Surgery located on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus in La Jolla, California. He is a past President of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and President elect of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He completed an extensive surgical training program at Duke University Medical Center. This program was followed by a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Beverly Hills at UCLA. He is well known for his teaching as a Fellow of The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. Dr. Shumway evaluates each patient and personally administers the Restylane® Silk injections. Dr. Shumway has extensive experience in the administration of Restylane® Silk and other skin injectables.

How Much Does a Restylane® Silk Treatment Cost in San Diego and La Jolla, CA?

Restylane® Silk currently costs $800 per 1 cc injection.  We offer payment plans and work closely with CareCredit™ to help you afford the Restylane® Silk treatments that you want. Contact Shumway Cosmetic Surgery to sign up for emails to receive seasonal and holiday specials.

Take the Next Step!

If you have been considering Restylane® Silk treatments, contact the friendly staff at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery to begin the journey to a more beautiful you!

Dr. Shumway, a board-certified facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon and a longtime Officer and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS), recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from in and around San Diego and La Jolla. Dr. Shumway is also famous for faceliftslaser peelsrhinoplasty, tummy tucks, and so much more. If you are looking for self-improvement and cosmetic surgery (major overhaul or minimally invasive), he and his professional team will accommodate your needs! Please call 858-587-2640 today to schedule your free initial consultation!