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Fillers Without Needles: The Hyaluron Pen

We do not offer injectable treatments. This article is for information purposes only.

In the world of aesthetics there are 2 main tools to rejuvenate the aging face: Botox and dermal fillers. Botox is used for wrinkles caused by muscular expression, but dermal fillers replace lost volume, like supporting a deflated balloon. 

Lip Injectables performed on beauty woman.

A bit of background first, before diving deep into the Hyaluron Pen treatment.

What is Hyaluronic Acid (“HA”)?

Hyaluronic acid is the most hydrating substance in the world, and a naturally occurring sugar in the body alongside elastin and collagen. It provides skin tissue with adequate moisture levels to help hold it’s form, keeping your skin looking hydrated and plump.

Hyaluronic acid also comes commercially in the form of a gel that can be injected into the those areas that have lost or are absent of volume, such as lips. Juvederm and Restylane are the most popular and well known forms of hyaluronic acid fillers. By injecting the hyaluronic acid fillers the gel we are inducing new collagen and new elastic to be formed, re-inflating the balloon rejuvenating the face, lifting cheeks and lips other areas of lost volume.

Hyaluronic is one of natures most powerful humectants and is now being added to moisturizers and other beauty products like anti-aging serums and even “Vitamin C”. It is also incorporated into skincare treatments like microneedling.

1 molecule of HA can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.

Tip: Hyalauronic acid is more effective in humid environments. In moist conditions hyaluronic acid pulls moisture from the air into your skin. It is understood to be less effective in dryer climates. 

Lip tattoo or lip filler?

What IS Hyaluron Pen Lip Enhancement?

IVONNE avoids beauty services that are at the “bleeding edge” of the beauty industry, and instead watches to see how the market will respond. Safety has always been our number one priority.

Update – As it turns out:

With time, the body decreases its hyaluronic acid production and as a result, the lips begin to thin and skin begins to sag. There are now several solutions including hyaluronic acid to plump up the lips.  This treatment involves an hyaluronic acid filler without the use of needles or injections. The lip enhancement process involves the use of a Hyaluron Pen to deliver hyaluronic acid into the lips, restoring some of its plump.

Video: Example of Hyaluronic Pen (Jet)

What Is a Hyaluron Pen?

Hyaluron Pen is a new simple device that allows the delivery  through a single point of pressure to launch Hyaluron Acid mixture into human skin.

How Does Hyaluron Pen Lip Enhancement Work?

The hyaluron operation principle is based on pressure. By means of a spring system, the hyaluronic acid is pressed at high speed through a small orifice in the nozzle, creating a fine stream of hyaluronic acid that easily penetrates the skin. Directly under the skin the hyaluronic acid diffuses in the subcutaneous tissue.

Video: Needle vs. Jet 


What are the side effects to Hyaluron Lip Enhancement?

1) As the technology is still new the long term effects are not yet studied.

2) It is understood among injectable professionals that the effectiveness of hyaluron pen compared to traditional needle injections is still very different.  The delivery of fillers through needle allows the practitioner to be very specific about the location. A needle allows for more precise changes while a Hyaluron pen does not. An optimal injectable experience comes down to a measure of just millimetres at times. The Hyralon pen was introduced as an easy and safe means to administer insulin to diabetic patients. As a result, the hyaluron pen may not achieve the full desired plump or shape that existing injectable services can offer due to its intended design.

For the best injectable and lip plumping experience it is recommended to visit an experienced physician.

Which is better HA Pen or Traditional Lip Injection?

Injections with HA Pen last only up to two months, which is why these services may be less costly. Whereas traditional lip filler injections with a needle last 6 to 8 months. HA pen treatments are very much temporary. If you want specific looking plump and want it to last then it is recommended that you choose traditional lip injections.

As of September 13, 2019 Health Canada published a Safety Alert warning and advising that no HA Pens are not yet authorized for import, use, or resale into Canada, and as such, there are risks in using any such device to perform or receive Hyaluronic Pen treatments.



Lip enhancements pair very well with permanent lip tattooIt is important to schedule your lip tattoo 4 weeks before or after your lip injection to allow for your lips to heal.

Check out this Instagram post showing lip tattoo. Get a suddenly dramatic full lip pout (that will eventually deflate) but leave you with gorgeous, full, colourful lips. It’s the best of both!

*Note: IVONNE does not offer lip injection services. Instead, please call us for a free referral to a consult partner.

Why lip tattoo instead of filler?