Lip Injections (Lip Augmentation) in Toronto

Lip Injections Before & After Pictures

From $499/syringe
Procedure Time
15-30 minutes
Recovery Time
1-2 days

How Much Do Lip Injections Cost?

The lips augmentation cost varies by treatment – Restylane® Voluma™, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus™, Perlane®, and Teosyal® and Revanesse Kiss injections start at approximately $599 a syringe. Juvéderm® Voluma™ starts at approximately $699 a syringe. Juvéderm® Refine™ starts at $399 a syringe.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Lip Injections?

The recovery time can be 1-2 days. This allows any redness or swelling to subside. Some patients look acceptable right away.

How Long Do Lip Injections Take?

The length of time for a lip injection procedure is approximately 15-30 minutes.

What is a Lip Injection?

Lip injections are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to increase the fullness and volume of your lips, along with altering the shape of your lips. Fillers usually contain a hyaluronic gel and are available from various brands, including Revanesse, Restylane, Perlane, or Juvederm.

In the past, collagen was often used as a lip filler, but that practice is less common today.

Uses of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid lip fillers provide lip fullness, increase the volume of lips, and improve lip structure and volume. Those with thin lips may wish to have lip fillers to enhance their face’s overall look, proportions, and silhouette.

What are the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?

The benefits of hyaluronic acid lip fillers include:

Gradual treatments: Treatments can be given over time, in small amounts, until the optimal desired outcome is achieved.

Control: Since the amount of filler injected can be carefully controlled, your aesthetician can be extremely precise with how your lip volume is altered.

Imperfections dissolve: Any bumps or irregularities created by your lips’ movement can be dissolved without much effort.

Lasting results: While hyaluronic acid fillers are not permanent, they are likely to be long-lasting.

Minimal bruising: Compared to other dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers result in minimal bruising.

Combination is The Key

SpaMedica has some of the most experienced physician and nurse injectors and the largest selection of dermal fillers in Canada. Each dermal filler injection treatment is customized to include the best possible combination of fillers that will give the most effective and long-lasting contour and shaping results. At the time of your consultation, your consult coordinator will review the best combination of dermal fillers to provide the results you are looking for.

SpaMedica is Canada’s largest, oldest, and most respected private cosmetic laser center. Why are there so many dermal fillers available? The answer is simple: using only one dermal filler may not give the best results. Superior soft tissue filler results are often only achieved by the customized combination of two or more of the dermal fillers products that work in different yet synergistic and summative ways to achieve the best results, including:

● Revanesse

● Restylane

● Teosyal

● Sculptra

● Bellafill (Artecoll)

● Radiesse


Who is a Lip Injection Candidate?

Lip filler injections are for those who lack lip volume, want plumper lips, want to reshape their lips, smooth out fine lines on and around their lips or wish to improve their lip appearance without an invasive surgical procedure.

Benefits of Lip Injections

Because your lips are a significant focal point of your face, increasing their shape and volume can improve your face’s overall symmetry and proportion. Lip fillers can significantly change the overall look of your face, enhancing self-esteem and self-confidence, especially if you were previously self-conscious about your lips’ lack of volume and fullness.

Enhanced Appearance

Full, sexy lips will always be popular! With the advancements in lip injections, anyone can have a more sensuous shape to their lips that need no downtime. Some patients may want more subtle lip enhancements, more lip and face balance, or more youthful-looking and less wrinkled lips.

Complete Control Over Lip Volume

The amount of injectables can be controlled, which means your doctor/ injection professional has better control over how much volume is created. 

Immediate Results

You won’t have to wait to see your lip enhancement post-procedure, as the benefits are immediate. While lip injections are temporary, they remain fully in the lips for many months and usually must be repeated every 6-12 months.

Lip Injection Risks

Like all procedures, lip injections come with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Mulholland and the SpaMedica plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and RNs have been performing lip injections for over 20 years, and the risk of a significant complication is minimal. Your side effects should not persist for more than 48 hours, and make sure to let your specialist know if it does, as most of the complications can be reversed with an injection of an enzyme antidote that removes the lip filler.

Side effects for non-surgical lip augmentation are similar to those associated with dermal fillers, including:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Swelling and vascular compromise
  • Redness

Lip Augmentation vs. Lip Fillers

While both lip augmentation and lip fillers alter the shape and volume of your lips, the procedures are different. While lip fillers involve the injection of a filler into your lips, lip augmentation

Why Choose SpaMedica for Lip Injections?

The professional clinicians and surgeons at SpaMedica are experts in achieving natural, attractive lip enhancement volumes that meet the aesthetic outcome desires of the patient. They have been injecting lips well for over 20 years.

The clinic uses a specialized technique of using a non-sharp, blunt microcannula to inject the sugar gel, which has dramatically minimized, reduced or even eliminated the risk of bruising.

Different Types of Lip Injections

Hyaluronic Acid Sugar Gel: When combined with water, hyaluronic acid forms a gel, which is used in various dermal fillers, including lip fillers.

Revanesse, Restylane and Juvederm: All are sugar gel fillers composed of hyaluronic acid that can last up to one year. They are all safe and effective for lip augmentation when used by the right doctor.

Non-surgical Lip Injections Alternatives

Fractional RF and CO2 laser resurfacing can improve the appearance of lip lines and fat injections into the face and lips and can be used for long-term results.

How are Lip Injections Performed by Dr. Mulholland?

The lip augmentation process involves a consultation discussing the optimal and idealized lip shape and contour the patient desires. It is essential that the lip looks natural after the injection and not “ducky” or protrusive. Once the soft tissue filler is chosen, the product is injected under the skin to increase the volume of your lips. Comfort is assured through laughing gas (Nitrous oxide), and there is local anesthesia in the actual filler gel, so it anesthetizes as it is injected.

How to Prepare for a Lip Injection

Refrain from utilizing blood thinners such as fish oils, Aspirin, Aleve, ibuprofen, and Advil for at least seven days before your appointment – this also pertains to alcohol. Drink plenty of water before your procedure, as it will improve your body’s ability to heal itself. If you have a history of cold sores, please notify your doctor as injections may trigger a flare-up. If you keep the treatment area clean and well moisturized, your risk of infection and pain will be significantly minimized.

What to Expect After a Lip Injection

While swelling and redness may be present for the first 24- 72 hours after your injection, the swelling is normal and will subside entirely after one week. Do not massage your lips, as it risks moving the filler around. Refrain from exercise for at least 24 hours post-procedure to not increase blood flow to your face. You can blame the swelling on your dentist and “gum surgery”.

Lip Injection Recovery & Timeline

1 hour: Ice your lips to decrease inflammation.

24 hours: Refrain from exercising or strenuous activity.

1 week: Do not massage your lips.

7 days: Your swelling will fully subside.

Best Procedures Paired with Lip Injections

Botox, soft tissue dermal fillers to the cheeks, chin and facial areas, and fractional lasers go well with Lip injections.

Lip Injection FAQ

Can You Get Lip Fillers While Pregnant?

While many pregnant women continue to get fillers while pregnant, the use of injectables or fillers has not been FDA-approved. 

When Can I Eat or Drink After Having My Lips Filled?

You will have to wait until your lip filler’s numbing agent (lidocaine) has worn off before you can comfortably eat and drink following your procedure. This generally takes a few hours. In addition, avoid eating or drinking any foods or drinks that are difficult to chew in the first 24 hours following your procedure, as this may compromise your procedure’s results.

How Painful is it to Get a Lip Injection? 

As most fillers are blended with lidocaine, you barely feel a thing! There is a tiny initial prick, and the lidocaine kicks in virtually instantly. At SpaMedica, we deploy laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, to ensure that all injection and laser patients are comfortable.

Will My Lips Be Swollen After the Treatment?

There may be some swelling and redness associated with dermal fillers, and it’s recommended to ice the treatment area for at least an hour following the procedure.

How Long Do Lip Injections Last?

Since the results of lip injections are never permanent, many choose to return for supplemental lip filler injections a year after treatment to sustain the volumized effects achieved through the initial lip augmentation.

Can My Doctor Administer More Than 1 Syringe of Filler?

Based on the current state of your lips (thin or deflated) and how voluptuous you want them to be will dictate how many fillers to use. Most patients opt for 1-2 syringes of filler. One syringe has 1.0 cc of dermal filler, lasting anywhere between 10 to 18 months.

Those who wish to enhance their lip size significantly opt for roughly one syringe each visit, progressively increasing the size of their lips over a few months. Others want to receive multiple syringes in one visit.

How Can I Prepare For Lip Injections?

Keep the treatment area clean and well moisturized, and your risk of infection and pain will be minimized.

Can Men Get Lip Injections?

Of course! In fact, in 2017, many surgeons spoke about the rise in men who want lip injections to give them a ‘proud’ lower lip and a natural smirk. Despite fielding hundreds of clients yearly, one Miami surgeon says he always sees the same four’ celebrity wish pics’: Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum, Harry Styles, and Henry Cavill.

Will my Lips Look Overdone?

The skill and experience of the injector, not the product injected, is the most important factor in ensuring your lips look great, not done. HA sugar gel products can be injected into the upper or lower lip – usually both – to achieve a natural and beautiful increase in the vertical height of the red lip from the center of the upper and lower lip right to the corner of the mouth. This increase in vertical height creates the natural and youthful proportion most patients are looking for but does not increase projection or protrusion of the lip, avoiding the “ducky” appearance. 

What Happens to the Lips As We Age?

As part of the natural aging process, our lips and surrounding tissue change from their peak fullness in their 20s. The volume of your lips will reduce, leaving you with a thinner, flatter appearance. You’ll also develop fine lines and wrinkles on and around your lips, and your cupid’s bow will become less defined. Other factors such as gravity, genetics and smoking can cause the corners of the mouth to turn down or sag, creating a worn, aged look. Soft tissue dermal filler injections in the lips can provide a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

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