One of the things that I love about my chosen field of plastic surgery is that we embrace innovation. The by-product of this for you is that we are constantly looking for new and better ways to achieve rejuvenation. A great example of this is the lip augmentation with fillers procedure. We have all seen those photos of celebrities and social media influencers who took the “full lip” trend and went way too far. I think it’s why patients are always asking me if natural looking, fuller lips are possible? I am happy to say that the answer is a definite “yes”. Today, there are even fillers, such as the new, cutting-edge Restylane® KYSSE, that are specifically designed for natural looking lips.
Specific Fillers for Specific Areas of the Face
My job as your plastic surgeon is to really listen to what bothers you about your face, breast or body, and then use my experience and knowledge to devise the right treatment plan to achieve your goals. One of the great side benefits of all of this listening that good plastic surgeons do is that it allows us to see holes in the marketplace that need to be addressed.
When the lip augmentation with fillers procedure was first introduced, there were only a handful of fillers on the market. This created problems as many of these fillers were really too heavy or thick to deliver the truly subtle, natural looking pout that many of our patients wanted. So, we let filler manufacturers know and they responded by creating specific fillers to address specific areas of the face. This allows me to mix and match fillers in order to achieve that “wow” like result that we all want.
I have quite few options that I use on the lips including:
I am really excited about this last one because it works in a different way than other hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers.
What Makes Restylane® KYSSE Different?
One of the things that makes the Restylane® line of fillers unique is that they are all made with Galderma’s proprietary cross-linking technology. This allows the filler to contain molecules that are different weights, for example. A heavier weight filler is more robust, making it ideal for the mid-face, but not so great for the lips. However, it lasts longer. By creating fillers that combine lighter or smaller molecules with heavier ones, Restylane® allows me to give structure and subtle volume to your lips while still achieving a long-lasting result.
Restylane® KYSSE takes this to the next level. It is actually cross-linked in a specific manner and pattern so that the results last up to a year or longer. This is a total game changer, especially in such a high movement area as the lips. But this isn’t even the most extraordinary thing about this filler. Restylane® KYSSE changes the way that the HA binds inside your lips. It actually binds to itself. This means that the filler stretches with your facial movements and then retracts back into its prior space. The end result is that your lips will look and feel completely natural whether you are talking, laughing or kissing.
Benefits of Restylane® KYSSE
Besides delivering lips that have full flexibility of movement, there are so many other benefits to using Restylane® KYSSE. These include the fact that it is:
- Produces long-lasting results
- Delivers natural looking & feeling results
- Restores structure
- Increases volume
- Diminishes lip lines & lines around the mouth
- Enhances lip color
The latter two are part of the reason why Restylane® KYSSE can be a good treatment option for both men and women of all ages.
When Father Time is exacting his toll on the skin and tissues of your face and body, he doesn’t skip over the lips. Yes, some patients are born with lips that are too thin, but we all lose fat or volume in our lips with age. Women tend to age more aggressively in this area than men because they tend to purse their lips, causing them to shrink in the center. Restoring the proper amount of plumpness with a lip augmentation with fillers procedure is a very simple way to rejuvenate your entire face because it restores proportion.
A moderate amount of any filler can bring lips back to their baseline. The human eye perceives a harmonious face as being more youthful. It does the same thing with smooth skin. That is why using a filler such as Restylane® KYSSE to address lines around the mouth and on the lips, and restore proper color to your lips, both common side effects of aging lips, is so powerful. What I love most about this unique filler is that I am able to balance structure with volume in order to keep your lips at the size and shape they were always meant to be.
To find out more about a lip augmentation with fillers procedure with Restylane® KYSSE, Juvéderm Ultra, Restylane® or Juvéderm Volbella® with Dr. Sean Doherty at his Boston or Brookline office, contact us today or call (617) 450-0070 to schedule a consultation.