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Dr. Anna Avaliani has been named the top lip injector by RealSelf in 2017. She has performed thousands of lip injections over the last 5 years earning her the title of top Restylane injector in NYC and an exclusive privilege to be amongst the top 75 clinics in the United States based on the number of procedures performed yearly. Dr.Avaliani is known for her secret natural lip augmentation technique and has patients flying from all over the world to see her in order to achieve the most natural and never overdone lip augmentation results. Please visit our Instagram or lip gallery for some before and after photos for some inspiration.
Some exciting news were revealed today on April 9th 2020 we have a new FDA approved dermal filler for injection into the lip area and that is called Restylane Kysse ™. This product is very special and it’s a great addition to the current Restylane portfolio of dermal fillers. The launch of Restylane Kysse will make this a 6th member of the Restylane dermal filer family to get FDA approved for injections in the USA.
What is so special about Restylane Kysse™?
It is made with an amazing technology called Natural expression, which allows the hyaluronic acid gel to almost seamlessly fill the lips and not to be able to feel like anything was ever injected.
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What is inside Restylane Kysse ™?
It is an HA dermal filler made from Hyaluronic acid, which is a natural body sugar and is responsible for keeping our collagen plump.
Natural Expression technology allows the filler to move with the lips as they move. This is an incredible feature because it completely eliminates the heavy feeling of a filler and prevents it from looking unnatural after injection.
When is Restylane Kysse™ going to be available?
Typically after FDA approval, the first batch can be delivered within a couple of weeks. Dr.Avaliani is expecting her delivery in May and is amongst the select few providers to get is as she is the Top Injector in NYC and belongs to top 75 practices in the country.
Who can receive Restylane Kysse™ injections?
It is FDA cleared for adults over the age of 21 and older
Where can Restylane Kysse™ be injected?
It is an HA dermal filler FDA approved for injections into the lip area to achieve a plump, luscious, and natural looking lips
Does Restylane Kysse™ come with numbing?
Yes, just like all current HA dermal fillers and the rest of Restylane family of dermal fillers, Restylane Kysse comes sterile and packaged in a box with 1 syringe which has 1 ml of gel in it with already added lidocaine ( a numbing agent)
Do Restylane Kysse™ lip injections hurt?
The discomfort experienced during the procedure definitely varies from person to person and depends on several factors like:
- The type of numbing used
- The sensitivity of the patient or their pain tolerance
- Whether they are menstruating, just finished their cycle or about to start
- The injection technique uses needles or microcannula
- The experience of the injector
- Whether the injector has have light or heavy touch
- The patient expectation of discomfort
- Patient anxiety level
- Restylane Kysse™ comes premixed with numbing medication inside the gel already, so there is little discomfort it can produce and it all depends on the injector you use
Does Restylane Kysse™ lip injection cause swelling?
Dr.Avaliani has been using Restylane Kysse for her lip augmentation treatments for almost 2 years now and can comfortably state that it is the best filler and causes the least amount of swelling out of all other fillers on the market. This is the best, no downtime filler for lips and it’s a game-changer
Can your partner feel Restylane Kysse™ lip injections during intimacy?
When it is injected correctly, no one can ever tell you had lip injections done period. The amazing natural expression technology of Restylane Kysse moves with the lips and feels very soft and not firm, hence your kissing partner will never know.
How many syringes of Restylane Kysse™ can one get injected at once?
The answer depends on factors like: comfort level of the injector, the anatomy of the lips at the starting point. Some patients have very thin lips and can handle very little product at one visit, and some patients with already naturally full lips and can easily get 2 syringes injected at one visit. The optimal amount can be determined at in-person consultation visit and it is always great to know that one can always add more product if desired.
It is always easy and safer and preferred to be able to add product rather than potentially dealing with having to dissolve products and
What can one expect before their Restylane Kysse™ injection?
You will have a Consultation with Dr.Avaliani to determine whether Restylane Kysse is the best product for your concern. You will then be given treatment consents, your before photos will be taken and you will get topical numbing cream applied to the treatment area, which will stay on for about 20-30 minutes.
What is the recovery time after Restylane Kysse™ injection?
Restylane Kysse causes minimal swelling and can be injected any day of the week. There is no recovery.
How to minimize bruising after Restylane Kysse™ injections?
Bruising is almost always expected with anything when there are needles used. Injections into the lip area are no different. Dr. Avaliani employs her custom numbing cream which has an agent that minimizes bruising and bleeding. She also uses the AccuVein tool to help visualize blood vessels and is a master injector and a true expert in anatomy.
As a patient, you are advised to avoid any alcoholic beverages 3-5 days prior to your appointment, stop any vitamins and multivitamins and avoid taking NSAIDS like Motrin, Advil or Aleve for 5 days prior as well.
When is the best time to plan for Restylane Kysse™ injections?
We love this rule of thumb, if afraid or first time, always plan 2-4 weeks before any major event.
If you work in front of people, then likely Friday would be the best time to get injections done.
If you have done this before and feel comfortable wearing bright lipstick at work the next day, then you can get your injections any day of the week.
How soon can one apply lipstick after Restylane Kysse™ injections?
It is recommended to wait at least 30 minutes before applying anything to the injection area in order to avoid the possibility of an infection.
So the simple answer is 30 minutes after your injection.
How soon can one exercise after Restylane Kysse™ lip injections?
There are really no set in stone rules about exercise and injections. Can you exercise the same day you received your injections? The answer can be yes as long as you and your doctor discussed this prior. You can easily skip 24 hours and resume your regular routine after 24 hours just to be on a safer side. Exercise may increase risk of bruising and swelling but it will not cause any product to shift or move.
What are some absolute contraindications to receiving Restylane Kysse™ injections?
Having active infection in the area like a cold sore aka Herpes Zoster and having a history of an allergic reaction to dermal fillers and a history of anaphylaxis (severe life-threatening allergic reaction).
What are the most common side effects from Restylane Kysse™ injections?
The most common thing to occur after your treatment are soreness, tenderness in the area, swelling, redness and possibly small bruising.
Can one get Restylane Kysse™ injections if they have Juvederm family dermal filler in their lips?
Absolutely yes. There are no restrictions on mixing different brands of dermal fillers except worth mentioning that one may have different experience and or recovery time with another brand of dermal fillers
How long should you wait before adding more Restylane Kysse™ product?
Ideally 2 weeks after your initial treatment date to allow the product to fully settle and for you to be able to determine of more product is warranted.
Is Restylane Kysse™ reversable/dissolvable filler?
Absolutely yes. It is a Hyaluronic acid filler
How long does Restylane Kysse filler last?
In clinical trials, the average duration of Restylane Kysse filler in the lips was about 6-9 months.
In general, the duration of any HA (Hyaluronic Acid) dermal filler depends on:
- The type of filler used
- The amount of filler used (1 vs like 4 syringes)
- The area where the filler was injected (lips is highly mobile area vs Chin area)
- The metabolism of each patient
- Please remember that it is 99% natural sugar
When should the maintenance treatment be scheduled for the next Restylane Kysse™ injection?
Ideally this should be discussed with Dr.Avaliani at your follow up visit. But in general, we recommend to return for maintenance treatment in 4-6 months after your initial injection to keep your lips looking natural, plump and kissable.
To learn more about Dr. Anna Avaliani visit www.dravaliani.com