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.


RESTYLANE® is an injectable gel. The hyaluronic acid is a tissue-friendly substance closely resembling the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the body. By replenishing nature’s supply of hyaluronic acid, RESTYLANE® revitalizes and plumps up the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and giving a softer look.


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.