Everything You Need to Know About FDA-Approved Lip Fillers

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved Restylane Kysse (Galderma), a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler specifically designed for lips and upper perioral rhytids in adults 21 and older. There are 19 brands of FDA-approved facial dermal fillers available to cosmetic injection providers, each with multiple and specific indications.

Restylane Kysse is the newest addition to the FDA-approved lip filler family, and its innovative technology promises more natural and long-lasting results. Before receiving any dermal fillers, it is important to be tested for allergies, especially if the filler contains animal-derived materials such as collagen. The Restylane line of HA dermal fillers includes products that smooth wrinkles and smile lines, lift and add volume to the cheeks, and augment the lips. The most serious risk associated with dermal fillers is accidental injection into a blood vessel.

However, there are some side effects that patients should be aware of before receiving Kysse fillers, such as swelling, bruising, redness, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the injection site. As with any other dermal fillers, these side effects usually go away within a few weeks. Injecting dermal fillers into the face and hands can improve the appearance of facial lines and volume loss caused by age or certain medical conditions. In some cases, hyaluronic acid used in dermal fillers is chemically modified (cross-linked) to make it last longer in the body.

If your healthcare provider confirms that dermal fillers are an option for you, know that all medical products have benefits and risks. In some cases, the side effects of a dermal filler injection may appear weeks, months, or years after the injection. A small blunt tip cannula is a thin, flexible tube with a small opening in the side that can provide an effective means of injecting dermal fillers of HA into the lips. Most dermal fillers have a temporary effect because they contain materials that the body absorbs over time.

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