What Are The Different Types of Lip Fillers?

If you’re looking for fuller, more balanced lips, fillers are a perfect way to highlight your naturally beautiful anatomy. Lip fillers, valued for their noninvasive and quick procedure, have seen a steady rise in popularity since 2015. Lip fillers aren’t just for fuller lips; they can help you achieve a specific desired lip shape and are easily tailored to personal treatment goals. Let’s discuss what types of lip fillers are available and their benefits and considerations.

Exploring Different Types of Lip Fillers

HA fillers are most commonly used to treat the lips. Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body and plays a crucial role in maintaining skin moisture and elasticity. In lip filler applications, it contributes to the appearance of increased volume, skin hydration, and plumpness. Skilled placement of HA fillers allows for more volume and defined contours in certain areas of the face. HA fillers are widely recognized for their safety and efficacy, boasting minimal side effects and a very low risk of allergic responses.

Two of the most popular lip filler lines are Juvederm and Restylane. Juvederm offers two fillers for the lips, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC. Juvederm Ultra XC is perfect for adding volume to the lips, while Juvederm Volbella XC works twice as hard to augment the lips and correct the appearance of small lines around the mouth.

Restylane Kysse is an innovative HA gel filler that has been shown to add volume, improve lip shape, and enhance lip color with natural-looking results.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Lip fillers offer several advantages, such as augmenting lip volume and enhancing fullness, refining lip contours and overall facial harmony, and hydrating the lips.

You can also experience the joy of increased self-confidence as you watch your aesthetic transformation occur. Recovery time is minimal due to the non-invasive nature of the treatment, and precision and customization are hallmarks of hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are most commonly used as lip fillers, and products can be handpicked and specifically placed to address your concerns.

Choosing Your Lip Shape

When undergoing lip filler treatment, selecting your desired lip shape is a key piece in the process. Your chosen shape will impact your overall facial aesthetic and the harmony of your features and contribute to the final result. Here are some popular options to consider:

  • Cupid’s Bow: Accentuates the central curve of the lip, lending a refined, sophisticated appearance.
  • Subtle Lift: Concentrated on the mouth corners, offering a gentle uplift and a more cheerful expression, ideal for those seeking to counteract a perpetual downturn.
  • Balanced Volume: Equally distributes volume between both lips, fostering symmetrical harmony.
  • Upper Lip Enhancement: Enhances volume in the upper lip, aiming for enhanced lip symmetry.
  • Lower Lip Enhancement: Boosts volume in the lower lip, aiming for enhanced lip symmetry.
  • Full, Rounded Lips: Adds substantial volume to both lips, creating a glamorous, voluptuous look.
  • Heart-shaped: Focuses on central lip volume, imparting a youthful appearance as the lips taper towards the corners.
  • Natural Enhancement: Maintains your lips’ natural curvature while subtly enhancing volume.

Your aesthetic provider can give you personalized advice on which shapes best complement your facial features and help you reach your overall desired look. 

Choosing the Right Lip Filler

The right lip filler will be different for everyone. That’s why it’s essential to receive treatment from an experienced, skilled aesthetic injector who can examine your unique facial anatomy and help you to decide which filler would be best for you. Never choose a filler based on reputation or name. Consult with an experienced injector who understands how different fillers work with different facial structures and target different areas of concern.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do lip fillers last?

You can expect your lip filler results to last up to a year, but we recommend getting maintenance treatments every 6 to 9 months to maintain your beautiful lip shape and investment.

Are lip fillers painful?

No. They involve little discomfort, and a topical numbing agent or dental block can be used to ensure comfort. With numbing, the process will take up to an hour.

Are lip fillers safe for everyone?

Yes, they are generally safe for everyone. Make sure to choose an experienced aesthetic injector who has experience handling complications if they arise. While safe, you may experience some bruising in the days after treatment. We recommend using INhance by Alastin up to 4 times a day while your injection site is healing.

Plump Up Your Pout with Lip Fillers at Beyond Skin Aesthetics

Lip fillers are a minimally invasive, quick way to achieve more volume in the lips and overall facial harmony and symmetry with a lip shape you love.

If you’re interested in lip fillers, contact Beyond Skin Aesthetics and schedule a consultation. We work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that enhances your well-being inside and out.