Over the past several years, non-invasive cosmetic treatments in dermatology, such as the Restylane Kysse dermal filler, 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 to achieve hydrated, plump lips, with the perfect pout. A dermal filler treatment requires absolutely no downtime and is non-invasive, meaning it has a much lower risk than cosmetic surgeries that a plastic surgeon might offer. Dr. Michele Green has over 25 years of experience in Botox and dermal fillers and can help you achieve a natural but fuller, softer, and more kissable lip in her private NYC boutique.
For those who are seeking 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 it gives off a natural look while enhancing 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 upper and lower lips, and remove 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 Restylane Kysse?
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 (FDA) 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.
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 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 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 compound 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.
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. Restylane Kysse not only increases the lip volume, but it improves the texture and color of your lips. 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 bleed, 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 for your confidential medical chart. 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 needs 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 gel for use one hour before your appointment to reduce any pain.
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 diminish any swelling and you will be expected to follow up in two weeks to see if any additional touch-up is needed. Photos will be taken again and you can request before and after pictures to see what a difference Restylane Kysse makes in lip fullness and your overall appearance. Afterwards, you can come in for a follow-up appointment every six months to a year depending on the desired result, for your next treatment.
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.
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.
Can Restylane Kysse be used for the under eyes?
No. 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. When you meet with Dr. Green, she can address any specific needs or aesthetic desires to create a tailored dermal filler treatment plan. 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.
How long does the procedure for lip fillers with Restylane Kysse lip filler take?
The Restylane Kysse lip fillers will require you to abstain from taking any multivitamins, fish oil, and any blood thinners like Aspirin at least one week before the lip augmentation procedure. This ensures that there is minimal 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. 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?
Most patients have no downtime after their Restylane Kysse injections. A few patients may have swelling, redness, pain, headache, tenderness, or some bruising at the injection site, which should resolve fairly quickly. Other potential side effects include lumps/bumps, itching, and skin discoloration. One of the more severe risks is if the product is unintentionally injected into a blood vessel during the procedure, wherein there could be permanent complications like stroke, permanent scarring of the skin, and stroke. This is one of the reasons it is so important to seek out a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience and expertise. There is also a risk of infection as with all skin injection procedures. If you experience anything unusual at the injection site, tell your doctor 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 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 comfortable for the patients. In addition, some patients are more sensitive to pain during their menstrual cycle, or other periods 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 in the treatment area. This is generally mild and dissipates within the first-week post-treatment. This lip filler has no recovery and typically has less swelling than other lip fillers on the market due to its specialty technology. 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, which last 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 have additional volume may require two treatment sessions.
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.
How much does one syringe of Restylane Kysse cost?
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 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 and can lead to increased 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 full results will be evident in two to four days as the swelling subsides.
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 and ice the treatment area immediately after injection.
Can I apply lipstick after Restylane Kysse injections?
You can technically apply lipstick or lip gloss directly after receiving lip fillers, although it is not recommended. The 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.
Does Restylane Kysse migrate?
Restylane products may migrate from their original injection site and produce unintended effects. Adding too much filler and more filler than the lips can hold can also 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 augmentation 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 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?
Most dermal fillers last at least six months in duration but Restylane Kysse can last up to one year, making it one of the longest-lasting lip fillers in today’s market. Many patients come for a touch-up every six to nine months to ensure their lips are consistently full. If you noticed any volume loss or feel like your lips could use a little bit more, that usually means it is time to schedule a follow-up with Dr. Green.
Is Restylane Kysse reversible or dissolvable?
Yes! If you are unhappy with your results, Restylane Kysse can easily be dissolved or reversed. Restylane Kysse is composed of hyaluronic acid which is a natural compound produced within our bodies. Hyaluronidase (Vitrase) is an enzyme that dissolves hyaluronic acid by breaking the bonds that hold it together and encourages your body to reabsorb those molecules in a natural process. Once injected, hyaluronidase will immediately take effect and your dermal filler should soften and be mostly gone within 24 to 48 hours/
Is Restylane Kysse better than Juvederm?
Both Restylane and Juvederm provide an impressive line of hyaluronic acid fillers that can 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 to make the treatment as easy and painless as possible.
When it comes to a direct comparison, Juvederm is also an HA lip filler that uses cross-linking technology to create a voluminous, natural-looking pout. Juvederm Ultra Plus 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 patient.
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, like Restylane Kysse. Dr. Green is known as the “lip queen” and will create the best lip enhancement in New York for you. She is an international leader in cosmetic dermatologist, an expert in natural-looking dermal fillers, Botox, Juvederm, Restylane Kysse, the best skin-care routines, microneedling, non-surgical skin tightening, and laser skin rejuvenation. With over two decades of experience in cosmetic dermatology, it is no wonder that she is consistently voted as one of the best cosmetic dermatologists in New York by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, New York Magazine and The New York Times. 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.