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Plumper, More Youthful Lips Are Just An Injection Away

A pillowy, sensual pout has long been associated with youth, good health and vitality. Yet over time, lips lose volume and fullness. 

The expert injectors at Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness in New Jersey offer lip fillers to beautifully restore a plump, defined lip shape. 

In the experienced hands of Dr. Soni, dermal fillers can provide women and men with fuller, smoother and more proportional lips to renew confidence in their smile.

What are Lip Fillers?

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Lip fillers are injectable substances that add volume and fullness to the lips. The most common type used today is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and helps retain moisture in the skin. 

When used as a filler, it provides a plumping effect that smooths lines, enhances contour and creates a more voluptuous pout.

Other fillers used for lip augmentation include collagen stimulators and autologous fat transfer harvested from your own body. The results of any lip filler treatment are temporary, lasting from six months up to two years. 

Types of Lip Fillers

Filler IngredientDescription
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)Adds volume through hyaluronic acid’s water-binding properties. Different formulations are designed to augment lips or reduce fine lines.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHa)Contains calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel. Stimulates natural collagen and lasts up to two years.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA)Uses PLLA microparticles to encourage gradual collagen growth for up to two years of lip plumping.
Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)Contains PMMA microspheres in bovine collagen for durable, long-term enhancement lasting five years or more.

Top Brands of Lip Fillers

Dr. Soni and other experts agree that certain brands consistently deliver safe, natural-looking lip enhancement. Here are some of the most recommended fillers:

  1. Juvederm: The different Juvederm formulas allow customization for lip volumizing, line smoothing or softening vertical lip lines.
  2. Restylane: Specifically designed for lip augmentation, Restylane adds fullness and definition with minimal swelling or bruising.
  3. Belotero: The multi-purpose Belotero fillers smooth moderate wrinkles while volumizing lips. Belotero Soft is ideal for superficial lines.
  4. Sculptra: Sculptra is a collagen-stimulating PLLA filler that provides subtle lip plumping over time, not instant volume.
  5. Bellafill: The only FDA-approved permanent filler, Bellafill offers durable enhancement for up to five years.

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The Benefits of Lip Fillers

From making a statement to restoring youthful fullness, lip fillers offer many advantages:

Enhanced Lip Shape and Balance

Lip fillers can balance facial proportions, correct asymmetry and provide aesthetic harmony. Fuller lips also prevent the upper lip from disappearing into the philtrum when smiling.

Volume Restoration

As we age, the lips lose volume and elasticity. Lip fillers replace hyaluronic acid and collagen depleted over time. This restores plumpness for a more youthful, refreshed look.

Minimizes Fine Lines

Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane fill in vertical lip lines, smoothes smoker’s lines around the mouth and softens other wrinkles.

Collagen Stimulation

Some fillers, including Sculptra and Radiesse, encourage new collagen growth. This provides longer-lasting plumpness and anti-aging benefits.

Instant Rejuvenation

Lip fillers deliver immediate improvements in lip shape and fullness. Enhancements are visible right away for a quick confidence boost.

Non-Surgical Procedure

Injectable fillers are a non-invasive alternative to lip implants or other invasive surgical procedures. There is no lengthy recovery time.

Subtle, Natural-Looking Outcomes

Skilled injectors like Dr. Soni use a conservative approach for soft, graceful enhancement. Lip fillers should never look overdone.

Safe and Effective

Potential side effects like swelling and bruising are mild and temporary. When properly injected, lip fillers have exceptional safety with high patient satisfaction.

Long-Lasting Results

Depending on the formula, improvements may last from six months to several years. Maintenance injections preserve your fuller lips over time.

Discover the Benefits of Your Most Kissable Lips Yet with Dr. Soni’s Customized Lip Filler Expertise

Lip Fillers vs. Lip Surgery

Dermal fillers and surgical lip augmentation are two options for enhancing lip size and shape. While permanent, surgery carries more risks and costs. 

Alternatively, injectable fillers offer a temporary, non-surgical approach to gradually increase lip fullness.

FactorLip FillersLip Surgery
ProcedureNon-surgical injectionsInvasive surgical procedure
AnesthesiaLocal numbingGeneral anesthesia
RecoveryMinimal downtime1-2 weeks downtime
Cost$500-$2000 per syringe$4000 – $8000
ReversibilityCompletely reversiblePermanent, difficult to reverse
AdjustmentsEasily adjusted over timeAdditional surgery needed
RisksMinimalPermanent nerve damage, scarring

The temporary enhancements from fillers allow patients to preview potential results prior to any permanent lip augmentation surgery. 

Fillers offer a low-risk way to plump lips non-surgically. If patients later want more dramatic or permanent changes, surgery can still be performed after fillers wear off.

Lip Fillers vs. Lip Implants

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Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can be done either temporarily with injectable fillers or more permanently with surgical implants. Both options have their pros and cons.

FactorLip FillersLip Implants
ProcedureNon-surgical injectionSurgical implantation
AnesthesiaLocal numbingGeneral anesthesia
Recovery TimeMinimal downtime1-2 weeks
Cost per Treatment$500-$2000$5000+
Longevity6-18 monthsYears to permanent
AdjustmentsEasily tunableRequires revision surgery
Risks and Side EffectsMinimalHigher risk of complications
ResultSubtle, natural lookPermanent augmentation

Fillers allow gradual augmentation with hyaluronic acid over multiple treatments. Implants involve surgery for permanent enlargement, but have a longer recovery and higher chance of side effects.

Achieve the Perfect Pout with Lip Fillers

Dr. Soni provides patients with the finest aesthetics and cosmetic care New Jersey has to offer. Her discerning eye and technical skill produce beautiful, natural-looking enhancement to meet your beauty goals.

With lip fillers, you can say goodbye to thinning lips and wrinkles to achieve a full, youthful shape. Schedule your consultation at Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness to learn more about the rejuvenating benefits of lip fillers. Contact us today to restore your most confident, radiant smile.


What are the most common side effects of lip fillers?

The most common side effects of lip fillers are temporary swelling, bruising, tenderness, and redness around the injection site. These mild side effects typically resolve within a few days. More serious complications like infection are very rare when proper injection techniques are used.

How long do lip fillers last?

Most lip fillers provide 6-12 months of improvement before the effects gradually dissipate. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane typically last 6-9 months. For longer enhancement, Bellafill provides 5 years or longer of lip volumization. Maintenance injections can prolong your results.

Do lip fillers hurt?

Lip fillers involve minimal discomfort. Your provider will likely apply a topical numbing cream before injections. You may feel a quick pinprick and pressure as the filler is injected. Any discomfort felt during the procedure dissipates shortly after. Over-the-counter pain medication can further alleviate swelling and tenderness.

Are lip fillers safe?

When performed by an experienced, licensed aesthetic provider, lip fillers are very safe with few complications. Hyaluronic acid fillers are made of substances that naturally occur in the body and are easily dissolved if needed. Reputable injectors use sterile techniques and avoid vascular structures to maximize safety.

How much do lip fillers cost?

The average cost of lip fillers ranges from $500-$2,000 per syringe. The type of filler used and the extent of augmentation needed will affect the overall cost. Additional factors include the provider’s level of experience and geographic location. Most patients require 1-2 syringes for optimal enhancement.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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