Written by Ali Waychoff, reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD
How To Get Lips Like Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner has made a name and a fortune for herself — she’s worth $1 billion, to be exact! Even though she’s known for her reality TV show, her Kylie Cosmetics line, and her new baby girl, Stormi, Kylie’s lips are a big money maker.
It’s no secret that Kylie is a social icon and role model for many — her style is great! But before the Lip Kits and the Kylie Jenner challenges on YouTube, she was just a girl in search of a bigger pout. Who could blame her?
It was always in question if the self-made new mom ever actually received lip injections, until she opened up on Instagram and said that she was getting her lip injections removed for awhile. A few short months later, she popped back up with a very natural-looking pout that we just couldn’t help but notice.
To all of us out there looking to achieve a pout that is too plump to avoid, the million dollar question still stands: “How do I get a pout like Kylie’s?”
What Kind of Filler Does She Get?
There are a plethora of fillers on the market that are perfect for restoring volume loss, it just depends on how much volume or plump you want to add. Kylie prefers Juvederm, a brand of filler that’s owned by Allergan. While there are different types of Juvederm fillers, Kylie’s team goes for Juvederm Ultra Plus.
This filler isn’t necessarily better than any other filler, per se. Juvederm Ultra Plus just gives a lot of fullness that many people are looking for in their lips, making their lips the focal point of their face — who could say no to that?
Why Filler and What Makes This Filler Different?
People choose different fillers for different reasons. But the number one reason injectors will recommend fillers to their clients is because it aids in volume loss.
As we age, collagen begins to break down and we experience volume loss which creates sagging of the skin and wrinkles. By adding in a little filler, the injectors add in volume to bring the area of concern back to life and create a much more youthful looking appearance — traveling back in time can’t be a bad thing, right?
Juvederm is made from Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance that absorbs and retains water. It’s great for creating that perfect pout!
How Many Syringes Should I Get and How Often?
When it comes to filler, less is more when starting out. We know you’re excited to get that dreamy pout but, it does take time.
Most Master Providers will start out with one syringe of filler for your treatment. Since this is a big commitment and change, starting small and building up is the best way to go. Your lips will probably be swollen and minorly bruised for up to a week after the injections. Not to worry though – that pout will be nothing less than perfect after that!
If after a month or so you feel the pout can be bigger, we encourage talking to your injector about doing another syringe!
The longevity of a person’s lip filler depends on their metabolism. There’s a wide range of 6-18 months, give or take. The faster the metabolism, the shorter your filler will last.
Last But Not Least, Does It Really Hurt?
In just 40 minutes or so, you’ll be walking out with a brand new pout to slap some poppin’ gloss on! However, the biggest fear is how badly it’s going to hurt.
Injectors take 15-20 minutes to completely numb the lips with Lidocaine before they get the injecting process started. After that, the injectors do their thing,filling your lips and making them everything you ever wanted! Juvederm is also infused with Lidocaine which makes it even more comfortable. Don’t be afraid to sit back and relax!
If that isn’t enough for you, most injectors have a hand held vibrating tool that is placed on the face to help with the pain. Getting the perfect pout shouldn’t be stressful or harmful, so why not make it easy?