One of the first facial features that can be affected by signs of aging is the lips. The contour and volume of the lips can greatly impact the appearance of the rest of the face, which is why many patients seek non-surgical ways to elevate their lip game.

Lip fillers provide a simple, safe way to add body to the lips and enhance the appearance of the face overall. Lip fillers can be used as stand-alone therapies or in addition to other facial fillers and enhancements. Here is a breakdown of the various types of lip fillers and their effects.

Types of Lip Fillers

The following three types of lip fillers can immediately boost appearance by adding definition and volume to the smile.

RADIESSE®

The Radiesse® line of lip fillers is composed of microscopic calcium crystals. These crystals are suspended in a gel solution that contains no animal products. Because of this, Radiesse® fillers are highly biocompatible and have significant longevity compared to other types of lip fillers. In fact, Radiesse® treatments can last up to a year or more. Another enticing aspect of Radiesse® lip fillers is that the calcium crystal formulation actually triggers a natural process within the body known as collagen production. Collagen production, or collagenesis, reverses the natural collagen loss that occurs over time and causes reduced volume and wrinkles.

Revanesse® Lips™

Revanesse® Lips™ is a lip filler made of hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced by the body, particularly in the eyes, joints, and skin. It helps provide moisture to these structures, and it is naturally slippery and gooey. When hyaluronic acid is used as a lip filler, it can add volume to the lips and improve their appearance and hydration. A Revanesse® Lips™ treatment can continue providing positive effects for up to a year. Additionally, clinical evidence shows that Revanesse® Lips™ treatments involve minimal downtime, pain, and swelling.

JUVEDERM® VOLBELLA®

Juvederm® is the original maker of filler products and, as such, it is also the most studied, with the greatest longevity in the market. Juvederm® Volbella is an injectable gel that was specifically created to boost the appearance of the lips. It uses a small-particle hyaluronic acid gel to give a natural and subtle lip augmentation, helping correct vertical lip lines and lip wrinkles in patients who are over age 21. Many patients enjoy the way that these treatments can enhance the appearance of lips without making the lips look too bulky or unnatural. According to its manufacturer, Juvederm® Volbella treatments last up to one year.

Deciding Which Type of Lip Filler Treatment Is Right

Patients have a number of options available when it comes to achieving fuller lips. Often, the choice of a lip filler type comes down to personal preference or previous treatment history. An aesthetic expert can be a helpful guide in considering different types of lip fillers and treatment plans.

To learn more about personalized lip treatment options, contact North Shore Med Spa, a Long Island med spa, at (516) 441-5110 to request an initial consultation.