There are different types of lip fillers to help you achieve your desired look. Whether you want long-lasting, plump lips or to fill in lines around your mouth for a natural, youthful look, there are a variety of lip fillers to choose from. An experienced provider can work with you to devise the best types of lip fillers for your lip treatment plan. Lip fillers offer a non-invasive way to add volume, moisture, and youth to your face by plumping up your lips and filling in lines in your mouth area. With the industry’s best products and expertise, we can give you the best Lip Refresh to have a radiant smile.
Hyaluronic Acid Types of Lip Fillers
Most types of lip fillers – including Restylane, Teoxane, and Juvederm – are forms of injectable hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your body with sugar molecules. This substance is found in connective tissues and your skin, and it can attract moisture, giving your skin hydration and elasticity. Hyaluronic acid declines due to ageing and environmental factors such as smoking and air pollution. According to the American Society for Dermatological Surgery, injectable hyaluronic acid instantly boosts your skin and lips by filling in fine lines and wrinkles and adding volume.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have the added benefit of retaining moisture, giving your lips and mouth area a serious boost in hydration. HA fillers stimulate collagen production, giving you more supple, glowing skin.
Restylane is a granular hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that lasts up to a year. Restylane Kysse was specifically designed to treat lines in the lip area and give volume to the lips. Restylane is one of the most popular lip fillers to give the lips a lush, moisturised, plump look. The advanced formula can subtly boost lines and hollows in the mouth area for a natural, youthful look. Restylane typically lasts between 6 months to 1 year in the lips.
Teoxane is one of the newest types of lip fillers that has quickly become a hit due to its Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA) technology. These fillers mimic the characteristics of natural hyaluronic acid in the body and move naturally with the body. The resilience of Teoxane allows it to retain its shape even after being stretched, bent, or compressed, giving you a very natural look. Teoxane filler usually lasts between 9 and 18 months.
Juvederm is another hyaluronic acid filler that can treat the lip and mouth area. Juvederm filler has different varieties, with Juvederm Volbella XC injectable gel designed for lip augmentation and filling in lines in the mouth area, including vertical lip lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Juvederm Volbella XC typically lasts one year. Juvederm Vollure is designed to be long-lasting and lasts up to 18 months.
Benefits of Lip Filler
Lip fillers offer many benefits. They can help you reverse signs of ageing and delay the need for more invasive cosmetic procedures. Lip fillers provide a non-invasive way to boost your lip area by filling in lines and wrinkles and adding more volume to your lips. Lip injections are a common and safe procedure that can increase your confidence and improve your appearance. They are also reversible, as filler can be dissolved if you do not like the results.
Although most people experience minimal side effects from lip fillers, there are some potential risks. Risks may include:
- Pain, bruising, and swelling at the injection site.
- Reactivation of cold sores (if you have a history of cold sores, your doctor will recommend taking preventative medicine before your lip filler procedure).
By choosing an experienced provider, you can minimise your risk of unwanted side effects from lip fillers.
Costs of Lip Filler
The costs of lip filler depend on the bespoke plan tailored for you by your experienced medical practitioner. We look forward to inviting you for a consultation to discuss this with one of our doctors.
Lip filler treatment usually takes between 20 and 30 minutes, with some time being preparation with numbing medicines. First, you will consult with your provider to discuss your lip goals and create the best treatment plan for your needs and individual face.
For the procedure, a topical anaesthetic will be applied to your lips to numb them. After waiting 10 to 20 minutes for the numbing cream to take effect, you will receive filler injections. Your provider may use a needle or a needle and cannula to inject filler. A cannula is longer than a needle with a blunt tip. A needle will be used to create the injection site, and then a cannula may dispense the filler and minimise bruising.
After the procedure, you may experience swelling for 24 to 48 hours. All signs of swelling and bruising should subside within one week.
FAQs About Lip Filler
Does lip filler hurt?
You may have mild pain at your injection site, but the numbing cream should help minimise pain during treatment.
How long does the procedure take?
Lip filler procedures usually take 20 to 30 minutes from start to finish, including the time for numbing before treatment and post-treatment care.
How long is recovery from lip filler?
You should be able to resume normal activities right after treatment but will need to ice your lips periodically for the first two days. You should avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after treatment.
How long does lip filler last?
Lip filler lasts 6 to 18 months, depending on your treatment plan and the products used.
If you’re ready to refresh your lips and achieve the pout you’ve always wanted, book a consultation today to learn how our experienced team can assist you with attaining the natural, rejuvenated lips you deserve.