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Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers: What You Need to Know Before Having Them

You must have heard about hyaluronic acid (HA) by now. It has become a household name. You make hyaluronic acid in your body naturally. Newborn skin is richly packed with hyaluronic acid. Females have more hyaluronic acid than males. One gram of hyaluronic acid can hold six litres of water!

You have approximately 10 to 15 grams in your body. When this level is high, your skin looks very firm, supple, and turgid. As you get older, your body makes less hyaluronic acid; this leads your skin to look shallow, dry, and shrunken.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a viscous carbohydrate gel substance. It helps the body lubricate movable parts. It moistens all linings of the body, greases all the muscles and arteries, and cushions the body tissues where needed!

In the body, specifically the skin, hyaluronic acid birth and death cycles are just one day. Isn’t that interesting? So how does it work when you inject hyaluronic acid into the lips for lip augmentation? It will not be a good idea if your lip enhancement treatment lasts just one day!

In order to make hyaluronic acid last longer for a lip augmentation, the lab-grown native HA form must be slightly altered. Medical HA fillers are created from bundles of HA that are connected by what you might think of as “glue”-which is how you make HA fillers last longer. The stronger the “glue”, the longer the HA filler stays in the body.

Hyaluronic acid is synthesised in the laboratory from either animal source (roster comb) or non-animal source (bacterial fermentation). It’s because of this that some patients can develop an inflammatory reaction to hyaluronic lip fillers-even with the best method in the world; it is just impossible to remove all the allergens from the animal or non-animal sources from the HA solution! In addition, the glue they use to hold the HA molecules together could also cause unwanted allergic reactions in patients.

The usual side effects from HA fillers may include temporary tenderness, erythema, swelling, firmness, bumps bruising and bumps. Occasionally, patients have to be put on corticosteroids to treat the inflammatory symptoms. Overall, hyaluronic acid fillers are quite safe. If you’re considering lip fillers and you live in or near West Perth visit MIRA Clinic.


There are many kinds of hyaluronic acid lip fillers to choose from. Different brands provide a different percentage of concentration of HA, percentage of cross-linked (glue) HA, and the gel hardness of the solution. For example, you may need a harder HA gel for reducing deeper lines such as nasolabial folds treatment and a softer gel for your lips! Your surgeon will decide which filler/s or mixture is best for your needs.

Tips : HA is found richly in cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and bones. The best way to get HA into your diet is to have bone broth soups on a regular basis. Eating HA may stimulate the body to produce more HA. About 5 grams of HA are degraded each day, and 5 grams of new HA are made! Give the body the material it needs to make plenty of HA for you.’