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 has become an overnight sensation because of it gives a natural look to your lips and even enhances the color of your lips, allowing them to appear more refreshed and moisturized.
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 FDA approved for use in the United States to boost lip volume, improve lip texture, treat lip lines, and improve the color of your lips. Restylane Kysse can increase the lip volume in both the the upper and lower lips, and removes any lip lines. Restylane Kysse joins the ranks of exciting Restylane products such as Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Silk.
If you’re interested in enhancing both the look and feel of your lips, Restylane Kysse could provide you with the luscious pout you’ve been craving. Restylane Kysse can provide you with softer, fuller, and more kissable lips! 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 unique about Restylane Kysse lip filler?
Restylane Kysse is a brand new lip filler in Restylane’s line of hyaluronic acid fillers, which was approved by the food and drug administration in 2020. 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 little downtime, with natural looking results.
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.
Who is a 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. Restylane Kysse not only increases the lip volume, but it improves the texture and color of your lips. In clinical trial of patients who received Restylane Kysse injections for their lips, 86% of patients were very satisfied with their cosmetic results and would repeat the treatment again.
Is Restylane Kysse FDA-approved?
Restylane Kysse lip injections were FDA-approved in 2021 for patients age 21 and older, and are designed for use in lip augmentation, to enhance lip volume, as well as to reduce the appearance of upper lip 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 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 mid face and can 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 dermal filler treatment plan.
What is the procedure for lip filler augmentation?
The treatment for Restylane Kysse is incredibly simple and straightforward. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Michele Green for a consultation to discuss your treatment goals. Photographs are taken of your lips for your confidential treatment records. Dr. Green 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. Dr. Green will then suggest a unique treatment plan that best fits your needs.
If Restylane Kysse treatment is best for you, Dr. Green will carefully determine the best type pf lip augmentation. The lip injections will be performed with an ultra-fine needle to the indicated areas. Restylane Kysse is compounded with lidocaine to enhance comfort, but Dr. Green will suggest applying a topical lidocaine gel for one hour before treatment. Immediately after lip injection, ice packs are placed to diminish any swelling.
How long does the Restylane Kysse lip filler take?
The procedure in total typically takes less than 30 minutes, and after your treatment you can resume normal activity. Dr. Green will prescribe a topical numbing cream which you will be asked to apply one hour before your lip injections. You are asked to avoid any blood thinners for at least one week before your lip augmentation procedure, to avoid any unnecessary bruising.
What are my instructions after my Restylane Kysse lip injections?
It is best to avoid any intense heat, exercise, or sun exposure, for 24 to 48 hours after injection, to minimize swelling. It is recommended to ice the area at home, after your injections and to sleep on your back for the first 24 hours. The full results are evident immediately, but it can take up to two weeks for any swelling to completely resolve.
How many Restylane Kysse treatments will I need?
Most patients need only a single session of Restylane Kysse to produce beautiful, soft, kissable lips, which last up to one year. Dr. Green generally only injects one syringe at a time, in order 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.
How many syringes of Restylane Kysse should be injected at one time?
Dr. Michele Green likes to inject one syringe at a time, with care not to exceed two syringes of Restylane Kysse during a single visit. The optimal amount 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, since you can “always add more,” rather than having to dissolve too much filler later on.
Are there any side effects from Restylane Kysse?
Most patients have no downtime after their Restylane Kysse injections. A few patients may have swelling, redness, or some bruising at the injection site, which should resolve fairly quickly.
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, with lidocaine, that you can apply one hour before your lip injections, to minimize any discomfort. Restylane Kysse is compounded with lidocaine, as well, and makes the injection for comfortable for the patients. In addition, some patients are more sensitive to pain during their menstrual cycle, or other periods of time and have heightened anxiety. It is best to schedule your treatments accordingly and not around this time. Dr. Michele Green is known for a “light” touch and is very gentle and will make the experience more comfortable for you.
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.
Are there any contraindication to receiving Restylane Kysse injections?
The contraindications to Restylane Kysse injections are an active skin infection, cold sores, or a history of anaphylaxis or allergy to lidocaine or dermal fillers.
How to minimize bruising after Restylane Kysse injections?
Bruising is a potential complication, whenever needles and dermal fillers are employed. However, Dr. Green always encourages patients to avoid any blood thinners, such as aspirin, motrin, aleve, Coumadin, vitamin E, fish oil, and multivitamins, for at least one week before your injections. We also encourage our patients to take oral Arnica for several days before their injections to minimize bruising.
Can I apply lipstick after Restylane Kysse injections?
It is best to wait one day to avoid lipstick to the treated area after lip injections. Avoiding makeup and lipstick will minimize there risk of possible infections or irritations to the treatment area.
How long does Restylane Kysse take to settle?
On average, it takes about up to two weeks for Restylane Kysse lip augmentation 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 lip filler 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 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 case. If you are looking for an enhanced lip augmentation, some patients may return earlier for increased lip enhancement.
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. Restylane Kysse has an advantage, in some patients, of improving both the texture and the color of the lips. In addition, some patients prefer the consistency and smaller particle size of Kysse’s hyaluronic acid particles and feel that they have 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 individual patient.
Is Restylane Kysse reversible or dissolvable?
Yes, since it is composed of hyaluronic acid, it can be easily dissolved with Hyaluronidase or Vitrase injections.
When should maintenance appointments be scheduled for Restylane Kysse lip injections?
Most lip enhancement lasts at least six months in duration. Restylane Kysse can last up to one year. If you notice after some period of time, that you need more volume, that is the perfect time to schedule a follow up with D. Green, to keep your lips luscious and kissable!
How do I get started with kissable lips today?
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 dermal fillers, Botox, Juvederm, the best skin-care routines , microneedling, non-surgical skin tightening, and laser skin rejuvenation. With over two decades of experience in cosmetic injections, it is no wonder that she is consistently voted as one of the best cosmetic dermatologists in New York. If you are interested in the best lip filler injections, and have kissable lips with a natural look, please 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.