Two images of Kylie Jenner, the left before lip fillers and the right is after.

Why Lip Fillers Are a Thriving Business that Just Keeps Growing

Having facial fillers, specifically lip fillers, has become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments over the last few years. Although lip augmentation has been going on for over a century, the lip fillers we know today hit the market in the early 2000s. Plastic surgery, as it was previously known, was generally looked down upon by the public and embraced by only a handful of people who evidently had silly amounts of money. You could tell someone a mile off who had work done as they carried rather frightening ballooned features, typically the breasts and lips. Today, thanks to advances in modern medicine, cosmetic surgery is ubiquitous amongst not only the rich and famous, but normal, everyday working people too.

What Are Lip Fillers?

Modern-day lip filler is Hyaluronic Acid based component which is injected into the lip in order to give plumping effect. Hyaluronic Acid is a compound which is found in the body, therefore it is completely safe and provides a more natural look compared with the Trout Pout of filler’s past.

Before and after images of lip fillers done at professional clinic in Glasgow.

Why Do People Want Fillers?

As we get older our face starts to lose volume, and the lips are no different. So lip fillers can help someone to look younger, but mostly it’s because mainstream beauty standards tell us that plump, full lips are attractive.

Why Did Lip Fillers Become So Popular?

Most of you will have already guessed it, but a very young, famous celebrity is the culprit behind the lip fillers craze. Kylie Jenner, the youngest daughter of the Kardashian family started one of the biggest beauty trends for the masses at aged 17. Kylie was never known for her beauty up until 2015. A pre-teen living in the shadow of older sisters Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Kendall must have been difficult. All of a sudden, Kylie appeared to have the perfect pout that was much plumper than it had been just weeks previous. It took the young reality star several months to admit to having filler through fear of being judged. Who would have guessed that just three years later, after skyrocketing lip filler enquiries and procedures all over the world, Kylie Jenner would be a fashion icon, own her own multimillion beauty empire and be the youngest person in history to be featured on Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

Close up of before and after images of Kylie Jenner's lip fillers.

The Lip Fillers Business

Now that lip augmentation can be done non-surgically, the treatment is readily available in non-medical establishments. Of course, professional training is required, but clinicians and beauticians without PHDs can legally implement this treatment. A combination of demand and mass supply has allowed lip fillers to become affordable for your average working Joe. Of course, it is recommended by experts that you choose a doctor over beautician. Despite being an extremely safe procedure, experience and knowledge of the body are essential for a safe recovery if anything goes wrong. In the UK lip fillers can cost anything between £200 and £1000, depending on where you go.