Lip Blushing vs Filler: What’s the Difference?

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Lip fillers have been around for a while, and are a popular way to make your lips more prominent and beautiful. But there’s a new kid on the block: lip blushing. Although you may not have heard much about it, lip blushing is now one of the current top beauty trends according to enthusiasts, because of the way it makes lips appear more youthful and fuller.

And of course, a lot of the online enthusiasm for this lip treatment is down to the fact that there are many TikTok influencers with viral videos espousing this relatively new cosmetic procedure.

So, what exactly is lip blushing? Is it the same as filler? After reading this article focusing on Lip Blushing vs Filler, you will have the information available to make your decision on which treatment (if any!) will be most suitable for your needs.


Lip Blushing vs Filler

Although these two popular lip treatments may seem similar on paper, it’s just like trying to compare apples and pears when it comes to the end result they actually offer people who have the procedures done!

Lip fillers, with brands like Juvederm, HylaForm, and Perlane, have been around for a while. They are popular synthetic hyaluronic acid injectables. Lip fillers correct the shape of the lips and smooth out wrinkles, which help to make your lips look more youthful and boost your confidence.

Sometimes the healing process is a bit awkward, but after a short while, your lips look amazin.

Lip fillers correct the shape of the lips and smooth out wrinkles, which help to make your lips look more youthful and boost your confidence.

They work by restoring the volume of your lips and reducing signs of aging. They also help to correct damage caused by smoking and sun exposure.

Lip fillers tend to last for about 12 to 18 months, depending on your genetics, your metabolism, and the age at which you start having this cosmetic procedure done.

In general, there are few complications or side effects with having lip fillers injected (sometimes you need to massage them to get everything looking right), and many people like the fact that they are reversible if you’re not happy with the end result.

On the other hand, lip blushing is kind of like having a semi-permanent tattoo done to your lips. And although it’s also a treatment that’s injected into your lips, instead of synthetic hyaluronic acid, colored pigment is deposited with tiny needles in the same way that microblading works.

Lip blushing is kind of like having a semi-permanent tattoo done to your lips. And although it’s also a treatment that’s injected into your lips, instead of synthetic hyaluronic acid, colored pigment is deposited with tiny needles in the same way that microblading works.

Lip blushing isn’t the same as lip tattooing though, which is mainly used to create permanent lip liner. Instead, lip blushing offers an enhancing effect to your lips, which makes them look younger, more defined, and even somewhat fuller.

The end result is more like a semi-permanent lipstick.

Think color, rather than volume.

During the procedure, a colored pigment ink is injected, which your technician will help you to choose to create a natural-looking lip, although it is also possible to completely change the definition and shape of your lips with a darker color.


Who Benefits From Lip Fillers?

Although the stereotypical duck face is what many people think about lip fillers, not everyone goes for this extreme option. Lip fillers work for both younger women, who generally go after the fuller lip, and older women, who are looking to restore a more youthful appearance.

If you want a more plumped-out look, or want to create more volume for naturally thin lips, then lip filler would be a better option for you than lip blushing. Because your cosmetic surgeon can also customize the filler to compliment the anatomy of your face, along with your intended lip goal.


Who Benefits From Lip Blushing?

Those who are allergic, are suitable candidates or don’t like the idea of having lip filler injected could benefit from having a lip blushing treatment, which basically just adds color to improve the shape and symmetry of your lipline.

This is what gives the lips a more youthful appearance. It can also make your lips look fuller for those who have thin lips, and works better at creating more structure, which can be difficult to do with lip filler.

There’s less recovery, though you still need to be wary of your lips for the first couple of days (for example: no smoking).


The Risks

Of course, as with anything that’s injected into the skin, both of these cosmetic procedures come with their own set of risks, which you should discuss with your technician or doctor before you decide to have either treatment done.

Of course, as with anything that’s injected into the skin, both of these cosmetic procedures come with their own set of risks, which you should discuss with your technician or doctor before you decide to have either treatment done.

The risks associated with lip filler include:

  • Allergy to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine
  • Excess swelling or bruising
  • Chronic numbness at the injection site
  • Herpes simplex
  • Lumps and asymmetry of the lips
  • Tissue death from injection into a blood vessel

The risks associated with lip blushing include:

  • Allergy to the pigment ink
  • Permanent unnatural-colored lips that don’t match your skin tone
  • Uneven application
  • Infection from unsterilized equipment or used pigment
  • Hematoma

We’ve put together an article on lip blushing gone wrong to explain the ramifications of these issues.


Conclusion

Lip Fillers, which have been around for a while, are the best option for you if your main goal is to increase the size and volume of your lips without going under the knife. Also, the fact that they gradually wear away, and are reversible if you don’t like the result, is the reason why many choose this procedure.

Alternatively, lip blushing is the better choice for those who want a more semi-permanent effect that will last for up to a year, and will leave your lips looking more blushed and more defined around the edges. This can give them the appearance of looking fuller, but they’re not actually all plumped up.

Written by Kayla Young

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