The Different Types of Lip Fillers and How to Choose the Right One

Over the past few years, lip plumping treatments have seen a sharp rise in their popularity and they slowly become a viable option for all those who are looking for plump or slight fuller lips.

Due to the growth of the lip treatment industry, currently there are many different brands of lip fillers available on the market that patients can choose from.

How to find the right filler?

The availability of numerous lip fillers may be overwhelming but there are certain factors that should be considered when making your choice. Finding the right filler will depend on your budget, the doctor, their experience in the field, the condition of your skin and the overall health.

Types of fillers


Restylane is the first dermal filler approved by the FDA. It has a reasonably high concentration of hyaluronic acid and it is quite viscous. Both of these properties are responsible for the longevity of the result. Restylane dermal fillers come with Lidocaine suitable for those who wish to minimize possible pain during the treatment as well as without Lidocaine intended for those who are allergic to it.

Juvederm Ultra XC

This type of dermal filler is known to have a higher concentration of hyaluronicacid than Restylane. The G prime is also higher which means that the treatment with Juvederm Ultra XC results in softer lips. It also contains lidocaine which an anesthetic known to reduce the pain associated with injections. Since there is a greater level of cross-linking of the hyaluronic chain it means that it is bound to last longer than Restylane.

Juvederm Volbella

This is the newer technology in the lip filler department. It has the lowest concentration of hyaluronic acid which means it is less hydrophilic than Restylane or Juvederm Ultra XC. This is the lip filler to choose if you wish for a more natural look since it will give a very subtle volume to the lips. Although it gives natural looking results, this does not mean it will dissolve quickly: it takes up to one year to disintegrate completely.

If you are overwhelmed by the choices make sure to speak to your dermatologist for best advice.