Over the past several years, non-invasive cosmetic treatments in dermatology, such as dermal fillers, have become the leading method to enhance the appearance of the lips. From celebrities like Kylie Jenner to on-the-go professionals, patients are turning to injectable dermal fillers in order to achieve hydrated, plump lips, with the perfect pout. A dermal filler treatment requires absolutely no downtime and is non-invasive, meaning it has much lower risk than cosmetic surgeries that a plastic surgeon might offer.
For those who are seek rejuvenating, volume-boosting treatments through hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, an exciting innovation has just emerged. From Galderma, the pharmaceutical company that has developed lines like Restylane, Sculptra, and Cetaphil, comes a new hyaluronic acid injectable designed specifically for the lips: Restylane Kysse®.
Restylane Kysse had been in clinical trials for some time, and has already been actively used as a lip filler internationally for several years. As of May 2020, Restylane Kysse is now approved for use in the United States to boost the lips. It joins the ranks of exciting Restylane products such as Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Silk.
If you’re interested in enhancing the look and feel of your lips, Restylane Kysse could provide you with the luscious pout you’ve been craving. Dr. Green is an expert in lip fillers and her lip injections have been photographed and noted by such publications as Glamour magazine and the New York Times. With over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Green is known as the “lip queen” and will give you the most beautiful lips in NYC.
What is Restylane Kysse Lip Filler?
Restylane Kysse is a brand new lip filler in Restylane’s line of hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers use hyaluronic acid gel to boost collagen development. 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 no downtime.
Restylane Kysse treatment is unique in that it uses innovative XpresHAn Technology which improves the way that hyaluronic acid is able to 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, in order to minimize any potential discomfort during treatment. In clinical studies, the 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.
Is Restylane Kysse FDA-approved?
Restylane Kysse lip injections are FDA-approved for use on patients age 21 and older, and are designed for use in lip augmentation, as well as to reduce the appearance of upper perioral lines and other fine lines around the lips. It’s tailored to create fuller lips, and to restore age-related elasticity and volume loss along the lips. It creates long-lasting lip enhancement without the need for downtime or invasive plastic surgery.
Can Restylane Kysse be used on face?
Restylane Kysse is specifically designed for safe use on the lips and the area surrounding the lips. Restylane has a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers that are tailor-made to treat age related volume loss in other areas of the face, and can also reduce the appearance of aging on the skin and create heightened facial contouring. When you meet with Dr. Green, she can address any specific needs or aesthetic desires to create a tailored HA filler treatment plan.
Lasting Lip Filler Treatment
The treatment for Restylane Kysse is incredibly fast and easy. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Green for either an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss your treatment goals. Dr. Green will then build a unique treatment plan that best fits your needs.
When you come in for a Restylane Kysse treatment, Dr. Green will carefully determine any injection sites and the treatment will be applied with an ultra-fine needle to the indicated areas. The treatment itself includes a small amount of lidocaine to ensure comfort. The procedure in total typically takes less than 30 minutes, and after your treatment you can resume normal activity, though it’s best to avoid any intense heat or sun exposure the day-of.
Does Restylane Kysse 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 skin care and injectables for over two decades, and she provides an incredibly rare level of expertise and gentle artistry to every patient. For patients who are sensitive to cosmetic injections, Dr. Green will prescribe a topical numbing cream that you can apply one hour before your lip injections, to minimize any discomfort.
Does Restylane Kysse swell?
After your Restylane Kysse treatment, you may experience minor swelling or tenderness along the treatment area. This is generally mild and dissipates within the first week post-treatment.
How long does Restylane Kysse take to settle?
On average, it takes about a week for Restylane Kysse treatment to fully settle within the lips. 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.
How long does Restylane Kysse last?
Restylane Kysse is a volumizing, lasting lip filler that is able to smooth lines along the upper lip for almost twelve months, and it can also enhance lip color. Typically, lip fillers last between 3-6 months, so this added duration makes non-invasive lip enhancement even more exciting. Another factor that adds to Restylane Kysse’s durability is that of product use: Restylane Kysse uses 20% less product than most lip fillers, meaning that it is quite cost-effective.
How long does Restylane Kysse last in lips?
As Restylane Kysse is designed for use in lip augmentation, its year-long durability applies directly to the lips. Most patients see optimal results develop after a period of a few weeks, and these results typically last up to a full year.
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 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 product can go a long way.
Is Restylane Kysse better than Juvederm?
Both Restylane and Juvederm provide an impressive line of hyaluronic acid fillers that are able to enhance facial contouring and improve the look and feel of the lips. Restylane and Juvederm vary in terms of their specific formulation, but both include the use of hyaluronic acid gel and a small amount of lidocaine in order to make the treatment as easy and painless as possible.
When it comes to a direct comparison, Juvederm does also have an HA lip filler that uses cross-linking technology to create a voluminous, natural-looking pout. Juvederm Ultraplus XC is a similarly exciting HA filler when compared to Restylane Kysse, as both create a luscious, plump look to the lips that is both long-lasting and provides a natural aesthetic. Both Juvederm and Restylane have their merits, and typically the “best” lip filler choice comes down to the needs of each individual patient.
When it comes to choosing which lip enhancement treatment is best for you, Dr. Green will carefully work with you to discuss your desired treatment outcome, providing you with carefully considered options. Dr. Green is known as the “lip queen” and will create the best lip enhancement in New York for you.
Dr. Green is a leading NYC cosmetic dermatologist, who is an expert in natural looking fillers, Botox, Juvederm, skin care, Microneedling, non-surgical skin tightening, and laser skin rejuvenation. If you are interested in the best lip filler injections, call the office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to have the best lip injections in New York.