The obsession with lip fillers started back in 2012 and every year since then the numbers for lip augmentation procedures have increased significantly. This cosmetic trend has had longevity and doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. 

Not only is lip augmentation surgery popular among women, but men have fallen privy to lip augmentation as well. Yes you read that right, men are obsessed with the plump lips too. 

Right now if you search the hashtag #lipfillers on Instagram two million posts will appear. There are so many cosmetic companies offering this procedure that it’s easy to get an appointment now more than ever and easy to fit into your lunch break!

Many like to credit actress Angelina Jolie for the spark of interest in plump lips back in 2000 but it wasn’t until 2015 when Kylie Jenner made an appearance on Keeping Up With The Kardashians with a set of new lips that women and girls fell in love with plumping their pout. Once the clip aired Google searches for lip fillers peaked globally and some clinics reported a 70% rise in enquiries over the next 24 hours.

Volume and fullness are most frequently top of the lip wish list making them appear fuller and younger. Treatment-based formulas have also been appearing on the market over the past few years, targeting those looking for temporary enhancements. 

If you’re someone who wants a VERY temporary enhancement without injections then make up would be your best bet. You can still achieve the plump look by choosing a lip liner in a natural skin tone and applying it slightly above the lip line before blending it outwards with your fingertips. This will perfectly model your lips and visibly correct any unevenness. 

If you feel that make up just isn’t enough and are tempted by lip fillers, here’s all the facts before making that decision. 

What Are Lip Fillers?

The filler itself a hyaluronic acid molecule, which is a naturally occurring compound in the body that attracts water and can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight. Injected, this results in a plumper, fuller lip effect.

Who Can Get Them?

For fillers, Botox and both invasive and non-invasive procedures, patients need to be aged 18. Plus, no clinical studies have ever proven that it's OK to undergo treatment when pregnant, when fluctuating hormones make it more difficult to predict results.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

It depends on the product, the patient and a number of other factors. As a ballpark figure the first time should last four to six months and after that can be anything from nine months-plus. Longevity can depend on the person's metabolic rate and age.

What's The Healing Time?

There is no healing as such, although swelling might occur in a few cases for around 24 to 48 hours. Most patients see the end result on the same day with very little swelling, as long as they've been to a reputable practitioner. If swelling should occur, use ice cubes wrapped in gauze to cool the area to prevent bruising and help reduce swelling.

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?

It varies depending on the practitioner and product, but you can expect anything from $425 to beyond $2,500 depending on the best lip filler for you and which methods are used for your treatment. You should think of it a little like a hairdresser – you are paying for the expertise of the practitioner rather than the actual product.

What Is The Difference Between Lip Fillers, Lip Injections, And Lip Plumping?

Lip plumping products, such as lip plumping glosses, temporarily make your lips fuller by causing blood to rush to your skin. The terms lip filler and lip injections are used interchangeably when discussing the process of creating a more defined and fuller lip. Lip fillers are the products used in lip injections. There are various products and fillers in lip injections that are injected under the folds and creases, usually in the bottom half of the face. This helps to make your skin look youthful, rejuvenated, and wrinkle-free. 

What If You Hate The Results?

Go back as soon as possible to reverse the result. We use an eraser enzyme that instantly dissolves the filler, returning your lips to their natural shape and form.

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