What Is the Best Type of Lip Filler for You?

What Is the Best Type of Lip Filler for You?

Your lips are a big part of the overall beauty of your face, which is why we're here to help you identify and select what's best for you. Lip fillers, also called dermal fillers or injectables—are treatments that restore volume and correct imperfections in the lips.

They provide a more youthful look with a fuller and more sensuous appeal. You see, modern lip-fillers can do just about anything from putting volume into sagging upper lips, to giving your lower lip that bold pucker that Hollywood stars crave.

However, as this market grows, so do the questions surrounding what constitutes the best lip filler option available. So, what is the best type of lip filler for you? What is the best type of lip filler?

It all comes down to your taste, but there are a few simple questions you can ask yourself to narrow it down. First, the key determinant when choosing an injectable filler is whether you want it to last just a few months and then be gone—or remain for a year or two.

While some patients opt for longevity, others prefer the filling to gradually dissipate as it moves deeper into the lips’ collagen fibers. Whatever your go-to lip filler, here’s how to make sure that you get the best results!

What Makes a Good Lip Filler?

A good lip filler is a safe and effective treatment that can define, smooth, and volumize the lips. The best lip fillers are semi-permanent and made with hyaluronic acid filler, a substance found naturally in our bodies that can not only hold up to 1000x its weight in water but is also known for its skin rejuvenating properties.

To find out, we spoke with Michelle Cory, a registered nurse, and dermatologist and Angel Bassi, a licensed medical esthetician, to get their take on the latest lip fillers on the market.

To formulate the best lip filler, we should first understand your expectations and desired outcome. When choosing a filler, it's crucial to assess whether we are treating lip volume loss, a tear trough, nasolabial groove, marionette line, or simply filling in wrinkles.

This will help determine the product's consistency and viscosity. What are the results that you want? The goal of lip enhancement is to increase fullness while preserving a natural appearance. If you are seeking symmetry and curved lines, be sure to choose a filler that matches those features. 

Juvederm  and Volbella Lip Fillers $600-$900

Juvederm Ultra XC and Volbella XC are two examples of hyaluronic acid fillers. These lip filler injections can be finished in as little as 30 minutes, and are an affordable, non-surgical approach to full lips.

Juvederm Ultra XC adds fullness to the lips, while Volbella XC is more effective at treating vertical lip lines such as those that accompany smiling. These fillers are versatile and can lift the chin, give added volume to cheeks and reduce nasolabial folds creating a more subtle and natural look.

Juvederm lip fillers are like a shot of adrenaline for your lips. This injectable gel instantly plumps up lips and adds volume to them, softening fine lines and wrinkles, filling out sunken areas, removing any trace of sagginess.

It starts working as soon as it is injected. After the treatment, your lips will look and feel firm and full for as long as twelve months.

Restylane Lip Fillers $400-$700

Restylane Silk is a great new product if you want to smooth away your lip lines and make your lips appear fuller for up to 10 months.

With Restylane Silk, there are no surprises – it’s allergy tested, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, and clinically proven to soften fine lines and treat moderate-to-severe lip wrinkles.

Unlike liquid silicone injections, Restylane Silk maintains a natural silky bounce, making it easy to smile and talk.

Other Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers

There is a wide range of lip fillers similar to Juvederm and Restylane. Some are formulated to be long-lasting effects like the popular FDA-approved products, and others for a more temporary result.

Belotero $500-$600

Discover a new alternative to collagen injections with Belotero Lip Fillers. This modern-day treatment is formulated with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that binds moisture, leaving your lips with a plumper appearance.

By treating the lip area, you can increase its volume while improving lines and wrinkles of the mouth for six to twelve months. The Belotero family includes fillers of different consistencies for use on both fine lines and severe folds resulting from facial aging or injury.

The product line includes:

  • Belotero Balance - A softer injectable gel that treats moderate to severe folds on the cheek and lip area.
  • Belotero Soft- A gel filler containing microscopic sponges that go beyond softening lines to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, and scarring.
  • Belotero intense- An injectable suspension for facial volume replacement for patients who have lost some facial fat from injury or aging.

Prevelle Silk $400

Prevelle Silk lip filler contains a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid in the lip injections. This additive allows for a less expensive treatment that produces effects only about 3 to 6 months long on average.

Fat Transfer

Because fat transfer involves harvesting fat from an area of the body—usually the buttocks, thighs, or stomach—and reinjecting it into the lips with a very fine needle, it is considered a more involved and invasive procedure than other lip fillers, such as Juvéderm Ultra or Restylane.

A Word About Off-Label Lip Fillers

Taking care of your lips is crucial. An attractive smile helps boost self-confidence and overall appearance. Off-label use of dermal fillers to improve the lips has become commonplace, but it can have adverse effects such as unwanted volume or migration.

For optimal results, a provider trained in this technique should use formulas approved for lip augmentation.

What Is the Longest-Lasting Lip Filler?

The ideal lip filler can be an effective way to get the results you want. Because there are many options on the market, it's helpful to understand the differences between them, including their duration and cost. Are you looking for a long-lasting treatment or one that is semi-permanent?

Juvederm is a popular choice. It lasts up to one year with extremely natural-looking effects. Fat transfer is another option for natural‑looking lips with results lasting for years.

Find the Right Lip Filler for You

The fact is, there are so many cosmetic treatment options available to you that don’t require invasive surgery. Thanks to innovative dermal filler treatments, today’s consumers have endless choices for restoring and enhancing the body’s natural beauty. Add lip fillers to your list of options.

When you schedule an appointment with Skin Deep Med Spa, we will help you determine which treatment option is ideal for satisfying your needs. Our staff will provide you with all the information you need and ensure that each treatment choice is ideal for your lifestyle.

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