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Lip Fillers in New Jersey

Lip Enhancement Done Right.

Whether you are looking for a natural, subtle improvement or an entirely new look, lip fillers may be the perfect treatment for you. Many people who look into cosmetic treatments want to enhance the size and shape of their lips. While some patients are unhappy with their naturally small lips, others wish to address imperfections around their mouth. New Jersey lip filler provider, Dr. Beverly Friedlander, of True Beauty Med Spa in New Jersey can instantly perk up your pout. She offers multiple options to fill those pesky fine lines and shape your lips, so you'll want to smile again and show off your new look.

What are Lip Fillers

Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander

Dr. Friedlander believes in creating a natural result that frames your mouth and is proportional to your features without the “duck lip” look. Lip fillers are a non-surgical treatment that uses HA fillers to plump the look of your lips. HAs (Hyaluronic Acids) are naturally found in your body and hydrate and plump your skin. When injected into the lips, they draw water in, adding fullness and smoothing the fine lines.

Non-Surgical Lip Enhancement Procedure

Am I a Candidate for Lip Fillers?

You may be a good candidate for lip enhancement if you are in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding your results. Considering all the options you have open to you with lip fillers New Jersey expert, Dr. Friedlander, will go over them with you and help you figure out your best treatment plan. Fillers are a good option for anyone who is looking to treat:

  • Thin, small lips
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Asymmetrical lips
  • Wrinkled lips
  • Lips that lack definition

Types of Lip Fillers

Filled lips can give you sexy and voluptuous-looking lips that you will be ecstatic about. Dr. Friedlander uses a variety of fillers, including RHA, Juvederm, and Restylane. Each product contains HA (Hyaluronic Acid), a sugar naturally produced by your body that hydrates the lips. In addition, they vary in density and composition, so they are well-suited to combating various concerns around the lips.

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RHA Redensity

RHA Redensity is a hyaluronic-acid-based, medical-grade filler focusing on perioral lines and wrinkles. These are also called lip lines, marionette lines, and smoker’s lines. This FDA-approved treatment is a high-quality injectable that closely resembles the natural hyaluronic acid found naturally in our bodies. This means that it can last up to 12-15 months which is longer than many other fillers. The first of its kind in the USA, its unique and gentle formula smooths skin without adding bulk, and because of its near-natural quality, it also provides very soft, subtle, natural-looking results and fills fine lines that were previously impossible to treat.


RHA 2 injections treat the dynamic wrinkles around the lips and mouth relax for a more rejuvenated appearance. RHA 2 is a soft filler that integrates well into the lips to improve contour without overly affecting volume. It is ideal for subtle improvements without looking “overdone.”


RHA 3 is similar to RHA 2, except that it adds more fullness to the lips while still looking natural. Moderate to severe wrinkles around the face, nose, and mouth are treated with the third level of RHA injections. Dr. Friedlander uses these techniques to sculpt the precise look you want. That way, people see you… not your lip fillers.


Restylane can reduce moderate to severe wrinkles around your mouth and can also be used to add volume to your lips. When it is used along the border of the lip, this lip filler adds definition and reduces lipstick “bleed”.

Restylane Refyne

Restylane Refyne differs in formulation from its cousin Restylane. It uses an innovative cross-linking called XpresHAn Technology to maintain the natural appearance of your features. It integrates beautifully into the skin, so this lip filler is virtually invisible while still providing the enhancement you desire.

Restylane Defyne

Restylane Defyne is a denser lip filler. It may be used to provide greater enhancement even if your lips are full. It too uses XpresHAn Technology to maintain the natural appearance of your lips.

Restylane Kysse

Restylane Kysse is similar to Restylane Refyne in that it uses XpresHAn Technology. It can enhance lip volume and minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth, creating a soft natural look. This lip filler also fills out the wrinkles on the lip, improving the texture Restylane Kysse is clinically proven to last six to nine months.

Juvederm Ultra

Juvederm Ultra can restore fullness to your lips. It is a soft lip filler, naturally adding volume to your lips. It has withstood the test of time.

Lip Enhancement Options

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If you are looking for a natural, longer-lasting result, fat transfers, grafts, and surgical flap procedures may offer you promise. Lip fillers can last from a few months to up to one year. A fat transfer is a minor surgical procedure that will harness your own body fat to increase the plumpness of your lips.

Another popular lip option is a Lip Flip. Using Botox, a Lip Flip achieves the look of fuller lips by injecting the product at the corners of the mouth and the edges of the lip, relaxing those facial muscles, effectively giving a “flip” of the lip and the appearance of plumper lips without adding any volume.

Other alternatives include the use of grafts and surgical “flap” procedures. Flaps are particularly well-suited for women with a very long upper lip. This procedure exposes more vermillion tissue while reducing the distance between the nose and the lips, creating improved proportion and fullness. This procedure is commonly performed in the office under a local anesthesia. All of these treatments, when properly applied, can naturally enhance your lips, creating the lip shape and appearance you desire.

Lip Fillers vs. Neuromodulators

Lip fillers, Daxxify, and Botox are all popular options for cosmetic enhancements, but there are distinct differences among them. Lip fillers are specifically designed to add volume and shape to the lips, while Daxxify and Botox target facial muscles to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Lip fillers work by injecting hyaluronic acid or other substances into the lips, providing immediate results in terms of plumpness and definition. The effects of lip fillers can last anywhere from several months to over a year, depending on the individual and the specific filler used. On the other hand, Daxxify and Botox are neuromodulators that relax targeted muscles to smooth out wrinkles. While lip fillers focus solely on the lips, Daxxify and Botox can be used in various areas of the face, such as the forehead, frown lines, and crow's feet.

How do Lip Fillers work?

Lip fillers, typically made with hyaluronic acid (HA), are a popular choice for enhancing lip size and volume. HA, a naturally occurring compound in the body, has the remarkable ability to bind and retain water, providing hydration and a natural-looking plumpness to the lips. As we age, the production of HA decreases, leading to dryness, loss of volume, and the development of wrinkles and fine lines.

Using HA as a lip injectable allows for targeted placement and controlled results. Unlike other injectables, HA fillers offer malleability and the ability to adjust the volume according to desired lip shape and contours. The effects of HA lip fillers typically last between eight and 12 months as the body metabolizes the HA, and maintenance appointments can help maintain softness and fullness.

It's important to approach lip augmentation with a balanced mindset, considering facial proportions and aiming for natural-looking results. Studies have shown that a ratio of 1:2 between upper and lower lip sizes is generally preferred, highlighting the idea that lips that are full but not overly exaggerated are considered attractive.

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Lip Filler Recovery

Performed non-surgically and as an outpatient treatment at our Med Spa in New Jersey lip fillers create little to no downtime, meaning that you can return to all activities.

A topical numbing cream is applied before the procedure, and some fillers contain lidocaine, so your lips will feel numb for a little while. Swelling is variable and usually mild. Other side effects include bruising and firmness, which should improve spontaneously. Icing your lips afterward and sleeping with your head elevated will help to reduce the swelling.

Lip Filler Swelling Stages

After your lip filler treatment New Jersey patients may experience swelling, which is common and expected. Some redness and bruising is also normal after receiving filler. With proper care, the healing process can be quick and simple. The more that patients are aware of what to expect, the more we can ease any unnecessary concerns about overfilled lips, unevenness, or pigment changes. The vast majority of concerns that come up within the first few days actually resolve on their own and are a normal part of the process. A skilled provider will educate you and immediately address any unusual side effects.

Immediately Following Your Lip Filler Procedure

Right after your procedure, there will likely be substantial swelling. In some cases, the inflammation can appear uneven, causing concern. This is normal and depends on how different parts of your lips react to the filler. With proper injections and aftercare, the lips will even out for a beautiful end result.

Day One

The day after your treatment, you may see the most inflammation, and your lips may become tender and uncomfortable, especially during eating and drinking. This is also completely normal. Your lips are a very sensitive area, and they are going through a healing process. Day one is typically when our office gets the most calls from patients expressing concern. Swelling and discomfort are nothing to worry about. Large, bright red areas, extreme pain that won’t go away with over-the-counter meds, or fever are causes for concern.

Day Two

On day two after receiving filler, inflammation may calm down a bit, but as this subsides, you might begin to notice some bruising and lumps. Lumps are simply a part of a small bruise and will resolve within a few days to a week and gradually become less noticeable.

Day Three

By the third day, you should notice an obvious improvement in the initial inflammation, and some of the tenderness will ease during talking, eating, and drinking. You may still have some mild discomfort to the touch, but your lips will likely start to feel more normal and even.

Two Weeks

After two weeks, your lip filler should be settled for the most part, and your lip size should not vary greatly from one day to the next. Any tenderness and discomfort should be resolved. This is about the point when you will see less of the healing process and more like your final results.

Four Weeks

At the four-week mark, you should be able to see your optimal results. Your lip filler should be settled completely, the healing process will be totally over, and your lips should look full and spectacular.

Lip Filler Results

The result of lip fillers is variable, lasting between a few months and about a year. You will notice an improvement in the appearance of your lips immediately following the treatment, boosting your self-confidence. It may take a day or two for the filler to settle and for you to get used to your new look. Treatments need to be repeated to maintain your improvement. Visit the online gallery to see before and after lip filler photos of actual patients at True Beauty Med Spa in Short Hills, NJ. Individual results may vary. Visit the online gallery to see Lip Fillers Before and After Photos of actual patients at True Beauty Med Spa in New Jersey. Individual results may vary.

Upper and Lower Lip Filler

Schedule a New Jersey Lip Filler Consultation

Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander

New Jersey Lip Fillers Provider Dr. Beverly Friedlander

Learn more about your surgical and non-surgical lip filler options at True Beauty Med Spa in Short Hills, New Jersey. Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander will walk you through the procedure and customize a lip treatment plan that meets your aesthetic goals. To find out if you are a candidate for Lip Fillers Short Hills patients are encouraged to call our office at (973) 912-9120 or fill out the online contact form.

Lip Filler FAQs

The risks associated with lip fillers are minimal; swelling, bruising, tenderness, and some firmness will occur but should resolve after a few days. The use of ice packs will help to reduce the appearance of swelling. You can return to normal activities shortly after the procedure. However, if you want to avoid the dreaded "duck lips" or an unnatural appearance, it's important to find a skilled professional who understands facial aesthetics and can give you a natural-looking result.

During the procedure, a numbing cream is used prior to the injections so they are virtually painless, you may only feel some slight pressure. After the procedure, there will be some swelling and discomfort but it should not be painful if it is performed correctly by a lip injection professional.

Lip fillers are not permanent. But, how long your lip fillers last greatly depends on what type of dermal filler is used and the quantity that is injected. Lip fillers can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months. During a consultation, your provider will go into detail about how long each filler lasts vs other considerations.

With proper injection methods and a reasonable injection schedule, there will be no permanent damage from lip injections. Clients who request extremely filled, over-plump lips and get back-to-back injections for years could end up with stretched skin or tissue. Most providers should discuss these risks with you to ensure your beauty treatment plan will not lead to any long-term damage.

Because there is no specific evidence on the safety of dermal fillers during pregnancy and breastfeeding, the FDA and most providers recommend against it. Along with unknown safety concerns, women’s hormones fluctuate during these times, which means that unexpected changes in the body can occur. Most cosmetic procedures are not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding because hormonal changes can cause unexpected results after treatment.

After the lip filling procedure, you will want to wait until the local anesthetics have worn off to eat or drink as you may be too numb to chew properly- this is usually about 2-4 hours. We also recommend waiting another 24-48 hours before eating anything you can’t take bites of with a fork or even very messy meals to avoid wiping the lips.

We typically recommend a maintenance routine of every 3-6 months. This always depends on the type of filler initially used and how much was injected during your first session.

Your treatment plan is uniquely customized — meaning the cost of lip fillers for each patient will vary with each procedure. In addition, the cost of your treatment depends on how complex the area is to correct and any additional therapies simultaneously used.

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