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One of the most popular treatments among patients in recent years has been of lip augmentation. From celebrities to women-on-the-go, to those who notice the appearance of aging on the lips, the transformation from thin lips to a luscious pout has become synonymous with a healthy, youthful appearance. Dr. Michele Green is known as the “lip queen” and does some of the most beautiful lip injections in New York. From Botox to Restylane injections and Juvederm, Dr. Green will help customize the best lip fillers for you to have the best cosmetic results.

One of the most popular treatments for lip enhancement is hyaluronic acid lip injections. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers use a natural substance, hyaluronic acid, to boost collagen in the body, and in turn create natural-looking lip fullness. Dermal fillers are also used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles both directly on the lips and in the surrounding lip area. Brands like Restylane and Juvederm have developed wonderful families of hyaluronic acid fillers to target different areas of the face, and Restylane offers several plumping lip fillers that also offer treatment for vertical lip lines and “smile lines” or nasolabial folds. These injectables are an incredible innovation in the world of dermatology as they require little to no downtime, and offer similar results when compared to plastic surgery for the lips, or other invasive procedures that a plastic surgeon might offer.

If you’re interested in improving your lip fillers or reducing signs of aging on the lips, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green is an expert in cosmetic lip injections, Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, and other dermal fillers. She is consistently recognized as one of the best injectors in New York by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine. If you are interested in lip augmentation and want the best cosmetic results, it is time to consult with Dr. Green in her NYC private Upper East Side dermatology office today.

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Restylane 1 syringe lips before and after

What is Restylane Dermal Filler?

Restylane dermal fillers, from the pharmaceutical giant Galderma, are a family of hyaluronic acid fillers that create volume to enhance facial contouring. Dermal filler is an injectable that boosts collagen production within the dermis to restore volume loss and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Through the use of hyaluronic acid, collagen production is ignited surrounding the injection site, which in turn helps to improve the volume and elasticity of of the skin. Restylane products are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and use hyaluronic acid formulations that can be used as tailored treatments for a variety of areas of the face. The Restylane product family includes Restylane-L, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Silk, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Refyne.

Is Restylane good for lips?

Restylane filler injections are an excellent way to improve the appearance of the lips without the need for invasive cosmetic procedures or recovery time. Restylane lip fillers are able to instantly plump the lips for natural-looking volume enhancement and have long-lasting results. As we age, collagen production in the skin decreases, which can lead to a thinning of the lips, deepening of fine lines and wrinkles, and sagging skin. These tell-tale signs of aging can feel very distressing and are especially noticeable on the face. With Restylane dermal fillers, these signs of the natural aging process can be erased, generating plump, smooth, and bright lips that create a naturally youthful appearance.

Which Restylane is best for Lips?

When it comes to the lips, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Silk, and Restylane-L can all be used to provide body and fullness to the lip area. Restylane Kysse is a top option for long-lasting lip augmentation and is successful in reducing the appearance of vertical lip lines. Restylane Silk is a popular option for those seeking extremely natural, younger-looking lip enhancement, as is an excellent option for those seeking to reduce the appearance of “smoker’s lines” around the mouth. Lastly, Restylane Lyft, Defyne, and Refyne are formulated to target folds and wrinkles around the mouth, helping to reduce the appearance of moderate and severe “smile lines” or “laugh lines” (nasolabial folds).

What is Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse is the newest lip filler in the line of Restylane products, and it’s specifically formulated to treat and correct upper lip lines, also known as perioral lines, and augment the lips. The composition of Restylane Kysse is able to enhance and hydrate the lips, which in turn helps to create a luscious, hydrated pout. Additionally, Restylane Kysse offers long-lasting results, offering patients up to a full year of lip fullness. As a result of its natural-looking lip enhancement and increased longevity when compared to other lip fillers, Restylane Kysse has become one of the most popular lip injectables on the market. It currently holds a 94% “worth it” rating amongst cosmetic treatment patients on RealSelf.

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How long does Kysse lip filler last?

Many patients ask, how long does Restylane Kysse last in the lips? The results of Restylane Kysse are apparent almost immediately after treatment, and this increased volume in the lips lasts up to a year with most patients. Restylane fillers have some of the longest-lasting results compared to all fillers available. Furthermore, the Restylane Kysse cosmetic procedure can be repeated on an annual basis to maintain the lip enhancement results and erase lines around the lips.

What is the best filler for lip lines?

When it comes to determining the best filler to treat lip lines, the three members of the Restylane family of dermal fillers to turn to would be Restylane-L, Restylane Kysse and Restylane Silk. Restylane Silk and Restylane Kysse have been FDA approved for lip enhancements. Restylane Kysse has also been approved to treat upper perioral wrinkles, meaning the lip lines above the upper lip. Restylane Silk has been approved to treat general perioral wrinkles, both above and below the lips. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will help to determine which filler would be most appropriate to meet your specific needs and aesthetic goals.

Restylane Silk for lips

Restylane Silk is a targeted filler treatment for both the lips and the fine lines around the lip area, and in fact was the first FDA-approved treatment designed for this purpose. Restylane Silk’s formulation relies on a unique, small particle size, which is able to create precise lip shaping, as well as smooth the lines surrounding the mouth. Due to its targeted treatment of perioral lines, Restylane Silk is a popular option in order to create natural-looking lip rejuvenation, with a subtle increase in size and lip fullness.

How long does Restylane Silk last in the lips?

Restylane Silk typically lasts in the lips for 9 to 12 months or more, and results are apparent right after the filler injection. At the 9-month mark, most patients begin to see the hyaluronic acid filler’s volume gradually dissipate, so many patients will opt for a “touch-up” treatment semi-annually to maintain their desired results.

Restylane Defyne and Refyne

Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne use a similar formulation that relies on XpresHAn technology, which is a patented cross-linking design that allows the hyaluronic acid particles to seamlessly cross-link with the skin’s cells, in turn creating incredibly natural results. The XpresHAn technology allows for greater flexibility in correcting and smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles, which is why both Restylane Defyne and Restylane Refyne target smile lines and laugh lines. Typically, Restylane Defyne is used on patients who have severe or deep smile lines and folds around the mouth, whereas Restylane Refyne is tailored towards those who have more moderate fine lines and folds in the lip area.

How long does Restylane Refyne and Defyne last in lips?

Due to their unique formulation, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne are not used as lip fillers but are used to treat smile lines or nasolabial folds.  These two dermal fillers typically last up to one year in the majority of patients. Treatment with Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne can be repeated once a year to maintain the youthful results of the treatment. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will determine the treatment schedule that will best maintain your unique aesthetic goals.

How does Restylane lip filler treatment work?

The process for Restylane lip filler treatment is simple and easy. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Green for an initial consultation where you’ll discuss your medical history and goals for your treatment. Dr. Green will carefully assess the treatment area and help you to create a customized skin care and cosmetic treatment plan. Then, if Restylane lip filler is determined to be the best option for you, you’ll work with Dr. Green to determine the exact look you’d like for your lips. Dr. Green is an artful dermal filler injector who uses a “less is more” approach to any injectable in order to provide the best, natural-looking results. As Dr. Green says in her interview with Glamour, “You really, really don’t want [your lips] to be overfilled, and it’s easier to have too little than too much.”

When it comes to your Restylane lip filler procedure, many Restylane formulations include lidocaine to help numb the injection site during the treatment, but a topical numbing cream will be applied to prevent any further discomfort. After about 30 minutes, Dr. Green will inject Restylane directly into the targeted lip area, and you can continue with your normal daily activity as soon as you leave the office.

How long does Restylane Kysse take to settle?

For most patients, results from Restylane treatment will be apparent immediately after treatment, and any swelling that occurs will dissipate over the next few days. For most patients, optimal results are visible after around 14 days, and you can assume that the look of your lips will remain consistent over the next six months to one year.

How long are lips swollen after Restylane?

After treatment, side effects are usually minimal and mild, but may include some redness or swelling at or near the injection site. The majority of patients see any initial swelling or redness disappear over the first few days post-treatment, and rarely will additional swelling last longer than 14 days. In some cases, patients may see bruising, which is a risk to any injectable treatment. For this reason, Dr. Green recommends avoiding blood thinners, aspirin or ibuprofen before your treatment, as these can lead to an increased risk of a bruise developing after treatment.

In rare cases, patients may experience more serious side effects due to injection into a blood vessel, but this is much more likely to occur with an inexperienced injector. For this reason, it is vital that you work with a board-certified medical professional for all of your injectable treatments, as opposed to a medical spa injector or aesthetician.


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Before and after Restylane in lips – 1 injection

How much is one syringe of Restylane?

When patients ask, what is the cost of one syringe of Restylane, the answer is: it depends. One syringe of Restylane typically contains 1mL of filler solution and the number of syringes needed for the cosmetic procedure depends on the treatment area, the severity of collagen loss, and the aesthetic goals of the patient. The number of syringes necessary to provide the ideal results will affect the overall price of the treatment. Typically, patients treating the lips for lip augmentation or to eliminate the appearance of perioral lines will only require 1-2 syringes of Restylane filler. When you have your consultation appointment with Dr. Green and she is able to examine the treatment area, her office will be able to provide you with a closer estimate of the cost of the procedure.

How much Restylane for lips is needed?

The amount of Restylane for lips varies widely depending on the current condition of the lips, as well as the needs and aesthetic goals of each patient. However, for the majority of patients, 1-2 vials of Restylane will suffice for lip augmentation, as well as to reduce the appearance of aging on the lips. When you work with Dr. Green, she’ll be able to carefully tailor a treatment plan for you that will lead you to both look and feel like your best self.

What are the side effects of Restylane lip filler?

Restylane lip filler is an FDA-approved, safe, and effective treatment with minimal side effects and no downtime necessary. Patients who receive any filler treatment may experience redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, pain, or itching at the injection site but symptoms will generally resolve themselves within seven days. Patients with a history of bleeding disorders are more likely to experience bruising or bleeding at the treatment area following the procedure. Patients should be advised to disclose to Dr. Green if they are pregnant or breastfeeding before receiving Restylane treatment, as the filler has not been tested on pregnant or breastfeeding women. When going outside between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm, Dr. Green advises that patients wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30 or minimize sun exposure.

Is Restylane Kysse better than Juvederm?

Both Juvederm and Restylane are excellent dermal filler brands designed to create high-quality, natural-looking volume on the face. When it comes to the lips, Juvederm lip formulas like Juvederm Volbella XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are often compared to Restylane lip filler options. Juvederm, from Allergan (the makers of Botox), tends to last longer than the majority of Restylane fillers, though, of course, Restylane’s most recent lip-filler formulation for Restylane Kysse competes with Juvederm lip fillers in terms of longevity.

At the end of the day, there is no single “best” dermal filler. Typically, the choice between Juvederm and Restylane is dependent on the particular aesthetic look that a patient wants, as well as the previous experience Dr. Green has had with each different lip filler formulation. Dr. Green is an expert in dermal filler injections and was one of the first doctors in NYC to perfect the use of both Juvederm and Restylane fillers. Her vast knowledge and artful lip augmentation have made her the “go-to doctor” for beautiful lips.

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What is the best Restylane for lips?

There are many reasons why patients may be interested in Restylane for lips and Restylane fillers can be used to enhance and augment the lips in several ways – particularly Restylane Kysse and Restylane Silk. As we age, collagen production decreases in the skin, which can lead to thinning lips. Restylane Kysse and Restylane Silk can be used to plump the lips for a fuller pout. Also, the two fillers can be used to even out the lips and reshape the cupid’s bow on the upper lip, adding symmetry and contour. Both Restylane Kysse and Restylane Silk are FDA approved for lip augmentation, they have slightly different formulations and neither is inherently better than the other. Dr. Green will help patients determine which Restylane filler will best meet their needs.

How long does Restylane last in the lips?

Many patients ask, how long does Restylane lip filler last, and the answer is, it depends on the type of Restylane filler being used. Restylane is known for having long-lasting fillers that provide stunning results for longer than many other available fillers. Restylane-L lasts six to nine months, Restylane Kysse up to one year and Restylane Silk up to six months to one year in the perioral lines and lips. Restylane dermal fillers can be used on a routine, biannual basis in order to maintain a plump, smooth, and youthful appearance for the lips.

How do I get started with lip fillers today?

Whether you are frustrated by the appearance of aging, thin, or undefined lips, Dr. Green is here to help. For those who are looking to enhance the contour of their lips, or would like to replenish or add volume, then Restylane lip fillers may be just the cosmetic treatment for you. An increasing number of women are seeking non-invasive lip augmentation as the transformation from thin lips to a luscious pout has become synonymous with a healthy, youthful appearance. Dr. Michele Green in New York City is recognized and appreciated around the world for her artful injection technique, ‘less is more’ philosophy, and holistic approach to facial rejuvenation. Her dedication to her patients and to her practice is well-reflected by the fact that she is consistently voted as one of New York’s best physicians by Super Doctors, Castle Connolly, and New York Magazine.

Dr. Green is an authority in the field of cosmetic dermatology with over 25 years of experience providing some of the most discerning men and women from around the world with the best non-invasive treatments available, including lip augmentation, Botox injections, laser resurfacing treatments, chemical peels, microneedling, and more. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will work with you to customize your cosmetic injectable treatment so that you get optimal results that are long-lasting, natural-looking, and beautiful. To find out more about the Restylane family of dermal fillers and learn which product would be best suited to addressing your needs and achieving your cosmetic goals, contact us online at our NYC-based office or call 212-535-3088.

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