All Press Releases for January 25, 2015

New FDA-Approved Filler Restylane Silk Comes to Naples Cosmetic Practice

Dr. Kent V. Hasen is the first plastic surgeon in Southwest Florida trained to use Restylane Silk, now available at his Naples practice for lip augmentation.

    NAPLES, FL, January 25, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Kent V. Hasen ( recently completed specialized training to use Restylane Silk, which is now available at his Naples-Fort Myers practice. He is the first plastic surgeon in Southwest Florida trained to use what has been called "lipstick in a syringe" because of its lip enhancement results.

"I'm excited to offer this revolutionary product to my patients in Naples," Dr. Hasen says. "Restylane Silk has been used for 16 years by plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Canada with excellent results. It's now approved by the FDA for use in the U.S. to give lips a more luscious appearance and minimize fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth."

Dr. Hasen attended training sessions hosted by Galderma, an aesthetic dermatology company that makes many of the leading cosmetic injectables, including Restylane and Perlane. One of the most impressive things about Restylane Silk, he says, is the comfort level of patients during the injections.

"Restylane Silk is a soft tissue filler that's injected under the thin membrane of the lip," Dr. Hasen says. "It's premixed with the anesthetic lidocaine so that patients remain quite comfortable during the procedure."

According to the manufacturer, Restylane Silk has smaller particles than other fillers in the Restylane family of products, which have been used to fill wrinkles around the face for years. "I find that the smaller particles make Restylane Silk easier to inject and better suited for the delicate lip area," Dr. Hasen says. "I also find it results in less swelling after treatment."

He says he's excited to now be able to add this tool to the array of non-surgical treatments he offers. He often combines injectable fillers with BOTOX Cosmetic injections and other services at his Naples practice to give patients a complete facial rejuvenation. The results can be remarkable, he says, without the downtime required of more invasive procedures.

Soft tissue filler injections have become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S., with more than 2 million treatments performed each year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

"Our plastic surgery team in Naples is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of cosmetic treatments, even if they don't involve surgery at all," Dr. Hasen says.

Kent V. Hasen, M.D., ( is a Naples, Florida, plastic surgeon and medical director of a full-service aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic practice, which has developed a strong reputation in South Florida since opening in 2002. Dr. Hasen is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been named one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly for 3 consecutive years. Dr. Hasen offers medical spa services, hair restoration, and cosmetic surgery for the face, breasts, and body. He is an active member in The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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