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Dermal Fillers

Why Do People Get Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are non-surgical cosmetic procedures done to change the appearance and shape of the lips. This article explains the meaning of lip fillers and why many patients are getting lip filler treatment.

Lip fillers have been a game changer in the cosmetic world; they have helped change how many people look and mend various appearances on the lips. Lip fillers increase the volume of the lips and modify their shapes. One should be in a good physical and mental state for realistic expectations. Naturally, the dermal part of the skin contains hyaluronic acid, which gives the user a certain look. The patient is injected with some dose of hyaluronic acid, which can be synthetic or natural. Lip fillers do not eliminate the aging process but delay the need for invasive lip augmentation surgery. Lip volumes reduce naturally with time and can result from sun damage, genetics, or lifestyle behaviors like smoking. 

Benefits of Lip Fillers 

A patient needs to understand the benefits and side effects of the lip filler treatment before embarking on the process. Some of the known benefits of lip fillers are;

Collagen Stimulation 

Utech &Boccaccini (2016) stated that collagen is an important compound in the skin; it supports the skin. Lip fillers with polylactic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite help stimulate collagen production. Collagen helps one have a fine texture and skin tone. 

The Procedure Is Non-Surgical

Most patients prefer to increase their lips’ size and appearance without surgery. Lip fillers are among the best choices for changing their appearance with no surgery. The lip-filling process is simple, fast, and effective, taking minutes to complete. Although the procedure is not painful, needle-sensitive patients get topical anesthesia to numb the operation site before the procedure.

Youthful Appearance 

Lipko-Godlewska et al. (2021) stated that lips filler gives patients a youthful appearance. The hyaluronic acid in many fillers helps smoothen the lips and give them a plump look. 

Cons of Getting Lip Fillers 

Temporary Results 

Unlike surgery, the lip filler treatment procedure is not permanent. Cosmetic products can last from six months to one year, depending on the brand and the type of fillers. Patients may need to go for several injections to maintain a certain look.

Side Effects 

Cozumel et al. (2021) explained that although lip fillers are deemed safe, patients may experience side effects ranging from mild to moderate. A patient can experience minor bruising from 24 hours to several days. One may also experience rashes, swelling, and lumps on the lips. However, the symptoms are short-lived.


The cost of hyaluronic acid fillers is from $500 to $1000. The prices fluctuate from one place to another depending on factors like demand and quality. Also, the charges levied by the cosmetic practitioner will determine the overall cost o the procedure.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Van Loghem et al. (2015) stated that the filler on a patient’s lip would vary from one patient to another; some patients may have the fillers last for a few months, while others may have the same filler for a whole year. The variance in the longevity of lip fillers within a client depends on factors like age and body metabolism; higher metabolism corresponds to a high-calorie breakdown rate. Lip fillers do not last long on younger people as they are seen to burn calories faster compared to adults.

How Can You Tell Someone Has Lip Fillers?

One can observe common side effects like lip swelling and redness. Also, the presence of fresh lip bruises can signify lip filler treatments. When there are no common signs, one can see the lips looking stiffer, resulting from the injection and swelling, stiffness resulting from swelling. The lips may look poutier than before; one can easily know they have used lip fillers.

Can Oral Be Administered After Lip Filler?

Oral is not advised after lip filler. Patients should wait at least two days to engage in sexual activities. The idea is to prevent unwanted pressure on the lips, which can affect the healing process.

FAQs about Lip Fillers

What Are the Benefits of Lip Fillers?

A patient can use lip fillers to increase the lips’ size, shape, symmetry, and volume. 

Are Lip Fillers Safe? 

Yes. Lip fillers are non-surgical cosmetic treatments with minimal side effects. The non-invasive cosmetic products have mild side effects like swelling and bruising, which disappear shortly.

What Are Lip Fillers Made of? 

The most popular lip fillers are hyaluronic acid. Others are made of collagen and calcium-based compounds.

 Does Lip Injection Last? 

The fillers’ duration on the lips varies from one person to the other; the effects of lip fillers last from six months to one year.

How Often Should One Get Lip Filler Injection? 

It can be done once with multiple syringes or gradually within a stipulated session.

Are Lip Fillers Temporary? 

Yes, they are temporary treatments and cannot last forever; they, however, last longer than ordinary make-up.

Is Lip Filler Injection Painful? 

Soft-tissue injections are relatively painless. While lip fillers may cause swelling and discomfort during the procedure, the pain is short-lived.


Lip fillers are a new cosmetic treatment trending in the beauty industry. Many clients use them to enhance their lips’ volume, shape, and symmetry. The dermal products are relatively safe, non-invasive, and take a short while to complete. However, qualified practitioners should conduct the procedure to yield the desired effect. A fair amount of data links botched procedures to quack practitioners. Lip fillers are easily reversible through painless injections; dissatisfied patients may not need to wait long if they use hyaluronic acid fillers to enhance their lips.


Czumbel, L. M., Farkasdi, S., Gede, N., Mikó, A., Csupor, D., Lukács, A., … &Varga, G. (2021). Hyaluronic acid is an effective dermal filler for lip augmentation: a meta-analysis. Frontiers in surgery, 8, 681028.

Lipko-Godlewska, S., Bolanča, Ž., Kalinová, L., Kermen, I., Onisak, B., Papp, I., … &Valančienė, G. (2021). Whole-face approach with hyaluronic acid fillers. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 14, 169.

Utech, S., &Boccaccini, A. R. (2016). A review of hydrogel-based composites for biomedical applications: enhancement of hydrogel properties by addition of rigid inorganic fillers. Journal of materials science, 51(1), 271-310.

Van Loghem, J., Yutskovskaya, Y. A., &Werschler, W. P. (2015). Calcium hydroxylapatite: over a decade of clinical experience. The Clinical and aesthetic dermatology Journal, 8(1), 38.

Barbara Santini