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How Can Dermal Fillers Give Me Luscious-looking Lips?

By: Andrea Ball, D.M.D.


Does it seem like a full pout is everywhere these days? It’s not in your imagination. Plumping up the lips is one of the hottest beauty trends and has quickly become a must-have for men and women of virtually all ages and walks of life. While glosses and other topical products can help give a temporary boost to the lips or create the illusion of a fuller smile, one of the most popular, effective, and long-lasting lip plumping solutions is the use of injectable lip fillers. At Ball Dentistry in Indianapolis, Dr. Andrea Ball, who has spent years training with top aesthetic providers, helps patients feel more confident about their smiles (inside and out!) with JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® lip injections. Keep reading to discover how lip fillers can transform your look, what to expect during your injections, and how long your Hollywood-worthy new lips may last.

Who needs lip fillers?

Lip injections are an elective cosmetic enhancement that can be beneficial for patients who have:

  • Naturally thin lips
  • Asymmetric smile
  • Disproportionate lip volume relative to their other facial features
  • Age-related volume loss in the lips
  • Lip lines
  • Desire for plumper lips overall

How do lip fillers work?

Following an initial consultation and discussion regarding your concerns and goals for lip fillers, a topical numbing agent will be applied to the lips. Once the lips are adequately numb, they will be cleansed and prepared for treatment. Using a fine gauge needle, a choice of Restylane or JUVÉDERM will then be injected into strategic locations to create your ideal shape, and gentle massage will be used to encourage even distribution and a smooth final result.

How long does JUVÉDERM last in the lips?

On average, patients can expect their JUVÉDERM or Restylane lip fillers to last for about 9 – 12 months. Because the mouth moves so frequently – with talking, laughing, eating, and making a variety of facial expressions – lip fillers tend to break down slightly more quickly than fillers in other areas of the face. For this reason, many patients choose to schedule routine lip injection appointments about every nine months to keep their look consistent.

What kind of results can I expect with lip fillers?

Lip injections can be used to make subtle enhancements to the size and shape of the lips, but they can also help to add fairly dramatic volume if the patient desires. However, patients hoping for a significant size increase should understand that it may take a few rounds of treatment to gradually add volume to the lips. Injecting too much filler too quickly can overstretch or damage the skin. Patients desiring a more natural outcome should rest assured we discuss your goals at length during your consultation. Check out some of our before and after photos on Instagram to see lots of beautiful lips!

Can lip fillers be reversed?

HA-based fillers, like JUVÉDERM and Restylane, can be dissolved using another injectable product called hyaluronidase. This gives patients the peace of mind that they can restore their natural look should they have a change in preference or be unhappy with their cosmetic outcome. The vast majority of patients, however, are thrilled with their lip filler results and never look back.

Kiss thin lips goodbye with lip fillers in Indianapolis, IN

If you find yourself wanting a plumper pout to match your favorite celebrity or simply want to create better facial harmony and balance, lip fillers may be right for you. For more information on the stunning enhancements that are possible with JUVÉDERM and Restylane lip injections, call Ball Dentistry in Indianapolis, IN to schedule your consultation with Dr. Andrea Ball today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.