It’s no surprise that the use of lip fillers has skyrocketed in the last decade. And who wouldn’t want fuller, more luscious, and pouty lips? In this article, we’ll be looking at the most frequently asked questions we get regarding lip fillers. Let’s dive in!

Does the skin on my lips matter?

Your lip tissue certainly does matter when it comes to injecting lip filler. During your consultation, your injector should look closely at your lip tissue and assess its properties. Some characteristics include the thickness of your lip tissue, whether it’s firm or thin, whether your lip tissue appears more lax, and so on. This will help your injector determine the best filler for your lips and the results you want. Some patients may require a lip filler that’s thinner and more malleable while others may be suited to lip fillers that are dense and thicker.

Which lip filler is best for me?

All fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound in the body that lubricates our connective tissues and retains hydration. Their ability to retain water makes them perfect for use on the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers not only hydrate the skin, but they can also smooth lines and wrinkles as well as be used to better balance facial features. After determining the integrity of your lip tissue and discussing your desires, your injector will choose the right match for your lips. JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® injectable fillers are the more popular and most used lip fillers with applications that can be used on a variety of lip shapes and sizes. Within these brands exist a variety of different consistencies to suit each unique patient.

How are lip fillers injected?

Your results will always depend on the integrity and experience of your injector—we can not stress that enough! Always choose a qualified and experienced professional to assure the best results possible. Injection techniques vary from injector to injector and also depend on the desired results of the patient. A traditional technique includes injecting filler into the body of the lip and horizontal injections to affect the structure and create definition while diminishing any fine lines. Another technique may include injecting vertically below to create the look of more pouty bottom lips. Feel free to ask your injector what their injection plan is to get a better idea of what you can expect for your lips.  

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Lip fillers are the easiest way to add more volume and definition to your lips. At Toronto’s Elements Spa, our team is committed to the safety of our patients while providing premium services with results that our patients love!

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