Lip Filler Treatments in Richmond, VA, and Midlothian, VA

Fillers have become one of the most popular non-surgical procedures nowadays, with many people choosing them to reduce wrinkles and add volume to their cheeks. Since Kylie Jenner has opened up about lip fillers, the treatment has also become more common for lip augmentation. Fillers are great for improving self-confidence in potential lip flaws like thinness or lost volume due to age.

Lip fillers come in various formulas. When administered by a professional, fillers can bring beautiful results lasting at least six months. Find out about the most popular lip filler treatment you can get in Richmond and Midlothian with the help of Dr. Travis Shaw, MD.

What Are Lip Fillers?

A lip filler is a dermal filler injected into the lips to add more volume. When injected into the target area, it can modify the shape of the lips, adding more structure or correcting potential asymmetries.

Lip fillers have a gel-like formula that will eventually be filtered out of the body, so they require maintenance. However, depending on the type of filler being used, it can last six to 18 months before needing a touch-up appointment.

Why Should People Get Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are an excellent option for those who want to try out bigger, fuller lips without having to worry about making them permanent. The injectable usually stays in the body for about one year (give or take depending on the filler used), and should you change your mind, you can have the effects reversed with hyaluronidase.

Lip fillers are quick and convenient, and the treatment usually takes no longer than 15 minutes to finalize. It is also a relatively comfortable procedure, with most fillers featuring a numbing agent to decrease potential pain. The results are natural and instantly visible, offering a much plumper aesthetic to the lips.

Types of Lip Fillers 

Several types of injectables can be used for lip augmentation. The choice depends on your preferences and the effect you want to obtain. The options provided by Dr. Travis Shaw include the following: 


When it comes to receiving voluminous lips, the most popular choice is JUVÉDERM®. This filler contains hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and can add extra fullness to the skin with reduced chances of reactions. It is a fantastic choice for lips because it has a very smooth consistency, unlike other dermal fillers that are more granular. This means the filling effect will be more natural.


If you are looking for a more dramatic effect, you may want to consider using JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC. It is mainly used for cheek enhancement but can also help with lip augmentation. As it is thicker in consistency than JUVÉDERM® Ultra, which is typically used on lips, it can be molded to offer well-defined lip lines. This filler is harder to expel from the body than other JUVÉDERM® variations, which means it might last longer. 

  1. Restylane®

If JUVÉDERM® is not a good option for you, then you can look into Restylane®. Also made from hyaluronic acid, it can offer subtle plumping effects for those with thin lips but could also be great for wrinkles around the mouth. Restylane® has a soft formula that delivers natural results that can be maintained with time. Plus, unlike JUVÉDERM®, which gets diffused into the lip tissue, Restylane® stays where it is injected. This makes it easier to enjoy desired results without seeing them change over time.

Check Out Our Lip Fillers in Richmond, VA, and Midlothian, VA

Lip fillers are an excellent option to obtain plump, beautiful lips full of vitality. You just need to find the filler that works best for your needs. Contact Dr. Travis Shaw, MD, and set up an appointment for lip fillers!

For more information about lip fillers and the benefits they may bring, please contact Dr. Travis Shaw at 804-775-4559. We have practices in Richmond and Midlothian, Virginia, where we can cater to your needs. Alternatively, you can use our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you shortly.