In virtually all cultures since the beginning of recorded history, full lips have been associated with beauty and youth. Look at the full lips of children. They have pouty lips. Over time, your lips go from convex to flat because of muscle wasting in the aging face.



The goal of lip injections is to accentuate the vertical philtrum collumns, the arches of the Cupid’s bow and add bulk and height to the lips. There are 15 lip anatomical zones which surgeons must consider when they try to restore your lips to the pouty lips look of youth (See diagram of 15 anatomical lip zones below where surgeons inject fillers in these areas). There are over 100 injectable fillers on the market that surgeons can use to shape and contour your lips. Injectable fillers have a gel-like consistency. They are made of human and bovine collagen, hyaluronic acid from bacteria or non-animal form, or one’s own fat.

Lip_Anatomical_Zones(Image credit: A New Classification of Lip Zones to Customize Injectable Lip Augmentation by Andrew A. Jacono, MD)

Most injection sessions take 15 minutes to one hour and are done at a doctor’s office under local anesthesia. Semi-permanent or permanent fillers may require more than one treatment to achieve good results. So the cost can be quite expensive. For example: if Restylane costs $500 for 1 syringe and you need to do 10 reinjections, it will cost you $8000.


Adatosil 5000 Polydimethylsiloxane: Highly Purified Silicone Oil  $3000-$6000 per injection(the larger the more expensive) Permanent No
ArteFill(Artecoll) It is composed of 80% bovine collagen and 20% polymethylmethacrylate   or PMMA. These microsphere are made of a   synthetic plastic. $1000 per syringe Permanent: 5 years Yes
Autologous Fat Transplantation from the body by aspiration and reinjection  Up to S4500 6 to 12 mosNo Semi-Permanent Effect No
Captique HA Based $500 to $2000 3 to 6 mos
Cosmoderm Human Collagen  $300 to $600 3 mos Yes
Cosmoplast Human Collagen  $500 to $2000 3 mos+ Yes
Elevess HA  $500 to  $2000 4-6 sos No
Evolence Breeze Porcine Collagen  $500 to $ 2000 <=12 mos No
Hylaform Avian HA  $500 to $2000 4-6 mos No
Fascian Human Collagen (Human cadaver) $600 to $1000 4 to 5 mos No
Juvederm Ultra NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal   hyaluronic acid  $500 to $2000 3 to 6 mos No
Perlane NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal   hyaluronic acid  $550 to S650 per syringe 3 to 6 mos No
Prevelle NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal   hyaluronic acid  $500 per syringe 3 to 6 mos No
Puragen NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal   hyaluronic acid  $500 per syringe 6 to 8 mos No
Radiesse Calcium Hydroxylapetite  $1000 per syringe Stimulatory: Semi-PermanentStimulation of ingrowth of fibroblasts and collagen No
Restylane NASHA- bacterially derived of non-animal   hyaluronic acid  $500 to $2000 3 to 6 mos No
Scrulptra PLLASynthetic Material  $1000 per injection Stimulatory: Semi-Permanent No
Silikon 1000 Polydimethylsiloxane: Highly Purified Silicone Oil  $2000-$5000 per injection Permanent No
Zyderm and Zyplast Bovine Collagen  From $300  and up 3 mos+ Yes

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS: The usual common reactions from lip injections are redness, swelling, and bruising that can last from several days to a week.

COMPLICATIONS: Allergic reaction to the local anesthetic, uneven lips, movement of the implants or extrusion, lumps, bumps, nodules, and infection.

FACTS: Human and bovine collagen can actually derive from the skin of human cadavers and cows.


  1. Beware of cheap fillers and inexperienced practitioners offering bargain prices. There might be a risk of introducing unwanted and dangerous contaminants into your body.
  2. When it comes to lip augmentation, it is best to stay away from any product that lasts too long. The filler will sometimes migrate and move from where it was placed. It is easier to correct what is temporary.
  3. Gel fillers or implants have weight; they can cause further sagging of your lips in the long run. It is a vicious cycle to maintain your looks and it can be quite expensive. With age, you skin thins out and the implant or gel filler will show. Think before you disfigure your face!
  4. Lip injections are suitable for people between the ages of 30 to 60. Any age before and after that might be a waste of money. The younger you are, the stronger your immune system, the faster your body will absorb the fillers. On the other hand, the older you are, the weaker your immune system, it is more likely that complications will occur. Consult with your doctor before you decide to undergo these procedures.
  5. There are affordable, less invasive, and risk-free methods to enhance your lips naturally. If you are interested, give CandyLipz Xtreme Lip-Shaper System a try! CandyLipz won three prestigious awards for technical design.

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- CEO & Founder of Thienna Inc. and CandyLipz LLC. - Achieved Levels of Education/School * PhD in Scientific Nutrition * Master of Business Administration * Master of Science in Genetic Engineering * Bachelor of Science in Microbiology * Bachelor of Art in Economics - Author * Eat Your Way to Brighter Skin: The All-Natural, Inexpensive, Easy Way to a Clear and Healthy Complexion * Cooking On the Light Side: Smart Recipes for Bright Skin and Vitality Book - Book Awards 2008 to 2011 * Grand Prize Award Winner at the Beach Book Festival 2008 * Silver Award CIPA Evvy Book Awards 2008 * Silver Award Premier Book Awards 2008 * Finalist in Foreword’s Book of the Year Award 2008 * Finalist in the Eric Hoffer Award 2008 * Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Award 2008 * Finalist in the National Best Books Awards 2008 * Honorable mention at the Hollywood Book Festival Award 2008 * Honorable mention at the DIY Book Festival Award 2008 * Honorable mention at the New England Book Festival Award 2008 * Honorable mention at the New York Book Festival Award 2008 * Gold Award Winner for Reader’s Favorite 2011 * Gold Award Elit Awards 2011 * Finalist in Best Books Award 2011 * Finalist in Eric Hoffer Award 2011 * Finalist in Indie Excellence 2011 - Patents * USA Skin Brightening Method Patent 10/599,779 * China Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 2013306223476 * USA Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 9,119,758 * USA Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent D739,083 * Korea Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 30-0782522 * Japan Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 1519769 * Europe Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 002369892-0001 - CandyLiz Lip Enhancement Awards * Iron A'Design Award 2013 Italy * Gold Good Design Award 2013 USA * San Francisco Best Beauty and Personal Care Award 2015 USA * Best in Beauty Awards 2015 by Beauty Examinee USA * Women Inventor Award 2013 at Korea Invention Award Festival (KIAF), Korea * Gold Award for Technical Design at INPEX 2013 USA * Spark Design Awards 2014 USA * Silver Medal at International Invention Show, INOVA 2014 Croatia * Special Award by World Invention Intellectual Property Associations * Gold Medal at Kaohsiung International Invention Exhibition, KIE 2014 Taiwan * Special Award by Indonesian Invention & Innovation Promotion Association * Gold Medal at Int’l Art – Creativity & Engineering Exhibition, I+ACEH Indonesia * Special Award by Malaysian Research & Innovation Society, MyRIS Malaysia * Gold Medal at European Exhibition of Creativity & Innovation, EUROINVENT, Romania * Special Award by Croatian Association of Inventors * i-ENVEX Gold Medal by UniMAP/MINDS/MyRIS/EYReC/WIIPA/IFIA * Gold Medal at World Invention Innovation Contest, WiC Korea * Special Award by World Inventors Association (WIA) * Gold Medal with Mention at International Warsaw Invention Show, IWIS Poland * Special Award by Chinese Innovation & Invention Society (CIIS) - Guinness Book of World Records 2007 to 2011 1) Most Sumo Squats in One Hour (5,135 squats) 2) Longest Samson's Chair (static wall sit for 11 hours, 51 minutes, and 14 seconds) 3) Heaviest Weight Deadlifted in One Minute (3,864 pounds) 4) Heaviest Weight Deadlifted in One Hour (104,863 pounds)

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