Thin Lips? Your Guide to Lip Fillers

Jan. 06, 2020 5:26 pm | by Dr. M. Tahsini

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Are your lips thin or flat? If they are, we assure you that you are not alone. You may have heard some tips to naturally make your lips look fuller. We have heard them all, and we all know what miracles a good makeup artist can do!  So first, let’s discuss the many ways you can take care of your lips so they look their best at all times.


  • Exfoliate your dry lips. Dry lips look flat and dull. You can use a toothbrush, washcloth, or lip scrub and gently use a circular motion to rub them on your lips. This will naturally exfoliate your lips and also promotes circulation to temporarily plump up your lips!


  • Hydrate your lips, and keep them hydrated all the time!


  • Avoid dark lipstick, as it can make lips look smaller. With a flesh-toned pencil, trace right outside your natural lip line and fill your lips in with the pencil. You can also apply a creamy neutral lipstick in a similar shade to make your lips look fuller!


  • Use a bit of highlighter or shimmery eye shadow where your lip dips in the middle to bring depth to your lips.


  • Use a shiny neutral glass on the center of your top and bottom lips to reflect light and provide a 3D effect.


Does make-up help thin lips?

Many people try to make their lips look plumper with makeup and beauty tricks. Sometimes these beauty tricks may work, but if you want a more reliable solution, injectable fillers have long-lasting results without the need to spend hours in front of a mirror. Cosmetic doctors use injectable fillers to help decrease the signs of aging, including shape or volume loss, downturned lips, and fine lines.


Is lip injection the answer to thin lips?

Lip fillers can help increase the size, shape, and dimension of your lips in order to make them even and balanced. The fillers that cosmetic doctors use on the lips are normally the same fillers they use on the face, so the area around the lips, the lips themselves, and the chin can be injected with fillers to create a symmetrical, balanced shape. If you are looking to enhance the size or shape of your lips, then lip injection is the answer.


What is the lip injection process like?

In most medical spas, a highly skilled medical professional uses medical precision to administer lip fillers with a series of small injections to attain a symmetric, smooth, and cohesive look. The results should look natural and the fillers will be virtually undetectable when done right. Cosmetic doctors use a variety of fillers for lip injections, including Belotero, Juvederm, or Restylane. If you want to know how these fillers are different and what cons and pros they have, take a look at the lip filler infographic that we made to make it easy to compare such products.


What are lip fillers made of?

Injectable fillers are partially composed of hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in all cells of the body. Hyaluronic acid keeps cells hydrated and plump, and that’s why it makes a great lip filler! Hyaluronic acid can hold 1000 times its weight in water, so it produces instant volume when injected into the lips.


How long does a thin lip filler injection take?

Treatments typically take between 30 and 45 minutes and you can expect to see immediate results. You will see an increase in the size or shape of your lips immediately. If you are prone to swelling or bruising, you may have temporary swelling or bruising immediately after the procedure for a few days. We have made an infographic to depict the lip filler journey for you who have not done it before.


What should I do after a lip injection?

Cosmetic doctors recommend avoiding working out or drinking alcohol the same day as your lip filler treatment in order to decrease the possibility of excessive swelling. One to three days prior to your procedure, avoid taking fish oil, drinking alcohol, or using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Right after the treatment, you can use Arnica to reduce your chances of bruising or swelling as well as using ice packs on the treatment area.


What about lip fillers on thin lips?

Get your lip injections at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to any special event in case you experience bruising or swelling. Depending on the type of filler you use, results typically last between 3 and 9 months. Most individuals only need one syringe to get optimal results. Once you achieve your optimal results, you can return to touch-up sessions as needed every 3 to 9 months.


Where do I get the best thin lip fillers?

Some patients may require additional treatments in order to achieve their optimal shape or size, especially if they have very thin lips. If that’s the case, a skilled medical professional can deliver results that enhance the appearance. Such skills are not only medical but an elite provider also requires an artistic mindset in order to create the best feel and look. A proper beauty clinic should also provide you with a complimentary medical-grade numbing agent prior to treatment. If you are trying to find the best provider, reach out to them online and see if they spend enough time answering your questions. Why? because a good lip injection starts with understanding what the patient needs to achieve before making any decisions.



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The Lip Filler Journey; An Infographic

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