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What Is The Best Injectable Filler For Lips?

What Is The Best Injectable Filler For Lips? | Lips and Drips by Erica Marie

Lip fillers are non-surgical cosmetic treatments that momentarily enhance the lips’ fullness while making them smoother. The most effective lip fillers are those that give the appearance of naturally fuller lips, have a low-risk factor, and consistently deliver satisfactory results.

Hyaluronic acid lip fillers, specifically Restylane and Juvederm, are appropriate candidates for this description. These fillers make up the vast majority of the market share for the lip filler category.

Why Consider Restylane And Juvederm For Lip Fillers?

The ideal lip filler will define the lips, smooth them out, and add volume to them while still preserving their natural appearance. Depending on your preferences, a lip filler may also help lips appear plumper or more symmetrical and fill in vertical lip lines.

Restylane and Juvederm fit the bill in this description because they achieve the desired aesthetic results without pumping the lips too much and can be easily reversed if the results are unsatisfactory. These fillers give the appearance of being distributed uniformly across the entirety of the lips, devoid of any lumps, bumps, or uneven areas.

Comparing Restylane And Juvederm For Lip Applications

Both Restylane and Juvederm are injectable fillers that do not require surgery. These dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, which helps to add volume to the skin. Moreover, they have lidocaine, which acts as a pain reliever during the procedure.

Each brand uses distinct formulations given the go-ahead by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States to be used on the lips (FDA). So when you are presented with the options between Restylane and Juvederm, which should you consider for your lips? 

To find out, further read the article to learn more about your options. 

Restylane Silk For Lips

You will start seeing signs of aging in different areas of your face. Some of these areas include your lips and the lines surrounding your mouth. Because of this, the lips experience less volume, lose their shape, and develop more lines that run vertically above the lip.

Restylane Silk was developed to fix these lip concerns. It addresses these concerns by using hyaluronic acid granules that are both tinier and sleeker than those used in other dermal filler products, bringing consistent, natural-looking results. 

Even if you are not quite concerned about losing lip volume, you can still use Restylane Silk to augment your lips and achieve the aesthetic results you desire.

Juvederm Ultra Or Volbella XC For Lips

For the lips, Juvederm is available in two different formulations:

Juvederm Ultra

The cutting-edge Juvederm Ultra has a silky consistency and is excellent for restoring volume and hydration to the skin, which helps maintain its elasticity and support. It is particularly effective in treating fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and those that appear in the tear troughs under the eyes. It will make smile lines and wrinkles less noticeable, restore contours and volume, and continue to work for up to a year. 

Juvederm Volbella

Volbella is the ideal product to choose if you want to give your lips a natural-looking enhancement. Thanks to its smaller particle size, it is possible to correct these zones without the risk of your lips becoming overly puffy or bulky.

While Juvederm Ultra is versatile and can be used on the face, Juvederm Volbella is specifically for lip applications only. Moreover, it’s the perfect filler to augment the lips to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals, not just address signs of aging on the lips. 

Your healthcare provider may suggest Restylane or Juvederm treatment over the other, depending on the outcomes you’re hoping to achieve. Talk to an expert in medical cosmetics to get more information about which filler would be best for you, given your requirements.

Comparing Restylane And Juvederm Results

The hyaluronic acid contained in Restylane and Juvederm is said to be responsible for the smooth results produced by both of these fillers. Juvederm, on the other hand, has the potential to last a little bit longer overall and produces results a little bit more quickly.

  • Restylane Results: In most cases, you won’t be able to see the results of your Restylane Silk injections until a few days after the procedure. Our clinic has observed that after ten months, these fillers will begin to lose their effectiveness.
  • Juvederm Results: Both Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella begin to work almost immediately to improve the appearance of a person’s lips. Our clinic has observed that the effects will remain for approximately one year.

Restylane And juvederm Procedure

The injection processes for Restylane and Juvederm each only take a few minutes to complete. In the future, you will likely require additional sessions to preserve the volumizing effects on your lips.

  • Restylane Duration: It is estimated that the complete procedure for Restylane injections takes anywhere between 15 and 60 minutes to complete. The timeframe is likely to fall on the shorter end of this scale, given that the area of the lip being injected is much smaller than other injection areas. After some time has passed, the effects will become apparent.
  • Juvederm Duration: In most cases, the duration of a Juvederm lip injection procedure is comparable to that of a Restylane lip injection procedure. However, in contrast to Restylane, the results of Juvederm lip injections can be seen immediately.

Who Should Consider Either Of These Lip Fillers?

Although the lip treatments with Restylane and Juvederm have received FDA approval, this does not imply that these procedures are suitable for everyone. Different individual risk factors are associated with each treatment option.

As a general rule, pregnant women are not permitted to use dermal fillers because of the unknown risks associated with their use. During your consultation, your provider can give you more information about the individual risk factors that apply to you.

Likewise, if you have the following conditions, you are not applicable for either of these lip fillers: 

  • bleeding disorders
  • skin conditions
  • allergic to either lidocaine or hyaluronic acid


If you are experiencing signs of aging on your lips, or simply desire a lip augmentation, Restylane and Juvederm lip fillers are your answer. Both of these options are the best injectable filler for your lips. So if you are interested, contact us and drop by our clinic, Lips, and Drips by Erica Marie. We offer many aesthetic services that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. 

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