Lip Filler

Benefits of lip filler

Lip filler can be used to address many different concerns. First, it can increase the volume in the lip, making them larger in size. Lip filler can also be used to shape the lip into a desired shape like enhancing a cupid’s bow. Filler can also help soften fine lines in and around the lips and add shine with what we call a “lip gloss” effect.

What to expect

When you come in for your lip filler appointment, make sure that you have no makeup on. We will numb your lips with a topical numbing cream to make sure the procedure is comfortable. The actual lip injections take 5-15 minutes. Afterwards, your lips will feel and look swollen, and that is normal! The swelling subsides within 3-5 days, but it may take up to 2 weeks for everything to settle out. There is also a chance of bruising, which can be covered with lipstick as soon as the next day.

Who is a good candidate?

Anyone! We treat both male and female patients with lip filler. We cater your lip filler to your desired aesthetic matched with our expert recommendations.

Products Recommended

Our favorite products for the lips are Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, RHA2, and RHA3. We will cater our recommendations for which lip filler to use during your cosmetic consultation.


How do you make the procedure more comfortable?
We use a topical numbing cream to lessen the pain from lip injections. If you want more numbing, we can also provide dental blocks to further numb the mouth. Luckily, most of our lip fillers also have numbing in them, so the procedure gets more comfortable as we go. We also can use a vibrating distractor tool to help distract your mind during the procedure.

Can lip filler fix a gummy smile?
While lip filler does a good job of hiding a gummy smile, the best treatment is a combination of Botox and filler.

What if I have a history of cold sores?
Make sure to let us know if you have a history of cold sores, because there is a chance that lip filler can cause another cold sore outbreak. If you do have a history, we can send a prescription to your pharmacy to prevent another outbreak.

Do you dissolve previous lip filler?
If there is any issue with previous lip filler that you have, we can dissolve it and start fresh.

How long does lip filler last?
The duration of lip filler is different from person to person based on metabolism and individual characteristics. However, most of the time one syringe of lip filler should last one year.

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