Restylane Kysse


Lips lose volume, color, and elasticity with age. As a result, lip fillers have become a popular non-surgical option for patients who want to restore youthfulness and improve their lips’ contours. After all, plump, smooth lips are youthful-looking lips.

Restylane Kysse is a new filler option exclusively designed for lip injections, where can be used to smooth wrinkles, gain definition, and increase volume while retaining flexibility for movement and a natural look.

While they are best known for adding more overall fullness to the lips, dermal fillers can also smooth vertical lip lines (known as perioral wrinkles or smoker’s lines) and wrinkles developed over time by repetitive, habitual lip movement.

Learn more about Restylane Kysse in New Orleans by reading on or contacting the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery today.


Restylane Kysse consists of a clear injectable gel that includes hyaluronic acid (HA)—a substance naturally found in our skin—to add volume and boost moisture. As a gel, HA combines with water and expands, producing a smoothing and filling effect.

Designed specifically to accommodate lip movement, Restylane Kysse is made with Galderma’s proprietary XpresHAn Technology (also known as Optimal Balance Technology), an innovative cross-linking gel for precise, natural-looking results. By altering the way HA binds within our skin, Kysse more fully integrates into the area where it’s injected, stretching when you talk or smile, creating a more supple feel and natural look.

The particles in this filler are smaller and tend to integrate better into the skin and between tissues than other HA-based products. Delivering fullness in a softer, more natural-looking format is why Restylane Kysse was developed specifically for the lips and mouth area. What’s more, the technology in the filler attracts and retains water in the lips, giving a more glossy external finish and enhanced lip color.

The doctors and staff at the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery have shown that Kysse treatments last for up to a year, compared to 3—6 months for other lip fillers.


Restylane Kysse for your lip filler augmentation offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Increased volume
  • Restoration of structure
  • Reduction of lip lines and those around the mouth
  • Enhanced lip color
  • Long-lasting results
  • Flexibility of movement
  • Results that look and feel completely natural
  • Safety

Restylane Kysse has a unique ability to even out the structure of your lips without adding excessive volume, making it great for patients of all ages. It is the perfect product for keeping lips at a size and shape that looks completely natural.


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With the lips being such a sensitive area, patients can always expect some discomfort when getting lip filler injections—but, thankfully, Kysse injections contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which helps make treatment more comfortable.

A topical numbing agent is used to numb the injection site before Restylane Kysse is injected into your lips as well as the skin above your upper lip by using an ultrafine needle. The injection process continues until the treated area shows the desired results. When completed, the injected area is massaged to ensure the gel is distributed evenly and looks natural.

Getting your lip fillers doesn’t take long, but getting great results does take expertise like that provided by our doctors. They will perform your lip filler injections during a quick office visit—and you’ll be able to go back to your regular routine right after treatment.


Restylane Kysse is a new filler option for lip injections, used to smooth wrinkles, give definition, and increase volume. The FDA recently approved Restylane Kysse, making it ideal for people who want to make their lips look younger and without the typical heavy feeling of traditional fillers, which can produce unnatural-looking results.

Most patients experience side effects from Restylane Kysse that are mild or moderate and last seven days or less. These side effects are very similar to those experienced with any other HA-based lip filler products and include the following:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Firmness
  • Bruising
  • Itching

To ease these side effects, cold compresses can be applied after your treatment.

Avoid any alcoholic beverages 3-5 days before your appointment, stop any vitamins and multivitamins, and avoid taking NSAIDS like Advil or Aleve for five days prior to your treatment. It’s also essential that you avoid sun exposure until the swelling subsides.

Restylane Kysse is the best filler option for plumping your lips as it causes the least amount of swelling compared to other lip fillers on the market. However, potential side effects for this and any other similar treatment should be thoroughly discussed during your consultation, helping you understand precisely what to expect during and after your treatment.

There are no set rules about exercise after receiving lip injections. However, discuss this with your doctor before your treatment. Exercise may increase the risk of bruising and swelling, but it will not cause the product to shift or move.

You may choose to complement your HA fillers with neuromodulator injectables, such as Botox or Dysport, to smooth expression lines around the mouth. A gentle laser peel treatment can also be added to precisely treat wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth.

The FDA has approved Restylane Kysse for use by adults over 21. At the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we recommend lip fillers to younger patients looking for more plump, fuller lips and patients in their 40s and older who want to smooth their lip lines and contours or restore volume to their lips.


At the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Russel HendrickDr. Parker Velargo, and Dr. Celeste Gary are happy to answer any of your questions about obtaining more youthful, fuller natural-looking lips with Restylane Kysse.

Contact our New Orleans office at 504-533-8848 with your questions, or contact us to schedule a consultation today.