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Lip Fillers in San Jose & Palo Alto

Refine Your Your Lips, Your Way

As time goes by, our lips tend to lose their volume, and this may begin as early as in our twenties. Volumized, plump, refined lips help to create a youthful, vibrant appearance as well as provide an overall rejuvenated, fresh look. Lip fillers offer these benefits and can be completely customized to your preferences.

Experience Excellence in Lip Enhancement at Illuminate Plastic Surgery

At Illuminate Plastic Surgery, we have the highest standards for personalized artistry and patient well-being. Our team of skilled aesthetic practitioners specializes in delivering satisfying lip filler results while prioritizing positive patient experiences.

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What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are a cosmetic treatment that can enhance the lips and the surrounding areas of the mouth. These treatments increase lip volume, refine lip shape, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Typically, the products used are hyaluronic acid fillers, which not only increase volume but also provide moisture and can improve the appearance of the skin. HA fillers result in a natural lip look and can offer either subtle or more dramatic results, depending on individual preference.

Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found throughout the body that helps to lubricate and add moisture to joints, skin, and eyes. When used synthetically as an injectable lip filler, it adds natural-looking volume, and since it is biocompatible, there is little to no risk. At Illuminate, we offer these three highly effective options:


Juvéderm dermal fillers such as Juvéderm Volbella, Juvéderm Vollure, and Juvéderm Ultra are an exceptionally smooth and refined group of HA fillers that can provide highly delicate and natural-looking results. Juvéderm fillers use hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring molecule in your skin with a remarkable ability to attract and retain moisture. This remarkable molecule can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, helping your skin achieve a plump, supple, and youthful appearance.


The Restylane family of products, including Restylane Kysse, are designed to be flexible with great durability and are able to effectively withstand the constant movement of the mouth for long-lasting results. Whether you're looking to smooth wrinkles, plump lips, or add volume to your cheeks and hands, Restylane offers a range of specialized formulations to cater to specific needs, from addressing fine lines and laugh lines to augmenting lips and contouring the mid-face.

The RHA Collection®

The RHA Collection is a new FDA-approved filler that boasts exceptional resilience in order to adapt to facial movement while keeping its desired shape and volume level. This filler delivers longer lasting results compared to other fillers in addition to very natural-looking results. The RHA also uniquely contains lidocaine within the serum for maximum comfort during treatment. Illuminate is one of only a few providers in the Bay Area able to offer this advanced option.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Lip fillers can do wonders for your confidence with subtle yet refined results. They add volume to your lips, correct unevenness, improve a gummy smile, and delicately accentuate your cupid's bow.

With lip fillers San Jose or Palo Alto patients can achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial structure with natural-looking results. With lip fillers, you can enjoy benefits such as:

  • Natural-looking volume and fullness
  • Better proportion in the lips and face
  • Improved definition and symmetry
  • Smoothed lines and reduced wrinkles around the lips
  • Minimal downtime and immediate results
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Am I a candidate for Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers made with hyaluronic acid (HA) are safe and versatile. Most patients who want to enhance or define their lips are great candidates as long as they are in good overall health and don’t smoke.

Consultation and Preparation

At Illuminate, we believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best. That's why we offer completely personalized consultations to all of our lip filler patients. We will also provide guidance on any secondary procedures that may lead to more optimal outcomes. Our team will ensure that you are fully informed and comfortable with the entire process. Preparation for a San Jose or Palo Alto lip filler procedure is minimal, but we will review these requirements and recommendations along with recovery expectations.

Your Lip Filler Treatment

To start off, your skin will be cleansed, and topical numbing cream will be applied if necessary. Your lip filler will be injected using medical-grade needles in and around your lips. In most cases, the entire procedure takes about 30 minutes.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

It's important to keep in mind that swelling, bruising and lumps are normal side effects following Palo Alto or San Jose lip filler treatment. It can be a bit uncomfortable, but don't worry, these reactions are all normal and will subside within a few days to a week. You'll start to see the final results around week four, and they can last anywhere from 4 months to a year or even longer, depending on the type of filler used.

Why choose Illuminate Plastic Surgery?

With decades of combined education, experience, and training, Dr. David Boudreault, Dr. Brittany Leader, and our entire medical team are committed to exceptional patient care and unparalleled aesthetic results. Our primary goal is to help each patient achieve confidence-building enhancement, whether through simple procedures or more extensive reconstructive surgery.

Schedule Your Lip Filler Consultation at Either of our Convenient Locations

Looking to enhance your lips and boost your confidence? Our South Bay and Mid-Peninsula offices have got you covered. Give us a call at (408) 369-9300 in San Jose or (650) 433-8621 in Palo Alto to start your journey toward a more positive relationship with the way you look and feel. And if you're on the go, you can always send us a quick text through our website.

Lip FillersFrequently Asked Questions

While needles in this sensitive area can be a bit uncomfortable, we can minimize any pain with topical anesthetic cream or gel and ice. Post-procedure, you’ll likely have some swelling and bruising, however, this will go away after a few days.

Yes, lip filler is a very safe cosmetic treatment with very few risks as long as you are in good overall health. During your consultation, we’ll be happy to answer all your questions so that you feel peace of mind and confidence with your decisions.

While lip fillers are not permanent, you can expect benefits to last a year or more.

Generally, you should wait until any numbness has subsided and full feeling has returned to your lips and mouth area.

In assessing the cost of lip fillers Palo Alto or San Jose patients alike will find that pricing depends on the type of lip fillers used, how much is needed, and the particular aesthetic goals of the patient. You will be advised of costs during your consultation.

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At Illuminate we’re with you during every step of your journey toward greater self-confidence. Schedule a consultation with us today and let Illuminate’s expert team listen to your concerns and guide you through treatments and procedures to help you reach your individual goals. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your renewed appearance and realized potential.

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