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Restylane® is the first cosmetic dermal filler made of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Approved by the FDA, Restylane® is designed to match your skin, smoothing wrinkles, sculpting lips or shaping facial contours. With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane® is able to perform for many months in your skin. The most common areas for a Restylane® treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). When used for lips or facial contouring, Restylane® will add shape and volume to the area. Restylane® is able to create volume under your wrinkles, which are then lifted up and smoothed out. The hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the human body and is used to provide moisture and fullness to the skin. The average treatment results may last approximately 6 months or even longer. Visit www.restylane.com for more information on Restylane®.

Restylane Kysse®

Restylane Kysse® is the latest lip filler from Galderma. Lips with natural-looking volume and Kysse-able softness. Restylane Kysse is the first lip filler designed with XpresHAn Technology™ for flexible movement and natural-looking volume proven to last for up to one year. Enhance texture and color of the lips while maintaining a full range of expressions.

This specialized injectable in the Restylane® family is designed to be a long-lasting lip filler. Like Restylane®, it is composed of hyaluronic acid.

Restylane® Kysse offers a number of benefits. It volumizes thin lips, restores lip color that has faded over time, restores a smooth texture, reduces the appearance of perioral wrinkles above the upper lip, and improves flexibility and elasticity.

Before your treatment session, you will meet with a skincare expert, who will ask questions and perform an examination to ensure that this lip filler is the ideal option for you.

Most patients are good candidates for the treatment. If you are allergic to hyaluronic acid fillers or anesthetics, this filler option may not be right for you.

In the time before the treatment session, it will be important to avoid taking any NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or supplements, since these can result in increased bruising.

For the treatment session, an ultrafine needle is used. First, the skin of the targeted area is cleansed, and then a topical numbing cream is used. The injections are then precisely delivered. Restylane® Kysse contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to eliminate any pain or discomfort.

After your treatment, you will immediately be able to return to your workplace with no need for time off. No recovery time or downtime will be required.

If any lumps are present after injection, they can be massaged away, a small amount of saline can be used, or hyaluronidase can be injected.

There is a chance that there will be temporary swelling and bruising in the area. For six hours, do not touch the treated region. Avoid sun exposure, strenuous exercise, and exposure to heat and cold extremes until swelling is gone.

The benefits of Restylane® Kysse last for up to 1 year. The filler can last longer than other lip filler products because it is composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Patients can return for maintenance treatments.


Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte is an expert injector. He is a board-certified physician in plastic surgery, with almost 30 years of knowing the anatomy, the artistic skills, the talent, and the thousands of patients injected. He has completed over 15,000 injectable treatments at his practice.

The photos below are from a local “cosmetic” clinic run by a doctor who is not residency-trained in plastic surgery. The injections were done by a nurse. This patient was injected with multiple syringes, not to compliment her deficiencies and without any artistic sense, proper selection of filler, or technique.

The patient is kind enough to share her experience and allow us to use her pictures. She was told by the doctor that “This is normal.” No one there knew what to do to correct it or reverse it, nor did they have the materials (which are supposed to be available for an emergency) on hand.

Unfortunately, the law allows physicians to advertise themselves as plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, or even stating they are “board-certified,” even if it is a board in emergency medicine, cardiology, or gynecology. There are multiple “fake” boards that do not require a residency — all they need to do is take a course and pay the dues.

Look for credentials. Board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, hospital privileges to do the procedure, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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