How Lip Filler Works: The Art & Science of Youthful Yet Natural-Looking Lips

Lip fillers perfected at Luminisce.

When we think of lip fillers, we usually think of plumpy lips like Kylie Jenner. But is it just really to give our lips a perfect pout? Did you know that the lips, in particular, play a strong role in the visual youthfulness of our face? Aside from just contributing to facial balance, it is often a cue in itself. In 2009, research found that people with plumper, fuller lips are more often perceived as younger than their true age. This is not surprising, as our lips visibly change as we age. Lip fillers are not just about giving us perfect, plumpy lips but also it’s about bringing back the youthfulness of our lips.

Lumi Lips - Before Shot
Before the procedure

The Signs and Causes of Aging Lips

Here are the common signs of aging lips:

  1. Deflated, with fine lines and wrinkles on the top lip
  2. Drooping lips
  3. A lack of lip border definition
  4. Squarish philtral columns
  5. Undefined cupid’s bow

What factors contribute to lip aging?

  1. Personal habits that accelerate aging such as smoking and sun exposure
  2. The appearance of volume loss brought upon by the aging of other areas of the body, such as the teeth
  3. Bone degeneration
  4. A reduction in muscle mass
  5. The sagging of the face’s fat pockets

While lip aging is tough to prevent as lip aging primarily occurs naturally, it is very easy to reverse. In fact, the procedure only takes 15 minutes–the epitome of a lunchtime procedure. The answer lies in lip fillers.


Lumi Lips Procedure - 1
Lumi Lips Lip Filler Procedure


What are Lip Fillers? How Does It Work?

Lip fillers are hyaluronic acid-based injectables that help restore volume to aging lips. The results can range from large and plump, to subtle and natural.

Introducing Lumi Lips

While being a safe, no-downtime procedure, it still requires an experienced injector. In Luminisce, they have doctors that are trained to both analyze your face and consider your goals. They believe in a bespoke approach and only use the best brands, and select brands based on their specific properties and how it will help us towards our goal.

For those who want a contoured pout and clearly defined vermilion borders and cupids bow, they use the top filler brands Juvederm Volift, Belotero Intense, and Teosyal RHA 4 for patients seeking definition. For those looking for something more understated and undeniably natural looking, they use less viscous forms of filler such as Juvederm Volbella, Belotero Balance, and RHA 2. For some, the use of one or the other may be more appropriate, and for others, a combination may be best. All of their chosen brands will make your lips look healthy, hydrated, and youthful.

Luminisce injectors are also very particular on the amount of filler to be used, and the technique to be applied.

The Luminisce injector will always aim to bring symmetry to your face and enhance your own facial features. The Lumi Lips Luminisce Bespoke Technique also uses this rule to keep the fillers looking natural: the top lip must always look slightly more projected than the lower lip by one to two millimeters.

Lumi Lips - After Shot
After the procedure


Frequently Asked Questions

How lip filler is done?

At Luminisce, there will be a consultation prior to the procedure. You can show your pegs if you have many and discuss with the doctor what will be the best filler that will suit your goal. During the procedure, they will put topical anesthesia or numbing cream on your lips before injecting the fillers.

Is the lip filler procedure painful?

It actually depends on your pain tolerance. But based on my experience, topical anesthesia lessens the pain. You will only get a tingling feeling once the filler is injected into your lips. They also put a cold compress from time to time before injecting. Also, expect a possibility of swelling on your lips which may last within 24-72hrs.

How long does the lip filler procedure take?

The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the comfort of the patient.

How long do lip fillers last?

Lip fillers aren’t permanent. Depending on how you take care of your lips, the lip fillers can last up to 9-12 months.



What to avoid after getting a lip filler?

After getting a lip filler, avoid eating and drinking hot drinks and food for the next 24-48 hours. You should also avoid kissing and putting products on your lips. Also, avoid using straws when drinking.

How much do lip fillers cost?

Luminisce’s Lumi Lips lip filler procedure costs around P25,000-P30,000.


See the difference right after the procedure. Bring back the youthful and plumpy lips with Lumi Lips. Get your own bespoke customized treatment plan for your lips and all your other concerns at Luminisce.

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