There’s a lot of buzz around Restylane’s lip treatment — Restylane Kysse (pronounced kiss). Designed specifically for lip enhancement, it is the latest FDA-approved treatment in the Restylane family of dermal fillers.
What can lip fillers do for me?
Lip fillers are a popular non-surgical option for patients who wish to increase lip volume and improve their lips’ contours. That said, Kysse can be used to enhance the lips in a number of ways. While they are most well known for adding more overall fullness, fillers can also smooth out vertical lip lines, and even improve overall lip texture.
Young patients including Instagram celebrities have grabbed many headlines with their praises of lip fillers, but they are also fantastic for patients beyond their 20s and 30s. As we age, our lips lose their youthful plumpness and elasticity. Lip fillers can restore a beautiful, youthful look while also tackling vertical lip lines (known as perioral wrinkles or smoker’s lines) and any other fine lines and wrinkles, developed over time by repetitive, habitual lip movement.
How does Restylane Kysse work?
Restylane Kysse is a clear injectable gel that relies on hyaluronic acid (HA) – a substance already found naturally in your skin – to add volume and enhance moisture. When in gel form, HA combines easily with water and swells, producing a smoothing/filling effect.
Is Kysse better than other lip fillers?
Some patients have remarked on how some lip fillers can feel uncomfortable and be a little hard to get used to, but Restylane’s proprietary XpresHAn Technology™ (also known as Optimal Balance Technology) provides a fresh alternative. By altering the way HA binds inside the skin, Kysse more fully integrates into the injection area, so it stretches when you talk or smile. This makes for a more supple feel, comfortable experience, and a natural look. Kysse is also a wise choice for patients’ wallets – results are reported to be more long-lasting than other lip injectables. Clinical trials have shown that Kysse treatments last for close to 1 year, compared to an average of 3 to 6 months for other lip fillers.
What does getting injected with Restylane Kysse feel like?
There is always some discomfort involved with getting lip filler injections, as the lips are such a sensitive area—but, thankfully, Kysse injections contain lidocaine to help make treatment more comfortable. Here’s a rundown of the process:
Initially, a topical anesthetic will be applied to providing numbing at the the injection site. Your trained medical professional injector will then inject Restylane Kysse into your lips and the skin above your upper lip using an ultrafine needle. After the needle is placed slowly into the skin, there’s a pause to allow the lidocaine in the product to further numb the injection area. The injection of product proceeds until the treated area shows the desired results. After treatment, the injected area is massaged gently to ensure the gel is distributed evenly and looks natural.
Getting lip fillers doesn’t take long, but getting good results does take expertise – always make sure you select a well trained, qualified medical professional.
Are there any side effects associated with Restylane Kysse Lip Filler?
For most patients who took part in the clinical trials for Restylane Kysse, side effects reported were mild or moderate and lasted less than seven days. The side effects were very similar to those seen with any other HA-based lip fillers and included:
How much do lip fillers cost?
Restylane Kysse lip filler costs approximately $700 per syringe – that said, patients will require different amounts of product to achieve the results they want. Your injector can provide an estimate prior to treatment.
We know it can be tempting to price shop, but, when it comes to injectables, it’s best to not allow pricing determine your choice of provider. Qualified injectors using authentic products usually have similar pricing. Always seek seek out a practice with licensed, trained medical professionals who have the skills and experience to deliver a safe and effective lip enhancement treatment.