Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is an incredibly popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment due to the consistently phenomenal results that are produced and the overall ease of having a lip filler treatment. Lip injections with the new lip filler Restylane Kysse are safe, quick, require zero downtime, and have minimal if any, side effects. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and on-the-go professionals alike are turning to lip filler treatments to achieve a perfect pout. Dr. Michele Green is an expert injector with over 25 years of experience providing the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options available, including Botox and dermal fillers, and can help you achieve fuller, softer, kissable, natural-looking lips in her boutique New York City dermatology office.
Restylane Kysse is an exciting hyaluronic acid dermal filler product for lip augmentation, as it is the first and only FDA-approved lip filler that was designed with the innovative cross-linking XpresHAn technology. The unique XpresHAn technology makes Restylane Kysse an exceptional lip filler for boosting lip volume, improving lip texture, diminishing lip lines, and enhancing lip color. Restylane Kysse is an extraordinary addition to Galderma’s Restylane family of dermal filler products, which also includes Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Contour.
Dr. Michele Green in New York City is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist that is recognized and appreciated around the world for her holistic approach and ‘less is more’ philosophy when it comes to facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers. Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and The New York Times consistently identify Dr. Green as one of New York’s best physicians for her dedication to her expertise. When you consult with the “lip queen”, Dr. Green, for your lip filler treatment, she will work with you to create a customized plan that provides you with your ideal, desired results and some of the most beautiful lips in NYC.
What is Restylane Kysse?
Restylane Kysse is a relatively new lip filler product from Galderma, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2020. Restylane Kysse is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed for lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers use hyaluronic acid gel to boost collagen development and restore lost volume that occurs with aging. It can also add volume in various areas of the face that naturally lack plumpness. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to stimulate new collagen production, and an HA filler takes advantage of this natural body response to create beautiful volume and hydration at or near the injection site. HA fillers are an injectable (akin to Botox or Kybella), which means that the treatment is non-invasive and requires little downtime, with natural-looking results.
The Restylane Kysse treatment is unique in that it uses innovative XpresHAn Technology which improves the way that hyaluronic acid can bind to the lips. Essentially, this advancement uses unique cross-linking technology that allows the hyaluronic acid to mold to your natural tissue, becoming immediately integrated with your natural expressions. Due to this innovative technology, less product is necessary for optimal results compared to other HA fillers. It also contains a small amount of lidocaine, a localized anesthetic, to minimize any potential discomfort during treatment. In clinical studies, the Restylane Kysse treatment was an overwhelming crowd-pleaser: 96% of patients reported improved lip fullness at the 8-week mark, 98% were satisfied with the look of their lip enhancement, and 96% agreed that the enhancement looked incredibly natural.
What is Restylane Kysse made of?
Restylane Kysse is a dermal filler product that is made from a hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound that is found in the fluids in the eyes and joints and often acts as a lubricant. It is a humectant that can hold 1000 times its weight in water, which is one of the factors that makes it such a great dermal filler, especially for the lips. As a result, once injected, Restylane Kysse will plump and hydrate your lips while still looking incredibly natural.
The Restylane Kysse treatment is unique in that it uses innovative XpresHAn Technology which improves the way that hyaluronic acid can bind to the lips. Essentially, this advancement uses unique cross-linking technology that allows the hyaluronic acid to mold to your natural tissue, becoming immediately integrated with your natural expressions. Due to this innovative technology, less product is necessary for optimal results compared to other HA fillers. It also contains a small amount of lidocaine, a localized anesthetic, to minimize any potential discomfort during treatment.
Where can Restylane Kysse be used?
Restylane Kysse can be used in the upper and lower lips as well as any lip lines, to temporarily add fullness to the lips and smooth away any lines that are a result of age-related elasticity loss. If you are interested in Restylane for other areas of your face, there are other specially formulated Restylane that may be better suited for those areas. For example, Restylane and Restylane-L can correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds and can also both be injected into the lips. Restylane Lyft is great for cheek augmentation and midface contour deficiencies. Other Restylane products like Restylane Contour, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Silk, and Restylane Refyne are all great products with varied formulations, purposes, and effects on the face and elsewhere.
Is Restylane Kysse FDA-approved?
Yes, Resylane Kysse was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March, 2020 for lip augmentation and correction of upper perioral rhytids (wrinkles above the lips) in patients over the age of 21. This added Restylane Kysse to the acclaimed family of Restylane filler products, which includes Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne. Restylane Contour, indicated for cheek augmentation, was later FDA-approved in 2021 to join the Restylane dermal filler line.
Does Restylane Kysse have lidocaine?
Yes! Restylane Kysse, a recently FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler for lip augmentation, contains lidocaine, an anesthetic. More specifically, Restylane Kysse contains 3 mg/mL lidocaine hydrochloride. The addition of lidocaine relieves any discomfort and pain that may be experienced with dermal filler injections. For maximum relief, Dr. Green recommends applying topical numbing cream on injection sites one hour prior to the lip filler appointment.
Who is a good candidate for Restylane Kysse Lip Injections?
A good candidate for Restylane Kysse is a healthy individual, age 21 or older, who has experienced volume loss in the lips with age or is looking for a beautiful lip enhancement and is looking for an non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery. Restylane Kysse not only increases the lip volume, but it improves the texture and color of your lips. Restylane Kysse is a great option for first-time lip filler patients and those with sensitive lips, as its refined composition creates subtle lip enhancement without much discomfort. In clinical trials of patients who received Restylane Kysse injections to their lips, 86% of patients were very satisfied with their cosmetic results and would repeat the treatment.
You should not get Restylane Kysse if you are allergic to lidocaine, are prone to bleeding, or have a bleeding disorder. If you have a history of scarring or pigmentation disorders, you are at higher risk of these side effects with hyaluronic acid fillers. Let Dr. Green know if you are on any medications that lower your body’s immune response or affect bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin, as these medications will increase your risk of bleeding or bruising at the injection site.
What is the procedure for lip filler augmentation with Restylane Kysse?
The treatment for Restylane Kysse is straightforward. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Michele Green for a consultation to discuss your treatment goals. Photographs are taken of your lips as a baseline to keep track of your progress. She will analyze the shape of your lips and discuss your goals, both in terms of lip enhancement and any lip lines, if present, which need treatment. She will discuss what exact shape and fullness you would want for the upper and lower lips. She will then suggest a unique treatment plan that best fits your needs and will often prescribe a topical lidocaine cream for use one hour before your appointment to reduce any pain and discomfort.
Once Dr. Green determines the Restylane Kysse treatment is ideal, she will inject it into the indicated areas with an ultra-fine needle. Since Restylane Kysse is formulated with lidocaine, you should only feel a small pinch. After the injection, a cold compress will be applied to minimize swelling and bruising, and you will be expected to follow up in two weeks to see if any additional touch-up is needed. Afterward, you can come in for a maintenance appointment every six months to a year depending on the desired result.
Are there any contraindications to receiving Restylane Kysse injections?
The contraindications to Restylane Kysse injections are active skin infections, cold sores, or a history of anaphylaxis or allergy to lidocaine or dermal fillers. You should also avoid lip injections if you have blood disorders or are prone to bleeding as this will increase your risk of severe bleeding and bruising in the treatment area. You should also not get Restylane Kysse injections if you are pregnant as the safety has not yet been established.
Can Restylane Kysse be used under eyes?
No, Restylane Kysse can not be used safely for treating the under-eye area. Restylane Kysse is specially formulated for use in the lower and upper lips as well as the perioral lines, the wrinkles in the skin around the mouth and lips. Other variations of Restylane are better suited for volume loss of the under eyes or tear troughs such as Restylane-L. Restylane-L is very fluid and spreadable and makes it ideal for reducing the appearance of bags under the eyes. Typically, only one syringe is needed for both sides but if you have deep tear troughs, you may need one syringe for each side. If you also suffer from dark eye circles but get adequate amounts of sleep each need, Dr. Green has many treatment options to improve the appearance of the tear trough and under eye area. These options include periocular mesopeels, microneedling with skin lightening serums and PRP, and the eMatrix laser. These treatments remove discoloration and induce new collagen formation, rejuvenating the delicate under-eye area.
Can Restylane Kysse be used on the face?
Restylane Kysse is specifically designed for safe use on the lips and lip lines. The Restylane family of fillers has a variety of other hyaluronic acid fillers that are tailor-made to treat age-related volume loss and wrinkles in other areas of the face. Restylane Lyft is often used in the midface and can reduce the appearance of aging on the skin and create heightened facial contouring. Restylane Contour is indicated for cheek augmentation to replenish lost volume and create a lifting effect which can improve the appearance of jowls and under eyes. Restylane Refyne and Defyne both target marionette lines and nasolabial folds, with the latter more suited for deeper lines. Restylane Silk has a very light consistency and can subtly fill in fine lines. When you meet with Dr. Green, she can address any specific needs or aesthetic desires to create a tailored dermal filler treatment plan.
Which Restylane is best for lips?
The best Restylane filler product for lips depends on a variety of factors. An expert, experienced provider like Dr. Michele Green is able to assess your facial structure and aesthetic goals to determine which dermal filler will achieve the best, most natural-looking lips. Restylane Kysse, with its innovative XpresHAn Technology, is able to address lip color enhancement and smooth the appearance of lip lines while adding volume for lip augmentation. Its unique cross-linked technology allows the filler product to mold to the natural contour of your lips, creating an enhanced, natural-looking lip. Restylane-L, the original Restylane filler, has a soft, moldable consistency that is useful in subtle lip-plumping effects. Restylane can also be injected into the delicate tear trough area to rejuvenate the eyes, which is an attestation to the thin, delicate consistency of the filler. Restylane Silk, the first dermal filler FDA-approved for lip enhancement, has a smooth, silky consistency specially formulated for lip augmentation and smoothing out lip lines. When it comes to lip fillers, individual results vary with different Restylane products, which is why it is important to seek an experienced, board-certified provider like Dr. Green for lip filler injections to achieve the best results and minimize the risk of unwanted side effects.
How long does the procedure for lip fillers with Restylane Kysse take?
In preparation for having Restylane Kysse lip fillers, it is recommended that you abstain from taking any multivitamins, fish oil, and any other blood thinning medications like Aspirin at least one week before the lip augmentation procedure is scheduled. This ensures that there is minimal risk for encountering side effects such as swelling and bruising. The lip fillers will also require a topical numbing cream that will need to be applied one hour before the appointment. The entirety of the procedure takes less than 30 minutes and has no downtime so you can resume normal activities immediately afterward. The accessibility of lip filler treatment makes it a quick, convenient, and non-invasive treatment option that can cater to your busy schedule. Dermal fillers can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures. If you are interested in getting dermal fillers done with other cosmetic procedures like VBEAM at the same time, be sure to discuss with Dr. Green to see what your options are.
What are the side effects of Restylane Kysse?
One of the greatest benefits of lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is that there are very few if any, side effects associated with the treatment. Most patients who undergo lip augmentation with lip filler have no downtime whatsoever after their Restylane Kysse injections. A few patients may have swelling, redness, pain, headache, tenderness, or some bruising at the injection site, which are temporary and should resolve fairly quickly. Some other potential, but rare, side effects include lumps or bumps, itching, and skin discoloration. There is also a risk of infection as with all skin injection procedures. One of the more severe potential risks of treatment only occurs if the dermal filler product is unintentionally injected into a blood vessel during the procedure, wherein there could be permanent complications such as a stroke or permanent scarring of the skin. This is one of the reasons it is so important to seek out a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience and expertise for any of your dermal filler treatments, including lip augmentation as the risk of side effects is significantly reduced with an experienced injector. If you experience anything unusual at the injection site or have questions or concerns regarding your dermal filler treatment, contact your provider immediately.
Do Restylane Kysse injections hurt?
Most patients find the treatment to be relatively painless, particularly as Dr. Green is such a skilled injector. Dr. Green has been working in the world of anti-aging skincare and cosmetic injectables for over two decades, and she provides an incredibly rare level of expertise and gentle artistry to every patient. To minimize any potential pain and discomfort associated with the lip augmentation procedure, Dr. Green will prescribe a topical numbing cream that contains lidocaine, that you can apply one hour before your lip injections. Restylane Kysse itself is compounded with lidocaine as well, which makes the injection experience more comfortable for the patients. In addition, some patients find that they are more sensitive to pain during their menstrual cycle or other periods of heightened anxiety. If this is true for you, then it is best to schedule your treatments accordingly and not around this time in order to guarantee that you are as comfortable as possible. Dr. Michele Green is known for having a “light” touch and is very gentle and will make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.
Does Restylane Kysse swell?
After your Restylane Kysse treatment, you may experience minor swelling or tenderness in the treatment area, which is a common side effect of any cosmetic injection. This is generally mild and dissipates within the first-week post-treatment. This lip filler treatment does not require any recovery time and typically is associated with less swelling than other lip fillers on the market due to the specialty technology that it is formulated with. You can apply a cold compress to the injected area immediately after treatment to reduce swelling and ease any discomfort you may have. Minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to excessive heat, sun, or UV lamps for the first 24 hours after treatment since exposure to any of these can contribute to swelling and redness. Additionally, avoid putting unnecessary pressure on your lips which can accidentally injure the skin.
How many Restylane Kysse treatments will I need?
Most patients need only a single session of Restylane Kysse to produce beautiful, soft, kissable lips, with the cosmetic effects lasting up to one year. Dr. Green generally only injects one syringe at a time, to ensure a natural-appearing result. Most patients typically return in two weeks to assess the full cosmetic results to determine if any touch-up is needed in the treatment area. Once you see volume loss in your lips or feel like your lips could use a little more, you can schedule a follow-up appointment for consistently full and beautiful lips. However, patients who want the Russian lip technique and want to achieve more dramatic lip volume may require two treatment sessions.
How many syringes of Restylane Kysse should be injected for natural-looking lips?
For achieving natural-looking lips, Dr. Michele Green likes to inject one syringe of lip filler at a time, with care not to exceed two syringes of Restylane Kysse during a single visit. The optimal amount of dermal filler product for your lip augmentation is always discussed in person during your consultation, based on the shape of your face, your lips, and the desired cosmetic results. Dr. Green likes to be conservative, embracing a ‘less is more’ philosophy, since you can “always add more,” rather than having to dissolve too much filler later on.
How much is Restylane Kysse?
The cost of Restylane Kysse varies substantially based on the individual needs and aesthetic goals of each patient. The cost for a syringe of Restylane HA filler can vary depending on the skill of the injector and their city and location. The number of syringes, or the amount of product needed, varies depending on the desired outcome of the treatment. Typically, Dr. Green uses her artistic eye to create a natural-looking, “less is more” approach and, with Restylane Kysse, a small amount of filler product can go a long way.
Restylane Kysse is typically more affordable than other dermal fillers since less product is needed to show improvement in lip fullness compared to competing lip fillers. In one study, 1.82mL of Restylane Kysse was needed compared to 2.24mL of a competing dermal filler for enhanced lip texture, color, and volume. The best way to see what Restylane Kysse will cost you is to come in for a consultation to see which dermal filler is ideal for your lip goals and how many syringes will be required. MedSpas tend to be less costly, but their injectors do not have as much experience as a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green, which can lead to an increased risk of adverse side effects.
What are my instructions after my Restylane Kysse lip injections?
There are few limitations in regards to what to do post-treatment since it is such a simple and easy procedure with no downtime. If you feel any discomfort after the procedure, you can apply ice packs or a cold compress to the area. You should also sleep on your back to avoid putting pressure on your lips. Avoid touching the area within six hours following the treatment so you do not accidentally injure the area. Continue avoiding aspirin, multivitamins, and blood thinner one week after treatment since this can exacerbate or prolong any bruising and bleeding at the injection site. In addition, minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to excessive heat, sun, or UV lamps for the first 24 hours since exposure can cause temporary redness, swelling, and itching at the injection site. The final results will be evident in about two weeks as the bruising and swelling subside, and the filler has completely settled.
How to minimize bruising after Restylane Kysse injections
One potential side effect of any cosmetic injectable treatment, including lip filler treatment, is bruising. In order to best prevent encountering any bruising, Dr. Green always recommends to her patients that they discontinue any blood thinners, such as aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Coumadin, vitamin E, fish oil, and multivitamins, for at least one week before treatment. Additionally, patients with a high propensity for bruising are encouraged to begin taking oral Arnika Forte for several days before their injections. Arnika Forte is an oral supplement that has been shown to expedite healing time and reduce any bruising or swelling associated with dermal filler treatment.
Can I apply lipstick after Restylane Kysse injections?
Technically, lipstick or lip gloss can be applied directly after receiving your lip filler injections, however, it is not recommended. The lip augmentation treatment can leave your lips tender and your skin where the needle penetrated may still be open and healing, which means there is a risk of possible infections or irritation to the treatment area. As such, you should refrain from applying lipstick or any product to your lips for at least one whole day to allow time for any punctures to heal. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green in NYC for your lip augmentation procedure, you will be provided with all of the pertinent aftercare information so that you can achieve and maintain the best results.
Does Restylane Kysse migrate?
When lip filler injections are performed by an unqualified or inexperienced injector, there is potential for the product to migrate. Natural-looking lip filler results are created when the appropriate amount of hyaluronic acid filler is injected into the correct anatomic location. Restylane products may migrate from their original injection site and produce unintended effects when too much filler is used. Injecting more filler than the lips can hold may cause it to migrate. However, this is extremely rare for Restylane Kysse since it has a “stickier” formulation that allows it to stay put where it has been injected. The Restylane Kysse treatment also uses innovative XpresHAn Technology which improves the way that hyaluronic acid can bind to the lips. Essentially, this advancement uses unique cross-linking technology that allows the hyaluronic acid to mold to your natural tissue, becoming immediately integrated with your natural expressions. Due to this innovative technology, Restylane Kysse rarely migrates compared to some other dermal fillers. Dr. Green is also highly experienced in lip injections and will precisely place the filler in just the right quantities to give you a natural and beautiful lip.
How long does Restylane Kysse take to settle?
On average, it can take up to two weeks for Restylane Kysse lip filler to fully settle within the lips, although results can be evident in as little as two to three days as the swelling resides. Within the first week post-treatment, you may experience minor side effects such as swelling, tenderness, and redness surrounding the injection site. However, most patients experience very mild side effects, if any, and they dissipate quickly, revealing your newly enhanced, fuller lips. You will be asked to follow up with Dr. Green after two weeks so she can assess the progress of the lip injections and see if any additional touch-ups may be needed. She is meticulous and always strives to give you results that you are 100 percent satisfied with.
How long does Restylane Kysse last in the lips?
Restylane Kysse is a volumizing, lasting lip filler that can smooth lines along the upper lip for almost twelve months, and it also enhances lip color. As Restylane Kysse is designed specifically for lip augmentation, it generally lasts up to one year in most patients. Although the results are immediate, swelling can take up to two weeks to resolve, in some cases. Some patients may return earlier for increased lip enhancement. Once you see there is lost volume or you would like a little more injected, then you know it is time for a follow-up appointment for your next Restylane Kysse treatment.
When should I get a touch-up of Restylane Kysse?
Restylane Kysse is a lip filler product that produces long-lasting, natural-looking lips. While the majority of other dermal filler products create cosmetic results that last, on average, around six months in duration, lip enhancement with Restylane Kysse can last for up to one year. Restylane Kysse is one of the longest-lasting lip fillers in today’s market, however, many patients choose to engage in regular touch-up treatment sessions every six to nine months to maintain their desired results. If you have had lip filler treatment in the past and have noticed some volume loss, or feel like your lips could use some additional enhancement, that usually means it is time to schedule a follow-up with Dr. Green. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will help you establish a timeline for your lip filler treatment that is best suited to your needs and goals.
Is Restylane Kysse dissolvable?
Yes! In the event that you are unhappy with your Restylane Kysse treatment, the lip filler product can easily be dissolved. Restylane Kysse is composed of a substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that supplies it with essential hydration and a youthful suppleness. Hyaluronic acid can be dissolved by an enzyme called Hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase dissolves hyaluronic acid by breaking the bonds that hold it together and encouraging your body to reabsorb those molecules in a natural process. By injecting hyaluronidase (often referred to as Hylenex or Vitrase) into an area of the face that has been treated with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, the hyaluronic acid can be dissolved and the effects of the injections can be reversed. Once injected, hyaluronidase will immediately take effect and your dermal filler should soften and be mostly gone within 24 to 48 hours. Depending on the type of hyaluronic acid dermal filler product used and the number of syringes used to achieve your individual results, multiple injections of hyaluronidase may be required to completely reverse the effects of your treatment.
Is Restylane Kysse better than Juvederm?
Restylane and Juvederm hyaluronic acid dermal filler products are both excellent choices for lip filler treatment. Restylane and Juvederm both provide an impressive line of hyaluronic acid filler products that can be used to boost lip volume, enhance definition, and eliminate lip lines. An expert injector, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC, can create long-lasting, natural-looking lips with either Restylane or Juvederm lip filler products. Although there are some differences between the specific formulations of Juvederm and Restylane, both types of dermal filler products are composed of hyaluronic acid and incorporate a small amount of lidocaine in order to minimize any potential discomfort associated with injections.
Juvederm hyaluronic acid lip filler products are made with a patented cross-linking technology called Hylacross. Restylane Kysse is developed with the cross-linking XpresHAn technology. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a similarly exciting HA filler when compared to Restylane Kysse, as both lip filler products can be used to create a luscious, plump lip volume and definition that is both long-lasting and provides a natural aesthetic. Some patients prefer Restylane Kysse as it offers additional benefits such as improved lip texture and enhanced lip color. In addition, some patients prefer the consistency and smaller particle size of Restylane Kysse’s hyaluronic acid gel and feel that they achieve a softer, or more natural look. Both Juvederm and Restylane Kysse have their merits, and typically the “best” lip filler choice comes down to the needs of each patient, their desired results, and the expertise of the injector. When you consult with Dr. Michele Green for your lip filler treatment, she will work with you to determine which lip filler product is best suited to your unique needs and aesthetic goals.
How do I get started with lip fillers today?
The lips are a defining feature of the face, and having full, plump, kissable lips can make or break your confidence when you look in the mirror. As a part of the natural aging process, many patients notice the lips gradually becoming thinner, lip lines beginning to form around the mouth, and the lip color itself growing duller. Whether due to genetics, aging, or otherwise, the appearance of thin lips and lip lines can be treated with hyaluronic acid fillers. Lip injections are safe, quick, produce immediately observable cosmetic effects and long-lasting, natural-looking lips . Restylane Kysse is one of the excellent lip filler options that Dr. Michele Green in NYC can use to restore or create lip volume, enhance lip color, diminish the appearance of fine lines, and improve the overall shape of lips.
Dr. Green in New York City is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two an a half decades of experience providing her patients from around the world with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatments, including lip enhancement with lip filler. Her holistic, artful injection technique and “less is more” philosophy are sought out by patients from all over the country, and her impeccable skills are supported by patient testimonials. Dr. Green is consistently voted as one of New York’s best physicians by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her dedication to her patients and practice. If you are interested in the best lip filler injections in NYC for kissable lips with a natural look, please call the office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michele Green.