How many units do I need for lip filler?

One of the most common issues with fillers is understanding how much they need to achieve the look they're after. We've all seen images of extreme cases. Although some might desire that, more often than not, you may only want to add subtle volume and shape to your lips. As you can imagine, the more lip filler you inject, the more volume you create, but what are the options, and how do I know what amount is right for me?

In this guide, our injectable experts will outline the different units of lip filler to allow you to understand what you need. Of course, if you are still unsure, please get in touch. A member of our experienced team will be able to guide you through this process directly.


What are lip fillers made of?

First, it’s essential to understand what units of lip filler contain. Lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural substance already in your body. You may have heard of various filler brands and types, including Juvederm®, Restylane® and Perlane®. Each can improve lip volume; however, at VIVA Skin Clinics, we use Juvederm for our lip filler treatments.

Hyaluronic acid helps skin to flex and can be injected into the lips to hold volume, shape and hydration. This fluid is entirely safe to use, with lip filler procedures being performed worldwide daily.


What results can I expect from different units of lip filler?


People who are new to this treatment and are cautious of results usually opt for 0.5ml – 1ml of lip filler. This is the average procedure and can provide some really fantastic results. One injection should be enough if you want to add volume and reshape the lips. Each injection contains around 1ml of filler, which should be enough for those looking for a natural enhancement and lip augmentation.


Can I personalise my lip filler treatment?

This will depend on the clinic; however, you can absolutely personalise your treatment at VIVA Skin Clinics.

Knowing the volume of filler you want to have during your cosmetic procedure is a good start. Of course, everyone’s lips are different, but it is helpful to understand the results you would like to achieve with your filler.

At your initial consultation, our specialists can advise and guide you on which volume of filler is best for the results you’re after.


Speak to an injectables specialist before your next lip filler treatment

Looking to improve your lip volume or add a bit of shape to thin lips? Have a chat with one of our injectables specialists about your desired look!

We value creating confidence in our clients, helping them to achieve the look that allows them to be their best selves. With in-depth medical knowledge as well as a creative eye, you can be assured that you are in the most capable hands. We are proud to have a specialist team that you can rely on.

Book a consultation with our friendly team who will be able to provide everything you need.