Restylane®, a popular facial filler, was recently FDA approved for lip enhancement in patients over 21. Most often used to help reduce the deep lines around the mouth called nasolabial folds or marionette lines, the injectable works by plumping up areas of the face that have lost volume from aging and decreased collagen production or those areas that have developed wrinkles from repeated facial expressions.
A study in which 135 patients received lip enhancement with Restylane® evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the filler for use in lips. In this study, 92% of patients responded well to Restylane® as a lip enhancer. After researching and evaluating the results of the study, the FDA’s panel voted 6-0 for the approval of Restylane® for lips.
Made from hyaluronic acid, Restylane® is a gel that adds fullness to smooth wrinkles and folds. However, the same compound works perfectly to help plump lips that may be thinning or need an extra boost to meet your expectations. If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to enhance and plump your pucker, Restylane® is now FDA approved for this treatment.
Contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule your injectable treatment or cosmetic consultation today!