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Thinning Lips

Recommended Treatments For Lip Plumping
Name Description Cost
Fat transfer (injection) Fat transfer for lips can be an excellent solution for permanent or semi-permanent lip plumping. Recent advances in fat grafting means that more fat will “take” permanently. (In the past,...more For facial autologous fat injections, the cost usually falls between $1,500 and $4,000.
Silikon 1000 Medical grade silicone oil Silikon 1000 is used off-label as a permanent filler for lips. Silikon 1000 is injected into the lips in “microdroplets” - very small injections of .01...more One syringeful will cost between $400 and $800, and one syringe is usually all that is...more
Restylane Restylane, a hyaluronic-acid based filler, is one of the more popular fillers for the lips. It is a temporary filler. On average, an injection of Restylane will last six to nine months. ...more The amount of Restylane used to reinflate thinning lips depends on your goals. A small...more
Juvederm On average, an injection of Juvederm will last six to nine months. Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in human skin. There is no risk of rejection. All HA...more One syringeful will cost between $400 and $800, and one syringe is usually all that is...more
Perlane Perlane is less commonly used in the lips than Juvederm and Restylane. Because it is thicker, it’s likely to produce a less subtle result. Perlane costs $500 to $900 per syringe.
Collagen injections Collagen is a natural protein found in the body. Collagen, like fat, tends to partially disappear immediately after injection. Up to 50 percent of the collagen will be reabsorbed into the...more One syringe of bovine collagen ranges from $300 to $500, while human collagen ranges from...more

Treatments Not Recommended
Name Description
Radiesse Radiesse is a thick, calcium-based product. It can be lumpy and hard in the lips and should not be used as a lip filler.
Sculptra Sculptra is the powdered version of Vicryl, a synthetic suture used during surgery. There is a high probability of developing granulomas (lumps) when Sculptra is used as a lip filler. It should never be used in the lips.
ArteFill Artefill contains silicon spheres suspended in collagen. Artefill is not recommended in the lips, as there is a greater incidence of scarring and lumps (granulomas.)