February 14, 2024

What You Need to Know About Lip Fillers

Lip enhancements have become very common lately, with 699,264 procedures being done in the past year. Everyone wants them so they can look like their favorite stars or to correct the signs of aging. Lip fillers make your lips look luscious and voluminous in a little under 20 minutes at the office.

Whether you want them to add more volume to naturally thin lips or get more structure, lip fillers can help you improve your self-esteem. With that in mind, what exactly are lip fillers, and how do you know you’ve chosen the best one for your needs? This article can help guide you into making the right choice so that you know what to expect.

What Are Lip Fillers, and Who Needs Them?

Lip fillers are a popular non-invasive treatment that increases the size of your lips using a gel-like substance. Usually made from hyaluronic acid (HA), lip fillers augment naturally thin lips or lips that are thin(ning) due to age. They may also help improve the contour of your lips and diminish potential asymmetries, making them an excellent option for those looking for a better lip balance. 

Hyaluronic acid is also hydrophilic, which makes HA fillers a suitable alternative for those whose lips are prone to cracking. Its ability to bond with water molecules makes your lips look more hydrated, offering the effect of a permanent lip balm.  

Lip treatments can last between six months and three years, depending on the chosen formula. The body will naturally break down the hyaluronic acid and expel it through your lymphatic system, offering you a new canvas to try different lip shapes, if desired. The effect of the lip filler could also be reversed with hyaluronidase in case you want to bring your lips back to their old shape.

Lip Filler Treatment Options to Consider

Lip fillers come in various formulas and densities, depending on your needs. The following options are very popular, and you can choose the right filler for you with the help of Dr. Tchelebi and/or one of our providers at Park Avenue Medical Spa: 


JUVÉDERM® is one of the most popular lip fillers due to its soft formulas that leave your lips smooth and plump. They are considered a suitable option for those who wish to obtain natural-looking lips without appearing overdone. The effects last for about six months to one year, provided you offer optimal care.

Made from hyaluronic acid, a compound that occurs naturally in the body, JUVÉDERM® offers hydration and structure to the lips. Aside from lip enhancement, the injectable can also be used for treating vertical lip lines.

2. RHA® 

Short for “resilient hyaluronic acid,” RHA® fillers are favored for their flexibility and ability to be compressed and stretched without damage. This keeps your lips from looking stiff when moving your mouth, providing a more natural aesthetic. 

Since RHA® fillers are not cross-linked like other dermal fillers, their integrity is also not compromised as fast, allowing you to enjoy the results longer. If you provide optimal care for the treated area, the effect of the filler could last for as long as two years.

3. Restylane® Kysse

Like JUVÉDERM® and RHA®, Restylane® also has a base of hyaluronic acid and has the ability to provide natural-looking lips. Using XpresHAn Technology™, Restylane® replenishes lost or absent volume in the area, and the gel-like formula offers immediate results. The treatment is generally chosen as an alternative to JUVÉDERM®, and its functionality is relatively the same. However, Restylane® can last up to three years with optimal aftercare, making it a good alternative for those seeking lasting results.

Choose Your Lip Filler at Park Avenue Medical Spa!

Lip fillers are an excellent way to add more volume to your lips and make them look more attractive. By getting the appropriate filler option for your lips, you could enjoy long-lasting benefits that make you look more youthful. Contact Park Avenue Medical Spa and set up an appointment for lip fillers!

For more information about lip fillers, you can contact Park Avenue Medical Spa at 914-730-3333. We can offer you all the necessary information to make the right decision. Alternatively, patients can fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch for an appointment.