Lip Fillers: Natural-Looking Fuller Lips Without Surgery
- Lip fillers are a nonsurgical, non-permanent solution to achieve fuller, plumper lips
- The Breslow Center provides lip filler treatments using only high-quality products containing hyaluronic acid, which blends naturally with the tissue under the skin
- Our licensed medical aestheticians are experts in using lip fillers to achieve natural-looking fuller lips
Lip fillers are a form of dermal filler, which are injected under the skin to fill out wrinkles and creases.
Lip fillers are used specifically to enhance the definition and fullness of the lips, addressing the issues of thin lips or wrinkles around the lip area. Treatments with lip fillers are safe and results are non-permanent.
Collagen used to be a popular choice for lip fillers but today most sophisticated fillers contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the human body as a filler and lubricant, which helps to keep tissues hydrated. However, the body produces less hyaluronic acid with age.
Lip fillers are a temporary solution, so repeat visits are required to maintain the appearance of fuller lips. However, they’re considered ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to undergo surgery.
What Lip Fillers Are For
Lip fillers are an effective treatment for:
- Thin lips
- Smokers lines and other vertical lines around the mouth
- Lip border definition
How Lip Fillers Work
Lip fillers and dermal fillers in general typically use a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid. Both natural and synthetic versions have gel-like properties that allow each molecule to hold over 1,000 times its weight in water. Because of this, along with it naturally occuring in the human body, hyaluronic acid is an extremely effective dermal filler
Due to its skin-plumping attributes, hyaluronic acid is also often used as an ingredient in anti-aging serums and lotions. However, as a lip filler, hyaluronic acid is injected straight into the lip area, providing an immediate and more visible result than can be achieved using topical products.
Are You a Good Candidate for Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are ideal for those with naturally thin lips or whose lips have thinned as a result of aging. If you’re looking for fuller, more sensual lips, fillers will get you the results you want.
And because they’re minimally invasive, they’re suitable for anyone who wants to avoid surgery.
Before your consultation, your injector will ask about your medical history. You should let them know if you’re taking any medication or if you’re a smoker. Both factors could influence blood clotting and therefore alter the texture of your lips.
Your injector will also need to know if you have any allergies or experienced allergic reactions to filler treatments in the past. Lip fillers may not be suitable for those with particular medical conditions that affect the healing process, such as diabetes or blood clotting disorders.
It’s important to be honest when answering any medical questions asked of you, as it helps your Injector find the best treatment for you.
Lip fillers are only effective for a fixed period of time – approximately 6-12 months depending on the product used. If you’re looking for a more permanent, surgical solution to thin lips or lines around the mouth, lip implants may be a better alternative.
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Before and Afters
Best Lip Filler Brands
At the Breslow Center in New Jersey, we use Juvéderm lip filler products like Ultra Plus and Volbella due to their high quality and trusted reputation. Juvéderm Ultra Plus is excellent for smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles around the lips and is our “go-to” product for providing fullness and shapeliness to the lips. Results are instant and typically last up to 8-10 months.
Juvéderm Volbella is also excellent for improving lip contour while subtly enhancing lip volume. It may also be used together with other fillers to boost the lips and etched-in vertical lip lines, also known as “smoker’s lines.” Treatments typically last one year.
Other brands of Juvéderm fillers are available for treating different areas, such as the cheeks or the jaw. Each type of filler has undergone extensive clinical trials to prove its efficacy for a particular type of treatment. Therefore, it’s important to use the correct type of filler for each treatment.
How Long Before I See My Lip Filler Results?
The results of a lip filler are visible immediately. However, there may be some small areas of bruising or swelling, which will recede after approximately three days.
How Long Will Lip Fillers Last?
The results of lip fillers aren’t permanent. They usually last anywhere between 6-12 months depending on the type of filler used.
Why Should You Get Lip Fillers at the Breslow Center?
Our Medical Spa specializes in noninvasive facial rejuvenation and skin care treatments. When undergoing any kind of cosmetic treatment, it’s important that you work with a clinical team you can trust. The licensed medical aesthetician team at the Medical Spa has many years of experience in helping people choose the best possible treatment for their desired results. You can see what our patients have said about their experiences of the Medical Spa.
Your Breslow Center expert injector will talk you through the lip filler treatment options beforehand to make sure you agree on the right dose for your desired appearance. Our expert injectors will always recommend the optimal treatment to help make your lips appear naturally fuller, without risking an over-plumped look.
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At the Breslow Center, Juvéderm Ultra Plus costs $750 per 1cc syringe, while Juvéderm Volbella costs $450 per 0.5cc syringe. Most lip enhancement treatments only require one syringe.
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What should I expect during my lip filler appointment at the Breslow Center?
The appointment itself should take approximately one hour. During your pre-treatment consultation, your injector will discuss your medical history and desired results with you. They will also walk you through what to expect throughout each stage of the procedure, including the after-effects.
How many syringes of lip filler will I need?
One syringe per session is usually enough for most people. This is advisable to help lips maintain their natural shape but also means you can see the effects, rather than applying larger doses which may cause over-plumping of the lips.
Is the lip filler treatment painful?
There is a mild pinching sensation when the injection is performed, similar to a small sting. A numbing cream containing lidocaine will be used to prevent any such pain around the lips. There may also be some soreness or bruising around the injection site afterwards.
Should I take any precautions before my appointment?
Don’t use any blood thinning medication like Aspirin and avoid fish oils and multivitamins for a few days on both sides of the appointment. This helps reduce the risk of bruising.
What should I do after the treatment?
After the appointment, you may feel numbness around the lips due to the anesthetic. It’s likely that there will be some swelling for roughly 24-48 hours. In some cases bruising may also occur. This will usually disappear naturally after about three days. If needed, it can be treated at home with ice.
Within a week or two of the appointment you should see the full benefits of your lip filler. You may want to schedule a follow-up appointment at this stage, to assess your results.
Are there alternatives to lip fillers?
One alternative to lip fillers is the Botox lip flip. A Botox lip flip is also an injectable treatment, where Botox is injected into the lips to give them a plumper appearance. This is a temporary and non-invasive solution to thinner lips or a gummy smile. The overall effect is slightly more subtle than with dermal lip fillers.
Lip implants are a permanent alternative to lip fillers. Lip implants are a surgical solution to the issue of thin or lined lips. The surgery involves inserting soft silicone implants into the lip area. Lip implants are more expensive than lip fillers and will necessitate a post-surgery recovery period.
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Lip Filler Reviews
Our clients are extremely satisfied with their lip filler treatments at the Medical Spa. One of our patients had this to say:
“I’m extremely happy that I met Veronica at The Breslow Center. I always had the desire to add a little more fullness to my lips. I was a little scared of how painful the procedure might be, but everything turned out great Veronica made me feel so comfortable. She explained everything in detail before she started, so I would know what to expect. I’m in love with my lips! I will definitely be returning to her next time!”
You can also watch some videos of facial filler procedures, including lip fillers, which took place at our clinic, in New Jersey.
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Other Uses for Dermal Fillers
At the Breslow Center, we also offer dermal fillers for:
- Jawline – to reduce the appearance of marionette lines running from the corners of the mouth to the chin
- Cheeks – to create a fuller, rounder appearance
- Hands – to achieve younger-looking hands with a less veiny appearance
To find out more about lip fillers or other treatments at the Breslow Center in NJ, contact us or book a consultation today.