Lip Fillers: Everything a First Timer Needs to Know

Do you think you are ready to get lip fillers but there are just too many horror stories around? Let this piece serve as your guide.


At Laser Praxis we perform a wide range of cosmetic procedures ranging from full body contouring and liposuction surgeries to temporary fillers and facial treatments.


Interest in cosmetic surgery is ever growing and getting fillers is becoming quite a common practice. Previously, it was usually women above the age of 60 who would opt to get lip fillers, but now people in their late teens and early twenties are also showing great interest in this.


Given below is some of the most important bits of information that you should know in order to make the right decision for yourself.

There is not just one type of lip filler out there. There is a variety available. The most commonly used ones are listed below along with a brief description.

⦁ Restylane
⦁ Juvederm Ultra SC
⦁ Juvéderm Volbella


While most lip fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA), also naturally produced by the body, the composition percentage varies.


1. Restylane
This filler, like all HA fillers, is good at retaining moisture because hyaluronic acid has an affinity for water.


Having an affinity for water means that it is good at retaining moisture which in turn would mean that your lips will be plumper.

Defining qualities:

Makes lips fuller and plumper (because of HA)

Adds definition to the lips (because of high G prime)

Provides lift to the lips (because of high G prime)

Maintains shape (because of high viscosity)

The effects of a Restylane injection will last for up to nine months.

2. Juvéderm Ultra XC

It contains the highest concentration of Hyaluronic Acid. However, it has lower G prime which means that it does not offer too much firmness. This results in plump but soft lips.

Defining qualities:

Lips expand horizontally instead of vertically (because of lower G prime)

Lips expand horizontally instead of vertically (because of lower G prime)

Lips expand horizontally instead of vertically (because of lower G prime)

The effects of Juvéderm Ultra XCwill last for up to a year.

3.Juvéderm Volbella

This type of filler contains the least amount of Hyaluronic Acid. So the results are subtler than the two previously listed.

However, for its preparation Vycross technology is used which uses HA chains of different lengths. This adds to the filler’s longevity.

Defining qualities:

Subtle results (Due to low HA content)


Softer looking lips

The effects of Juvéderm Volbella will usually last for a year.

The Procedure

Getting lip fillers is a non-surgical procedure.
All it involves is getting some injections where they are needed. The amount required and the contents of the injection will be decided beforehand during the consultation.

It is a quick and painless procedure.

You will be able to return to your daily routine right after. It requires no downtime.

The Results

The good thing about this non-surgical lip plumping procedure is that there is no commitment. At most the effects will last for a year. So, if you don’t like your results you can take solace in the fact that your lips will go back to their original form soon enough.

However, since these fillers are HA based there are no side effects.

Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by the human body as well so it is not something completely foreign to your system.

The decision about which filler type should be used will be based on your requirement and your natural lip shape and volume.

You can have a thorough discussion about these things with an expert and make sure you are opting for the results you want.

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