Lip Fillers: What They Actually Are


Let’s face it, the only reason we know about lip fillers is Kylie Jenner. But do you know what happens when you get lip fillers? Or HOW you get lip fillers? In not, than keep on reading!

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can make your lips a fuller plumper look. But we all know that. What we don’t know is that it is a form of injectable dermal filler, and it happens to be the most frequently used method of lip augmentation nowadays.

Today, the most common fillers would be something containing hyaluronic acid or substances that are similar to it. If you didn’t already know, hyaluronic acid is a natural substance present in the body which helps increase the volume of the lips. Collagen was once the most common dermal filler which is used less often today. That is mainly because the new options are safer and the effects last longer.

Hyaluronic acid has the ability to improve the appearance of your lips by adding:

  • Volume
  • Shape
  • Structure

The effect lasts till six months and after that more injections are needed to maintain the volume of your lips. Now let’s talk about the pros and cons of using lip fillers.


After the process of implantation is done, you can get back to your routine after a few hours There is no need of any rest as the recovery time is almost instant.

  • Lip fillers are supposed to be a temporary treatment. So if you’re not happy with the way your lips look then you don’t have to worry as the effect will wear off after some time.
  • There is a variety of options you can choose from, which depends on the look you want.
  • As the lip implants are made of human tissues there have been almost no reports of rejection.
  • Plumped lips give you confidence and boost your self-esteem.


  • The main downside usually noted is that the lips do not turn out to be the way you wanted them to be. This is because sometimes the implants do not fit the way they were supposed to.
  • There may be redness, irritation and allergic reactions.
  • The non-surgical fillers are temporary and may last for a few hours while others require retouching after every eight months.
  • Surgery may also result in risk of excessive bleeding and swelling of lips for a few days.  
  • Because they’re temporary, you’ll need to get them done after every six to eight months to maintain the volume of the lips, and this can be very costly.

Now you have a pretty good knowledge of what lip fillers are and how they work. Weigh the pros and cons and take an informed decision. Good luck!


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