Lip injections are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the consumer market today. Who wouldn’t want the luscious lips of a movie star while keeping your own natural beauty? All it takes is 20 minutes of your time and a small injection from a needle.


Unfortunately, around 10% of the population suffers from trypanophobia, the fear of needles. That means that 10% of people who want lip injections can’t get them through traditional injections. Luckily for them, there’s a needleless lip filler alternative on the market. Let’s break down the details of needleless lip fillers.


What Are Needleless Lip Injections?


The active ingredient in lip injections is hyaluronic acid, which remains the same whether you’re receiving a traditional needle injection or a needleless alternative. The big difference between a needle and non-needle lip fillers is how the hyaluronic acid is delivered to the desired area.


Naturally, with needles, the hyaluronic acid is delivered by injecting the needle into the skin. Needleless lip fillers, on the other hand, are delivered with a hyaluronic pen. Instead of bypassing the epidermis (skin) with a needle, hyaluronic pens use a jet injector with advanced pressure technology to thrust hyaluronic acid into the upper dermis layers. The acid is then absorbed via nano-scale molecules in the surface layers of the skin.

Before and after lip injections.

Treatment Duration


The benefits of typical lip injections in Calgary with needles can last up to a year, depending on how quickly your body metabolizes hyaluronic acid. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for needleless lip fillers. The benefits of hyaluronic pens usually last a much shorter length of time. If you’re afraid of needles but still want beautiful lip fillers, you can get them with hyaluronic pens. But, they will only last roughly three to six months.


Who Shouldn’t Use Needleless Lip Fillers?


Hyaluronic pens are safe for almost everyone, but there are risks to those who have certain skin conditions. Don’t use hyaluronic pens if you experience any of the following conditions:

  • Active irritation or viral infection (like herpes or cold sores)
  • Allergy to numbing agents (like lidocaine)
  • Contact dermatitis or skin irritation
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Previous issues with dermal fillers
  • Pregnancy (or are currently breastfeeding)

Are you looking to reduce the signs of ageing and sagging skin? Do you wish your skin looked as good as you feel? YYC Injectionist is a premium clinic in Calgary offering everything from lip fillers to non-surgical facelifts. Book an appointment today! Call 403-255-0150 or email [email protected]