Are Lip Injections Vegan?

Lip injections are a popular cosmetic procedure used to enhance the appearance of the lips. While the product itself is vegan, as it is made from non-animal hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers are included in medical products, which are required by law to be tested on animals. This means that lip injections are not 100% vegan. Juvederm, manufactured by Allergan, is pushing to reduce and ultimately eliminate animal testing, however due to the regulation surrounding drugs, tests still occur.

Botulinum toxin, the active ingredient in Botox, was initially developed as a medical treatment and animal tests were used to test its safety and effectiveness. Dermal fillers, including lip fillers, are considered “minimally invasive” treatments and are therefore not regulated in the UK, meaning that anyone can inject them. This double-sided primer has a foundation to give your lip color a staying power and a cinnamon-scented filler that will make your lips more enviable. Artecoll and ArteFill are examples of permanent fillers used around the lips to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, giving the lips a fuller appearance.

Those who use collagen injections do so to replace their original supply or to provide volume to features such as the lips when they want it. In such cases, surgeons remove fat cells from the patient by liposuction or excision, from where they can be preserved before injecting or surgically placing them on the lips.