How to Improve the Look of Your Lips
Here at Timeless we hear this a lot.
“I thought my lips were thin when I was younger, but now they have almost completely disappeared. Even worse, when I put on any lip color it runs into those little lines above the lip that never used to be there.”
The changes you are seeing in your lips are typical of aging. Just like the face and eyes, the lips age too. In fact, the lips are one of the first places we begin to show our age. Wrinkles often appear, extending vertically from the mouth, or our lips may start to look deflated as the fat underneath disappears.
So how to fix those lips and still look natural? Fortunately there are fillers on the market that are designed specifically for the lips. They help prevent that fake, overdone look. Products such as JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC and Restylane Kysse allow for flexible movement and natural-looking volume while enhancing lip color.
For those small lines around the mouth known as “smoker’s lines” or “lipstick lines,” RHA® Redensity is an extremely pliable filler boasting the highest stretch score among fillers. This enables our highly trained providers to fill even the smallest lines without bulking up the area. With over 18 muscles around the mouth, filler placed in this area needs to move naturally without adding bulk.
Of course, the other important variables to ensure natural results are the skill of the injector and the volume injected. Too much filler always equals an unnatural look. Even more important, experienced injectors respect the shape of the lips and don’t overfill to the point of creating a “tube”. Nothing looks worse!
Says Jess Ropp, “I like to focus on the frame of the face, the overall results that our patients wish to achieve over time, and generally how the lips move on the face. Lips should have the fullness of youth but also fit the face they reside on.”
This patient had one syringe of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, followed by one syringe of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC thirty days after the first. She also has been treated with filler along her jawline to enhance the contour of her face.
Melinda Rodriguez-Tercius notes, “we treated this patient with RHA 2, to not only plump the lips but also to address the lines above and below the lip as well. The result is a much more youthful-looking lip!
At Timeless, we know that lips are tricky. They require artistry, attention to detail, and skill and precision. Remember, you can always add more later to achieve the look you want and our master injectors are here to guide you through the process to achieve your goals.
Book a consultation with one of our providers during the month of February and have the opportunity to purchase SkinMedica’s HA⁵® Smooth and Plump Lip System for just $50.