Everything To Know About Lip Filler

As we age, our lips tend to thin and lose volume. What if we told you aging doesn’t always have to be this way? Instead, you can maintain a youthful appearance with lip filler.

Lip filler is an enhancement to add or restore volume to the lip line or around the mouth. Create fuller lips and be more confident in your smile with Face Forward Aesthetics’s lip filler options.

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How Do Lip Filler Injections Work?

Lip filler is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance naturally produced in the body, which creates natural-looking results. When the filler is injected into the lips, the HA will act as a cushion to plump up the lips, keeping them hydrated and firm. HA filler injections are FDA-approved for cosmetic treatments.

At the initial consultation, your Certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner will review your health history and determine any allergies and current medications. They will also discuss lip goals and help you visualize how they will look following the injections.

During the procedure, a numbing agent will be applied to your lips to reduce pain. Your provider will inject the HA filler using a thin needle to evenly distribute the product. They may quickly massage the site to spread the filler within the lips.

The whole process only takes a few minutes, allowing you to return to your regular activities afterward. Post-care instructions will always be provided. You may feel tingling and numbness in your lips following the procedure, so your provider might recommend applying a cold compress to your lips.

Lip Filler Options

Of all the HA filler options, Restylane and Juvederm are among the most popular.


Restylane is a filler designed to smooth away wrinkles in the cheeks, lips, mouth, and other areas of the face. Kysse, their filler option helps to provide structural support for lasting results.

  • Kysse: With Xpreshan technology and elasticity, this filler has it all. Develop natural-looking results on your upper lip line for up to one year, increasing your Kysse-ability satisfaction.


Juvederm is another HA filler option, providing fullness to the lips and reduced wrinkles around the mouth. Minimize signs of aging and improve your lip symmetry with Juvederm.

  • Ultra XC: Whether your lips have thinned over time or if you simply prefer plumper lips, Ultra XC is a safe choice. This form of Juvederm contains lidocaine to reduce feelings of discomfort during the procedure. Your results may last up to one year with optimal treatment.
  • Volbella XC: Similar to Ultra XC, this clear gel is used for lip augmentation and contains lidocaine to decrease your sensitivity. You can achieve softer results in minutes with Volbella XC.

Find Your Best Lip Filler at FFA

Are you ready to perfect your pout? Contact Face Forward Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation at a location near you. We cannot wait to help your reach your cosmetic goals!

About the Author
FFA nurse practitioner
Shelly Rutkowski, APRN-CNP

Shelly is a certified aesthetic nurse practitioner who is passionate about what she does! She is thankful every day that she gets to work in the aesthetic industry with amazing people. She completed her BSN at Robert Morris University in 2013 and worked as a critical care and travel nurse for 6 years. She completed her nurse practitioner degree at Carlow University in 2019 and has been caring for patients at Face Forward Aesthetics since 2020. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the happiness cosmetic treatments bring her patients.  She loves enhancing each individual patient's beauty to help their true confidence shine. Outside of work, Shelly loves to read, stay active through peloton, spend time with family (shout out to her nephews Brayden, Ty and Milo ), and travel with friends. Shelly plans to continue to grow as an injector and build lasting patient relationships within Face Forward Aesthetics.