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Most Natural Lip Fillers for 2024

Published on: Mar 21, 2024

In 2024, the pursuit of an understated, natural aesthetic has become the new idealÔÇöespecially regarding lip augmentation.┬á

Overfilled, identically plump pouts that were all the rage just a couple of years ago are disappearing from social media feeds and beauty influencersÔÇÖ faces. Patients increasingly seek out the most natural lip filler products and techniques to achieve full, pouty lips without looking “overdone.”

Today’s standard is a subtle, harmonious enhancement that naturally blends with each unique lip shape and facial structure for a rejuvenated yet undetectable result.

Understanding the Shift in PatientÔÇÖs Expectations 

The lip filler industry has come a long way over the past decade. Celebrities that started the ÔÇťduck faceÔÇŁ craze shifted to new aesthetic ideals. Kylie Jenner was among the first to announce that she was toning down her overfilled lips. After her, other celebrities followed and influenced wider public demand. Fast forward to 2024, and the natural trend is stronger than ever. 

Clinics recorded a decline in demand for Russian and cherry lip treatments. These techniques were a major hit in the past few years but often resulted in unnatural, overfilled pouts.

The hashtag #dissolvingfiller received millions of views on TikTok in recent months. This points out the increase in patient demand for improved but natural lip volume. For practices, this trend means having the right tools to meet patients’ needs. 

If you accidentally overfill or a patient comes with poorly done work, reversal options like LIPORASE┬« and HYNIDASE┬« can help remedy the situation. Starting over from scratch often allows for cleaner, more naturalistic reshaping than attempting to correct somebody elseÔÇÖs poor work. With the right dissolving products, you can confidently rewind and re-approach lip augmentation in line with contemporary sensibilities.

To achieve the most natural lip augmentation, you will also need to get familiar with current lip-filling techniques and potentially expand your lip filler portfolio.

Best Natural Lip Fillers For Your Patients

As the trend toward natural-looking lip enhancements continues gaining traction in 2024, cosmetic practices seek the best natural lip fillers to meet evolving patient demands. LetÔÇÖs take a look at some of the best-performing lip fillers available on the market:

JUVÉDERM® Lip Fillers

The JUV├ëDERM┬« range, designed by Allergan, became a household name for HA lip fillers. By modifying HA’s molecular structure, Allergan optimized this line for superior hydration and volume restoration. Among the JUV├ëDERM┬« family, two standouts for natural-looking lip enhancement are ULTRA SMILE and ULTRA 2.

JUVÉDERM® ULTRA SMILE has gained popularity for its smooth, malleable gel that seamlessly integrates into delicate lip tissue. This filler uses Vycross technology, a proprietary manufacturing process, to produce softer, more flexible cross-linked HA gel than conventional HA fillers. 

This unique formulation allows for precise injection and molding within the lips for up to 12 months of natural volume.

While ULTRA SMILE excels for delicate lip contouring, JUV├ëDERM┬« ULTRA 2 is a better option for adding overall fullness. Its specialized formula creates a coherent, non-animal sourced HA gel that’s highly moldable yet retains its structural integrity.┬á

This versatile filler can sculpt pillowy lip projection and define the vermillion borders for up to 12 months as well.

Both of these options integrate seamlessly thanks to Allergan’s proprietary manufacturing process that removes larger HA molecules. This maximizes biocompatibility and minimizes the potential for inflammatory responses. 

RESTYLANE® KYSSE Lip Filler

Since the trend shifted to a more understated, natural-looking lip augmentation, RESTYLANE® KYSSE became the golden standard.

Developed by the Galderma brand, this innovative hyaluronic acid filler is specifically formulated to provide subtle, unnoticeable lip enhancement. Galderma used an advanced manufacturing and crosslinking process that resulted in a cohesive, ultra-soft HA gel that integrates seamlessly into delicate lip anatomy. 

This mouldable formula allows precise contouring and shaping without a firm, overfilled appearance. Added 0.3% lidocaine helps to manage the pain during and after the procedure.

For injectors, RESTYLANE® KYSSE represents a best-in-class option for achieving balanced lip augmentation in line with the latest aesthetic ideals. Its rheological properties and targeted crosslinking provide excellent tissue integration and longevity. Effects usually last from 6 to 9 months.

FILLMED® Lip Fillers

FILLMED® is a leading French brand specializing in premium dermal fillers composed of ultra-pure, biodegradable hyaluronic acid. 

To compete with the changing beauty standards, their lab created a new generation filler, FILLMED® ART FILLER LIPS with Lidocaine. This filler was created with the unique Tri-Hyal® technology, which combines very long chains and free hyaluronic acid to offer unparalleled modularity in volume restoration.

The product’s gel consistency is specifically engineered for the delicate lip area, providing a smooth, even distribution that complements the natural shape and movement of the lips.

FILLMED┬«  places a high emphasis on practitioner education, which is why they created detailed training for the optimal use of their ART FILLER LIPS. These sessions explain the advanced techniques and strategies for achieving the most natural lip injection.

TEOSYAL® Lip Fillers

TEOSYAL® is a comprehensive range of dermal fillers created by the Swiss company TEOXANE Laboratories. Among them, TEOSYAL® PURESENSE KISS and TEOSYAL® RHA KISS were specially designed to provide subtle lip enhancements.

TEOSYAL┬« PURESENSE KISS is crafted with an ideal balance of cohesiveness and elasticity, using a hyaluronic acid gel that is finely tuned for the lips’ mobility. This formulation is adept at reshaping the contours of the lips, enhancing volume, and addressing hydration and the fine lines around the mouth.

In parallel, TEOSYAL® RHA KISS with Lidocaine leverages the new RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) patented technology. This technology is designed to mimic the natural hyaluronic acid in the skin, which makes it highly adaptable to the natural movements of the lips.

The smaller volume of 0.7ml in RHA KISS ensures that enhancements are subtle and refined, focusing on natural lip contouring, volume addition, and the smoothing of perioral lines.

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BELOTERO® Lip Fillers

BELOTERO® offers an extensive collection of dermal fillers that deliver predictable and natural-looking results that respond to the individual needs of each patient. 

BELOTERO┬« LIPS SHAPE with Lidocaine can be used for volumizing, and BELOTERO┬« LIPS CONTOUR with Lidocaine can be used for precise contouring. Both fillers use HA base to ensure smooth, hydrating effects, complemented by lidocaine for a comfortable treatment experience. 

BELOTERO® LIPS SHAPE targets the body of the lips for a fuller appearance, while LIPS CONTOUR focuses on defining the edges, addressing fine lines, and achieving symmetry. 

Clinical studies have shown that they provide natural-looking enhancements that blend seamlessly with the lips’ dynamic movements.

The Most Natural Lip Filler Technique

High-quality lip fillers are important for achieving the outcome that your patient wants; however, they are useless without a proper injection technique. 

According to a study performed on 833 patients, the Phi (╬Ž) technique offered the best enhancements without ruining the natural structure of the lips.

HereÔÇÖs a quick summary of the procedure:

  1. Aim for natural enhancement using the golden ratio (╬Ž) to determine injection points.
  2. Limit each session’s HA to 1ÔÇô1.5 ml to prevent overfilling.
  3. Use a specialized caliper to apply the ╬Ž ratio, marking the precise injection sites for the best result.
  4. Injection Strategy: Identify 3ÔÇô4 points on each half of the upper lip for precise HA injections. Consider existing lip volume to adjust HA volume per site, addressing asymmetry. Repeat the process for the lower lip, ensuring symmetry and balance.
  5. Plan follow-up sessions every 15ÔÇô30 days, as needed, to gradually refine the outcome.

The Conclusion

Patients have moved away from the overdone, doll-like lips to a subtler, more harmonious appearance. Answering this new trend requires you to refine your technique and expand your product with the most natural-looking fillers.

At Maylips, we’re here to support you in this transition with a premium range of dermal fillers tailored to meet the new trend head-on. Our collection is designed to help you achieve the perfect balance of volume and harmony, ensuring satisfaction for both you and your patients.┬á

FAQ

Should the top or bottom lip be bigger?

For a balanced and natural look, the bottom lip should be slightly larger than the top lip.

How much lip filler for a natural look?

It depends on the technique. However, subtle enhancement often requires a minimal amount, typically starting from 0.5 ml.

What lip filler looks the most natural?

Fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, RESTYLANE®, TEOSYALl®, FILLMED®, and BELOTERO® are some of the best choices for natural-looking results.

References

1.Keramidas E, Rodopoulou S, Gavala MI. A Safe and Effective Lip Augmentation Method: The Step-by-Step ╬Ž (Phi) Technique. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. 2021;9(2):e3332. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/gox.0000000000003332

2. Michaels P, Sarazin D, Tran C, Salomon D. Effect of Different Crosslinking Technologies on Hyaluronic Acid Behavior: A Visual and Microscopic Study of Seven Hyaluronic Acid Gels. Journal of drugs in dermatology: JDD. 2016;15(5):600-606. Accessed July 25, 2021. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27168268/