FDA Approves Lip Augmentation Dermal Filler
Pucker up because the skin health and dermatology company Galderma was approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) to use Restylane Silk via a blunt tip cannula for lip augmentation.
Lip augmentations, developed back in the 1960s, are minimally invasive, and used to increase fullness and volume in the lips. The small blunt cannulas used are very fine tubes that are extremely flexible with small indentions at its side. They are the best way to inject filler into an area like the lips.
Before this year, the FDA already said anyone over the age of 21 could smooth out the lines around their mouth with Restylane. Now the hyaluronic acid can be injected into the lips and the news signals another big move in the cosmetic industry. A move anyone who has ever thought that their lips were too thin or could use some shaping should be excited about. Even the medical professionals are not shy to express their pleasure.
“The ability to use a cannula is a welcome addition to my toolkit,” said Sabrina Fabi, MD, out of California. The dermatologist made note of the ever-evolving landscape of aesthetic procedures and says the cannula is the best option for achieving fullness in the lips.
Alisa Lask, VP of Galderma’s U.S. Aesthetic & Corrective business, promises the company is always looking out for patients, constantly striving for optimum results.
“A commitment to continuous innovation in support of aesthetic professionals to achieve high patient satisfaction with natural looking results is out focus,” said Lask. This FDA approval only demonstrates as much.
Lask also mentioned how the Restylane family offers the widest range of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in the country, including Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. She concluded, “2017 is an exciting year for patients who use Restylane brands.”