Lip fillers or Lip Blush?
If you’ve been on social media in the past five years, aesthetically, it’s clear—the lips are it! Now, there’s over 1.6M hashtags on Instagram with tagged photos of lip injections and lip fillers.
From injecting filler directly in the lips to plump, to adding filler under the bottom lip to make what you already have look more pronounced, there’s several options out there for increasing your lip real estate, including tattooing. It’s not a new service by any means—permanent makeup has been around for decades—but gone are the days of the stark, fade-to-blue lip liner tattoos. Meet lip blushing, the tattoo that not only color corrects but enhances the shape and size of your lips, too.
What is Lip Blush?
Lip blushing is a form of semi-permanent makeup. Essentially, it is a cosmetic tattoo of the lips that enhances the beauty of the natural lip color, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fullness. This treatment delivers very natural results, once healed. Filler is great for creating volume in your lips, but lip blush delivers a more natural look and give the illusion of fuller lips.
Here's how it works: A tiny mechanized needle deposits pigment into the lips, which builds layers of color. It can be a corrective service to help even out the tone of the lips, but it can also help with asymmetry. The service can cost anywhere between $400-$650, depending on what your wanting to accomplish.
Unlike traditional permanent cosmetic tattoos, lip blushing is an evolved service that’s meant to provide natural looking, long-lasting results.
A cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips.
These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation.
There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products that contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It helps increase volume in your lips.
Collagen, once the most common dermal filler, is used less often today. The newer options are safer and the effects last longer.
Uses of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding
The effects typically last around six months. After that more injections are needed to keep the volume of your lips.
The most common Lip filler used:
Restylane or Restylane Silk