Whether you want to get your plumped pout back or add a little vixen volume to a lip that’s smaller than the other, Restylane has two seriously natural-looking lip fillers for both: Lip Refresh and Lip Volume. So have a good read through and figure out which one is for you.
Lip Refresh: Lip-Plumping Treatment
This lip-plumping treatment is made for: restoring that perfectly plumped pout, without adding volume. It is also perfect for filling in those not-so-easy-to-get-rid-of vertical lip lines, making this ideal for smokers and sun worshippers.
How does this lip-plumping treatment work? Restylane Lip Refresh, a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that binds water, plumps and hydrates, two things we lose as we age. After the area is prepped with ice, anaesthetic gel, oral painkillers, etc., the lip-plumping filler is injected, with a fine needle, into the lip line and sometimes into the lip itself.
Other treatment treats: because this lip-plumping treatment hydrates, your lips will be marvellously moisturised, putting a pretty end to dryness and flaking.
How long does the lip-plumping filler last for and how much does it cost? Restylane Lip Refresh lasts up to three months and costs from £300, depending on the amount of filler used.
Lip Volume: Natural-Looking Lip Enhancement
This natural-looking lip enhancement is made for: those who want to avoid a freakishly fake-looking pout, whether you want a little more vixen volume or want to make your lips even.
How does this natural-looking lip enhancement work? Restylane Lip Volume, unlike other HA fillers, bestows more volume to lips with smooth natural-looking softness, while minimising those ‘you had something done’ signs, including swelling and lumpiness. After lips are prepped, the natural-looking lip filler is injected with a cannula, a tiny tube, into the lip border.
Other beauty bonuses: It lasts longer than most fillers!
How long does this natural-looking lip enhancement last for and how much does it cost? Restylane Lip Volume lasts from six to nine months. Cost: from £350, depending on how much is used.
Side effects for both: swelling, bruising, itching, etc. They usually go away within a few hours, although some can last for a few days. For more info on side effects, who shouldn’t have this treatment, post-treatment care, and other need-to-know-info, check out our articles on dermal fillers and lip fillers.
Special thank you to: Dr. Barbara Kubicka, MD, CIME/ICAM, BACD, for providing all the information.