Lip filler is one of the most popular treatments requested at our clinic in Vancouver. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to enhance the shape, size, and contour of the lips. Furthermore, at Sparrow MD, we recommend our clients consider natural, proportionate lips as a long-term goal. Moreover, we perform lip treatments to enhance lip shape, help with hydration, restore lip volume, and soften wrinkles and lines around the lips. We adopt a natural, gradual approach to minimize the chance of overfill or the risk of migration of the filler material. Additionally, our doctors use the best products, including brands like Juvederm®, Teosyal®, and Revanesse®.

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  • Length of Treatments: 30 minutes
  • Recovery Time: Varies from person to person. Social downtime is minimal.
  • Onset of Action: Immediate
  • Cost: 450-750 depending on the amount of volume required


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If you wish to enhance your lip shape or contour, lip filler treatments may be suitable for you. At Sparrow MD, consultations are tailored to understand your aesthetic goals comprehensively. Moreover, you may be looking to:

  • balance upper and lower lip proportions
  • correct subtle asymmetry 
  • augment lip shape and volume
  • improve gum show
  • provide hydration for dry lips
  • smooth out fine lines and smoker lines


Your lip filler treatments at Sparrow MD can provide you with many benefits:

  • A non-surgical treatment to enhance your overall facial balance
  • Minimal downtime, allowing our clients to return to their daily activities promptly.
  • Natural results and a timeless elegance


When you choose Sparrow MD for your lip filler treatments, you select a clinic that puts patient satisfaction, comfort, and safety at the forefront. Here’s a look at what to expect during your visit.


Your visit always starts with a consultation with our doctors. Subsequently, our doctors will assess your lip anatomy and discuss your aesthetic goals.

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After your consultation, our doctors will craft a personalized treatment plan for your lip filler treatment.


Your comfort is our priority. Before the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to your lips to ensure minimal discomfort during the treatment. This step aids in a more pleasant and stress-free experience. Furthermore, our doctors may do nerve blocks for our more sensitive patients.


Our doctors use advanced techniques with either cannula or fine needles for your lip filler treatment. In general, the method chosen is tailored to your anatomy and needs. With proper technique and selection of products, our doctors can help you achieve the most natural-looking results. The procedure generally takes 30 minutes to complete. There is no significant downtime after the treatment.


After the procedure, our team will provide clear instructions for post-treatment care.

In general, you are expected to experience some bruising, swelling, redness, and mild tenderness. This will be more pronounced in the first 3 days but improves significantly after a few days. In the meantime, Our Sparrow MD team remains accessible for any questions and concerns you may have during your recovery period. We are committed to ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout the entire process.


After your lip filler treatment, we recommend the following to ensure smooth recovery:

  • Application of ice to minimize potential swelling or bruising.
  • Avoidance of excessive sun and heat exposure.
  • Temporary avoidance of strenuous activities for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
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We recommend avoiding blood thinners a week before lip injections. For instance, you may wish to avoid medications like aspirin or ibuprofen, unless otherwise instructed by our doctors. This can help minimize bleeding and bruising, and optimize the outcome of your lip filler treatment.


Opting for Sparrow MD for lip filler treatments ensures that you are in skilled and experienced hands. Furthermore, our team, led by Dr. Zhai and Dr. Van Dewark, prioritizes your safety and satisfaction throughout the procedure. In addition to that, we make sure the treatment is conducted with utmost care and attention to detail. You can have confidence in the quality and expertise that Sparrow MD provides.

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What type of fillers is best for lips?

Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are the most optimal product for lip enhancement. They can provide volume, hydration, and shape while allowing for reversibility and adjustability. Furthermore, the versatility of hyaluronic acid-based fillers makes them a preferred choice for achieving your desired lip enhancement results.

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How much does lip filler cost?

The price for lip filler depends on your specific needs. The detailed cost breakdown is best decided during your consultation. The amount of volume required for your lips may vary. Our doctors may recommend one lip filler session for a natural, hydrating result. However, for thinner lips, our doctors may recommend gradually building your lip volume over several treatments.

Do lip filler treatments hurt?

Pain thresholds can differ from person to person. For most patients, the sensation is often likened to a sharp pinch. With topical numbing and distraction techniques, our patients generally find the treatment very tolerable. Furthermore, our dermal fillers contain lidocaine which helps minimize discomfort immediately after treatment.

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Are lip fillers reversible?

Yes, a significant advantage of hyaluronic acid-based fillers is their reversibility. If desired or necessary, our doctor can adminster a specific enzyme to dissolve the filler, returning the lips to their original state.

How much lip filler would I need for the first time?

The timeline for achieving your desired lip volume depends on your aesthetic goals. Our doctors always create a tailored treatment plan. Lips can be enhanced gradually with dermal filler over several sessions. Our doctors will customize the enhancement process to align outcomes with your preferences.

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Can men get lip filler?

Absolutely. Men seeking enhancement or refinement of their lip shape and volume can opt for lip filler treatments. Our doctors ensure that the results that are in harmony with their facial features and aesthetic preferences. Furthermore, this is often combined with other popular treatments for men such as jawline and chin treatments for overall facial improvement.

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How long does it take for lip fillers to settle?

General swelling often subsides within 2 to 3 days. It may take up to 2 weeks for the final results to settle. We usually will see our patients at 2-4 weeks for a follow-up after your filler treatment to assess your final results.

What are the stages of swelling after lip filler treatment?

While general swelling often subsides within a day or two, It may take up to 2 weeks for the final results to settle. We suggest scheduling a lip filler appointment at least 2 weeks before any big events. This will allow ample time for recovery.

Lip Filler: Are the results permanent? How long does it last?

Lip filler results, while long-lasting, are not permanent. Typically, the effects of lip fillers last around 6 to 12 months. Regular follow-up sessions are recommended to maintain the desired lip volume and shape.

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What are the complications and risks associated with lip filler injections? 

While lip fillers can yield desirable results, it's important to be aware of potential temporary side effects that may occur. These can include bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the treated area. Fortunately, these effects are short-lived, often resolving within a few days.


At Sparrow MD, as can be seen, our philosophy centres on achieving natural lip results. Besides, our approach is to use fillers to create a balanced and harmonious facial appearance. Furthermore, our doctors avoid overfilling the lips and produce natural results. Consequently, our goal is to enhance your features in a way that complements your existing beauty. In essence, this ensures that the results are subtle, refined, and in harmony with your overall facial aesthetics. We prioritize your natural beauty above all else in our lip filler treatments.

Hyaluronic acid fillers, as has been noted, like Juvederm® and Revanesse®, are ideal for augmenting thin lips due to their flexibility, smoothness, and reversible nature. Besides, these fillers provide a natural feel and appearance while offering the versatility for subtle to more dramatic enhancement based on individual preferences. Consequently, choosing the right filler product is crucial for achieving the desired lip enhancement results.

Lip filler can be used to achieve various shapes and styles. Additionally, it can be a subtle, natural enhancement to a more pronounced, voluptuous look, tailored to each individual's desired outcome. Furthermore, the versatility of lip filler options ensures that you can achieve a lip aesthetic that aligns with your personal preferences and style.

Unlike other providers you may encounter, all of our dermal fillers and neuromodulators are administered by Medical Doctors, 100% of the time.

During the treatment itself, our Medical Doctors will carefully inject the appropriate dermal filler into your lips to achieve your desired outcome. Most patients feel a sharp pinch, but the topical anesthetic minimizes most sensations. In most cases, dermal filler treatments can easily be completed within 30 minutes. 

Lip fillers have minimal social downtime. You may experience temporary swelling, bruising, and tenderness. These side effects will resolve themselves quickly over 1-2 weeks. 

Certainly, lip fillers are, as has been noted, a highly effective tool in addressing various forms of lip asymmetry. They can help correct uneven volume, irregular contours, or other imbalances in your lips. Furthermore, our doctor can use fillers skillfully to create a harmonious and balanced appearance. Consequently, at your consultation, we can assess your unique features, this may include a treatment plan to target and correct any asymmetry in your lips. Essentially, our goal is to ensure that your lips appear symmetrical and beautifully balanced.

Yes, lip fillers can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as Botox to address a gummy smile. A comprehensive evaluation at Sparrow MD will help determine the most effective approach for each patient.

Lip fillers and lip flip are different techniques for lip enhancement. Lip fillers use hyaluronic acid to add volume and shape to the lips. A lip flip involves the use of Botox to relax the upper lip muscle, making more of the lip visible. The best method for you will depend on your aesthetic goals and anatomical considerations.

Yes, combining lip filler with Botox lip flip can provide comprehensive enhancement. It can help treat both the volume and shape of the lips.

Our doctors at Sparrow MD may use various techniques to evenly inject fillers into your lips. This may include linear threads, microdroplet technique, cross-hatching, as well as cannula. It ensures optimal filler placement and dispersion for a smooth, balanced, and natural appearance.

The key is trusting our experienced injectors. Our doctors have an expert understanding of facial anatomy. They are also skilled in diverse injection techniques.  Our approach prioritizes conservative treatments and a gradual build-up of lip volume. This can significantly minimize the risk of complications.

Furthermore, strict adherence to aftercare instructions is crucial. We recommend to avoid unnecessary contact with the treatment area. This may include refraining from applying excessive pressure on the lips after treatment.

Long-term effects of lip fillers are generally minimal as most fillers are temporary and biodegradable. However, regular assessments and follow-up treatments are crucial to maintaining the desired results.

For our clients who are hoping to augment their lips, we build a personalized treatment plan customized to the client's desired shape, volume, and aesthetics. Gradual volumization done in stages is always preferred for the most natural and aesthetically pleasing result.