There is no doubt; we’re in the age of the ‘lip job’. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported an increase of 50% in lip augmentations for 18 to 55-plus-year-olds between 2000 and 2016.

If you’re looking to plump your pout—but not to the extent of some celebrities— it is indeed possible. Our Cosmetic Team at Sheperd Integrative Dermatology has the expertise to artfully craft the luscious yet natural-looking lips you desire.

The most common fillers used today are those that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm and Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body with the largest amounts found in the skin, connective tissue, and eyes. Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well hydrated. However, hyaluronic acid has trouble binding with water as we age, making our lips face look less youthful. Therefore, injectable hyaluronic acid is not only used to add volume to the lips, but also to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face by attracting water to swell and create volume naturally.

To achieve the subtle, natural pout, it is important to go slow. Doing relatively smaller amounts of filler over two or more sessions will help your lips maintain and enhance their shape, and avoid that duck-lipped look.

Our healthcare providers at Sheperd Integrative Dermatology in Mt. Pleasant, SC look at the face as a whole and try and work out how fuller lips will affect the overall proportions of your face. Whether you’re looking for the natural aesthetic or a fuller lip, we can help you achieve your perfect pout.

Book an appointment today to learn more!


  1. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
    Sheperd Integrative Dermatology in Mt. Pleasant, SC offers JUVEDERM® Ultra XC which helps restore volume and smooth lines and folds. Give us a call today to learn more! Learn More
  2. Restylane®
    Sheperd Integrative Dermatology can help you fight signs of facial aging and reveal a younger-looking you. Come for an appointment to learn more about Restylane in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Learn More
    Volbella is the first and only FDA approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and correct lip lines for up to one year. Schedule an appointment at the Mt. Pleasant area's Sheperd Integrative Dermatology today! Learn More