This is a recommended procedure for lips with little volume and shine. As discussed in previous chapters (see facial dermal fillers) the material of choice for fillers is hyaluronic acid and normally lasts up to one to two years. For lip filling, anatomical knowledge is essential to create a beautiful and attractive mouth without disfiguring the face or giving an artificial look.
Regarding the application of the filler, this is a well-tolerated procedure, carried out in the office, using a syringe and fine needle after local topical anesthesia. The onset of action is immediate. However it is normal for the lips to become slightly swollen in the first 24 to 72 hours after application, only afterwards reacquiring the desired contour and volume.