Lip Injections 101: Everything You Need to Know

How much do lip injections cost? How long do lip injections last? We answer these questions and more.

The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Lip Injections

The popularity of lip fillers from Guelph to London, Ontario continues to increase—especially among younger patients. If you’ve been considering lip injections but are hesitant to take the plunge because you just don’t know what to expect, this blog is for you! We’re answering common questions about lip injections so you can make your decision with confidence.


What Are Lip Injections?

First things first. Lip injections involve the skillful injection of dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, or BELOTERO® into the lips to improve volume, definition, and shape.

How Do Lip Fillers Work?

The dermal fillers we use contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Once injected into the lips, the substance works together with the body’s own HA to restore lost volume and stimulate collagen production for naturally fuller lips.

Who Gets Lip Fillers?

Our lip injection patients range from people whose lips have become thinner due to age to young women in their 20s who want to augment naturally thin lips. They want fuller, more sensuous-looking lips that look natural and not over-inflated.

The Beauty Nurse® team can help you love your lips by making a variety of improvements, including:

  • Boosting volume for fuller and plumper lips
  • Reshaping naturally thin or uneven lips
  • Defining lips that have become flattened and deflated as a result of aging
  • Balancing proportions of the upper and lower lips
  • Enhancing the cupid’s bow
  • Smoothing away vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines) around the lips

What Can I Expect During a Lip Injection Treatment?

Lip injections at our Waterloo/Kitchener practice are quick and easy treatments. After thoroughly reviewing your goals and studying your facial anatomy, our expert injector creates a customized treatment plan. Lip injections are performed using a fine needle to inject the dermal filler into specific areas of your lips. We apply numbing cream before the injections and our fillers contain lidocaine, so there is very little if any discomfort during the injections. The treatment itself lasts only a few minutes.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Lip fillers produce immediate results. Although some temporary bruising, tenderness, and swelling is possible post-treatment, no downtime is required. You’ll leave our office with the beautiful, natural lips you’ve been dreaming of.

Will My Lips Look Fake?

Sometimes, lip injections get overdone. We’ve all seen it, but we’re here to reassure you that when performed by an expert injector, lip injections can—and more importantly should—look natural. (Learn more in this blog post.) Beauty Nurse® Majid has advanced training in injectable treatments and is highly skilled in the art of lip enhancement with dermal fillers. Thanks to his detailed understanding of facial anatomy and proportion, you can rest assured that your results will look and feel natural while enhancing your beautiful features. See our actual patient results in our gallery of lip filler before-and-after photos.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

The results of your lip injection treatment can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years!

How Much Do Lip Injections Cost?

This is one of the most common questions we’re asked! At The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, the cost of lip injections starts at $750.00.

People looking for the best place for lip fillers from London to Guelph choose The Beauty Nurse® team at The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Waterloo. If you’re ready to schedule your lip injection treatment, contact us online to schedule your consultation today or call us at (519) 746-1132!

Meet Our Surgeons

The talented, experienced plastic surgeons at our Kitchener-Waterloo clinic have the advanced training to create exceptional, natural-looking results that meet the individual needs of our patients. The collaborative nature of our practice benefits patients in many ways.

Dr. Robert Shenker Dr. Stephanie Ma
The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic