We’re all familiar with trends when it comes to clothing, makeup, and hair. But did you know lip filler is something that has quickly become a trend as well? Sure, we all know about lip fillers, but there happen to be different types of lip fillers and all different shapes, colours, and techniques you can use to achieve a certain look.
The lips are generally pretty easy to enhance, but the truth is not every trend is going to work for every person. You want to match your existing features, shape, and proportions in order to look your absolute best.
While the different techniques might be possible, it doesn’t always mean each one is the best option. That’s why it’s essential to explore the different options available to you and work with a professional to understand which one is going to be right for you.
Now here’s what you came for! The lip filler trends we’re seeing most frequently these days, along with some commonly asked questions around lip filler.
Classic Lip Filler
First up, of course, has to be a classic lip filler. When you go for classic, you’re generally going to get a heart shape with a nicely shaped cupid’s bow. The edges of your lips will be tapered out which helps to even out the proportions of the lip and help you achieve a plumped look.
Classic lip filler will give different results depending on your face shape and how thin your lips are to start with. Say you had a strong side profile and projected more in the chin area. You would then need a specific filler treatment that helps your lips to work with the rest of your face.
Paris lips sound lovely, don’t they? For this technique, dermal filler is used to sculpt the lips and define them. The main focus is on the bordered edges of the lips which are filled with dermal filler. The cupid’s bow becomes nicely defined as lip filler is injected into the area between the cupid’s bow and the nose.
Everyone is different, which means the lip filler has to be distributed based on the individual’s lips. You can get more of a pouty bottom lip with this trend by adding filler towards the edges of the lips.
This lip filler technique involves the use of linear injections often done using a cannula or a needle. The goal is to fill out the vermillion borders of the lips in order to achieve a fuller, more defined lip.
This technique has grown in popularity, but those looking into it should choose carefully. It’s common to get an unnatural “duck lip” shape with this technique. It can take away from the youthfulness of the lip easily, which again is why it’s so important to get help from an expert you know you can trust.
Several portions of hyaluronic acid are used in a series of injections when it comes to lip tenting. The idea behind this technique is that it helps to prevent palpable deposits and dislocation of the gel.
Lip tenting is different from your classic lip filler technique as the injection doesn’t go parallel to the lip contour. Instead, it works to ensure you keep control of both the shape and volume of the lip. The injections are also done deep enough so you don’t end up with as harshly visible hyaluronic acid boluses.
Russian lips are a trend that has grown a lot in popularity. This technique involves micro injections that are done one after the other to target the vermillion border of the lips. The goal is to increase the vertical height of the lips and to define the border. Rather than trying to add overall volume to them.
While this trend can look great, it can also look somewhat unnatural and too defined if not done properly or not by the right person. That’s why it’s so important to talk to an expert and go with a professional you know you can trust.
This lip trend originated in Korea and is something we’re now seeing in the USA. Cherry lips can provide a natural lip shape while still keeping the lips plump looking.
The name comes from the idea that the lips look like two cherries placed in the centre of both your top and bottom lips. This lip filler trend looks best on someone whose lips already resemble this shape, but are simply looking for more fullness or volume.
When done correctly, cherry lips look incredible and allow for a natural-looking lip filler that’s nicely defined on the edges.
The cupid’s bow technique is a perfect combination of the cherry lip and the Russian lip. This is accomplished as the two tubercles on either side of the top lip are filled, while maintaining the definition of the cupid’s bow using microinjections. The goal is to create a heightened and sharpened cupid’s bow while also avoiding the centre tubercle as much as possible.
Once again, this lip filler trend will work best on someone’s lips who already resemble this shape naturally. It’s always best to enhance the lip shape you were given, rather than trying to create a new one altogether.
This trend was super popular around 5 years ago as it blew up on Instagram through people like Kylie Jenner. The idea was to create a keyhole in the centre of the lips in order to create the perfect pout.
This trend has been done by patients holding a thin stick or a string in the centre of their lips while the injector would fill the surrounding areas of the lips. While this can look good on some people, it can often result in too much filler. It’s important that you work with someone who knows what they’re doing!
(Learn about the difference between a lip flip vs. lip filler here)
More Questions About Lip Filler
Before we send you on your way, here are some answers to the questions we get asked frequently when it comes to lip filler
Are there side effects to lip fillers?
When you use an expert for your lip fillers, it’s likely that they will only use the safest lip filler techniques. Although sometimes even with extra precautions, side effects can still happen. The good news is that any side effects usually go away quickly.
Common side effects include swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, and bleeding from the injection sites. These side effects can happen; however, lip fillers are usually pain free.
How long do lip injections last?
You can usually expect your lip fillers to last somewhere between six months and a year. The lip fillers will dissolve naturally over time.
Your injector will make recommendations to help you get the results you’re looking for and results that are sure to last!
What are lip fillers made of?
Lip fillers are usually made of hyaluronic acid, which happens to be a substance that exists in the body naturally. In fact, it’s an ingredient that’s commonly found in moisturizers and serums.
This ingredient helps to keep moisture in the skin. It’s essential to increase the shape, volume, and structure of the lips. Fillers usually come with a small amount of lidocaine in them as well.
How much lip filler should you get?
The answer to this question will depend on the person getting them. You can tell your injector what look you’re going for and they’ll be able to tell you how much filler will help you to achieve that look. They’ll be able to create a treatment plan just for you and your needs.
You might want plumper lips or you might want a more discreet amount of volume. Whatever it may be, there’s a treatment plan just for you!
What do lip injections feel like?
Before you’re given the injections, a numbing cream will be applied to help take away any discomfort that might come with the lip fillers. This helps it to be a lot more tolerable. Some have even said that it’s less painful than getting a wax.
Following your appointment, your lips might feel slightly tender and swollen, but should be relatively pain free!
Is it possible to get lip filler in one lip and not the other?
The quick answer to the question is YES! You can get lip filler in whichever lip you like and can even add small amounts throughout the lips depending on the look you’re going for.
Whether it’s your bottom lip that needs plumping or your top lip that needs shaping, lip filler can be applied anywhere!
Lip Filler with Anushka
As you can see, there are tons of different techniques you can use to achieve the perfect pout! You can get subtle, yet beautiful results and recommendations for what will look best for your features, face shape, and proportions here at Anushka Med Spa in West Palm Beach.Our experts are ready to help! Contact us today to book your appointment for lip filler in West Palm Beach.