LT: Hi, Dr. Keamy. I want to talk about lips today. I have long said that one can judge the skill of a cosmetic treatment professional is by their lip work. Do they turn out big fat sausages or softly nuanced and natural-looking lips? Jean, your patients’ lips are always perfect! Tell us your secrets.
JK: Lips can be touchy. The first thing I take into consideration is what I have to work with. Are his or her lips naturally thin, with little shape of their own? Or shapely and once plump, but now showing some age-related deflation? Or are lipstick lines causing a not-so-sexy pucker?
LT: A lot to consider, for sure. I hear Restylane has added a filler targeted specifically for lips to its lineup. What’s that all about? How is it different from the other fillers often used for lip enhancement?
JK: Restylane’s new product is called Kysse. For those women (and men!) that are skitterish about having their lips filled, it’s perfect. Kysse is formulated to deliver a soft, suppleness to the lips. I use it for the patients that want or just need a subtle improvement. It’s ideal for shaping. Plus, Restylane is offering a $100 coupon for Kysse now through the vendor’s reward program. Here are the links: https://www.aspirerewards.com/register RestylaneKysseOffer.com.
LT: I’ve heard of lip tenting. What is it, and do you practice it?
JK: Yes, I do practice it. Lip tenting is how I manage shape and volume. It involves how much, and where I inject the filler. There are many techniques by many different names, but the only one I rely upon is a thorough consultation. Not until I fully understand what the patient wants to achieve and the expectations he or she has, do I consider how to proceed.
LT: This is the standard protocol for all your work. You listen to your patients, understand what they want to achieve, and proceed with your signature aesthetic sense and light touch.
JK: Well put! Thank you, Laura!