Most natural looking filler for fuller, softer lips?

I'm 48 and my lips are losing volume with age. I'd like something that is going to last for at least 6 months but there are so many fillers and I'm confused. Restylane Silk, Juvederm, anything else? I want to avoid the duck lip look, also my lower lip is quite assymetrical and I'm hoping a good injector can make them look more even.

Doctor Answers 23

Restylane or Juvederm for the Lips

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I prefer Restylane for the lips, as you can achieve the most natural look with this filler because it is the lightest weight of the hyaluronic acid fillers. Juvederm is a little thicker but if injected correctly, can still look natural as well. Duck lips should not be a concern as long as you are going to an experienced injector - if a patient winds up with duck lips it is either due to poor injection technique or sometimes, that is the look that the patient described and desired. In terms of longevity, I do not believe you will be able to get 6 months out of any of the available fillers for the lip. Lip filler tends to dissipate quicker than filler injected into other areas and you are hard pressed to get six months out those areas either. I would say you will probably notice yourself wanting another treatment at around 4 months, regardless of which filler you choose.


New York Dermatologist
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Most natural looking filler for fuller, softer lips?

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Thank you for sharing your excellent question.  Though difficult to make a definite recommendation without a photograph of your current lips and goal results, I would recommend starting with a thin hyaluronic acid based filler, such as Volbella.  This offers little swelling during the first days after treatment and maintains a soft texture to the tissues of your lip.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Lip Augmentation

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All the dermal fillers which you listed are excellent products for natural appearing lip augmentation.  I use Juvederm in my practice and have had excellent results.  I utilize a microcannula injection technique which I find dramatically reduces patient discomfort, as well as bruising/swelling after the procedure.  The most important factor for achieving naturally beautiful lips, is to find a physician who is an experienced injector.  Physician expertise is the most important factor in achieving great results!  Good Luck

Anthony Corrado, DO
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

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Natural lips?

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Some of the newer dermal fillers are more natural. My top two are Restylane Silk and Volbella. Right behind is Belotero. Speak with a certified injector. 

Good luck, Dr. ALDO

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Lip Augmentation

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Thank you for your question. Fat injections offer the only natural method for potential permanent results. it uses fat aspirated from another part of the body. Sometimes, the fat transfer technique may require two to three treatments to achieve a permanent result as the body absorbs much of the injected fat. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

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You may need a lip lift

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As we age the lip gets longer, and that may make things look flattened.  Filler can help, but as we all know from seeing over filled celebrities, can sometimes look unnatural.  You may need a lip lift.  This is a wonderful, in the office procedure that truly refreshes and rejuvinates the mouth.  We do about 5 of these each week and the results are well worth it. I urge you to look into that option.

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Volbella For Natural Fuller Lips

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Dear mary457:

I would recommend a filler like Volbella for naturally enhanced lips.  Please see an expert injector for best results.  All the best.

natural looking filler for fuller, softer lips

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Lips is an area that requires advanced injection technique so your primary decision should be to choose an experienced and expert physician injector who understands your desired appearance. Restylane silk and volbella help provide excellent natural looking results.

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Lip filler

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I am having great success with Vobella.   It is fairly new, but is a great product for patients who are looking for smoothness rather than fullness.    Filler can be overwhelming for a lot of people, be sure to see an experienced injector that will help you to choose a product that is right for your needs.  Best of luck to you.  

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Softer and Natural look for the lips

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My favorite injection are the lips because you can really adjust the shape of the lips and make them more even.  There are many different ways and products to inject into the lips.  If you inject into the "pillow" of the lips which is the fleshy part of the lip you are less likely to have the "duck" look then when you inject into the borders of the lips.  Restylane and Volbella give you a softer look whereas Juvederm gives you a fuller and more lasting result.  Please consult an expert in lip injections to have the best and most natural looking result.  Best, Dr. Green

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