Lip Filler – Everything You Need To Know

All of your lip filler & lip injection questions answered!

Lip fillers are at the top of everyone’s list these days and here at The Luxe Room, we are HERE for it. And for you. So, if you’re thinking about enhancing your pout, we’ve put together a list of need-to-knows and FAQs to help you decide if lip fillers are right for you.

What is Lip Filler?

Lip filler, aka lip injections or lip augmentation, is a procedure that enhances lips, adds volume to, and rejuvenates lips using injectable filler. Sometimes it can also be used for hydration rather than really augmenting the lips. It can really be much more versatile than most people think!

What can lip fillers do?

Lip injections are the perfect way to add natural-looking volume, fullness, shape and improved symmetry to lips. Whether you want to keep it subtle or go full-on Kylie Jenner with it, the right filler (and skilled injector) can customize your treatment to provide you with the youthful, pillowy pout you’ve been dreaming about. And let’s face it, if you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably been thinking about lip filler for a looooonnnng time.

What is lip filler made of?

The most common lip fillers—such as the Juvederm and Restylane brands—are made from hyaluronic acid, a holy grail skin care ingredient that’s famous for its youth-preserving benefits.

Naturally produced in the body, hyaluronic acid (HA) helps skin retain water, which helps keep skin plump and hydrated, making it a natural choice for lip fillers.  Other big benefits of HA-based lip fillers include the control they provide over lip shape and volume, they’re fairly long-lasting, unlikely to cause any allergic reactions, they’re easily dissolvable, and can be administered gradually—which gives us the freedom to slowly build and create the perfect pout based on your lip shape and desired results.

Note: Most lip filler products contain lidocaine to help numb your lips during the injection process and to keep you comfortable afterwards, so make sure to bring up any allergies prior to getting your lips treated.

What lip filler brands do we use?

There are a lot of options when it comes to lip filler brands. There are two main brands: Juvederm (by Allergan) and Restylane (by Galderma). In each brand, there are a few options that we choose from, including:

  • Restylane Kysse  (did you know that we do more Restylane Kysse than any other clinic in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, or other major cities in the midwest region?? Believe me, you’re in good hands with TLR)
  • Restylane Refyne
  • Restylane Defyne
  • Restylane Classic/Restylane-L
  • Juvederm Ultra
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus
  • Juvederm Volbella
  • Juvederm Vollure

We determine what product(s) to use based on your needs and desired results and pre-existing lip anatomy.

Are all lip fillers the same?

Every lip filler varies a bit. Each one has a slightly different density or thickness, which provides different benefits for different lips. Some are softer and lighter, like Juvederm Volbella or Restylane Refyne, which is great for giving younger lips a more hydrated look. And some are firmer initially or ‘more juicy’, like Restylane Defyne or Juvederm Ultra Plus, which is perfect for plumping up lips that really need a pout! Then there are some allow us to correct asymmetries better than others, while some are more so used just to softly improve hydration only.

Set up a consultation with us and we can figure out what approach and product will be the best fit for you.

How long do lip injections last?

Let’s talk about lasting power. When it comes to lip filler, results vary, but your gorgeous new pout will probably last somewhere between 9-12 months. Every body breaks down lip filler at different rates, and some lip fillers are just able to last longer than others.

Remember, if a lip filler is meant to last 9-12 months, you may only have half the amount left at 6 months, therefore you may want to think about rebooking around 6-9 months.

Typically in my practice, I see patients back around 6-9 months after their first treatment, then after a few sessions, we can space them out to 9-12 months.

This is just a general range, but it’s important to note that your results can fade faster or *cross your fingers* last longer depending on things like your body’s amount of hyaluronidase (natural enzyme that breaks down HA in your body), lifestyle, and age.

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