Lip Injections: Everything You've Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Faith Xue

Who doesn't want a plumper pout? And yet, when we see that bee-stung pucker on other women, we can't help but wonder: Are her lips the result of genetics (à la Angelina Jolie), clever makeup skills, or—gasp!—injections? We blame the stigma around lip injections partly on the current no-makeup makeup trend, and partly on the fact that, in our culture at least, no one really likes to admit when they get work done. But lip injections are happening, and if you’ve ever even for a second been curious about them or how they work, it’s time to stop screen-shotting strangers’ lips on Instagram and get informed.

We spoke to Dr. Michael Lin, a Los Angeles-based board-certified dermatologist, and asked him everything we’ve wanted to know, from the pricetag to the pain factor. Keep scrolling to see what he said!

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