Last month we had a blog about the newest filler from Restylane that the FDA approved in April of this year — Kysse. Restylane Kysse is Galderma’s second filler specifically approved and formulated for the lips, joining Restylane Silk.
Since we already announced we’re carrying Kysse at AesthetiSpa, in this second blog of this warmest of months, let’s get into a little more detail about why we’re excited to be the first practice in the area to carry this new filler.
We talked a bit about the technology behind Kysse, but let’s do more. Galderma says it uses proprietary XpressHAn Technology in Kysse. Like all Restylane fillers, Kysse is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar in the human body whose job is to plump and hydrate the skin. It does this by binding with nearby water molecules.
XpressHAn Technology changes this slightly, which is important in the lips because our lips have so many nerves. Sometimes lip fillers like Silk, Voluma (Juvéderm) or Volbella (Juvéderm) can have a tendency to feel a bit uncomfortable or be difficult to get used to. They can create a feeling there is some attached to your lips.
Kysse is different. Galderma says the XpressHAn technology makes it feel more natural. This is because the hyaluronic acid in Kysse is bound to itself, so it stretches, and then goes back to its prior space. What does this mean? When you’re talking, smiling, or kissing, it has the ability to integrate into the tissue where it’s injected and mold to your tissue. It becomes quite seamless with your lips.
Galderma notes its testing of Kysse, which was necessary to gain FDA approval, has shown high satisfaction rates. Eight weeks after treatment, over 90 percent of patients were satisfied with their lips. More specifically, they were satisfied with the shape of their upper and lower lips (93 percent and 95 percent, respectively).
Early use and prior testing also show that Kysse has the potential to last for almost a year. This is great news for our AesthetiSpa patients, as most dermal fillers in the lips only last from 3 to 6 months. This is due to the near constant movement in our lips, which simply makes the body absorb the hyaluronic acid sooner.