Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse Overview

Treats: Disproportionately thin lips and perioral lines above the upper lip

Length: 10-15 minutes

Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream available

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Mild swelling and bruising around the injection sites for 1-2 day

Recovery: Patients usually return to work and other activities immediately following the procedure

Duration of Results: Up to 1 year

Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results


“I had thought about lip injections for awhile but was afraid of getting the horrible duck look and it coming out unnatural. Dr. Kulbersch was awesome, answered all my questions and made me feel so at ease. I liked the fact that he uses the blunt cannula technique so it makes for a smooth, bloodless, pretty painless procedure. I’ve gone to him a few times and never had an issue! He did an amazing job and it looks so natural. I won’t go anywhere else and would recommend him to everyone.”

-Ljb3388, RealSelf



Restylane Kysse is the new FDA-approved dermal filler option for lip augmentation. This revolutionary lip filler with its one-of-a-kind formulation may be a game-changer for those who want to achieve fullness and better definition on the lips with a soft and natural look and feel.

At Carolina Facial Plastics in SouthPark, Charlotte, we focus 100% on cosmetic treatments for the face. Our team offers surgical and nonsurgical techniques designed to fully enhance each patient’s own unique attractiveness. Expert injectors Courtney Whitley, FNP-C, and Heather Bryant MPAS PA-C, along with Dr. Kulbersh, have great insight into the art of facial rejuvenation with fillers and can provide you with subtle yet powerful anti-aging results.

Restylane Kysse is a wonderful addition to the current Restylane portfolio of dermal fillers.

The top aesthetic destination of the south, Carolina Facial Plastics, is led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh. With his team of cosmetic experts, a fully accredited surgery center, and a private recovery retreat all located in the heart of SouthPark, Carolina Facial Plastics is known for unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face.

Restylane Kysse is a hyaluronic acid filler with a more innovative formulation. It uses Galderma’s proprietary XpresHAn (Expression) technology (similar to Restylane Refyne and Defyne) which focuses on natural expression that allows the filler to move with your lips as they move. This is an amazing feature because it successfully eliminates the heavy feeling of a filler, and its structure and flexibility allow for natural-looking results after the treatment.

The crosslinking technology of XpresHAn is chemically engineered HA that increases its ability to hold its shape for a longer period of time, as it slows down its disintegration process. The greater the number of links, the thicker the gel, and the higher its longevity. Here’s how the three Restylane products differ:

  • Restylane Refyne – (6% cross-linked) – effectively smooths fine lines
  • Restylane Defyne – (8% cross-linked) – targets deeper layers of the skin to address folds and marionette lines, without sacrificing natural movement
  • Restylane Kysse – (7% cross-linked) – softer than Defyne but firmer than Refyne, Kysse strikes the perfect balance between structure, fullness, natural softness, and movement for the lips

Restylane Kysse’s unique formulation offers more flexibility and tissue integration, so your filler moves with you as you speak, laugh, and kiss. We can also achieve these results using 20% less product compared to other lip fillers.

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Restylane Kysse is injected into the lips and the lines around the upper lip to temporarily add fullness to the lips and smooth away perioral lines. The picture below shows specific areas that can be addressed to achieve the perfect set of lips:

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There is no downtime required after Kysse injections. You may return to work and resume your normal activities immediately following treatment. While there can be minimal swelling and bruising, these issues resolve quickly on their own without intervention.

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Our mission is to provide the ultimate results with comprehensive treatments for all aesthetic conditions. We use the latest techniques from Beverly Hills to provide the best results while minimizing downtime. We always work in partnership with our patients to achieve realistic and natural results in a safe manner. Our expert injectors have over eight years of experience with our sole focus on the face to create more predictable and accurate results. Carolina Facial Plastics was voted Top Facial Plastic Surgery Practice two years in a row (2019, 2020) so stop by our luxurious office in Southpark, Charlotte where we combine the charm of Southern hospitality with the elegance of a top-notch Beverly Hills facial plastic surgery center to provide a superior experience for our patients.

If you’d like to achieve natural lip augmentation or would like to learn more about lip augmentation procedures, contact Carolina Facial Plastics in Southpark, Charlotte to request an appointment. You can call us at (704) 842-3644 or fill out our online contact form.


Frequently asked questions

We take many steps to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Restylane Kysse already contains numbing medicine, but we will also apply a topical numbing cream to ensure you are fully at ease during this treatment. We use a tiny needle for this procedure, employing the “Julie Horne” technique to ensure a comfortable procedure and an optimal result.


Those looking for fuller, plumper lips will find great results with Restylane Kysse. In addition, those who desire to achieve natural-looking volume will benefit as well. Restylane Kysse is FDA-approved for lip enhancement and the correction of lip lines on the upper lip in patients who are 21 or older. During your consultation, we will recommend the best treatment options according to your aesthetic goals.


The results of Restylane Kysse can last for up to one year after treatment. We highly recommend undergoing periodic maintenance treatments to further extend and optimize results.

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