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Washington DC Residents Want to Know: What Filler is the Best for Lip Injections?

So, you want a Kylie Jenner pout and are looking at lip injections. You’re starting to wonder how the star ever picked which filler she wanted in her lips because of how many are on the market nowadays. Don’t get anxious, get educated. Here’s a full breakdown of everything you need to know before getting lip injections.

Botulinum Injectables

These are some of the most popular injectables on the market. With names like Botox® and Dysport®, this may be your go-to thought when thinking of getting lip injections. But, think again. These injectables are NOT a good go-to standard for a plump pout. The way these botulinum injectables work is by temporarily eliminating movement from the muscles it’s injected to, which is why it works so well for lines across the forehead and in between the eyebrows. This is not the type of injectable you want going into the lips. It won’t add fullness to the area, and will just mess with the way your mouth will work.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid fillers are exactly the route you want to go down when looking for those juicy lips. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a component that is naturally occurring in the body. HA binds with the water to add fullness to the area it’s being injected into. There are a few different options for HA fillers that you can use to get your ultimate pout.


Juvederm® is an HA filler that is also used to smooth out lines and wrinkles around the eyes, in areas on the forehead, and around the mouth. It adds a dramatic, but natural-looking volume back into the face to reduce the appearance of aging in patients. When injected into the lips, it gives you the sultry pout you’ve always wanted. Some side effects may include swelling and bruising at the injection site, but that usually fades after the first few days.


Restylane® is another HA-based filler that can correct severe facial wrinkles and folds in the face, especially nasolabial folds or parentheses around the mouth. The injections provide smoother, healthier and more toned skin with an overall revitalized appearance. When injected into the lips, Restylane® adds volume and plumps up the skin to give you the lips you’ve always dreamed of. About 75 percent of patients say they saw results last up to six months! Also, consider Restylane Silk® which has lidocaine in it to make the procedure even more comfortable than ever before. Some side effects may include swelling and bruising at the injection site, but that typically resolves after a few days.

The Price of a Perfect Pout

Because this treatment is highly customized to you and your desired results, the price of your treatment is going to vary widely. You can talk more about your customized treatment plan and the price of this plan with Dr. Nia Banks at the time of your one-on-one consultation. Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery also offers financing options, so you can break your bill up into smaller monthly payments.

If you are interested in learning more about lip fillers, call us for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Nia Banks.

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