As we age, the hyaluron in our body—which provides strength and hydration—decreases. Collagen also decreases in the skin. This is why, as we get older, our lips become thinner and lines form around our mouth. Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural polysaccharide (sugar molecule) that occurs in the body.
When Restylane Silk or Juvederm Volbella is injected into the lips, the hyaluronic acid attracts and binds to water molecules. Since each molecule can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, these fillers create plump, more youthful looking lips. Hyaluronic acid is gradually degraded by the body’s own mechanism and disappears without any residue.
Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella are composed of smaller and smoother particles than other fillers, which allows Dr. Tansavatdi to precisely shape your lips using a very fine needle. Patients are typically thrilled with the outcome, and are very pleased to avoid the recovery time that comes along with lip-enhancing surgical procedures.