Lip injections are among the most common procedures performed in esthetic medicine.  They have experienced a huge jump in popularity over the last ten years and are now one of the most popular non-surgical procedures among 20–40-year-olds.  A source of obsession for some, an object of derision for others, lip injections leave no one indifferent. They give rise to a wide variety of opinions and are associated with many false beliefs. Let’s take a look at three common misconceptions:

(N.B. These photos are published for information only in order to provide information on the nature of the intervention. They do not constitute a guarantee of results.)



MYTH 1 about Lip Injections – They are only used to increase volume

Lip injections have evolved a lot in recent years. While it is true that they were popularized by images of over-inflated, over-plumped mouths, their intention today is much more moderated. They can be used to make the lips fuller and more sensual, but also to redefine the contours of the mouth, to highlight the cupid’s bow, to correct asymmetry, or to reduce perioral wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid injections are also used to lift drooping corners of the lips and soften bitterness folds. The patient’s age, anatomy and wishes dictate the choice of technique, product and dosage.


MYTH 2 about Lip Injections – They are only intended for young customers

Nowadays patients of all ages resort to lip injections. While patients in their 20s and 30s typically express a desire to perfect the shape or volume of their mouths, older patients benefit from hyaluronic acid injections to restructure thin lips, redefine blurred contours, smooth fine lines and rehydrate skin that has a “wrinkled” appearance.  A few microcorrections, skillfully executed, can do wonders to restore youth and vitality. Once again, it’s a matter of choosing the right technique and the right agent to obtain a good result.


MYTH 2 about Lip Injections – They are inevitably noticed

Many women fear the frozen lifeboat or “duck look” effect. However, when performed with mastery and restraint, lip injections give natural and subtle results that are hardly noticeable. The goal is to beautify without deforming, to highlight without excess volume or exaggerated projection. To achieve this, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced injector and to communicate your expectations.



“At MédIME, we carefully evaluate each patient’s facial features and take the time to discuss the desired result. We choose the most appropriate filler in terms of texture and fluidity, then adapt the quantity and injection technique. We favor a gradual corrective approach that focuses on precision and respect for proportions.” – Dr Jean-François Tremblay


For more information on lip injections or to make an appointment with one of our medical assistants for a free consultation, contact us at 514-739-7444 or complete our appointment form.

According to the report commissioned by Galderma Canada on the art of attracting kisses, 1000 Canadian respondents confessed having very high expectations when it comes to kissing. Indeed, one in five Canadian has already ended a relationship after a disappointing kiss. The perfect kiss for a Quebecois is soft, long, with eyes closed and mouth open. 1 in 5 women would like to change their lips if to make them more desirable for kissing. They want softer, plumper, more symmetrical and smoother lips. The gold standards defining attractive, beautiful lips are:

  1. a pronounced Cupid bow
  2. a defined outer contour
  3. fleshy lip center and opened lips corners
  4. symmetry in both sides
  5. balanced upper and lower lips

EMERVEL LIPS – For ideal lips

For fuller, more symmetrical, better defined lips and lip contour.

Emervel lips is a safe and non-invasive hyaluronic acid based dermal filler agent that meets the concerns of men and women for lip restoration and to enhance the appearance of the lips.

Emervel lips gently and subtly enhances lip volume and redefines their contours for smooth, fuller and natural looking lips.

”EMERVEL LIPS has all the attributes that a dermal filler agent for the lips should have. The product offers volume, structure and a beautiful definition that is very soft and natural. Patients are always thrilled with the results and say they have none or little swelling and almost no discomfort after the treatment”. -Dr Jean-Francois Tremblay, MD, CM, FRCPC, Dermatologist and medical director at MédIME.

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Treatments of Emervel lips are available at MédIME; contact us to book an appointment for a free evaluation with one of our professional technicians.


It is nowadays possible to subtly reshape the lips while keeping them natural and subtly erase the signs of aging. Sausage lips are a thing of the past. There are many lip correction techniques which can be used individually or in combination depending on the problems encountered.

For more plumped lips: the procedure includes injection of hyaluronic acid injected in specific and well targeted areas to define the lips without changing their shape.

Hem lip contour: hyaluronic acid is precisely injected along the edge of the red lip without forgetting Cupid’s bow along its contour. The lips are slightly raised and redesigned as well.

Reduce wrinkles around the lips:

– Injection of hyaluronic acid directly into the wrinkles, but also in the thickness of the lip to restore the volume (the subtle volume obtained reduces out wrinkles on the surface). It is very important to choose a very thin hyaluronic acid texture in order to limit and avoid duck lips.

– Fractional CO2 Laser Sessions: 3 sessions spaced 2 to 3 weeks are required. The laser parameters will be adapted to the severity of wrinkles. The CO2 laser is very effective in treating solar elastosis that often takes place on the upper lip contour, on the white lip.

– Botulinum toxin injection: to smooth wrinkles formed by repeated muscle contractions of the lips, for example in smokers.

Treating marionette lines: one proceeds by hyaluronic acid injections to reduce the appearance of droopy mouth corners which are the result of the loss of the corners of the red lip that goes inward with time.

Correct the gummy smile: It is treated with botulinum toxin injection in the upper lip just below the nostrils. The effect appears after a few days and lasts 4 to 5 months,

To book an appointment to enhance the beauty of your lips just in time for the holidays, complete our appointment form or call at 514-739-7444